Superintendent Winfried Feneberg
114 Cougar Court
New London, NH 03257
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 30, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Kearsarge Schools to Add Three Blizzard Bag Days for the Current School Year
NEW LONDON — Superintendent Winfried Feneberg reports that the Kearsarge Regional School District will add three more Blizzard Bag days to its calendar for the remainder of the current school year.
Doing so will prevent students from losing instruction time while ensuring that the school year will end no later than June 22 and that high school seniors will graduate no later than June 16.
The district typically plans for five Blizzard Bag days each year, allowing students districtwide to continue their learning at home with independent lessons and activities when severe weather forces school cancellations. This year, schools have been closed on 13 occasions — requiring the use of all five Blizzard Bag days.
Materials for the sixth Blizzard Bag day, should they be needed, will be sent home with elementary school students on Friday, March 30. Middle school and high school students will also have access to online Blizzard Bag materials as early as March 30.
If no further snow days are required, those materials will not be used and will instead be applied to next year’s slate of days. The 2018/19 academic calendar will include five scheduled Blizzard Bag days.
“I would like to thank our teachers, school administrators, and members of the Kearsarge School Board for their efforts in making this creative solution possible with such short notice,” Superintendent Feneberg said. “This winter has been particularly challenging, but this collaborative effort will help ensure our students don’t miss out on essential instruction.”
The additional three Blizzard Bag days are the result of a collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Education and Kearsarge School Board, Kearsarge Education Association and district administration.
For more information about the Blizzard Bag program, click here.