In the event of snow ....

Last modified 12/01/2017 11:47

Thursday 12th January 2017

Snow has been forecast for later today and the end of this week.  It may or may not arrive but if it does:

  • Snow during the school day, please DO NOT TELEPHONE US if you can help it as it may clog the phone lines. We will TEXT parents should we have to close the school during the school day. It is therefore essential that we have the correct mobile numbers on our system.  In addition we will tweet update messages.  These will in turn also appear on our school web page and parents / families who can retweet or further share on their own social media accounts will help us a great deal in getting messages out there.  We will also post updates on our school website - most easily accessed by googling Craigcefnparc Primary School.

  • In the days ahead, please ensure you have the means for us to contact you should we have to e.g. a mobile number of a phone you have on you. Social media makes a huge difference in sharing information like this.

  • If it snows out of school hours, e.g. during the night and we have to make a decision early in the morning to close the school we will do all of the following; text parents, tweet, update the school website.  We will also notify The Wave radio station to inform them for their broadcasts that the school will be closed.  The Wave will not make any announcement about a school closure without a specific codeword issued by the school. Once again, please do not ring us as this will clog the phone lines at the school. If the snow is very bad, there will be nobody to answer the telephone.

  • The Headteacher and Chair of Governors make the decision to close the school as every schools geographical location varies, this has an impact on the decision and why some schools close and others remain open. We recognise that Craigcefnparc is more at risk due to the elevation of the village and the steep hills in the locality, however, we have only closed on a few occasions in the past.

  • We hope that if closure does happen that you are able to access at least one of the methods we will use to communicate with you.

  • We take your child's safety and security very seriously and will make the right decision on the day if needs be.

Thank you for your patience, and if closure does happen you can be sure it will be business as usual as soon as possible!