Get your "Blizzard Bags" here!
A reminder about Blizzard Bag due dates: Blizzard Bag #1 – due 2/19/2014, Blizzard Bag #2 – due 2/20/2014, Blizzard Bag #3 – due 3/3/2014.
Blizzard Bag Assignment #1, #2 and #3
At this point in the year, the West Clermont Local Schools have exceeded the number of snow days/calamity days provided by law.
The West Clermont Board of Education has approved the use of what the state has termed "blizzard bags" or take-home assignments. Once a district has exceeded their five allotted calamity days, the Ohio Department of Education allows districts to utilize “blizzard bags” to make up an additional three days of school if necessary. The Ohio Department of Education has approved West Clermont’s plan to do so during the 2013-14 school year.
Below you will find specific grade level assignments for elementary students as well as assignments for secondary students organized by building and then teacher. You will also find West Clermont’s plan for implementing this option. Please read the information below for details of the plan including how assignments will be graded and when they are due.
If you have questions about the use of “blizzard bags”, please contact your child’s teacher or building principal.
Kindergarten Blizzard Bag #1 (pdf) Kindergarten BB #2; Kindergarten Day 3
First Grade BB #1 (pdf); First Grade BB #2; First Grade BB #3
Second Grade BB#1(pdf); Second Grade BB#2; Second Grade BB#3
Third Grade BB #1 (pdf); Third Grade BB#2; Third Grade BB#3
Fourth Grade BB#1 (pdf); Fourth Grade BB#2; Fourth Grade BB#3
Fifth Grade BB#1 (pdf); Fifth Grade BB#2; Fifth Grade BB#3
Glen Este Middle School
Glen Este High School
Amelia Middle School
Amelia High School
Make-Up Plan for Calamity Days
Each classroom teacher (K-12) will develop a sufficient number of lessons requiring, in the judgment of the teacher, the amount of time equal to or greater than the amount of instructional time the student would receive for three school days in his or her class.
Teachers will update or replace such lessons as necessary throughout the school year based on the instructional progress of students.
On the day of the school closing, a lesson will be posted online in the morning for each course that was scheduled to meet on that day. All lessons will be placed on the district’s website, www.westcler.org on the day of the calamity day.
For elementary students, assignments are posted by grade level. For middle and high school students, students will click on the link to their school and then find each of their teachers to download their assignments.
Students must complete all assignments within a two-week period from the date of posting. If the student does not complete the lesson within this time period, the student will receive an incomplete or failing grade unless a reason sufficient to the teacher is provided. Students are encouraged to complete these lessons as soon as possible because most lessons are timely for the current area of study and students do not want to fall behind in their classes.
Students without access to the internet or a printer at home will be provided a hard copy of their assignments the day they return to school. Students using this option will be granted two weeks from the date of reopening to complete these lessons.