Cyber Days Policy

The Mount has created a CyberDays policy to ensure that classes stay on schedule even during weather events in which the physical school building is closed. With each occurrence the administration makes the decision whether a day will be designated a "CyberDay" or a "free day" depending on several factors including the severity of the weather event, the accessibility of the school roads and lot, and the schedule for the day, among other factors. All emergency closings will be considered CyberDays unless designated otherwise by the administration. The policy is as follows:

All teachers will post assignments on Canvas by 10 a.m. of the snow day. The posting may refer students to other assignments previously distributed in class prior to CyberDay or may be a link to Google Drive or website, but all teachers MUST make a posting.

The assignments should take a reasonable amount of time, approximately 45 minutes.

Due dates for previously assigned work will remain in effect where possible. Please remind students of the due date for pending assignments.

New Cyberday assignments must have a due date and time specified, e.g. “all work must be submitted through Google Drive or via email by 10 p.m. tonight.” No work should be expected after 10 p.m. on any evening.

If a CyberDay occurs at the end of one lesson, it would be feasible to post a review or an introductory assignment.

Teachers must be available online for one hour during the day to answer questions at a time of the teacher’s choice, e.g. "I will be online between 5-6 p.m. tonight to answer any email questions received during the day. If you email me at 11 a.m., you can expect a response no later than 6 p.m." He or she must state the hour that he or she will answer emails in the CyberDay posting.

Students are REQUIRED to check Canvas for assignments. Isolated emergencies are to be handled on a case-by-case basis. The Principal will remind students of this responsibility in the One-Call.

If there is widespread electrical outage and/or a State of Emergency and we/students cannot make contact, the students need to know to keep reviewing their current material. If there is a quiz/test/assessment scheduled for the next class day, the students need to be prepared to take it the day classes resume.

The principal reserves the right to suspend this policy due to weather or circumstances beyond the school’s control.