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.



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 (please post your classwork in Canvas by 9:00 a.m.)

  • 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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