Flexible Instructional Day (FID)

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) approved the use of Flexible Instruction Days (FID) as an alternate form of instruction in place of a day otherwise cancelled due to inclement weather or building emergency.  PDE will count this as a full day of school.  The District has been approved to use up to a maximum of five (5) FID for this school year.  However, unlike in previous years, the FID will be held on the day of the building closure.

Any District closure on or before Friday, January 17th will be applied to a scheduled make-up day.

A District closure on or after Monday, January 20th may be a FID and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Notification: All decisions related to weather closures and/or the use of FID will be communicated to you via the notification system for school closures and schedule changes.  

Assignments: Prior to a FID, teachers will provide an explanation to students regarding the assignments and how to access the assignments that will need to be completed during the FID. Students are expected to complete assignments for all classes that would normally meet on the FID as this would count as a typical cycle day.  Younger students or students with accommodations may require support from an adult.  

Access: Students will access activities for that typical school day through their teachers’ website, Schoology (grades 6 -12), a paper copy or information downloaded to a device for offline access.  Online and offline options will be provided in a format that the student has experienced during the school year.  

Work Completion and Attendance: Students will submit assignments during the FID or in paper-copy the next school day.  Recognizing that students may face other circumstances or a lack of Internet connection on a day of inclement weather, students will have three days beyond the FID to complete all assignments.  Students that do not complete the assignments within three days for the designated FID will be noted as absent for that day following the District’s attendance policy. 

Teacher and Staff Availability: Your child’s teacher(s) will be available for assistance via email from 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm during the FID.  Your school’s principal, counselor and nurse will also be available on a FID via email.
The District believes that using a Flexible Instructional Day will allow students and teachers to continue the learning process while responding to a weather closure in an efficient manner.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your school principal.

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