Severe Weather Procedures

Type of Warning Information for Parents
Stand By Signal No. 1
Typhoon Signal No. 1
School operates as normal
Strong Wind Signal No. 3
Typhoon Signal no. 3
If the signal is raised before school starts, JCSRS will be closed for students. Please listen to television and radio announcements before school. Announcements are usually made from 6am onwards. School will remain closed for students all day.  If the signal is raised while students are at school, their usual school bus will bring them home early.  If you usually pick up your son/daughter(s) from school, please make arrangements to collect them as soon as possible.
No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal   Increasing Gale or Storm Signal No. 9 Hurricane Signal No. 10
Typhoon Signal No. 8 and above
If the signal is raised before school starts all schools will be closed. Please listen to television and radio announcements before school. Announcements are usually made from 6am onwards. School will remain closed for students all day.  If the signal is raised while students are at school, please make arrangements to collect your son/daughter(s) if it is safe to do so. School buses will not operate.
Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal
Amber Rainstorm Warning
All schools will operate as normal. Please listen to radio and TV announcements in case the weather deteriorates.
Red Rainstorm Warning Signal
Red Rainstorm Warning
Please listen to television and radio announcements before school.  Announcements are usually made from 6am onwards.  
If the signal is raised before students have set off for school, they should remain at home.  
If the signal is raised during the journey to school, parents or bus escorts should decide whether it is safe to proceed. 
If the signal is raised once students have already arrived at school, students will remain at school until it is safe for them to return home. 
Parents are free to collect their children at any time should they wish to do so.
School buses will return students home.  This may be at an earlier time than usual in order to avoid major traffic congestion and long journeys.
Red Rainstorm Warning Signal

Black Rainstorm Warning

Please listen to television and radio announcements before school.  Announcements are usually made from 6am onwards.  
If the signal is raised before school starts, all schools will be closed.  
If the signal is raised during the journey to school, parents or bus escorts should decide whether it is safe to proceed. 
If the signal is raised once students have already arrived at school, students will remain at school until it is safe for them to return home. 
Parents are free to collect their children at any time should they wish to do so.
School buses will return students home if the signal is lowered in time.  This may be at an earlier time than usual in order to avoid major traffic congestion and long journeys.
Type of Warning Information for Staff
Stand By Signal No. 1
Typhoon Signal No. 1
School operates as normal
Strong Wind Signal No. 3
Typhoon Signal no. 3
If the signal is raised before school starts, school will be closed for students but staff attend as normal (except parent funded EAs).
No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal   Increasing Gale or Storm Signal No. 9 Hurricane Signal No. 10
Typhoon Signal No. 8 and above
If the signal is raised before school starts all schools will be closed to all staff. Please listen to television and radio announcements before school. Announcements are usually made from 6am onwards. School will remain closed for students all day.  If the signal is lowered by 10:30am, staff are expected to return to work within two hours (if it is safe to do so), except parent funded EAs.
Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal
Amber Rainstorm Warning
School operates as normal
Red Rainstorm Warning Signal
Red Rainstorm Warning
If the signal is raised before school starts, school will be closed for students but staff attend as normal (except for parent funded EAs).
Red Rainstorm Warning Signal

Black Rainstorm Warning

If the signal is raised before school starts all schools will be closed to staff. Please listen to television and radio announcements before school. Announcements are usually made from 6am onwards. School will remain closed for students all day.  If the signal is lowered by 10:30am, staff are expected to return to work within two hours (if it is safe to do so,) except parent funded EAs.