Remote learning was common during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and early-2021, but don’t expect those options to be common in lieu of snow days this calendar year.
Students around the region can breathe a sigh of relief, as most districts continue to enact the pre-pandemic, emergency closure procedures.
This is where schools plan for a certain number of snow days per year, which allows the district to have flexibility. While remote learning was common during the pandemic, and proposed as an alternative to snow days- many educators say the randomness of those occasions makes planning difficult.
“Obviously it’s good for kids to have a break like this,” one teacher told FingerLakes1.com. “It’s snow outside, they can get outside, get active. It’s a positive. From the teachers perspective – we’re planning days, if not weeks in advance – so having to modify those plans on a whim the night before, or day of, isn’t really a great option.” The teacher who spoke with FingerLakes1.com didn’t want to be identified in the story, but was willing to share her perspective.
Many districts in the region schedule around one full week of snow days. However, it’s up to individual school districts to come up with a schedule that makes sense for them.