PPS Emergency Closing Procedures

The following information is provided to assist you making advance preparations for the safety of your children, should it be necessary to close the school either for the whole day or during the school day.  Severe weather conditions, power failure, breakdown of the heating system and flooding are a few of the events for which we must be prepared for and may may necessitate an emergency dismissal.  If an emergency situation  requires us to evacuate Preston Public School, our emergency alternate site is: The Royal Canadian Legion at 334 Westminster Drive, (519-653-6971).   During emergency situations, students will be kept at school (or at our emergency alternate site) until they are picked up by a parent/guardian or until normal dismissal time. 

If the Waterloo Region District School Board’s schools are closed due to weather conditions, this will posted on the Board’s website www.wrdsb.ca any time after 6:00am.  The Board website is always the primary and most current source of closure or school bus cancellation updates. Information can also be found on Preston’s website after that time or on the following radio stations:

 Oldies 1090                   AM band 1090

KOOL FM                     FM band 105.3

CKGL AM 570              AM band 570

CHYM FM                       FM band 96.7

CIZN FM 92.9                FM band 92.9

CJOY Magic FM             FM band 106.1

CKWR  98.5                    FM band 98.5

HITS 103.5 FM            FM band 103.5

CKCO-TV                       TV 12

 PLEASE NOTE: 

i) The following procedures apply to any emergency school closing whether due to deteriorating weather or some other unforseen circumstance.                  

ii) If we were to evacuate to our emergency alternate site, we would initiate our emergency closing plans from that site.

  • Parents may also pick their child(ren) up early in the event of an emergency.
  • School will resume the following day unless another closing is announced.
  • BUS STUDENTS: If the bus brings them to school, it will take them home.  IF BUSES DO NOT RUN AND YOU DROP YOUR CHILDREN OFF AT SCHOOL PERSONALLY, GETTING YOUR CHILDREN HOME IS ALSO YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
  • Please be certain that the office always has up to date emergency contact information for your children.