WHY implement CODE ORANGE:

Last year, we introduced “Code Orange,” which is used when weather conditions are marginal and impact road or sidewalk safety conditions but are not so severe as to cause substantial impacts. We will continue to use this code in the same manner for this school year.

 

This enables teachers to grade assignments and provides additional planning time. Employees may attend remote professional development, and business operations continue.In the event of long-duration impact (days or weeks) weather events, Code Orange may change to require real-time (synchronous) learning. Code Orange may also be used in lieu of a delayed opening. PWCS will continue to have “Code Red” days (closing all schools and operations) for significant weather impacts. More information on weather codes can be found here

 

CODE ORANGE...

  • Will be used when weather conditions are marginal and impact road or sidewalk safety conditions but are not so severe as to cause substantial impacts.
  • On such days, buildings will not open.
  • However, employees will work remotely, students will work asynchronously (not live), and teachers will provide posted office hours for students to check-in, as needed.

ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING DAY

  • School buildings and office buildings are closed.
  • Buses will not operate.
  • In-person and live virtual classes will not occur.
  • Students should use the day to work asynchronously, via Canvas, on assignments related to curriculum previously taught.
  • Teachers will hold live office hours via Zoom. See below.
  • The Alpha Best program will not open.
  • All in-person school activities (day and evening) are canceled including field trips, club meetings, and tutoring.

STAFF AND TEACHER OFFICE HOURS have been arranged to best support our students and provide the resources they may need to be successful during their asynchronous learning day.

The SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS will be 8:00am - 4:30pm.

If you call the school phone number and the number is busy, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

To view the staff/teacher office hours and get their Zoom links, use the link below:

For more information on PWCS INCLEMENT WEATHER….view WEATHER FAQ's

If you would like more information on the PWCS INCLEMENT WEATHER CODES…VIEW CODES HERE