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Superintendent's Message: Midlakes Will Use Snow Days, If Needed

Earlier this fall, the New York State Education Department announced the availability of a "Snow Day Pilot" to allow schools to switch to remote instruction on days when school would typically be cancelled due to inclement weather. Midlakes will not participate in this pilot and we will use snow days and delays as appropriate based on weather and travel conditions. 

We feel that snow days are an important tradition for our students, who have already sacrificed so much, and it is important for their social-emotional health to be able to enjoy those unexpected days off and get outside as weather permits. Midlakes will not switch to remote instruction on snow days.

If we begin to run low on snow days, then we will reevaluate our approach and consider any appropriate alternatives to making up instructional days. We are hopeful that this will not be necessary so we can continue to follow our regular snow day protocols throughout the upcoming Finger Lakes winter!

Matt Sickles, Superintendent