Emergency Learning Day Plans
District 33 schools occasionally close during extreme summer and winter weather. Late-night snow or ice storms are the most likely reasons for school closing; however, power outages, high summer temperatures, or heating system failure may also be factors. The administration will attempt to determine and communicate school closings by the evening before the affected day.
An Emergency Learning Day may be announced if the district administration can anticipate an emergency that would close schools. If the district cannot predict an emergency early enough, a school cancelation will be announced, and there will be no instruction via Emergency Learning.
What factors are considered when determining an Emergency Learning Day versus School Cancelation?
The following factors are taken into consideration as to whether or not to call an Emergency Learning Day or to cancel school:
An Emergency Learning Day will occur if:
- The district administration can anticipate a weather or related emergency the day before.
- The district has enough time to prepare and send work packets home with students.
- Type of emergency and length of the school closure.
School Cancelation will occur if:
- The district administration cannot anticipate a weather or related emergency the day before.
- The district has not been able to send work packets home with students.
What is an Emergency Learning Day?
Emergency Learning Days occur when in-person learning is not possible. On this day, students will complete the work packets that were sent home before the day of the school closure. Teachers will be available via email and Parent Square to answer questions but will not provide direct instruction via Google Meets.
Will the School Year Be Extended Due to an Emergency Learning Day or School Cancelation?
Emergency Learning Days are instructional days and do not require districts to extend the school calendar later into the summer. Districts may utilize up to five (5) Emergency Learning Days a year.
School Cancelation days are non-instructional days and will extend the school calendar into the summer. Districts can extend their summer for up to five (5) days due to school cancelations.
The following tabs display the responsibilities of staff, students, and parents in the event of an emergency learning day: