The BESD#53 School Board has approved an E-Learning/Learn Anywhere plan for snow days effective March 1, 2019. On a snow day, students will be assigned work to complete while at home during the day. The day will not need to be made up in June. The work will be assigned electronically or through packets sent home in advance. Students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade will have assignments from their homeroom teacher. Students in Sixth through Eighth Grade will have assignments from each teacher on their schedule. Students are expected to complete the assignments and submit them either electronically or turn them in when they return to school.
All teachers will be available via email and Skyward from 9am-11am on the day of the snow day to answer any questions students or families may have about the assignments. Teachers will spend the remainder of the day planning, grading, and working on their own professional development.
Since the district strongly believes there is no substitute for being in the classroom with a qualified teacher learning with your peers, we will only use these E-Learning/Learn Anywhere days for individual snow days. If there is a second or third consecutive snow day, those days will be traditional snow days that would be made up at the end of the school year. So the first snow day of any weather event will be E-learning, but if we cannot return to school on the next day, the second day would be a traditional snow day.
Feel free to contact your child's school with any questions. Packets will be coming home (some already have) for many students while others will have assignments given the morning of the snowday via email, Skyward, and Google Classroom.
Superintendent of Schools