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Friday, March 5, is a Digital Learning Day

Friday, March 5, 2021, is an asynchronous learning day for students. (Asynchronous learning means classes will not be held in-person at school or live online.) Teachers will provide asynchronous online lessons, which students can do on their own time and at their own pace, just as they do on Wednesdays. Students will have at least four hours of asynchronous learning planned by their teacher(s). Elementary teachers should provide four hours of learning for students. Middle school and high school teachers should provide approximately one hour per class period, based on the number of periods per day.

In July 2020, the Board of Education voted to postpone the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year from August 25, 2020, to September 8, 2020. Changing the first day of school meant that nine days originally scheduled for instruction were removed from the instructional calendar. In order to maintain eligibility for state educational funds and to comply with State Board rules, we are required to make up those instructional days.

In August 2020, the Utah State Board of Education met and approved a waiver for “up to 6 days total of the 180-day requirement.” This left a remainder of three instructional days for the district to consider. 

The three remaining instructional days are made up through asynchronous instruction for students on the following days:

  • Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • Friday, March 5, 2021

For students, these three days were previously scheduled as non-student days.