District to implement Modified Learning Day during hazardous winter weather conditions
While under distance learning, Walla Walla Public Schools is modifying how it responds during dangerous weather conditions this winter season. There will be no two-hour delays this school year. If road conditions are poor, campuses will remain closed to students and staff for safety, but learning will continue for all students remotely regardless of what reopening stage the district is in.
During these Modified Learning Days, all students will stay home and engage in distance learning with their teachers. Depending on weather conditions, grab and go meal services may still be available at district meal pick up locations. Households will receive notification by phone, usually by 6:15 a.m., notifying families if winter weather conditions will result in a Modified Learning Day and if meal services will be available for pickup.
“With our 1-1 technology program we are able to implement this new approach when mother nature doesn't cooperate,” said Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith. “Implementing Modified Learning Days during winter weather conditions excludes us from having to make up these snow days at the end of the year."