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Tropical Cyclones and Heavy Persistent Rain Arrangements for Kindergartens and Day Schools



Tropical Cyclones and Heavy Persistent Rain Arrangements for Kindergartens and Day Schools


According to the Education Bureau (EDB) Circular No. 4/2016, we have made the following arrangements for inclement weather conditions:

 Tropical Cyclones

When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 is issued
All schools, including kindergartens, are to operate as usual unless advised otherwise.
When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 is issued*
  • Classes of kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability are to be suspended.
  • Other schools are to operate as usual unless advised otherwise. 
When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Pre-No. 8 / No. 8 or above is issued* 
Classes of all schools are to be suspended.
When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is replaced by Signal No. 3  
  • Classes of all kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability are to remain suspended. 
  • Unless previous announcement has been made to the effect that classes will be suspended for the entire day, other schools are to resume if Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 3 has been issued before 5:30 a.m. (for AM and whole-day schools) / 10:30 a.m. (for PM schools).
When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 is replaced by Signal No. 1 or when all tropical cyclone signals are cancelled
All schools are to resume with the next session unless previous announcement has been made to the effect that classes will be suspended for the entire day.

 

Rainstorm Warning Signal 

AMBER
All schools, including kindergartens, are to operate as usual unless advised otherwise.
RED or BLACK
  • School suspended
  • If the Rainstorm Warning Signal issued during school hours, school should continue the lessons until the end of normal school hours and ought to ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home. (For more details, please refer to EDB Circular No. 4/2016)