Understanding Code Orange at FDHS
Posted on 12/10/2021
Understanding Code Orange at FDHS

December 10, 2021

Dear Freedom High School Parents/Guardians:

Last week, our Superintendent provided updated guidance on weather procedures for this winter. The Division provided further details yesterday as well. Today, I would like to share specific information relative to our school and weather procedures.

PWCS will continue to have Code Red Days this school year and beyond when conditions warrant their use in severe weather emergencies. During Code Red, schools and offices will be closed, students will not be assigned required work, and teachers will consider the missed instructional time when scheduling tests or deadlines.

PWCS has added a new code, Code Orange, for days when weather may be marginal such as when road conditions are uncertain, or unsafe, for a limited period. Code Orange may be used in lieu of days that in previous years were delayed openings.

For the 2021-22 school year, students should use these Code Orange days for asynchronous learning as an opportunity to complete work assigned and/or to receive support from their teacher during posted office hours that will be between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. with specific teacher office hours to be posted on the school website and/or canvas.

Students who need a device to access assignments will be encouraged the day ahead of potential weather to take their computer home. If your family needs assistance with at-home internet, please contact Ms. Stacy Booker, Library Media Assistant.   

As we plan for increased communication during the winter months, it is important that all contact information is updated in ParentVUE to ensure that you are receiving important school messages. Additionally, caregiver information should also remain current to ensure the safety of your child in the event of an early closure. If you need assistance, please contact the school.

More information on weather closings can be found here.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.


Inez Bryant

Code Orange Office Hours Schedule

  • 9-10 a.m., Math and Special Education
  • 10-11 a.m., Social Studies and ESOL
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m., HPE and World Languages
  • 12-1 p.m., Language Arts and Performing and Fine Art
  • 1-2 p.m., CTE and Science