District to implement Modified Learning Day during hazardous winter weather conditions by utilizing distance learning
Walla Walla Public Schools is modifying how it responds during inclement weather conditions due to advancements in distance learning. There will be no two-hour delays or school cancellations due to weather conditions this year. Instead, there will be Modified Learning Days.
This adjustment will avoid students and families being required to make up snow days in the summer. During these Modified Learning Days, all students will stay home and engage in distance learning with their teachers. For grade levels who have not transitioned to in-person learning, distance learning continues as normal. For students who have transitioned to an AM/PM hybrid schedule, their days will be modified depending on conditions. If weather is severe, all students will attend their AM and PM classes remotely from home. If the weather is expected to improve significantly throughout the morning hours, students in the PM session may attend in-person. Walla Walla Public Schools will make sure this is communicated to families during the early morning notification.
Grab and go meal services will still be available at district meal pick up locations from 12 noon. to 1 p.m. The district will announce Modified Learning Days to families by 6:15 a.m.