FLEXIBLE INSTRUCTION DAYS
As announced previously our school district plan will be to use our five built-in snow days for any weather-related school closure. Once these five built-in snow days are used, our school district has the ability to use what is called a Flexible Instructional Day or “FID” in the event one or both of our buildings would not be able to be used for in-person instruction.
Elementary will be running grade-specific schedules (these schedules will be shared via your child’s Google Classroom.) Elementary students may also have access to paper packets that will be provided to students.
Again, it is possible we will never need to use a Flexible Instruction Day but I would like our district, and district families, to be aware of our FID day plan in the event one is necessary.
Every Pennsylvania school district has its own plan related to the possibility of using FID days, or not using them at all.
Finally, we will try to announce the FID day as early as possible, but as we have learned from recent weather forecasts, it may have to be announced last minute. But my every intention will be to announce as early as possible for planning purposes.
|* Will follow Cycle Day Schedule (Cycle Day will be communicated with the announcement of FID Day)|
|* Teachers will be “live” with all students from their classroom via Google Meet|
|* In the event that teachers are absent – they will leave assignments in Google Classroom|
|* Students will log on to Teacher Google Classroom to join Google Meet Link for each specific class|
|* Special Education students will receive additional information from their teachers regarding their schedule.|
|* TELA students will follow their normal daily schedule|
|* Lessons will NOT be recorded|
|* Staff will report to the building on a two-hour delay schedule|
|* Students must be logged in to their Homeroom Class by 10:45 for attendance. Any student not logged on at the time will be marked absent|
KINDERGARTEN FID DAY SCHEDULE
|10:45 homeroom/ morning meeting|
|2:35 Storytime/ Writing|
1st Grade Schedule
|10:45 – Homeroom|
|10:50 – 11:20 – Lunch|
|11:30 – ELA|
|12:10 – Special|
|1:00 – ELA|
|2:00 – Math|
2nd Grade Schedule
|2-Hour Delay Schedule|
|10:50 – Math|
|12:10 – Reading|
|1:40 – Spelling/Phonemic Awareness|
|2:05 – Grammar|
|2:30 – Handwriting/Science/Social Studies|
3rd Grade Schedule
|10:45 – 11:15||Homeroom/Positive Action|
|11:25 – 11:50||Reading|
4th Grade Schedule
|*11:30-12:00: Social Studies|
|*1:30-2:30: Reading/Language Arts|
5th Grade Schedule
|10:45 – 11:20||Homeroom|
|11:25 – 11:55||Lunch|
|12:10 – 12:40||ELA – McGinley|
|12:45 – 1:15||Reading – Darrah|
|1:20 – 1:50||Math – Grayeski/McAndrew|
|1:55 – 2:25||Science – Lazicki|
|2:30 – 3:00||Social Studies – Paulson|
6th Grade Schedule
|11:10 – 11:40||Math|
|11:45 – 12:15||Lunch|
|12:30 – 1:00||ELA|
|1:30 – 2:00||Reading|
|2:00 – 2:30||Science|
|2:30 – 3:00||Social Studies|
|8:15-9:00 Morning Routines: Brush hair & teeth, Eat Breakfast|
|9:00-9:30 Center Time & Stories|
|9:30-10:00 Morning Meeting: Social Lessons & Interactive Board|
|10:00-10:30 Small or Large Group Lessons|
|10:30-11:30 Work Time (Free Choice)|
|11:30-12:15 Inside Gross Motor Activities|
|12:45-1:30 Outside Recess|
|1:30-2:00 Work Time (Free Choice) & Snack|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a FID Day?
With the passage of Act 64 of 2019, section 1506 was added to the Pennsylvania Public
School Code (“School Code”), 24 P.S. § 15-1506, enabling public school entities the
opportunity to develop an FID (Flexible Instructional Day) program to meet the 180
instructional day requirement of section 1501 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code,
24 P.S. § 15-1501. The FID program may be online, offline, or a combination of the
While public school entities are expected to build make-up days into their local school
calendars, FID programs can support public school entities in cases when
circumstances prevent the delivery of instruction in its customary manner or location
for any of the following reasons: an epidemic, a hazardous weather condition, a law
enforcement emergency, the inoperability of school buses or other equipment
necessary to the public school entity’s operation, damage to a school building, or a
temporary circumstance rendering any portion of a school building unfit or unsafe for
How will my child be tracked for attendance during an FID Day?
All students in grades K-6 must be logged into their Homeroom Google Classroom by
10:45 for attendance. Any student not logged on during their Homeroom Google
Classroom at this time will be marked absent.
What cycle day will we be following?
We will follow our 6-day cycle day schedule just like a normal school day and we will
communicate the specific cycle day with the announcement of the FID Day.
Will new material be taught on the FID day?
No new instructional material will be covered during FID days. FID days will be used
for review and reinforcement of coursework previously taught.
What should I do if I have a technical issue?
If my child is sick or cannot attend virtually today will the lessons be recorded?
No, lessons will not be recorded. Assignments will be on each specific teacher’s Google
Other than my child’s Chromebook, what other technology will my child need?
I am a working parent, what are the expectations?
Do the best you can. Our school district is here to help you. You can email or call the
main office at 570 339 1500 for support.
If my child needs extra support or has questions during the FID day, when is a good time to contact teachers?
All teachers will have their planning period from 10:00 am until 10:45 am. You can
email your teacher during the school day or at this time to receive additional support.