Flexible Instruction Days/Emergency Instructional Time
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Education is permitting school districts to provide for continuity of education through the use of Flexible Instruction Days/Emergency Instructional Time. These days would be used at times when the District determines it is safer to deliver instruction virtually, and would ensure that the District meets state requirements for instructional days and hours without adding days to the end of the school year.
Some examples of when these virtual learning days would be used include severe inclement weather that prohibits travel to school, significant spread of illness, or other emergencies. To prepare our school community for the use of these virtual learning days, we have prepared answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What happens on a Flexible Instruction Day?
- What would a FID schedule look like?
- How will parents/guardians know about a FID day?
- What platforms will be used to conduct the synchronous lessons?
- Will the virtual portion of the instructional day be recorded for later use?
- What if a student’s device is forgotten or not working, or if my child does not know how to log into Google Classroom/Canvas?
- What if there is something that precludes a student from participating virtually in a FID day, like a power outage or lack of internet access?
- What happens if a student is ill on a FID day?
- What are the expectations for students on a FID day?