Emergency School Closure
ST FERGUS SCHOOL AND NURSERY
Adverse Weather Emergency Closure Procedure
The quickest way is to use the Aberdeenshire Website below where you can sign up for alerts. ABERDEENSHIRE ADVERSE WEATHER WEBSITE https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/Apps/schools-closures/ TWITTER http://twitter.com/aberdeenshire
When possible school will issue a text message, however this will be done once the other procedures are followed so will take longer.
During adverse weather, Aberdeenshire Council’s telephone information service can be used to keep you informed.
Note: this is a 0870 service and charges are slightly higher than normal. However, there is no queuing and an adverse weather call should last less than 1 minute.
How to use the Telephone service:
Dial – 0870 054 4999
Now enter your own school’s pin number 02 26 10. You have two attempts to enter the pin number and you will be disconnected after a second failed attempt.
You will now hear the school’s name. Ensure that this is correct before going on.
You will now be taken to the main menu where you will be given options:
Press 1 to hear your school’s message about the adverse weather for example whether or not the school is to close or if transport arrangements have been affected.
Please use the website and local radio stations in addition to the information line. The information line alone cannot cope if the majority of schools are closed at the same time.
Please do not leave your phone on redial if you can’t get through to the information service as this only makes the line busier.
School Information Service TEL No. 0870 054 4999
Dunnottar School Pin No. 02 26 10
Other useful information
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