With the snowy months upon us, the Mayfield Central School District would like to provide an update on inclement weather-related delays and closures and remind you how you will receive notice if this occurs.
This year, with Wednesdays being fully-remote for all students and staff, classes will continue to operate as usual on Wednesdays regardless of the weather. If inclement weather occurs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays, the district will make a determination and announce a delay or closure if necessary. If a snow day is determined, students and staff will not be expected to report to school (remote or otherwise). We will also use this model during a short-term, fully-remote period (as we are in now until January 4).
If the district calls for a snow day, no transportation will be provided to BOCES programs, including HFM PTECH, CTE, or Adirondack Academy.
CSE meetings scheduled for a day in which a snow day is called will be canceled and rescheduled for a later date. If there is a two-hour delay, the following will occur:
- At Mayfield Elementary, all CSE meetings that were scheduled before 10:30 a.m. will be canceled and rescheduled for a later date and time. Any CSE meetings scheduled to take place after 10:30 a.m. will go on as scheduled.
- At the Junior/Senior High School, meetings that were scheduled before 10 a.m. will be canceled and rescheduled at a later date and time. Any meetings scheduled after 10 a.m. will go on as scheduled.
Please also note that school meals will not be provided on snow days.
As always, the district will contact families by email and an automated phone call to notify of any change in the daily school schedule. The message will also be posted on the district website and the websites of local media outlets. Please make every effort to keep the main office informed of any change to your contact information to ensure you will receive these messages.
Although it may seem the district could provide instruction remotely instead of closing school, a snowstorm can cause unpredictable challenges like power outages, and we want to make sure Mayfield families are provided time to navigate them. In addition, we feel snow days offer an opportunity for school-age children to get outside and enjoy winter activities.
If Mayfield has to pivot to long-term, fully-remote learning because of an order from the governor such as a “Red Zone” or “Orange Zone” designation, we will update you with changes to this approach to snow days.