FLEXIBLE LEARNING DAYS
Flexible Learning Days may be planned or held in the event of an unscheduled school closure due to situations, such as severe weather. This is the first step in redefining a "snow day". This will hopefully eliminate the requirement of making up days in June, in the event we go over the allowed number of canceled days.
The staff of Caledonia Area Public Schools values student independence, choice and voice, alternative learning experiences, and 21st century skills. By implementing a flexible learning day, our students and parents have the opportunity to explore learning, build relationships, and provide exposure to content.
We had a successful Flexible Learning Day on February 20th, we will continue to pilot flexible learning days this year. This at home learning day will replace a snow day. We are excited to try this and want every student to be successful. The students may use their devices to get their work done, if any students need any modifications teachers will find out student needs. Teachers will provide learning opportunities through other means for those who don’t have online capabilities if possible before the ill weather date. They will explain these opportunities to students and parents. Teachers will provide pre-teaching and specific guidelines based on grade and subject matter.
Here are the guidelines for the flexible learning day:
- Attendance will be taken one week after the flexible learning day. Work can occur and be turned in that day or any day before attendance is taken. Students are counted present once assignments are turned in.
- Teachers will be available via email/Schoology for parent and student questions starting at from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on the flexible learning day.
- If students have questions prior or following the flexible learning day they may ask teachers during the regular school classes.
- Learning will be exploratory and creative in nature. The lessons will expand on learning that has already happened in the classroom.