Emergency Protocol Procedures

January 19, 2022

As you may know, there is a Winter Storm Advisory for the San Antonio and Bexar County area; please be aware of the following procedures if we must close the agency or delay the start of school due to emergency conditions in the area.

Emergency Protocol Procedures:

The CEO, Dr. Sharon Small, will decide whether to close Parent/Child Incorporated. Dr. Small will follow the lead of local school districts, particularly the Northside Independent School District. When Dr. Small decides it is in the agency's best interest to close, Dr. Small sends the information to the Executive team. In return, the Head Start/Early Head Start Coordinator will pass along the closure information to the appropriate staff, including ECCs. The ECC's will then notify the center staff of the agency closure. Family service workers, as well as the teachers, will notify parents of the closure.

PCI will use the PCI notification system to inform parents and staff about the closure and post the agency closure information on PCI's website at the following link: http://www.parentchildinc.com/ and our Facebook and Twitter page. In addition, please watch the local news beginning at 5:00 a.m. to notice PCI's closures (IF APPLICABLE). If closure is deemed necessary, PCI will utilize makeup days in the near future. Parents are also encouraged to establish an emergency plan for their children if the Early Learning Centers close, start late, or early dismissal.