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December 7, 2021

Dear families,

With the promise of wintry weather right around the corner, I am sharing a reminder regarding the district’s snow day procedure for the 2021-2022 school year.

The school district has built seven days into the school year calendar in case of inclement weather or other emergencies that would cause schools to close. For the current school year, Monroe-Woodbury will follow the traditional snow day practice of closing schools due to wintry weather conditions.

During the 2020-2021 school year, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) implemented a Remote Snow Day Pilot, which gave districts the option of pivoting to remote instruction on what would otherwise be a day of school closure due to a snow or other non-weather emergency. The state has extended this program for the 2021-2022 school year.

If the district’s seven allotted snow days are used, we will pivot to the Remote Snow Day practice and all instruction will be conducted virtually. Please note that this differs from what is written in the published student calendar. Rather than take back days from spring break, students and staff will engage in remote instruction.

A reminder to also have arrangements in place for your child in the event of an early dismissal. Please make sure your child is aware of these alternative plans.

Families will be notified of any changes to the district’s regular schedule via email, text and/or phone call, based on preferences selected on the Parent/Student Portal. The district recently conducted a test of the emergency communication system. Please double check to ensure your contact information is updated. If you have questions, please email [email protected].

Notifications will also be posted on the district’s website, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez

Superintendent of Schools