Please remember to listen to Radio Orkney in times of bad weather. Orkney Islands Council now has a OIC School Transport Facebook page and OIC Twitter feed for posting notices of bad weather and school closures.
We will endeavour to keep the school open where at all possible, weather, transport and staffing permitting. If the school is open and the buses do not run, parents can make their own arrangements to get their children to and from school. Equally, parents can choose to keep their children home if they feel it is unsafe for them to be out. Please let us know if you keep your children off due to the weather as part of the usual procedures.
If the school is going to close early, parents will be alerted through the school text messaging system initially. School staff will then telephone all parents of children who travel home by bus. The buses will be dispatched once it has been established that there will be a parent or carer to meet each child off the bus. Children are not released to walk home independently if the conditions are so bad that we have to close the school early. Parents may collect their children from school if they wish; the office will note which children have been collected.
Please ensure that the school has your up-to-date contact information.