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Procedures for extreme weather conditions

In all scenarios, FIS follows the decision of the Education Bureau (EDB). Please check weather updates on the Hong Kong Observatory website regularly.

Please click here to access the Hong Kong Observatory website.

All procedures are in your parent portal under School Information > Policies & Procedures > Extreme weather conditions

Please find below the common procedures in FIS according to different signals hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory:

  • Procedures applied by FIS when a TROPICAL CYCLONE signal is hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory:
  Typhoon 1  All classes operate as usual
  Typhoon 3  MS, GS, RC, Year 1 classes are suspended. 
 If at home, students from these classes should not set out for school;
 If on the way to or at school, they should stay at FIS until conditions are safe for them to return home.
 For other classes, FIS operate as usual.

 

 

Typhoon 8 or above
 All classes are suspended. 
 If at home, students should not set out for school; 
 If on the way to or at school, students should stay at FIS until conditions are safe for them to return home.

 

  • Procedures applied by FIS when a RAIN signal is hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory:
 
Amber Rain
 All classes operate as usual
   
RED Rain or BLACK Rain
 Issued before 6am:
 All classes are suspended. Students stay at home. 
 Issued between 6am and 8am:
 All classes are suspended.
 If at home, students should not set out for school;
 If on the way to school, students may or may not proceed with their journey;
 If already at school, students should remain in school until conditions are safe for them to return home.
 Issued after 8am:
 School remains in session until the end of the day. Students stay at school until conditions are safe for them to return home.

*Important Note: The notice of typhoon 8 signal being raised is given to schools several hours before it is actually hoisted, thus allowing schools enough time to make arrangements to get students home safely.

Examinations: Suspension of classes as a result of tropical cyclones or heavy persistent rain does not necessarily imply the postponement of examination scheduled for that day.

Unless an announcement has been made by the Headmaster via SMS or email that a public examination is cancelled or postponed, it should be assumed that the examination will continue to be held as scheduled.