With January upon us, it is time to review our snow day guidelines.
If there is a chance of snow, the administration will communicate with teachers and direct them to send devices and chargers home with students. You will get an all-call if a snow day is issued.
In order to assist students who may have connectivity issues, teachers and students may choose to download assignments to Google Classroom before leaving the classroom.
Snow Day Working Expectations/Procedures
Teachers will be working from home on snow days and the following modified virtual learning day will be implemented:
- Teachers will post information about the day’s learning and assignments via our Learning Management System (Google Classroom, textbook, etc) by 9:00 am.
- Teachers will hold office hours and be available for questions and communication with students and parents from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
- Communication received from students/parents between 9:00 and 2:00 pm will be returned the same day.
- Teachers will make every effort to assign learning opportunities that are within the context of the pacing guide and the natural scope and sequence of their curriculum.
- Completing the entire day’s course work (assignments, tasks, reading, video, etc) could take up to approximately 3 hours.
- Most students should be able to complete the work and tasks assigned independently requiring little additional guidance from adults or teachers.
- All students’ attendance will initially be marked “present” on a snow day.
- Students’ attendance will be monitored by the teacher and documented based on the quality of work, progress made towards learning outcomes, and work completion. These criteria will determine a student’s final posted attendance and grade(s).
- The official attendance will be posted within 5 days of the last snow day.