No more snow days? Remote-learning instead

No more snow days? Remote-learning instead
Posted on 11/09/2020
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No more snow days?

(Quotes from HPS Superintendent, Dr. Robbie Adell, included in the HDR article on Nov.7, 2020)

Hickory Public Schools Superintendent Robbie Adell said the system plans to use remote learning as an option in the event of inclement weather. He added that make-up days will not be needed since remote learning will count as instructional time.

Adell said if a student loses power, they will not be penalized with an absence. “The students will not need to make up missed days (if they lose power). Teachers will post assignments and once the student(s) have power, they can review the assignments and class recordings as they address a revised schedule with their teachers,” he explained.

Adell pointed to the positive: Not having make-up days also means not extending the school year. “Using remote-learning days allows us to complete the school year at an earlier date (versus) extending the school year,” he explained.

“In years past, due to inclement weather, we consistently faced the possibility of scheduling Saturday school, giving up spring break, removing other holidays, or extending the school year into summer,” Adell continued. “While COVID-19 has certainly brought many hardships to our community, the option of remote learning during inclement weather should prove to be helpful.”

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