Fernwood School Plan in Case of Snow or Inclement Weather

posted Dec 1, 2014, 3:12 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Dec 1, 2014, 3:27 PM ]

Snow “phone chains” will come home to each family soon.  In the meantime, here is information that you may find helpful…

If school buses are not running due to adverse weather conditions or are running on the “main roads only” schedule, the phone chain will be “activated”. Notify the School immediately if you do not want to be on the list or if the phone number listed is not the correct number to call.  Information will also be on the safe arrival line (250-537-5386) and on the School District 64 webpage.

Buses running on main roads only

·schools are open as normal; staff expected to report for work as normal

• please see “Main Roads Only” schedule on district website sd64.bc.ca (under District - Transportation - Main Roads Only)

Buses not running, but schools open

·most students will likely not attend, but school is open

·staff expected to attempt to come to work; if impossible or if very unsafe after trying, staff can report to a school nearer their home or call in to dispatch and the School to let us know that they will not be able to make it in due to the road conditions/weather, etc.

Schools Closed

·only in the most extreme cases would the school actually be closed

·staff not expected to attempt to come to work (unless they are already there)

If it snows after students have arrived at school:

We will enact our Inclement Weather Plan after we are told that due to heavy snowfall.

Buses will be leaving before the scheduled time, the school will attempt to contact all parents to make sure that they know that students will be bused. Our plan is to deploy all staff to make the phone calls.

Please note that:

• it is very important that parents have updated their contact information in the office

• this includes the names of alternate contacts and their recent phone numbers

• if we can’t contact a parent or an alternate, that student will remain at school

• if parents arrive at school to pick up their children, they are required to let their Teacher know

• if a student is going to be picked up by an adult other than a parent or recorded alternate, the parent should call the office and let us know; otherwise we cannot allow the student to leave the school