Letter from Superintendent Harper marking one year since pandemic closed schools

Dear Mayfield School Community:

It’s been one year since the pandemic began impacting schools across New York state, affecting our families, teachers, support staff and administrators. I will never forget the day when Governor Cuomo announced that schools would close effective March 18 for two weeks. I think originally we all thought this would last only a short period of time.  And, here we are a full year later, still navigating the COVID-19 public health crisis.

I know everyone has been worried during this time, and we are grateful for the support our families have provided to our students during remote and hybrid learning. We will always continue to provide the best education that we can offer our children. Our faculty and staff, along with all of the families, have shown unconditional collaboration and commitment during these challenging times. I continually see people helping others daily.

As we mark the one-year anniversary of this pandemic, we all realize how fortunate we are to serve a very special community. I certainly hope our worst days are behind us.  And, with tomorrow being the first day of spring, we hope for growth and expanded opportunities for everyone.


Christopher M. Harper

Superintendent of Schools