LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary

School Closure Information

School Closure Information (ie. Snow Day)

We are in the CITADEL FAMILY OF SCHOOLS. In the event of a full day school closure (ie. a snow day), an announcement will be made by HRSB, usually by 6:00 a.m. If school is closed mid-day, the school board will attempt to make the announcement by 11:00 a.m. for a noon hour pick-up.

Decisions on school closures and/or bus cancellations can be found on:

  •  HRSB’s website at www.hrsb.ca (look for the School Cancellations Announcements button on the front page)
  •  Twitter (@HRSB_Official)
  • recorded on 902 464-INFO (4636)
  • all local radio stations. CBC News Storm Centre Nova Scotia webpage is an excellent resource for cancellation and closure information

You can also receive notice of school cancellations by email or text message. To register for these messages, follow: http://www.hrsb.ns.ca/tools/Notification/Subscribe.aspx

Early Closure Procedures for LMST- Information for Parents

If school is closed mid-day, the school board will attempt to make the announcement by 11:00 a.m. and will specify a pick-up time. Once we are notified that school is closing, all students will go to their homeroom class. (This allows specialist teachers to be available to take messages to students and make phone calls if necessary.)

If the power is still on, an e-mail will be sent to parents from both the office and from the homeroom teacher. If the power is off, phone calls will be made to families.

Parents will be expected to pick up their children at the time specified or, if no time is specified, asap after the announcement is made. If you need to have someone else pick up your child you are required to contact the school by phone or e-mail to let us know. No child will be released to another parent/guardian without permission from his/her parent.

Please don’t call the school just to confirm that you will be here to pick up your child/children. We try to keep the main line free for incoming calls from parents who have had to make alternate arrangements for pick-up of their children and need to let us know.

After the e-mail is sent out and most children have been picked up, we will call the parents of the children who are left in the building in case they did not get our e-mails.

We almost always call the parents’ cell number first, then other numbers on the list. Please make sure that if you change your cell, work or home phone numbers, that you e-mail the school with your updated information. If we cannot reach a parent we will try to make contact with the people you indicated on your child’s registration form as an “Emergency Contact”.