New District Plan for 2020-21 Weather Related "Snow Days"
CCA CSD is taking a different approach to “snow days” in 2020-21. If school cannot be held on-site due to inclement weather, we will transition for that day to virtual online learning for ALL students. Rather than our traditional “snow days”, these days will now be considered “virtual learning days”.
Using this approach will prevent the district from having to add make-up days at the end of the year.
WILL SCHOOL START AT NORMAL TIME ON VIRTUAL LEARNING DAYS?
School will start at normal time for all students unless otherwise communicated. Teachers will be in contact with students by 8:00 AM for learning schedules.
WILL THIS IMPACT STUDENTS WHO ARE ALREADY VIRTUAL LEARNING?
This should not disrupt current virtual learner routines. Students should continue to use the learning programs already in place.
HOW WILL WE FIND OUT ABOUT THE CHANGE?
As we have in previous years, the district will send out mass notifications to all CCA CSD employees and families by 6:30 AM. This first includes a phone call, email, text, and CCA CSD mobile app notification. We also post changes to schedules on the CCA CSD website and the District Facebook and Twitter pages.
If you did not update your contact information when going through our annual enrollment process this summer, please log into PowerSchool and make sure we have your current email and phone numbers.
WHAT IF MY STUDENT DOESN’T HAVE THEIR MATERIALS AT HOME?
Because we may not have much advance notice of bad weather, we encourage students to bring home their Chromebooks and other materials EVERY DAY. If the student does not have their materials on that day, the teacher will work with the student when classes resume at school to make up any missed work.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ON-SITE STUDENTS and TEACHERS?
Teachers have the option of working from their regular workspace in their building or from home. If they choose to work from home, they will need to make sure they have adequate materials and internet access.
Elementary Virtual Snow Day
- On-Site Students:
Elementary Teachers will be sending families the invites for their classroom and schedules by 8:00am. Instruction for these days will align with the shared schedule.
- Virtual Students:
All classes will continue to meet as scheduled based on the Online Learning Program Schedule that students enrolled in our Virtual Learning programs are using on a normal school day.
Middle School Virtual Snow Day
- On-Site & Virtual Students:
- Teachers will be contacting their first hour classroom of students by 8:00 AM.
- Students will receive a link from their first hour teacher that will allow them access into their virtual classroom.
- Students will then use this Google Meet link for the entirety of their day and teachers will join their classroom from this link. Students will not need to access multiple links in order to gain access to classes and will remain within the same meet link.
- These links will be shared directly with students via their email to prevent access from outside parties.
- Please see the Virtual School-- Parent Resource
- Mobile classroom students will continue to be served when a building or the district move to virtual learning.
High School Virtual Snow Day
- On-Site & Virtual Students:
- Teachers will communicate directions and instructions with each of their students through Schoology by 8:00 AM. Students will follow their regular schedule for Group 1 and Group 2 but virtually.
Regular Bell Schedule
1st Block: 8:25-9:05
2nd Block: 9:10-9:50
3rd Block: 9:55-10:35
4th Block: 10:40-11:20
1st Block: 12:20-1:00
2nd Block: 1:05-1:45
3rd Block: 1:50-2:30
4th Block: 2:35-3:20
2. As usual, while students are not in class, they are expected to be logging into Schoology to continue work and assignments they have received from their classroom teachers.
WHAT ABOUT LATE STARTS OR EARLY DISMISSALS?
There will not be any changes to our processes from previous years if we need to start late or dismiss early due to weather or other emergencies. The AM preschool would not have school if there is a late start. Classes start at the time communicated in district messaging. Afternoon preschool and high school groups would not have afternoon classes if there is an early dismissal.High School - Late StartHS teachers will post asynchronous work for Group 1 students. The Group 1 students will not report to the building on those days. Teachers will report when assigned (typically 2 hours later than usual). Teachers should plan to be available online from the time they get to school until the time the morning session ends. We would then follow our "normal" group II schedule.High School - Early Dismissal (Weather)The day is over when school is dismissed. No additional work expectations.
WILL THERE BE MEALS SERVED ON VIRTUAL LEARNING DAYS?
If the district transitions to Virtual Learning because of weather or emergencies, there will be no meal pick-ups or meals served at the buildings that day.
While the weather might be unpleasant, we are pleased that we will be able to keep students engaged and learning on these days. The District’s goal is to have students in buildings for those choosing on-site learning whenever possible, but are pleased to be able to continue to offer educational opportunities for all of our students when the weather doesn’t make it safe to do so.
- On-Site Students: