Updated May 18, 2020
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, schools in New York state, including the Mayfield Central School District, will remain closed through the end of the school year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the extended statewide school closure on May 1. We appreciate your patience as we adjust to this new direction and will follow-up with updates as we learn more.
During this time, our district will continue to provide continuity of instruction, meals for students and childcare resources every weekday, including days originally part of the previously scheduled spring break.
We appreciate your patience as we adjust to this new direction. Please visit this space regularly for updates.
- Continuity of Operations
- Student Learning During the Closure
- Meals Available For Students Throughout the School Closure
- Chlldcare Assistance for Essential Workers
- Social and Emotional Resources
- COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources
Throughout the school closure:
- Safety of Staff and Visitors To Our Schools and Other District Buildings. Learn how we are working to ensure the safety of our staff, students and community during the school closure.
- Who To Call With Questions: A limited number of essential staff will continue to work from the Elementary and Jr./Sr. High schools, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. The number to call with questions during this time is 518-661-8207.
- Outdoor Spaces Closed: For the safety of our community and staff, the district’s outdoor spaces are now closed. This includes all basketball and tennis courts, all fields and the track, as well as the playground at our elementary school.
- Payroll: Payroll will continue on schedule.
- Board of Education Meetings: District Board of Education meetings will continue to be held in a format consistent with guidelines around public safety, social distancing and large group meetings. Learn how to access board meetings during the school closure and view upcoming meeting agendas.
Faculty and staff at Mayfield school district are committed to staying connected with our students and providing them with educational opportunities while school is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The last day of remote learning for all students, pre-K through 12, will be Wednesday, June 17.
In addition, there will be no remote instruction on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
WMHT public television on-air and online educational programming
WMHT Public Media is offering educational programming designed to support in-home learning for students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 while area schools are closed.
Student Testing — Changes Due to School Closure
Grade 3-8 state tests for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year and all June Regents have been cancelled. Learn more about the cancellation of these exams, as well as details about online Advanced Placement exams.
Throughout the school closure, “grab and go” breakfast and lunch for all students will be available for pickup at the drop-off circle of Mayfield Elementary School Monday through Friday, between 9 and 11 a.m.
During the closure, students who participate in our weekend backpack program will receive a month’s worth of food once/month. The next scheduled backpack pick-up for both elementary and middle/high school students is May 4 – 8 between 9 – 11 a.m. in the drop-off circle.
Childcare options are available at this time for essential health care workers (licensed health professionals, such as: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, and nurse assistants or laboratory personnel), first responders (including, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers and firefighters) and others.
If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services may be able to help you find the childcare program you need.
Our school counselors, school social worker, and school psychologist have compiled a list of helpful resources for parents and students during this stressful time. Please visit our social/emotional resource page.