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November 2, 2022

Dear Milford Public Schools Staff and Parents/Guardians,

Can you believe we’re already talking about snow days?  This is the time of year that I keep a closer eye on the weather reports and want to take a moment to review how snow days will be handled this year.  For the 2022-23 school year, we will treat a weather-related school closing as a day off from school.  The Connecticut State Department of Education will not allow remote learning for weather-related days.   Each weather-related school closing will add an additional day to the end of the school calendar. 

Please know there is a lot of work done behind the scenes that factor into the decision of calling a weather-related school closing with the safety of all students and staff as the priority.  Some of those steps include:  

  • Consult with a local area meteorologist who specializes in municipal and school weather related decisions 
  • Consult with the Milford Department of Public Works about road conditions and potential power outages 
  • Communicate with the Director of Facilities and Maintenance who is on the road at early hours to assess the condition of roads and school campuses
  • Communicate with the Chief Operations Officer and Director of Facilities and Maintenance on the conditions of our school campuses and assessment of level of safety for staff and students
  • Participate in a phone conference with local area Superintendents and meteorologist to discuss opening/closing and delays being considered
  • Communicate with neighboring school districts on opening/closing and delays being considered
  • Communicate with central office and school level leaders on assessment of roads, school campus conditions and the need for modifications to school schedules as appropriate 

When a delay/early dismissal/closure is decided upon, we will push out information to you via: 

  • Email 
  • District website (
  • Twitter (@MPSctnews)  
  • Instagram (
  • Text message 
  • MPS app 
  • Local television/radio stations 

As always, please be certain your information is accurate in Powerschool to ensure you receive all information regarding our school district, including weather-related closings/delays.  


Anna Cutaia, Ed.D.