HRCE issues letter about impact of Hurricane Dorian on schools

FALL RIVER: The Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) issued a letter to parents regarding Hurricane Dorian, with the mention that the storm could impact school opening on Monday if there are power outages and/or property damage to schools.

HRCE is following the path of the storm closely and we have plans in place to inspect all of our buildings following the storm and make decisions about Monday opening if necessary, the letter said.

Plan of Action
With the storm expected to hit sometime on Saturday, our Operations staff has spent Thursday and Friday working with school staff to ensure all of our buildings are secure.

Once the storm passes and it is safe, staff will check schools to determine if there are any impacts on our ability to open on Monday. This will include speaking with Nova Scotia Power, provincial and municipal emergency officials, and Stock Transportation.

If there are going to be any cancellations or delays, we will share this information in a number of different ways. We recognize any decisions to close a school or schools has an impact on families so we will share information as soon as any decisions are made.
How will we let you know?
If there are any impacts (delays or cancellations) to a school or schools, you can expect to find the information in the following ways:

  • Check our website at
  • Follow us on Twitter at
  • Call our information line at 902-464-INFO (4636)
  • Listen to your radio (All local radio stations are informed)
  • We will send an e-mail to all parents/guardians with email addresses in PowerSchool.