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BB FAQs

ANSWERS TO TYPICAL QUESTIONS

Is every snow day a Blizzard Bag Day? 
No. There will still be traditional snow days. You will receive notice of a BB Day via the District's Rapid Alert Notification System. Time of year, the nature of the closure, and other extenuating circumstances impact the decision of a BB Day. There may be cases where students can enjoy a good old-fashioned snow day.

Do all schools have the same lessons? 
No. Please see your specific Blizzard Bag plans online or in your physical Blizzard Bag. 

What if I don’t have internet access? 
All home/off-site learning will be accommodated for Blizzard Bag lessons. Elementary students will receive additional paper lessons. Middle and high school students should speak with their teacher to determine the appropriate plan. 

What happens if the lessons are not completed? 
Please connect with the teacher and/or school administrator for specific questions. If the assignments are not completed, due to a misunderstanding of the material/assignment, this is handled differently then if the assignment is not completed due to apathy. Student engagement and completion of BB assignments is how attendance is calculated at each school. Communication regarding assignment completion is very important.

What do teachers do on Blizzard Bag Day? 
BB Days are a school day for teachers too. Teachers will be interacting with their students online (blending instruction), working on lesson planning, content research, professional development, collaborative online meetings/discussions etc … Most importantly, teachers and administrators will be available to answer student/parent inquiries throughout the day. 

What if I have a question about a lesson? 
Please contact your teacher. All teachers will be available online throughout the day. If you do not have internet connectivity at home, please let your teacher know about how you may contact them. 

Why does KRSD have a Blizzard Bag program ? 
Learning happens everywhere and anytime. The KRSD Blizzard Bag program allows students to develop their understanding of the ways of learning. By promoting independent, hands-on/experiential learning, students are setting the stage for life-long learning. By using technology and the many resources available to them outside of the walls of the classroom, students develop skills they will need for future academic success! 

Additionally, the seven town school district of KRSD covers the largest geographic region in the state. Students in the towns of Springfield, Warner, Bradford, Newbury, Sutton, New London, and Wilmot have often missed school due to adverse weather conditions. Our Blizzard Bag program allows students to continue their learning under all circumstances.