• Rockingham County Schools

    Employee Inclement Weather Procedures

     

    *** NEW FOR 2014-2015 ***

     

     

    When an announcement is made that schools are closed, the procedures below will be in effect. The announcement will be made on the RCS District website at www.rock.k12.nc.us, on the RCS Facebook/Twitter pages, an RCS Alert Now phone message, on local TV or radio stations and on the RCS Weather Line at 623-1385.

     


    Plan 1:

    §    Schools closed for students.

    §    Optional Workday for teachers, teacher assistants and other 10 month employees.

    §    Child care opens at 9:00 AM.

     

    Plan 2:

    §    Schools closed for students.

    §    Annual leave day or holiday for teachers, teacher assistants and other 10 month employees.

    §    Child care is closed.

     

    Plan 3:

    §    Schools are closed.

    §    No school employee should report unless they are called in for specific purposes.

    §    Child care is closed.

     

    “__” Hour Delay:

    §    Schools operate on a “__” hour delay; with option to close.

    §    Employees should report at time noted - review your options.

    §    Child care opens at 9:00 AM.

     

    Early Release:

    §    Schools close at specified time.

    §    Employees review your options.

    §    Child care closes at 4:00 PM.

     

    Snow Routes:

    When snow routes are noted, buses will not travel on unpaved roads.



    When Bad Weather Hits…

     

    §    No announcement means that school will operate on a regular schedule!

     

    §    If we have to make an inclement weather call, the announcement will be made on the RCS District website at www.rock.k12.nc.us, on the RCS Facebook/Twitter pages, an RCS Alert Now phone message, on local TV or radio stations and on the RCS Weather Line at 623-1385.

     

    §    The decision to close school or to operate on a delayed schedule will be announced by 6:00 AM., if possible.  The announcement will designate what plan to follow.

     

    §    If bad weather begins after school is in session, school may be dismissed early to permit student to get home before roads become too dangerous.  Again, please check the RCS District website at www.rock.k12.nc.us, the RCS Facebook/Twitter pages, local TV or radio stations or the RCS Weather Line at 623-1385.

     

     

    Important Weather Announcement Locations:

    RCS District Website - www.rock.k12.nc.us

    RCS Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/rockinghamcountyschools

    RCS Twitter Page - http://twitter.com/RCS_NC

    RCS Weather Line - 336-623-1385

    TV Stations - WFMY (News 2), WXII (News 12), WGHP (Fox 8)

    Radio Stations - WLOE 1490 AM, WMYN 1420 AM & WFDD 88.5 FM
     
     
    .   Click here for a downloadable/printable copy of the inclement weather plan.
     
    Options for Employees
     
    When Bad Weather Hits...  When schools are closed or delayed for students...

    Any employee may elect not to report to work when schools are closed
    or delayed due to hazardous conditions. 

    Call your principal/designee or supervisor immediately to let them know
    of the decision you make concerning the below listed options:

     

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    Report to work as soon as you safely can.
    (Reminder, a work day is an 8 hour day for make up purposes)

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    Request a day of emergency personal leave if personal leave is available.

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    Request sick leave for legitimate reasons.

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    Utilize a day of accumulated annual leave beyond the 10 that are specifically designated in the calendar.

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    Request a compensatory time arrangement, to be mutually agreed upon by the employee and his/her immediate supervisor or principal/ designee. Mutually agreed upon make-up days may be scheduled within the annual employment period but must be scheduled within the current fiscal year. (July 1-June 30)

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    Request a day's absence without pay.

        



    If schools have to close early...


         
    When it becomes necessary to dismiss students earlier than the normal closing time, the regular daily schedule shall remain in effect for all employees. After all students and buses have exited the school campus, an employee may elect not to complete the school day due to hazardous conditions and may consider the following options regarding the balance of the workday:

     

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    Request emergency personal leave, if such leave is available to the employee.

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    Utilize accumulated annual leave.

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    Request a compensatory time arrangement:
    request day/one half day without pay (minimum 1/2 day increment).

     

    When inclement weather exists, principals are to remain on duty until notified by assigned bus drivers that all buses have safely completed their routes.

    11 and 12-month employees:
     
    Unless Plan 3 is announced 11 and 12 month employees should report as soon as they safely can.

     

     

Last Modified on October 16, 2014