Inclement Weather & Remote Learning

Inclement Weather & Remote Learning
Posted on 11/24/2020
The 2020 school building closures that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many schools are now looking at traditional “snow days.” While it has never been perfect, we have seen that our staff, students, and families can pivot to online/remote learning when buildings are required to close. Whether the cause for closing school is snow, ice, hazardous air quality, or COVID-related, we want to assure that our entire school community knows what to do and where to go for information and plans.

Historically, inclement weather has required our schools to open late (such as a two-hour delay) or even to close. School delays and closures are still a possibility this year. In the event of a school delay, we will still continue with on-site Hybrid schedule as planned for Group A and Group B students. They will start their day exactly 2 hours later than normal.

In the event of a full school day cancellation, we plan to switch to asynchronous learning for the day, and your teachers will post assignments and learning by 10am on that day via Seesaw or Google Classroom. More information will be provided the day of a delay and/or closure. You can find more information about the decision process for determining whether to close or delay school on our website at finleysd.org/departments/transportation. As a reminder, please do NOT call the schools or bus drivers regarding school closure or delay information.