A Blizzard Bag Day is a snow day, with a few expectations….. You do your school work at home. You use supplies you have at home – books, pencils, pens, computer and paper. Many of your lessons will include activities. If you have questions about a particular assignment, you can email your teacher.
Sacred Heart School has implemented a Blizzard Bag Program (BB) to provide students with independent instruction at home. Assignments in the BB are to be completed on the days that school is cancelled due to inclement weather or another dedicated emergency. BB lessons are designed by your child’s teacher as an extension of the academic curriculum. Blizzard Bags will be sent home in November and must remain at home. Parents and students are responsible for keeping the bag in a safe and secure place.
Within each BB there will be envelopes or folders that are labeled “Day 1”, “Day 2”, and “Day 3”. Each folder/envelope corresponds to 1 cancelled school day. For example, if school is cancelled for only 1 day, only “Day 1” lessons will be required to be completed by your child. If we have a second day of cancellation, lessons in the “Day 2” folder/envelope would be required for completion by your child. The same goes until all envelopes/folders are used. Teachers will add additional lessons as needed to replenish the Blizzard Bag envelopes/folders. Each folder/envelope will have instructions from your child’s teacher, papers which need to be completed and other materials needed for the lessons. Teachers may anticipate a cancellation beforehand and assign an alternative lesson. If this is the case, that teacher will make it known to parents/guardians through a student’s agenda, a note, and/or an email to parents.
Students must return all completed assignments to their teacher upon returning to school. Assignments that are not finished will be marked “late”. Students could receive a zero (0), demerit, or detention for missing or incomplete work. In order for the BB Day to count as a full school day, at least 75% of the student body must submit complete the assigned lessons. If this does not occur, additional day(s) will be added to the end of the school year in June.
If your child has questions regarding his/her lessons, parents and/or older students should email their teacher during regular school hours. Throughout the BB school day teachers will be periodically checking their email and will respond to any questions.
Your support and understanding is greatly appreciated.