Operation Snowflake” - is the name we use in school for an unplanned closure of Mayfield eg in the event of bad weather.

Schools emergency contact system is run via “Parents2Teachers” text messaging service. Parents2Teachers is the schools preferred method of contact and is used as the basis of “Operation Snowflake”. We can extend this service to the whole school community, ie, parents, transport providers, staff, etc so long as the mobile number supplied to us remains valid. The service allows us to instantly deliver the same information to everyone in the event of an emergency situation. For those parents who do not have a mobile contact number, we will endeavour to contact you by landline.

Your main mobile contact number is very important to school. If you think your contact information is incorrect, has changed or you have not received any text messages from school for a while, then you need to ensure your details are correctly recorded in school. Please contact the school office if you have any doubt.

We would like to remind everyone, information about school closure can also be sourced by the following alternative means:

  • Access our school website
  • Listen to the local radio, CFM, Radio Cumbria. The radio stations are amongst the first notified in the event of school closure
  • Access local radio websites – www.bbc.co.uk/cumbria/local_radio, www.cfmradio.com or the council website www.cumbria.gov.uk. All of whom list information about services affected or cancelled.
  • Check with your transport provider – again we try to contact these companies as early as we can.

It is important that during any period of school closure, your mobile is turned on. This allows us to provide you with the information you need, often from an offsite location.

In cases of adverse weather please listen to CFM and/or Radio Cumbria. Messages will be sent via the schools text messaging service to the telephone number you have nominated - if this has changed please contact school.

The school website will be update with more information when available.

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