With the arrival of winter weather, parents are asked to note the following, regarding storm warnings and the closing of schools:
Notice to shut down the Board's schools, or to cancel bussing because of snow storms, will be broadcast by major radio stations and Twitter @EnglishMTL, beginning at 6:30 in the morning. If a shutdown announcement is not heard by 7:00 a.m., parents may assume that the school will remain open.
If schools are open, but weather conditions force an early closing, the shutdown will be timed around the lunch hour. Information to this effect will be broadcast beginning at about 11:00 a.m. Announcements will only be made to indicate closings. Every effort will be made to contact parents. It is important that the school is kept informed
of changes in contact numbers.
Power failures, etc. may force the closure of the school during the school day. Parents are urged to plan for emergencies by arranging for a neighbor or friend to receive their child if they are at work. Your child needs to know his phone number and be aware of the emergency plan.
Should the evacuation of the building ever be necessary for safety reasons, the students will be taken to the following location:
Irving Adessky Community Center (Chalet at Hampstead Park)
30 Lyncroft, Hampstead
Once at the evacuation center, parents will be contacted to be notified of the emergency. They will be asked to pick up their children. If it is late enough in the day, bussed children will be sent home on the normal school bus route and the parents of non-bussed children will be contacted.