Inclement weather plans

Inclement weather plans
Posted on 02/10/2021
Dear Tahoma Families:

Cold air is moving into our area this week, bringing with it the chance of snow by late Wednesday or Thursday. Here are some things to think about if snow begins to accumulate:

• We will continue to operate our schools. In-person classes will switch to remote learning during severe weather, if roads are unsafe for buses.

• If there are scattered power or internet service outages, families are asked to contact their school and let us know that they can’t access remote learning; students should work offline on their own. We do not expect families to go looking for wifi locations outside their home. If there are widespread outages, we are likely to cancel school.

• There will be no curbside food service when buses don't run.

We will do our best to provide you with timely information about school closures. We will send voice and email messages to all staff and families. Information also will be posted to the district website, social media, and local TV and radio stations via the FlashAlert system.

Here are details about how school will be conducted if the weather disrupts buses.

Elementary Snow day school plan:
We want to provide information to our families on our snow day schedule for remote learning in the event of inclement weather. At elementary, if we have a snow day we will move all instruction for our students who are currently attending on the AM/PM hybrid schedule to the remote learning schedule. For our students who may be receiving support through RAP/MAP/ELL or Special Education, those scheduled services will continue at their regular school day scheduled times, or if this is not possible, teachers may provide an asynchronous lesson.

Students will ZOOM in with their teacher on the schedule below.

Snow day schedule

Our teachers will be implementing “snow-day closure” lessons. These lessons could look and sound a little different because teachers may not have access to all of the tools and materials they would typically use. Please know that this is temporary and that our teachers will be providing students with quality instruction.

Teachers will determine appropriate times for stretch/brain breaks and/or hands-on activities and more independent work during the morning core blocks with students. Instruction will not be continuous on-screen ZOOM from 8:45-11:00.

While none of us like the challenges inclement weather brings, we also want to remember that through the eyes of a child, snow often brings a sense of magic and wonder that we know our teachers and families will also embrace.
If you have questions or concerns, please ask your child’s teacher, the front office staff or email us at TSDMessages@tahomasd.us.

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