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2021 Winter Weather Procedures

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Jan. 13, 2021

 

DCPS Families - 

 

As we continue our commitment to keeping you informed, I want to share information about our district’s plans and expectations regarding winter “snow day” procedures before inclement weather arrives. Information about “snow days” will be communicated in the same forums as we have traditionally used in the past, with postings on our district website and social media pages, notifications sent to media partners (radio, TV, newspaper etc.), and emails/texts sent to families via Infinite Campus Messenger. Please be sure to keep your family’s contact information updated in the IC Parent Portal.

 

During any Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) period in which students are not attending in-person classes, we anticipate continuing to provide instruction in a virtual format even on days when there is snow or other inclement weather. If we are operating on the A-B Schedule at the time inclement weather arrives and school closure is necessary, students scheduled to be at school on those days will instead participate in virtual learning (see below for details). These days will not have to be made up at the end of the year.

 

If winter weather is forecast, teachers and all school staff members will be prepared to conduct instructional lessons. (Note: In the event of a significant weather event, the Superintendent reserves the option to cancel all classes, including both virtual and in-person. These days would have to be made up, just like traditional snow days.) 

 

We will communicate any alterations in our Curbside Meal Delivery schedule in advance. This may include serving additional meals prior to forecasted inclement weather. 

 

Unless a state of emergency is declared in Daviess County, school offices will remain open with essential staff on site to answer phones and provide online assistance for students and families. 

 

To summarize: Unless otherwise directed by the Superintendent, if we experience winter weather that would have traditionally resulted in a “snow day,” we will conduct virtual learning on those days with kids learning online from home. The various snow day scenarios are outlined below:

  • Virtual Academy students - Continue as usual; no change.

  • If a snow day occurs on a Monday or Tuesday, Group A students will sign on to Google Meet to connect with their teachers online. Group B students will participate in hybrid learning, as usual.

  • If a snow day occurs on a Wednesday, Group A and B students will participate in digital learning, as usual.

  • If a snow day occurs on a Thursday or Friday, Group A students will participate in hybrid learning, as usual. Group B students will sign on to Google Meet to connect with their teachers online. 

 

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to overcome all challenges and ensure the best possible learning experiences for our students!

 

Matt Robbins
DCPS Superintendent
"Kids First!"





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