Unexpected Closures

In the event of an emergency, such as a power cut or severe weather, that prevents school from opening in the morning or results in an early closure, a range of communications channels are used to let parents know.

Sciennes has an email system which is used for all communication as well as text messaging for emergencies. It is important that your email and mobile numbers are kept up to date so please inform the School Office of any changes. Sciennes is also on Twitter at SciennesPS and Facebook at SciennesPS.

Other ways to find out about closures

In addition, announcements will be made on local radio stations Radio Forth (Forth 1 and Forth 2) and via the Council’s corporate Twitter account Edinburgh Council Twitter account and Facebook page www.facebook.com/edinburghcouncil. If many schools are affected, or the situation is likely to be prolonged, then the Council’s website www.edinburgh.gov.uk will also be used.

More information below on City of Edinburgh’s severe weather guidance: