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‘Snow days’ will become online learning days

When buildings cannot open due to severe weather, the district will now provide online learning throughout that day. This change will significantly reduce the likelihood that any days would need to be added to the end of the school year.

In the event that severe weather closes school buildings, teachers will provide live or recorded lessons that students would participate in through their Chromebook or iPad. The school day would follow regular school hours, including a break for lunch.

Over the next few weeks, students will practice logging on to Google Meets through their Chromebook or iPads so they are prepared ahead of any severe weather.

When there is a forecast of severe weather, students should plan to bring their Chromebook or iPad home the day before. The district will make every effort to communicate a potential online learning day as early as possible. If a student cannot connect to the internet for an online learning day, their guardian should call them in as absent.

This change in policy will not cause the district to close the buildings more often when there is bad weather. In-person learning is still the preferred instructional method when travel conditions are safe.

An eLearning plan was approved in the previous school year but was not put in use during the 2020-21 school year. You can read the resolution to adopt eLearning here. A summary of the eLearning plan is available here.

Posted: November 23, 2021