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:
How many Calamity Days can there be in a year?
Eastland-Fairfield has built in four (4) Calamity Days into the 2022-23 school calendar. If there is a need for a fifth (or more), a synchronous 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 Tim Voris.
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:
Follow Superintendent/CEO Dr. Kimberly Miller (@KimMiller_Learn)
Follow Eastland-Fairfield on social media:
Watch your local news channels
Parents/Guardians/Home School administration will receive a OneCall voice, text, and email message (please make sure your contact information is updated through the OneView portal)
Visit our website, www.EastlandFairfield.com
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 if my home school is closed but Eastland-Fairfield remains open?
If your student’s home school is closed due to a calamity day, your student’s absence or tardiness is excused. If EFCTS remains open and it is safe to do so, they may still attend classes at Eastland-Fairfield. This also applies to students that are participating in off-site, work-based learning opportunities.
If your home school remains open, your student’s absence or tardiness will not be excused unless their absence/tardy is for a legitimate reason and you report to the school via the attendance line.
If your student's home school is closed, transportation typically provided by the home school to the career centers will not be available.
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.
Who reports to the buildings on a calamity day?
For the first four (4) calamity days, the following staff DOES NOT report:
For the first four (4) calamity days, the following staff REPORT (when safe):
For all calamity days after four (4), a synchronous remote learning day will be implemented.
Updated November 2022