DCPS introducing [email protected] snow day option

January 6, 2022 | 12:06 am

Updated January 5, 2022 | 6:16 pm

Matt Robbins

The Daviess County Public Schools district is introducing [email protected] — a plan that will allow learning to continue even when schools are closed for inclement weather or other circumstances. 

If DCPS schools are closed for one day for snow, that will be a regular “snow day,” as has been the tradition, with no [email protected] activities taking place. This day will be made up according to the DCPS Make-Up Day schedule. The DCPS Instructional Calendar for 2020-21, which includes a list of make-up days, is available at dcps.org under the “Calendars” menu header.

Elementary students (preschool through grade 5) have been given packets that include five days’ worth of assignments. Assignments include areas such as reading, math, writing, science and social studies. These packets are to remain at the child’s home for use when a [email protected] day is designated, and the assignments are also posted on the district website at dcps.org/athome. (Assignment links will go “live” when [email protected] days are announced.)

If DCPS schools are closed for more than one day in a row, [email protected] is intended to begin on the second day. Schools will communicate with families regarding which day’s assignment from this packet should be completed on that day. 

Middle and high schools will communicate with their students regarding a schedule for Google Meets. Students will log on at designated times and remain present throughout the session, and will complete assigned work.

Students will have five school days to submit completed work. 

Teachers will be available throughout the day at designated times to provide assistance.

[email protected] is designed to reinforce learning that has already taken place in the classroom. It is not intended to introduce new material, but rather to give students the opportunity to retain the information they have already learned and reinforce the progress they are making at school.

[email protected] days will not have to be made up at the end of the year. 

“We are proud to continue the strong partnership between schools and homes as we work together on behalf of our students,” Superintendent Matt Robbins said. “[email protected] provides an opportunity for students to remain engaged with meaningful learning experiences without interruption in the event of winter weather that causes schools to be closed.”

January 6, 2022 | 12:06 am

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