February 25, 2024
Remote learning day as local schools ‘closed’ Monday due to snowstorm; city and state offices also closed

This is a developing story.

The first “remote learning day” caused by schools being closed due to snow is scheduled Monday, according to an announcement by the Juneau School District.

All city and state government offices in Juneau are also closed, according to their respective official websites. Public city operations such as libraries and sports facilities are also closed.

The district, after closing schools early last week and using snow routes for buses on subsequent days, stated in an announcement late last week it would use remote learning to prevent excessive cancellation of classes during future storms. That policy was enacted for the first time Monday with a storm that started Sunday and is expected to continue until 9 p.m. Monday.

“Main roads have been cleared this morning, but side roads and sidewalks are still full of snow,” the announcement states. Snow is expected to continue throughout the day and could turn into freezing rain. For the safety of our families and staff, today will be our first remote learning day.”

In-person meetings, RALLY and after-school activities have been canceled, according to the district.

Families were sent information about remote learning days — which occurred at length during the COVID-19 pandemic — on Friday.

Today, you will receive additional communications and information from your child’s teacher and/or school about what to do,” the district’s announcement Monday states.” This is our first remote learning day, so don’t worry if you don’t yet have a device or if things don’t work perfectly. Just communicate with your teacher(s) or school, and please be sure to let us know if there are things we can do to improve in the future.”

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“Middle and High School students should check Canvas for their coursework for today. Elementary students will hear from their teacher later this morning.”

Students needing a Chromebook for winter use can request one using an online form from the district.

High School Information Night for eighth-grade students will take place tonight at 5 p.m. on Zoom as scheduled.

• Contact Mark Sabbatini at [email protected] ir (907) 957-2306.