It's WINTER TIME in West Virginia!
Weather is unpredictable!
Monongalia County has a range of elevations - our weather can vary from corner to corner!
So, what we are able to do is "re-imagine classroom time".
Arctic Academy is a Monongalia County Schools program that allows schools to re-imagine classroom time disrupted by inclement weather or unforeseen calamities preventing a traditional day of instruction.
An Arctic Academy day counts as a day of instruction!
Arctic Academy days will be announced by schoolmessenger to both staff and families pertaining to the day.
You can further verify if it's an Arctic Academy day by going to any school website or the county website or following @Monongalia_Co (on Twitter) or @MonongaliaCountySchools (on Facebook).
On an Arctic Academy day, students stay home and staff reports to work.
Teachers will be available at the school to help on an Arctic Academy Day!
Call the school! Email your teacher! (You can use Schoology to contact your teacher!)
Students are expected to participate in the Arctic Academy by completing all provided assignments. Students in grades 3 -12 will complete assignments designed by their teachers that have been preloaded to their student Chromebooks. These assignments should not require internet for completion.
These assignments will be downloaded (at school) using their Chromebook. Many of the Arctic Academy assignments will be located in Offline documents on their Chromebook. Each teacher will communicate a method(s) of how the activities will be placed on their Chromebook, as well as, the manner students will turn in these assignments.
Teachers have worked with the students at various times, since the start of school, to make sure they know how to access their Arctic Academy lessons.
The expectations of the Arctic Academy Day will be assignments of approximately twenty minutes, per class, that they are enrolled in during the current term. All work assigned will be work that can be completed independently and consist of review material and nothing that contains newly presented information. All assignments can be turned in within a minimum of 2 days upon return to school. Any work assignments turned in after 5 days will be marked as a missing assignment. All accommodations will be addressed by your child’s teacher.
Your student’s attendance will be based upon the completion of the assignments and time spent on completing them through the provided materials. We realize the importance of the home and school connection and encourage you to be aware of and support the Arctic Academy activities.
You will receive a School Messenger call that will indicate the day will be used for Arctic Academy. This will be the notification that your student will be responsible for accessing the Arctic Academy assignments. Teachers will be available on an Arctic Academy Day and will respond to emails, Schoology messages or Google Classroom requests to answer questions your student may have regarding the assignment. While it may not be possible for a teacher to immediately respond to your student, please be aware the best methods of contact is through email or message the teachers through Schoology.
We continue to recognize the importance of home and school partnerships in educating our students. Thank you for your support. It is an essential component of a student’s success.