At Home Learning Assignments Listed Below (COVID-19 District Closure)
Parent Letter - At Home Learning Instruction COVID-19/Coronavirus (March 16, 2020)
This page is to provide information on calamity days, and the district’s plan for missed assignments and remote learning, due to the number of school closures based on weather-related events, COVID-19, other illinesses, or state of emergency should Springboro Schools fall below our own desired hours for instruction in the classroom or the State of Ohio’s minimum number of hours.
Springboro Schools, as well as all Ohio districts and schools, are on hour-based, not day-based, schedules during the school year. As a result, there are no longer “calamity days” in Springboro Schools. Instead, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, Springboro Schools has scheduled “excess” hours above the minimum number of hours required to accommodate weather, COVID-19, other illness, or state of emergency situations that delay or cancel school. Hours missed above the required minimum do not have to be made up.
While the State of Ohio no longer requires using the term “calamity days,” Springboro Schools feels as though the number of hours missed due to weather, COVID-19, other illness, or state of emergency events, is best communicated when presented in “days.” Therefore, should the district be closed, due to a weather, illness, or state of emergency event for -
One (1) to five (5) days
No assignment work will be sent home
Six (6) to ten (10) days
Assignments will be posted online with teachers available (during school hours)*
Eleven (11) days or more
School days will be added to the district calendar for weather-related closures (exceptions could be made for COVID-19, other illness, or state of emergency), and communication will be sent to parents/students
*Please Note: Assignments being sent home for remote learning will be grade level assignment work, generated by grade level teachers in grades K-8, related to work activities/e-learning on reading and math subjects for grades 2-4 and reading, math, and science for grade 5. Junior High school assignments will be in the four (4) core areas of instruction (English Language Arts, Mathematics,
Science, and Social Studies). High school (grades 9-12) coursework will be generated based on the individual student schedule due to the various courses taken. This will be communicated to the student through Google Classroom, the teacher website, or via e-mail. This will be authentic work, based on the curriculum, and is not considered a “blizzard bag.” Assignments being sent home, in the event the district is closed for six (6) to ten (10) days due to a weather-related event, will be available on Springboro Schools’ district website for students to access and complete each grade level assignment, based on their current curriculum in the four (4) core areas of instruction.
We appreciate your understanding, and realize the possible need for further explanation on the State of Ohio’s hour-based schedules during the school year. Should you have questions related to this, please visit our Calamity Days FAQ webpage (listed below) or our COVID-19 webpage. Also, as always, feel free to contact your school building directly or the Springboro Schools' Central Office at 937-748-3960.