No more snow days?
There’s something magical about waking up on a school day to see that snow has fallen, then waiting for the announcement that classes have been canceled.
And while District 32 students will continue to stay home on snow days, they will have some work to do. The Board of Education last month approved an amended calendar that changes snow days to instructional days, resulting in the last day of school coming a week earlier.
This change takes effect after the holiday break.
“There were six make-up days in our original calendar,” said Assistant Superintendent Jeanie White. “The amended calendar has no make-up days. Going forward, when we have inclement weather that makes it impossible for us to safely transport students to school, all students will receive virtual instruction. This eliminates the need for make-up days.”
Teachers may either work from home or from campus.
“Our instructional expectations on snow days are for every teacher to provide assignments and offer assistance to students for at least two hours on inclement weather days,” Mrs. White said. “Staff will also be answering emails throughout the day, until 3:30 pm, on those days.”