FIDs vs. Snow Days

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Posted On: Thursday, December 2, 2021

Dear Canon-McMillan School District Parents/Guardians and Staff,

The district has received questions regarding if there will be snow days for the 2021-2022 school year. As you may or may not know, Canon-McMillan School District has been approved for five (5) Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs), which may be used in place of a school day that would be canceled because of inclement weather or another emergency situation. On a FID, students will complete remote instruction/learning activities and assignments provided by their teachers at home.

The benefit of implementing a FID is that it does not require additional make-up days when school is canceled, which could shorten the spring break or extend the school year. The District received approval for five (5) FIDs per school year for the next three years. 

How does the district determine if a Snow Day or a FID will be used?

If the district receives information that there will be inclement weather in advance then a FID will likely be used. If the inclement weather is unexpected then a Snow Day will likely be used. FIDs will be treated as the asynchronous Wednesdays that occurred during the 2020-2021 school year. This means that lessons and instruction must be posted by 10:00 AM. Coursework can be completed at any point during the day as long as it is submitted the next school day.

Each building has sent out surveys to their schools to inquire how many devices will be needed for their household if a FID should occur. These surveys are important because if the FID is used the technology will be passed out the day before and the FID will run smoothly.  Printed materials may also be used in addition and sent home prior to the FID.

If there are any additional questions regarding FIDs, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions link or contact your building principal.

Thank you,

Canon-McMillan School District

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