What Happens at MAP?

Snow Days & Emergency Closings

Dear MAP Families,

With a little snow on the ground, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of our Snow & Emergency Closing Policy and Procedures. This information can also be found on our web site: www.medfieldafterschoolprogram.com by clicking on the Resource Tab in our Family Handbook.

Cancellations: When the Medfield Public Schools are CLOSED, MAP cannot provide care, and will be CLOSED. Regular tuition payments are still due for snow/emergency closing days. 

If afternoon preschool & kindergarten are cancelled, and your child is in AM or Full Day Jump Start or AM MAP/PM K, families will need to pick up their child by 12:15.

Delayed Openings: In the event of a delayed opening, MAP will open following the delay:

1-hour delay: AM/Full day Jump Start and AM MAP K will open at 9:30. 

2-hour delay and the cancellation of morning preschool and kindergarten:

  • AM/Full day Jump Start and AM MAP K will open at 10:30.
  • PM Jump Start and PM MAP K (children who attend Morning preschool and AM Kindergarten) MAP will open at 11:15


Early Closings: If the schools elect to close early, MAP will be CLOSED for all children in Jump Start through 6th grade.  Children at school in K-6th will be sent home, or to your emergency destination on the bus, or follow the plan you put in place with the school. Children will not be sent to MAP as MAP will not be open. If children are at MAP when the Medfield Public Schools elect to close, MAP will reach out to families to come and pick up their children. MAP will remain open for 1 hour after the time the school has decided to close/release.

It is very important that you have designated person(s) to care for your child in the event that you are unable. The Medfield Public School and MAP suggest that it be a neighbor or someone local. 


On a non-school day that MAP is open but elects to close, have a delayed opening, or have an early closing due to weather or other emergency. MAP will attempt to notify families via: email, on our website, TV Channel 7 News and www.whdh.com. MAP will use its own discretion on its openings and closings based on the severity of the weather/emergency, and keeping in mind the safety of the children, families, and staff.

Other emergencies:

MAP will attempt to notify families via: email, on our website, TV Channel 7 News and www.whdh.com to the best of our ability in the event of an emergency closing and if the pick -up location for your child has been changed. All families will be ask to come and pick up their child. 

MAP will follow the instructions of Town Officials, Police & Fire. If we need to leave the immediate area and your child attends:

· Jump Start/K-1 Program at the Memorial School, we will proceed to the Dale Street School or to the Pfaff Center.

· 2-3 Program at the Wheelock School, we will proceed to the Medfield High School.

· MAP @ the Pfaff Center, we will proceed to the Dale Street School or the Memorial School.


It is very important that MAP has names and numbers of persons that we can access in the event of any emergency closing. Please remember to update MAP if any of your contact information changes.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us:

Annette Gallagher, Executive Director annette.map@comcast.net 508.359.0003

Meghan Jackson, Jump Start, Kindergarten & First Grade Program Director

Alex Sakash, Second & Third Grade Program Director
alex.23map@gmail.com 508.359.8513

Kurt Jackson, MAP@the Pfaff Program Director (grades 4-6)
kurt14.map@gmail.com 508.359.2168