Extreme weather conditions such as storms, snow drifts or clear ice sometimes occur with unexpected intensity. Although they are usually announced in advance by weather forecasts, it is often difficult to judge how they will affect the various regions in the Netherlands at different times.
Therefore, pay attention to the weather forecast
If you suspect a storm, heavy snowfall, or clear ice, please pay attention to the messages from the KNMI, het Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut, about the current and future warning status for South-Holland. You can find the recent warnings here.
Accompany your child
In recent years, no significant danger has been known for announced warnings with code geel and code oranje. However, this does not rule out the possibility that the paths may already be dangerous in individual cases (e.g. due to construction fences, billboards, falling branches). The extent of snow drifts and the formation of clear ice can also vary greatly in individual neighbourhoods and streets.
If possible, accompany your child to kindergarten/school when Code geel and Code oranje are announced.
The following has been defined for DISDH kindergarten and school operation:
Code geel: Normal kindergarten and school operations
Code oranje: Kindergarten and school are open, attendance is voluntary. If you leave your child at home, please let us know via this form.
The school and kindergarten will respect your responsible decision. In case of doubt, safety comes before education.
Should code warnings occur during school hours, we will inform you of the next steps via parental email.
Code rood: Kindergarten and school are closed. Lessons will take place online in the class teams. Due to the high-risk situation, you should not leave your home.