Snow days

Discussion in 'High School Education via Distance Learning' started by Kizmet, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I saw an article on the net about the fact that some public school systems are preparing to implement "virtual classrooms" for high school kids so that they don't miss school days due to big snow storms. Some of you who live in warm regions will not care about this but around my neighborhood this would be a big deal. It also serves as another step in the mainstreaming of DL in America.
  2. tcnixon

    tcnixon Active Member

    There has been a few conversations in these parts not unlike what you describe. The difference is that here we talk about fog instead of snow.

    Tom Nixon
  3. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Well, it's not just for high schoolers (I mean schoolwork on snow days, not the virtual classroom part). My daughter is in 3rd grade and when they have a snow day (like today) the teachers sends an email w/ their assignments for the day. Nothing earth shattering, but man, can't we just let kids be kids and run around in the snow or otherwise have fun on snow days?
  4. tcnixon

    tcnixon Active Member

    For places that have snow days and foggy days, school districts need to guess how many such days they will have and factor that in. If they are able to still provide instruction (via web-based coursework or email), then they can count that day as a school day in most instances.

    Tom Nixon
  5. Asymptote

    Asymptote Member

    “Foggy Days” ?!
  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Given how often the schools closed in the D.C. area pre-pandemic, and for what little meteorological cause, I'll buy this.

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