Ohio weather is very unpredictable and we never know how many calamity days our school district will use. Currently, the State of Ohio permits five calamity days that do not have to be made up. In addition to these five days, West Branch has been granted an additional three days known as “Blizzard Bag” make up days. According to current state guidelines, we are able to make up an additional three days by using “Blizzard Bag/Calamity Day Activities.”
As of January 31, 2014, West Branch has exceeded the five calamity days allotted by the State and we are using Blizzard Bag/Calamity Day Activities to make up work. As of January 31, 2014, Knox students need to complete two blizzard bag day activities. All other West Branch students need to complete one day of Blizzard Bay/Calamity Day activities.
Teachers have posted Blizzard Bag/Calamity Day Activities on their web pages. Students will have two weeks from the date of the school closure to complete the Blizzard Bag/Calamity Day Activities. Students who do not have access to the internet from home, will receive their “Blizzard Bag” assignments when they return to school. If parents have questions or concerns, please contact the principal of your child’s school.