NVCC Inclement Weather Policy and Notification Procedures
When inclement weather is forecasted, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) closely monitors the local weather reports to stay informed and to use as guidance in making decisions about the safety of our students, faculty, and staff and whether the campus should operate remotely, close or have a delayed opening.
The NVCC community is notified of any changes to daily operations via our myCommNet alert system that sends a text message and an email. Students and employees are automatically enrolled in myCommNet upon registration or hiring. To confirm and/or update your information and priorities, follow these steps in the myCommNet Alert section. In addition, NVCC communicates changes in operations via the banner on the homepage of the website (nv.edu), local news stations, and the NVCC Information Line (203-575-8000).
TIMING OF CLOSINGS
The College makes the determination to shift to remote teaching, learning, and working as early as possible so that students traveling to classes are made aware of the closing before they leave for school. This caution and care are also taken when making the decision to change the status once the school day has begun. If weather conditions deteriorate rapidly, a decision may have to be made on short notice, though the College makes every effort to notify students in a timely manner. One decision will be made for both the Waterbury and Danbury campuses.
NON-ALIGNMENT WITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The College cannot cancel classes to align campus operations with the
decisions of the public school systems
as we have two distinct student populations and classroom time requirements. NVCC is held to strict standards by our accrediting organization and we do not have the ability to extend our school year to compensate for lost classroom hours as the public schools do.
PRUDENT TRAVEL DECISIONS
The College recognizes that each student is coming from a different location and has different methods of transportation to school. If a student does not feel comfortable commuting to school on any given day due to the road conditions, the student may certainly choose to stay home and contact his/her professor to determine how the missed class time may be made up so the student does not fall behind in class. Faculty should work with students to accommodate weather-related absences.
SNOW PARKING RESTRICTIONS:
Level 1 employees coming to campus will be directed to park in designated areas. All other employees are to remove cars from non-covered parking areas to facilitate snow removal.
Remote Non-Level 1 Work Procedures
Faculty are asked to transition any planned on-ground classes and/or exams to remote learning modalities. Faculty must ensure their students are aware that there will be no classes on campus or activities. Faculty unable to make the transition to an online learning modality must notify their respective Dean/Director immediately to determine what, if any, action may be needed to ensure we comply with classroom instructional hours and/or required make up time/exams.
Staff that are not Level 1 employees and have demonstrated a history of the ability to telework are not required to come to campus and should make plans with their supervisor to provide services remotely.
Staff that are not Level 1 employees and have not demonstrated an ability to telework, we ask you to speak with your supervisor. You will not be required to come to campus or use accrued time if you elect to remain at home. You will receive instructions on how to complete your timesheet at a later time.
We want to remind you that all employees are expected, during your normal working hours, to remain available to receive and respond to communications via email, Webex, Teams and other methods, attend scheduled meetings, and perform other job-related duties as you have done on days when you are scheduled for telework.