In the early morning hours, the School Superintendent will consult with the Medfield Police Chief to make a decision regarding the safety of the roads.
Then radio and television stations are notified, and -- new this year -- parents will be contacted by phone.
Here is the email that went out today from Medfield Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Marsden.
MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Office of the Superindendent
459 Main Street - 3rd Floor
Medfield, Massachusetts 02052
As winter approaches, I want to take this opportunity to communicate our new method of notification when school is closed, delayed, or dismissed early. The Blackboard-Connect Notification System will instantly send a call to each household land line and parent cell phone number currently on file. This call will typically be sent at approximately 5 :30 a.m.
In addition, the announcement will appear on:
• Television Chaill1els: Fox 25 (WFXT), 4 (WBZ), 5 (WCVB), and 7 (WHDH)
• Our district website: yvww.mediield.nct
• Cable 8
I also want to remind you that there will be times when school is not cancelled, delayed or dismissed early and the weather is still inclement. Those days will feature slower travel for buses and cars, but will not necessarily require a change in the normal schedule. Please remember if you feel it is unsafe for travel, you always have the option to keep your child home.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Jeffrey J. Marsden
Also, according to the district's website, there are also fire alarm signals to let residents know if school is cancelled or delayed.
Time - Indication
6:15am No School - All Schools
6:30am No School - Elementary Only
6:40am 1 Hour Delay - No AM Kindergarten or Pre-School
6:45am 2 Hour Delay - No AM Kindergarten or Pre-School