For the 2016-2017 school year, the Arcanum-Butler Local School District will continue to use calamity days in the event of school cancellations. If the district uses all five (5) calamity days, blizzard bags will again be used. Once all three (3) blizzard bag days are used, the district will utilize make-up days as noted on the district calendar.
The “Blizzard Bags” will be sent home with students in envelopes near the end of the first semester, or soon after. These will only be used in the event that days are needed. Notice will be given through the OneCall messaging system at the time of the cancellation. To fulfill the instructional requirements for each day, your child will be provided activities or materials to complete. The material will represent an approximate amount of time your child would spend in a classroom for each course/class. Students will have two weeks to complete the work from the date of each missed day and are required to receive a grade for each assignment. Students who do not complete the necessary assignments are subject to regular classroom discipline for unfinished work and will be marked “unexcused” for that particular day.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s blizzard bag, please contact his/her teacher or appropriate building principal. Thank you for your support!
John N. Stephens