Virtual Snow Day


Submitted by Nick Zauhar

Sophomore Nick Zauhar enjoys the fresh powder at Spirit Mountain on Monday, February 21

By Natalie Sandor, Editor in Chief

Virtual learning was implemented for snow day on Feb 23.

This was the first time that virtual learning was provided for a snow day. Attendance was counted based on whether or not students submitted their assignments. They were given until the following Thursday, Feb 24, to submit the assignment. In doing this, the Feb 23 snow day won’t count towards the total extra snow days at the end of the school year. 

We were making plans prior to the pandemic to implement this,” Superintendent Amy Starzecki said.

Many other districts have also implemented this method of virtual work on a snow day prior to the pandemic, according to Starzecki. Additionally, Starzecki said that no approval from the DPI was required to institute these virtual snow days. 

Many students enjoyed the simplicity of the work. “I just logged in, did my work for about an hour and a half, and then had the rest of the day to myself,” senior Sam Wicklund said.

However, some seniors felt  the snow day didn’t really affect them, such as senior Emma Larsen. “I didn’t really care because we would’ve still graduated at the same time,” Larsen said.