School is suspended today and tomorrow due to the habagat rains caused by the exit of bagyong Egay and the coming of bagyong Falcon. There are days when class suspensions are announced late, when the kids are already in school, like they did last Monday when classes in Quezon City were suspended a little before noon. It used to be that the storm signals indicated when classes were suspended, but nowadays though there are no storm signals in our specific municipality, city or province, the rains and subsequent floods give the local government the authority to announce class suspensions.
The class suspensions per storm signal are as follows;
Signal 1 – preschool levels are suspended
Signal 2 – preschool, elementary and high school are suspended
Signal 3 – all levels are suspended
Watching the morning talk shows on the major networks provide up-to-date information as the city mayors call in their decisions to these networks. Some mayors and/or governors make their decisions slower than others, which frustrates students and other commuters. Many students need to leave their homes early for classes, with some finding that classes have been suspended only when they’re out of the house and finding themselves stranded with water levels rising and some even having to walk through the flooded streets.
If you have internet access, some schools also announce class suspensions through their website or through social network sites. Having the mobile numbers of dependable friends also comes in handy when we are unsure of class suspensions. I’ve heard of other schools having a text brigade where information is passed on to parents and guardians. The following are links to sites that could be helpful when trying to find out whether or not school is suspended due to bad weather.
Specifically for Angelicum College, QC, you can add them on facebook to get updates on school cancellations among other school information:
Morning talk show facebook pages that sometimes posts school cancellations:
Deped QC website, which I don't think gets updated too often.
|The flooded streets caused the habagat rains, bringing on the cancellation of schools|
at all levels in Metro Manila and other provinces.