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Updates to Inclement Weather Guidelines

The seasons have started to change and winter weather is right around the corner.  We want to share some changes to our approach to inclement weather days this year and provide a reminder of where this information can be found. Moving forward, the District will provide online instruction on days when the weather prevents us from having in-person classes. Rather than our traditional “snow days”, these days will now be considered “virtual learning days”.

Schedules for students in our various models are as follows on these virtual learning days:

  • Online Learning Program - All classes will continue to meet as scheduled based on the Online Learning Program Schedule.
  • Elementary Hybrid
    • On-site students - On-site students will follow the Online Learning Program/100% Offsite Schedule. The times and Zoom links will be sent to parents by the classroom teacher prior to 8:00 am. (This applies to A students on A days and to B students on B days.)
    • Off-site students - Off-site students will log into the morning meeting as scheduled, and complete any asynchronous activities as planned. Off-site students who are receiving synchronous off-site SDI, interventions, or ELL supports will receive those as planned. (This applies to A students on B days and to B students on A days.)
  • Secondary Hybrid
    • On-site students - All scheduled on-site classes will follow the Friday Online Learning Program/100% Off-site Schedule, which has each class meeting synchronously for each period. (Hybrid: If it’s an A day, A students will meet synchronously; if it’s a B day, B students will meet synchronously.)  Teachers are encouraged to limit the synchronous requirements to half of the class period.
    • Off-site students - Off-site students will work on asynchronous activities as planned. (If it’s an A day, B students will work on scheduled asynchronous activities; if it’s a B day, A students will work on scheduled asynchronous activities.) Off-site students would not be expected to log on to synchronous periods.

While the weather might be unpleasant, we are pleased that we will be able to keep students engaged and learning on these days. In addition to virtual learning, the District will provide Grab & Go Meals at the District’s designated sites on these virtual learning days.

As a reminder, the District's Inclement Weather Guidelines for issuing delay, cancellation, and early release decisions can be found on the District’s website by clicking HERE.  As decisions are made regarding school day changes, the District aims to keep parents connected so that notifications are received conveniently and timely. In addition to the notifications that are sent via email, phone, and text, we encourage you to follow the District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to ensure that announcements are right at your fingertips.  We also encourage you to download the District’s mobile app, where you can find everything school and district related in one convenient spot.

If you have any questions, please contact the Educational Services Center at (319) 688-1000.