Virtual School Days
The School Committees have approved a Virtual School Day pilot program designed to provide students and staff with an alternate plan for completing their required work from home during school cancellations due to weather conditions. Due to the number of extreme weather events in recent winters, the school year has been extending into late June which threatens the ability of the Districts to meet the state requirement that students attend 180 days of school.
Students will be required to complete common grade level assignments created by staff and will be given one week from the date of the cancellation to complete the assignment or they will be considered absent for the day of the weather event. Teachers and staff will be expected to complete professional development work.
The pilot will be implemented on the third and sixth cancellation during the 2018-2019 school year. At the end of the current school year there will be a review to determine if this approach will be utilized moving forward.