We are now six weeks into the 2020-21 school year and we continue to learn. There is additional burden on our staff when operating within the uncertainty of COVID, supporting both F2F and distance learning and the learners who switch between environments. We are proud of the phenomenal job they have done to this point, but realize they need more support.
The KM Board of Education approved modification of the 2020-21 calendar to increase scheduled professional days in support of our educators, in lieu of banked days for inclement weather. The reason for banked “snow days” no longer exists in the same manner as before. When severe weather occurs, the district will close buildings, but at-home learning will continue. Students will be expected to engage in their scheduled classes from their homes, under the instruction of their teachers.
These additional days, formerly "snow days," will now be utilized as much-needed support for our staff for engaging in professional development, developing digital content, record keeping, conferencing, and collaborating with colleagues around instructional practice.