Blizzard Bag Instructions - By Grade

Alternative Structured Learning Days (Blizzard Bags)

Please click on links below to access materials for your student's grade.  These projects must be completed by students in place of making up a canceled day (snow day) at the end of the school year. Please email your child's teacher with any questions. 

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Health Grades 1-4

PE Grades 1-4

Technology K-2

Technology 3-4 Unplugged

Technology 3-4 Digital Assignment


Blizzard Bag FAQs for Parents


Alternative Structured Learning Days aka “Blizzard Bags

 

Guidelines for Students for completing Blizzard Bags

Students will receive their blizzard bag assignments from teachers. Teachers will work with students to support their efforts in experiencing Blizzard Bag project assignments. WPS encourages students to use this as an opportunity to further their learning.

Guidelines for Parents for supporting Blizzard Bags

The assignments that have been developed by our teachers are intended to expand on learning that has taken place in the classroom. In the same way that homework is meant to practice learning, Blizzard Bag assignments involve concepts and skills to which students have already been introduced. For this reason, parents should not need to provide a great deal of support. Parents can provide access to technology if able, time and space to work on assignments, and encouragement to engage and persist with assignments.

Blizzard Bags Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will the assignments be provided to students? Teachers will explain project assignments to students. Students will be provided with specific instructions. The assignments will also be posted on school websites and linked through the district website.

What if students need help or have questions on Blizzard Bag Days? Teachers will check email from home and will be able to respond to student and parent questions.

What if my child usually gets assistance from the Special Education Teacher, ESL teacher, or other support teachers? These staff members will modify Blizzard Bags for their students according to student needs. These staff members will check-in with students’ progress and provide any assistance necessary.  

What if the students can’t do projects on the Blizzard Bag Days because of child care arrangements?

Students may complete the projects on weekends, evenings, or other scheduled time off from school.

What if the students can’t do projects on the Blizzard Bag Days because of lack of technology? Principals will survey families to determine which students will need alternate project assignments that do not require technology. Students without home technology may also complete work on other days at community locations (i.e. Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Athenaeum).

What if my child does not complete Blizzard Bag Day assignments? Because the Blizzard Bag Days represent school days that your student will not make up, they will be assessed in the same way that other required assignments are assessed in their classroom.