The ANSAA (Arkansas Non-public School Accrediting Association) Board voted at the June 8, 2015 board meeting to grant use of Inclement Weather Make-Up Days (such as Cyber Days, Distance Learning, Off-Campus Student Work Assignments, etc.). Each Inclement Weather Make-Up day will count toward one, six-hour day of the 178-day requirement outlined in ANSAA Standard *6.1. The school must adhere to general guidelines.
Here is how it will work if we have an “Inclement Weather” day:
Students shall be marked “present” on the “Cyber Day” for the purposes of attendance under Standard *6.1 as noted above. The student’s completion of the assignments will serve as additional verification of “attendance.”
As necessary, it is appropriate to send a hard-copy assignment home for students without internet access. Parents need to provide an emailed request regarding this.
Teachers will take into consideration that all assignments are based on previously covered material in the classroom. Students who are unable to complete the assignment at home, due to lack of internet access or other factors, will be given additional time to complete assignments (up to 1 week from the date of “inclement weather day”).
Lessons will be designed for students with needs, utilizing their program specifications and accommodations. Submission of Assignments–Students, where applicable, will be directed to submit assignments electronically. All other assignments will be returned in the assignment package/folder sent home prior to the inclement weather day.
Please note that it remains our goal to have students in school. Flexible Instructional Days are permissible up to 5 days within a regular 178 school day year.