Flexible Instructional Day (FID)

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) approved the use of Flexible Instructional Days (FID) as an alternate form of instruction in place of a day otherwise cancelled due to inclement weather or building emergency.  PDE will count this as a full day of school.  The District has been approved to use up to a maximum of five (5) day for this school year. 

The District will determine, on a case-by-case basis, if a day that otherwise would be cancelled will be a FID or will be made-up on a designated Snow/Weather Make-Up Day as published on the CASD School Calendar. The decision will be communicated via the notification system for school closures and schedule changes.

If your child is absent from school during the preparation of a potential FID and does not have their school device at home, you will be able to pick up your student’s device if there are no comparable resources at home for the student to utilize on the FID.

Prior to a FID, students will be become familiar with Seesaw (grades K - 5) or Schoology (grades 6 - 12), how to navigate the platform, and where to access and submit assignments.  All assignments are setup for most students to complete independently. However, younger students or students with accommodations may require support from an adult.

Students are expected to complete assignments for all classes that would normally meet on the FID.

Daily Schedule
Teachers will have activities and assignments posted to their Seesaw or Schoology platform by 9 am on the FID.  Teachers, principals, counselors, and nurses will be available for assistance via email from 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm.

Participation and Attendance
Per PDE guidelines, students must participate in the FID activities on the actual FID day. Students who do not participate will be marked as 'absent'. Students who do not participate on the FID and do not provide an attendance excuse within three days, will be noted with an unexcused absence for that day. Participation and attendance may be demonstrated in one of three methods:

  • Students may submit work through their Seesaw or Schoology account.
  • Students or parent/guardians(s) may email activities to the classroom or course teacher(s) who have made assignments for the day.

Work Completion
Though students may not have participated on the actual FID, they may still receive credit for their work by submitting work, online or in-person, up to three days following the FID. Assignments turned in after this period of time, or not submitted, may result in a reduction in grade for missing/late work.

The District believes that using a Flexible Instructional Day will allow students and teachers to continue the learning process while responding to a weather closure in an efficient manner.  

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