Amended substitute House Bill 416, recently signed by Governor Kasich, gives schools an additional four calamity days, but only after they have used four of their own scheduled contingency days.
Arcanum-Butler has missed a total of 10 days to this point. Three of the four required contingency days have been made up by utilizing two blizzard bag days and by having students attend school on President’s Day. House Bill 416 permits days 10-13 to count as additional calamity days. Therefore, the district must make-up only one additional day based on HB 416 requirements.
Because the district previously submitted a plan for utilizing three blizzard bags, we will use the third blizzard bag as our last required contingency day. Students will be assigned the blizzard bag on April 21 and be given two weeks to complete the required assignments.
Though blizzard bag #3 had previously been distributed to all students, teachers may find it necessary to adjust the assignments to make those assignments relevant for a particular class. Those changes will be communicated ahead of time to all students. If you have any questions about the assignments, please direct those questions to the teacher and/or appropriate building level principal.
As a reminder, the last day of school will be May 29. We appreciate your time and patience during this “extreme” year and look forward to warmer weather!