Calamity Days

Calamity Days

What is a Calamity Day?

A calamity day is any day in which a school moved to a virtual learning day or has canceled classes for any of the following reasons: 

  • Hazardous weather conditions (snow, cold, excessive conditions)

  • Transportation issues

  • Health concerns

How many Calamity Days can there be in a year?

Eastland-Fairfield has built in five (5) Calamity Days into the 2021-22 school calendar. If there is a need for a sixth (or more), an asynchronous remote learning day will be implemented. Assignments will be posted by instructors in Canvas by 9:00 a.m., and work is to be submitted no sooner than the day students return to in-person instruction.


When will the decision on initiating a Calamity Day be made?

All efforts will be made to make a decision to initiate a Calamity Day by 6:00 a.m. ET on the day in question. A decision may be made and the protocol initiated prior to 6:00 a.m. and as early as the day before.


Afternoon/evening adult learning programs will be notified by 2:00 p.m. ET on the day in question.


Basic Police Officer Training (BPOT) adult learners will be contacted directly by Commander Shannon Long.

Where can I find information on if EFCTS will be closed?

Students, parents, and guardians can find information on school closure in any of the following ways:


What does a cancellation mean for satellite students?

Students of an Eastland-Fairfield satellite program are to adhere to the decision of the school hosting their program. 


If Eastland-Fairfield is open but the school hosting their program is closed, students DO NOT report.


If Eastland-Fairfield is closed but the school hosting their program is open, students REPORT.



What does a cancellation mean for students participating in a WBL experience?
Students who are participating in work-based learning opportunities during the school day will not be required to report to the job site location if Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools has closed due to inclement weather. Students may choose to report to the job site if traveling conditions are safe. In either case, the student is responsible for contacting the employer/mentor of their intentions.


FOR STAFF

Who reports to the buildings on a calamity day?

For the first five (5) calamity days, the following staff DOES NOT report:

  • Teaching staff

  • Instructional Paraprofessionals

  • Cafeteria staff

  • Career Services (unless an associate school is open and has an event)


For the first five (5) calamity days, the following staff REPORT (when safe):

  • Administrators

  • Secretaries

  • EMIS

  • Business Partnerships

  • Custodial

  • Campus Security

  • Marketing/Communications

  • Work-Based Learning

  • Courier

  • Adult Workforce Development (260 employees)

  • ISR


For all calamity days after five (5), an asynchronous remote learning day will be implemented.


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