HERKIMER — March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.

On days when March is more like a lion, school superintendents have to make the difficult decision, as they do throughout the whole winter season, on whether to delay, have early dismissal or close all together.

On Wednesday, based on weather forecasts, several schools decided to open for a half day to have students home before what was to be the worst of the storm. Five days earlier, on March 2, most schools closed for the day when another winter storm passed through the area.

Forecasts are showing the possibility for another winter storm come Monday or Tuesday. If one does form, it will be the third winter storm in two weeks for the northeast.

For Herkimer students, there is still one snow day left to use before cutting into vacation time.

"I want to stress that right now we are OK with one day remaining but we do have a plan to handle the need for more snow days," said Herkimer Central School Superintendent Robert Miller in an email Thursday.

Miller said part of the plan would be, if the district needed to, to start taking back vacation days to make up time, on Good Friday on March 30 or days from the scheduled week-long vacation in April.

In Dolgeville, Superintendent Christine Reynolds said the district has used all of its four emergency days.

"If we need to use any days between now and the end of March, we will have students and staff come in on Good Friday," she said.

During the 2016-17 school year, Dolgeville used seven emergency days, including one day for a power outage due to a transformer fire. This led to students and staff needing to attend class during two days of its spring break.

"Prior to last year, I cannot remember the last time we used all four of the emergency days," she said.

The Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District announced on its website its own changes to the calendar due to the use of emergency days. March 23, which was originally scheduled to be a half day for students, will now be a full day.

The post also stated that as a result of a snow day on Friday, the elementary school has used four days and the middle school-high school has used five days. The middle school-high school had to use an extra day due to a leak from one of its boilers and is now out of emergency days. The elementary school still has one day remaining.

"If we need to make-up days, we will be focusing on the time from the April break, which is the week of April 23-27, starting with April 23 as the first make-up day, if needed," according to the district website post.