School Cancellation Information
Cancellation of school in Marshfield is based on existing circumstances (STREET CONDITIONS, UNPLOWED SCHOOL YARDS, BUILDING PROBLEMS), as well as weather forecasts at 5:00 a.m. on the day of cancellation. Cancellation of school the previous evening is based upon projected conditions for the next day. If school is closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather, ALL related Marshfield Recreation Department programs and acivities will be cancelled.
Depending on weather and road conditions, the Marshfield Public Schools may exercise the option of a delayed opening. The delay would be for one or two hours. Sidewalks may NOT be cleared in the event of a delayed opening.
Morning preschool and kindergarten will be cancelled with both a one or two-hour delayed opening. Afternoon preschool and kindergarten will attend school with a delayed opening. Early morning day care, provided by the Old Colony YMCA, will follow Marshfield Public Schools with a one or two-hour delayed opening.
In the event that school is in session but sidewalks are not plowed, additional buses will pick up student walkers who attend the Daniel Webster and Governor Winslow Schools.
Parents are urged to use their discretion in sending their children to school in adverse weather. Parents should be prepared with contingency plans if their children are dismissed early because of snow, flooding, or other emergencies. Dismissals are based on changing weather conditions as monitored throughout the day.
This year we will continue to use our ‘Connect Ed’ communication system to notify all parents of school cancellation and/or delayed opening. However, we will still continue to announce these messages over radio and TV stations. Radio and TV stations carrying the Marshfield no school or dismissal announcements are:
- WATD 95.9
- WBZ Channel 4
- WCVB Channel 5
- WRKO Channel 7
- WFXT Fox 25
Please do not call the police station, the fire station, the radio stations, or the school offices for no school announcements. Listen to one of the radio/TV stations listed above for the public closings or delays.
Affected bus routes for the GWS area include Pioneer Trail & Settlers Path (bus 16), and the upper and lower Blackmount neighborhoods off of Webster Street (busses 7 & 14). The bus will make all existing stops on Webster Street.
When flooding occurs in the Brant Rock area, the “high road” section of Ocean Street (bus 5) and the Esplanade area (bus 12) may be affected.
Please be sure to discuss the appropriate bus stop location with your child in advance. If you plan to pick your child up from school, be sure to notify the office in writing and document any carpool arrangements.