LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- With remote learning now in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Albany High School has canceled its traditional snow days.
New Albany High School Principal Dr. Michelle Ginkins announced the change in an email to parents Monday. In previous years, if the district called off school due to snow, those days were made up during the scheduled two-week spring break.
"Now that we are a district that provides students with devices, we are planning to count all snow days as an instructional day per Indiana Department of Education e-Learning guidelines," Ginkins said via email.
Here's the plan: If a winter storm is expected, students and teachers are expected to take home chargers and devices.
During the virtual school day, Kindergarten through fourth grade teachers will meet with their students at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Google Meet. They're also expected to be around for questions between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
"We think this is just a good opportunity to still be able to give great instruction to our kids, without having to extend on into the summer," Assistant Superintendent Bill Briscoe said.
Fifth through 12th grade teachers will check in each period with students and have office hours between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Students will be given three school days to complete all of their e-learning day assignments.
"We may make adjustments, but we think we're on the right path here," Briscoe said.
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