Calamity Days

Calamity Day Assignments Listed Below 

 

This page is to provide information on calamity days, and the district’s plan for missed assignments, due to the number of school closures based on weather-related events, should we 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 last school year (2017-2018), Springboro Schools’ has scheduled “excess” hours above the minimum number of hours required to accommodate weather-related situations that delay or cancel school. Hours missed above the required minimum do not have to be made up. This was referenced in the parent letter sent out last year, as well as our Calamity Days FAQ webpage.

 

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-related events, is best communicated when presented in “days.” Therefore, should the district be closed, due to a weather-related event for - 

 

One (1) to five (5) days

No assignment work will be sent home

 

Six (6) to ten (10) days

Assignments will be sent home*

 

Eleven (11) days or more

School days will be added to the district calendar, and communication will be sent to parents/students

 

*Please Note: Assignments being sent home will be grade level assignment work, generated by grade level teachers in grades K-8, related to assignments 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. Also, as always, feel free to contact your school building directly.

Click Here for Parent Letter

 

Assignments

Calamity Day Six (6) - Ten (10)

The assignments listed below are grade level assignment work, generated by grade level teachers in grades PK-8, related to assignments in the four (4) core areas of instruction (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies). High school coursework has been 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 direct e-mail. This is authentic work, based on the curriculum, and is not considered a “blizzard bag.”
 
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not see your school's or grade level's assignment work just yet, they are currently being worked on and will be posted in the event of additional calamity days.
 
 

Clearcreek Elementary (PreK - 1st)

 

Five Points Elementary (2nd - 5th)

 

Dennis Elementary (2nd - 5th)

 

Springboro Intermediate (6th)

Assignments will be provided via Google Classroom (Check with Teacher)
 
 
 

Springboro Junior High School (7th - 8th)

7th Grade - English Language Arts: Log On to Membean (Complete 20 Minutes of Training at 75% Accuracy)
7th Grade - Math (All Levels): Log On to Pearson (Topic 1 Review [Day 6], Topic 2 Review [Day 7], etc.)
7th Grade - Science: Pick an Article That Relates to a Topic Discussed in Class, Fill Out Summary Here
7th Grade - Social Studies: What Is Economics
8th Grade - English Language Arts: Log On to Google Classroom (Complete Air Test Prep Practice)
8th Grade - Math: Log On to Pearson (Ch. 7 Review [Day 6], Ch. 8 Review [Day 7], Prepare for Semester Exam
8th Grade - Log On to Pearson (Topic 1/2 Benchmark Assessment [Day 6], Topic 3/4 [Day 7], etc.)
8th Grade - Science: Pick an Article That Relates to a Topic Discussed in Class, Fill Out Summary Here
8th Grade - Social Studies: What Is Economics
 
 
 

Springboro High School (9th - 12th)

High school coursework has been generated based on the individual student schedule, due to the various courses taken. This will be communicated to the student directly through Google Classroom, the teacher website, or e-mail. Please check for direct communication from your teacher/administrator for calamity day assignment work.
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How many hours of instruction were each of your schools originally scheduled for the school year?

A: Based on grade level; Half-Day Kindergarten (455 Hrs. - State minimum), 1st-6th Grade (910 Hrs. - State minimum), and 7th-12th Grade (1,001 Hrs. - State minimum), the amount of hours scheduled for instruction will differ, based on the State required minimum number of hours. Springboro Schools intentionally schedule over this required minimum amount, in order to avoid falling below the minimum hours of instruction, as required by the State. The number of hours of instruction during a school year is based on 180 days; Therefore, the required minimum per day for;

 

Half-Day Kindergarten would be 2.5 hrs. (455/180 = 2.5). We set ours above this to account for weather related closures.

1st - 5th Grade would be 5.05 hrs., not including lunch time (910/180 = 5.05). We set ours at 6.45 hrs. per day to account for weather related closures.

6th - 12th Grade would be 5.6 hrs., not including lunch time (1,001/180 = 5.56). We set ours to 7.00 hrs. per day to account for weather related closures.

 

However, even though our numbers were set well above the minimum required by the State and we will not exceed this, we still intend to make up any instructional time that would exceed what would amount to 5 days (the hours vary, depending on grade).

 

Q: How many scheduled hours of instruction have your schools missed in 2018-19 due to snow, cold, water issues, bus issues or any other "calamity?"

A: As of February 2019, Springboro Schools has been closed 6 days (Springboro High School is 7 Days), during the 2018-2019 school year. Again, given the hours are different per grade level, it is easier to specify in days even though the State requirements are listed in hours.

 

Q: Will Springboro Schools only make up instructional time if you risk going below the state's minimum number of hours? Or do you have some different policy, such as stating that you'll make up time if you miss a certain number of days?

A: Even though Springboro Schools’ numbers were set well above the minimum required by the State and we will not exceed this, we still intend to make up any instructional time that would exceed what would amount to 5 days. Please see the steps above.

In accordance with State and Federal law, Springboro Community City Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities who wish to attend and/or participate in school events. Such individuals should notify the Superintendent if they require a reasonable accommodation.

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