Nov 22, 2021

Calamity Day Process and Procedures for Assignments

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Dear PLSD parents,

As the weather in Ohio starts to turn colder, PLSD would like to share with you the plans for if the district needs to cancel in-person classes. Calamity days will be converted from in-person days to virtual learning. The following will explain the process for those virtual days.

Please make sure your contacts are up to date in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal so you receive all calamity day communications from Pickerington Schools.

All assignments will be posted into Seesaw (grades K-4) or Google Classroom (grades 5-12) by 9:00 AM of the calamity day. All activities will be asynchronous, meaning students will be able to work on the assignments at their own pace. Students’ lessons in grades K-4 will focus largely on reading and mathematics. The related arts will also post on SeeSaw depending on the rotation day (ABCDE).  Students in grades 5-12 will have assignments from each of their subjects/periods.

Teachers will host two 30-minute Google Meets that are optional for students to attend. Teachers will be available during these Google Meets to assist students with their calamity work. One Google Meet will be held between 9:00 AM and noon and the other will be held between noon and 3:00 PM. Teachers will post these links and times in SeeSaw and Google Classroom.

Students will have five school days to finish all calamity day assignments.

There is no requirement for submitting daily attendance through Infinite Campus.

Note for Kindergarten: If the iPads are not available to go home during the calamity day, assignments will be posted on the PLSD website. If families cannot access or print the assignments teachers will have copies available to hand out to students on the next in-person school day.  Kindergarten students will have five school days to complete the assignment from the date they were able to access them.