Weather Related Closure Information

  • Virtual Instruction

    Given the unique circumstances of this year, we believe there is great value in providing our students with as many instructional minutes as we can. Therefore, this year we will provide students with remote/e-learning on days when in-person learning is not possible due to adverse weather conditions (usually known as “snow days”). 

    On these days, students will have abbreviated schedules that allow them to receive quality instruction and enjoy some free time.

    Below are guidelines and expectations for remote/e-learning on inclement weather school days.

    Elementary School

    All elementary students will begin their day at 9:00 a.m. with a remote, live morning meeting with their homeroom teacher. Attendance will be taken and learning expectations for the day will be shared at that time. K-2 students will dedicate 2-3 hours to online learning. Students may use independent work time, as needed, to complete their assigned coursework. Grade 3-5 students will dedicate 3-4 hours to online learning. Students may use independent work time, as needed, to complete their assigned coursework.

    DCE Middle School

    For cohorts assigned to learn at home on that day, students will continue with their normally scheduled learning activities.

    For cohorts who were scheduled for in-person learning on that day, students will log in at 9:00 a.m. for a WebEx meeting with their house teacher(s) and review learning expectations for the day. All lessons will be uploaded to Canvas by 9:00 a.m.

    Attendance will be determined by a student meeting the clearly-defined expectations set out by their instructors.

    DCE Junior High

    For cohorts assigned to learn at home on that day, students will continue with their normally scheduled learning activities.

    For cohorts who were scheduled for in-person learning on that day, students will log in to their Canvas accounts and complete the scheduled activities and lessons. All lessons will be uploaded to Canvas by 9:00 a.m. Teachers will meet virtually with students and host virtual office hours as needed.

    Attendance will be determined by a student meeting the clearly-defined expectations set out by their instructors.

    DCE Senior High

    For cohorts assigned to learn at home on that day, students will continue with their normally scheduled learning activities.

    For cohorts who were scheduled for in-person learning on that day, students will log in to their Canvas accounts and complete the scheduled activities and lessons. All lessons will be uploaded to Canvas by 9:00 a.m. Teachers will meet virtually with students and host virtual office hours as needed.

    Attendance will be determined by a student meeting the clearly-defined expectations set out by their instructors.

    Everest Virtual Academy

    Students should follow their normal schedule for that day and complete tasks as assigned. 

  • How are families notified of school closures/delays?

    Once the district makes the decision to close school, delay the start of school, dismiss students early, or cancel after-school activities and events, notifications will be sent out via the following channels.

    • District website
    • Email/phone notification through Infinite Campus (please check your contact information to be certain it is current)
    • District and school social media channels
    • Local media outlets
  • How are weather-related school closure decisions made?

    When reports of inclement weather begin to circulate, the district’s transportation manager, bus service and superintendent begin monitoring and tracking the situation — consulting the weather service about the timing of the weather system and Marathon County regarding road conditions. The final decision to delay the start of classes or close schools is based on road conditions and weather data and is made as early as possible in order to provide families with prompt notice.