A Message From Superintendent Harper On Remote Learning, End Of Year Celebrations

As portions of the state begin to reopen, I want to update you on our district’s learning and work plans for the near future, and about end-of-the year celebrations.

Memorial Day Holiday:  Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, is a federal holiday and will be a day off for all Mayfield CSD staff and students. Remote learning will not take place on this day.

Last Day of Instruction: The last day of remote instruction for all students, pre-K through 12, will be Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Last Day of School (teachers, 10-month staff and students): The last day of school for all 10-month faculty and staff, and students, is Wednesday, June 17. Your principal or supervisor will be reaching out to you with a schedule for picking up your belongings on-site if you need to do so.

Continuity of Operations – 12-month staff: All 12-month staff will continue to work under current operating conditions at least through Tuesday, June 30. Once we are permitted to open, we will have a complete re-entry plan in place regarding required protocols, schedules and logistics. There are different messages being communicated about who is going back to onsite work and when in different regions in the state. Until I issue next steps, Mayfield CSD’s 12-month staff will continue to work remotely.

End-of-year celebrations: Traditionally, the months of May and June are filled with activities and special events that help us celebrate our students’ accomplishments and close out the school year. Unfortunately, current social distancing protocols will prohibit many of these traditional celebrations or require us to rethink how they take place. We are awaiting guidance from Gov. Cuomo about whether the rules around public gatherings will be relaxed enough to allow them to occur. We will share the details as plans are finalized for these events (including the format of our annual commencement exercises for our graduating Senior Class of 2020).

Please know how much I appreciate your patience, flexibility and resilience as this situation has evolved over the past eight weeks. I am incredibly proud of how our community has come together and is working to keep our students learning and the school district running during this uncertain time.

Thank you for all you do. Wishing you and your families good health,

Christopher Harper, Mayfield CSD Superintendent