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:
- District website (milforded.org)
- Twitter (@MPSctnews)
- Instagram (@milfordct.ps)
- 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.