Superintendent Angela Grunewald sent the following letter to parents on January 30 announcing that Tuesday, January 31 would be a remote learning day.

Superintendent Letter

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,

My decision to have in-person learning today was based on weather forecasts watched and read at 4:00 this morning. Edmond received more wintery mix than anticipated just as many of you were taking your children to school. By the time the weather arrived, it was too late to make changes.

I appreciate our hard-working teachers who showed up for our students and our support staff members who cleared the sleet, safely transported our students, and fed them warm and nutritious meals.

Because of the current moisture on the roads and the forecasted additional waves of a wintery mix, the district will pivot to remote learning on Tuesday, January 31.

Teachers will put lessons in Canvas and/or Seesaw. Teachers and school sites will reach out to parents identifying specific directions for student work during remote learning, including the Google Meet schedule. Teachers will be available for questions/feedback between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 pm via email or Canvas.

During remote learning, students should plan to do the following:

  • Log in to Canvas and/or Seesaw and make progress on their work to be counted present. Attendance will be taken. Students may also have some pencil/paper work. Students do not have to log in at any certain time.
  • Attend a Google Meet, if able. While attendance in Google Meets is not required, it is strongly encouraged.
  • Connect with teachers via email or Canvas to ask questions or get feedback on assignments if needed.
  • Follow an Individualized Education Program (IEP) contingency plan for remote learning. The IEP teacher of record will notify students about the specific contingency plan.
  • Students will be given the number of remote days, plus 1 in-person learning day to complete assignments.
  • With ice, there could be power outages causing families and staff to experience intermittent device connectivity issues. We ask that students simply do their best to log in and complete assignments.

As a reminder, remote days are learning days and do not have to be made up later in the year.

There have been questions about why we are going remote instead of taking a snow day. Last spring we surveyed all parents and teachers to get input on these decisions. Only 4% of teachers and 30% of parents told us they preferred a snow day with an additional day in May rather than a remote learning day. Our calendar and our inclement weather plan were based on this survey input.

We are making this decision based on tomorrow’s weather forecast as early as possible to help your family plan and prepare. Thank you for your patience and grace as we navigate this weather together.


Angela Grunewald