Future Weather Emergency Days 21-22

Future Weather Emergency Days 21-22

Dear SDST Families,

Last January the Board of School Directors approved the 2021-2022 district Calendar.  We chose not to include any built-in weather emergency days to the calendar in order to avoid starting the year prior to Labor Day, reducing Spring Break, or having the end of the year run into the week of June 20-24, 2022.  We applied for Flexible Instruction Days through the PA Department of Education in order to provide some flexibility for school days in which weather conditions make it dangerous or impossible to hold school in person.  We are approved for five of these days during the 2021-2022 school year.  Assuming we do not need more than five days for weather emergencies, this will allow us to maintain Friday, June 17, 2022 as the final student day.  During Flexible Instructional Days (FID), the district will provide synchronous learning for one half of the day in the morning.  Synchronous is synonymous with live, real time, face to face classes and may include whole class, small group break outs, and one-on-one conferences. The schedule below will be in effect on all Flexible Instruction Days.  Students are expected to attend all synchronous learning and attendance will be taken, recorded and uploaded into the student information system.  

Enfield FID Schedule

9:00-9:30    Attendance/Morning Meeting(Synchronous) 

9:30-9:40    Screen Break- Remain on Zoom 

9:40-10:20    ELA Block (Synchronous)  

10:20-10:30    Screen Break- Remain on Zoom 

10:30-11:10    Math Block (Synchronous) 

11:10-11:20    Screen Break- Remain on Zoom 

11:20-11:50     Special Area Activity (Asynchronous/Accessed in Seesaw)

Erdenheim FID Schedule

9:00-9:30    Morning Check in/Attendance/ SPT(Synchronous) 

9:30-9:40    Screen Break- Remain on Zoom 

9:40-10:20    ELA Block (Synchronous)  

10:20-10:30    Screen Break- Remain on Zoom 

10:30-11:10    Math Block (Synchronous) 

11:10-11:20    Screen Break- Remain on Zoom 

11:20-11:50     Special Area Choice Board (Asynchronous/Accessed in google classroom) 

Middle School FID Schedule

Days of the Cycle Remain the Same

FID Days Alternate A/B - There will be no “split” FID days

9:00-9:15     Synchronous Homeroom/Check-In/Attendance on Zoom  

9:20-9:50      Period 1

9:55-10:25    Period 2 

10:25-10:45    Screen Break

10:45-11:15    Period 3

11:20-11:50     Period 4 

High School FID Schedule

Days of the Cycle Remain the Same

FID Days Alternate A/B - There will be no “split” FID days

9:00-9:15     Synchronous Homeroom/Check-In/Attendance on Zoom  

9:20-9:50      Period 1

9:55-10:25    Period 2 

10:25-10:45    Screen Break

10:45-11:15    Period 3

11:20-11:50     Period 4 

 

Student Services 

The district commitment to equitable and inclusive practices will apply to these flexible instructional days.  All students will participate in accessible and appropriate academic sessions, with access to their special education support, services and accommodations provided by the classroom teacher and/or in coordination with the special education teacher, as needed.  Students who require direct special education services will be provided with opportunities to work directly with their special education teacher and/or related services during this time.  

Internet Access

Due to the nature of weather emergencies and/or family circumstances, there may be times when students are unable to log in to participate. In this situation, families should notify the office of the interruption in service and the absence will be recorded as excused.  Students will be given the opportunity to submit learning assignments for full credit.  

Notification

Families will be notified when a Flexible Instructional Day is needed through School Messenger, as you would during any other weather emergency.  

 

I hope that this information is helpful to you as we prepare well in advance of any poor weather this winter.  Should you have any questions, please contact your child’s building Principal or me.

Thank you.

MaryJo Yannacone, Ed.D.

Superintendent