Adverse Weather Arrangements
In any school closure emergency (snow or otherwise), we would like to be sure that when pupils are sent home, they have a friend or relative they can go to, if parents are at work.
Information is gathered annually – any change in emergency address, should be notified to school to ensure that each pupil can be accommodated in Newburgh if necessary.
There are three options for finding out whether or not the school is open or closed.
1. Telephone Information Line
The line can handle 10,000 calls per minute. The number is 0870 054 4999. You will be asked for the school PIN number – it is 021060. Once the PIN number is entered, simply follow the instructions. Information will be updated at regular intervals as appropriate.
2. On line/Website
The website is at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/closures The website is easy to use and, again, the information will be updated at regular intervals as appropriate.
3. Radio Announcements
Local radio stations will continue to announce closures (in fact, the website is linked to these radio stations, and when the school updates the message on the site it is automatically e-mailed to them).
The radio stations are:
BBC Radio Scotland
NECR (North East Community Radio)
The systems described above, should make it easier to get accurate information about school closures during bad weather or other emergencies.
Please use the Information Line rather than phoning the school, as there is normally only one member of staff in the school office, making it near impossible to answer all calls promptly.
Should there be a sudden emergency during the school day – parents/carers will be contacted via Groupcall and then the 3 options above will be activated.