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Flexible Instruction Days

Flexible Instructional Plan 

What is a Flexible Instructional Day Plan:

The Pennsylvania Department of Education allows school districts to deliver a flexible instructional day during a school emergency closure, such as a weather related event. A district may institute up to 5 flexible instructional days in a school year which count towards the PDE-required minimum of 180-days. Our PDE and School Board approved Flexible Instructional Day Plan allows for instruction and learning activities in a more flexible format (i.e. students will not be required to be fully virtual all day long) as well as office hours for teacher support and guidance. The general framework of expectations is provided below 

What to Expect:

Elementary- Video or "live" instruction through Zoom of an instructional segment for ELA, Math, and Science or Social Studies with an accompanying instructional activity for each content area. For specials, an optional learning activity will be uploaded for those students who would have had that particular special during the school day of closure. Homeroom teachers will be available for students 9:30 to 9:55 via Zoom to ensure students are aware of the assignments for the day and to take attendance as well well as one additional 15-20 minute "check-in" time later in the day (1:00 PM to 1:20 PM) to review any questions that have arisen. Videos and schedules will be uploaded within the first hour of the instructional (teacher) day.

Secondary- Attendance taken at "homeroom/teacher check in"- 9:30-9:45 A.M. at SLMS and 9:00-9:15 A.M. at Penncrest. Video or "live" instruction through Zoom of direct teaching of skill/content area with an accompanying instructional activity that allows for application/reinforcement of content/skills for those classes on a student's roster during the day of closure.  Each teacher will also hold virtual office hours between the hours of 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM. Videos and schedules will be uploaded within the first hour of the instructional day.