Safety and Emergency Procedures
Procedures are in place for foreseeable emergencies that may affect the safety of students at ISNS. The school will be closed should there be an emergency that makes it unsafe to travel to school. School buildings will be evacuated should there be a fire or other emergency which causes it to be unsafe to remain inside. Additional procedures have been established to “lock-down” the campus in the event of an intruder or other outside danger.
Every student should be aware of these procedures and carefully follow their teacher’s instructions should an emergency occur
Storm Day Procedures
During the rainy season in the summer and fall, tropical Shenzhen may experience heavy rains and typhoons. In the case of a Yellow Typhoon Warning or a Red Rainstorm Warning, school will be closed and all parents will be contacted about the Storm Day by email and by Wechat message. Please make sure your contact information with the school is up-to-date. Also, please refer to our Student Agenda for our Emergency Plan Procedure.
For city-wide information about weather conditions, parents are advised to watch television (SZTV), listen to the radio or call the weather channel at 12121 (press 1 for Mandarin, 2 for Cantonese and 3 for English) for updates.
Students who arrive at school on a Storm Day can stay in the classrooms with our teachers until transportation home is arranged.
School Closure Plan for Typhoons and Extreme Weather
All parents will be contacted by ISNS webmail and Wechat if school is closed prior to 6:30 AM and most likely before 10:30 PM on the evening before a typhoon. For sudden storm warnings parents will be contacted immediately. Parents are advised to watch SZTV or call the weather channel at 12121 (press 1 for Mandarin, 2 for Cantonese and 3 for English) for bad weather warnings. If the SZTV warning light goes to Level 8, Yellow Warning Signal of Typhoon, or Red Warning Level of Heavy Rain (or if the SZTY states that schools in Shenzhen should be closed) check your email and your mobile phone for messages from the school.
Please note that you will not receive a call, as this method is far too slow. If parents are not presently receiving our webmail or emergency text messages, they are advised to check with the Admissions office to make sure that their email and mobile phone information is correct. If parents do not have access to the Internet, please follow the SZTV warnings and contact another parent who does have access. The school Admissions Office will be open by 8:00 AM (26454994) and parents can call at that time. Please never allow your child to go to the bus alone in bad weather since buses may be re-routed and not on time.
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