Q: How many Calamity Days is Springboro Schools at now?
A: As of now (February 11, 2021), Springboro Schools has missed three (3) school days during the 2020-2021 school year, due to weather. Therefore, should Springboro Schools be forced to close for weather again, that would continue with day four (4).
Q: When would my student(s) have to go remote, based on a weather related closing?
A: Full Remote/Online Learning for all grade levels (PreK - 12) would begin on day four (4) of missed school, for a weather-related closing.
Q: In previous years, students would not have to begin making up work until calamity day six (6). Why has this changed?
A: Given the district started the school year later, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (Sept. 8/9/10/11 - Hybrid, and Sept. 14 - All Students), the number of calamity days decreased, in order for us to end school around the same time, per a traditional school year.
Q: How many hours of instruction were each of the schools originally scheduled for?
A: Based on grade level (in a traditional school year); 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 , we still intend to make up any instructional time that would exceed what would amount to three (3) days (the hours vary, depending on grade).
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 three (3) days. Please see the steps above.