Missed days not a concern school board spokesperson says
Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes Secondary School has been open for students yesterday and today. (Doug Crosse Photo)
Despite all the snow days students in the Trillium Lakelands District School Board will not miss any curriculum.
Catherine Shedden is the spokesperson for the board and says even though students have missed 10 days so far, additional teaching days will not be needed.
“Our school staff are able to incorporate appropriate programming to ensure curriculum is covered,” Shedden wrote in an email to the MyMuskokaNow.com newsroom. “There is no discussion taking place about changes to programming in schools due to inclement weather days.”
Despite all those days of missed busing, schools typically remain open with students able to come to the school for the day and work independently. Regular classes are not held, but supervision is provided in common areas.
We called Huntsville High School and Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes Secondary School to see how many kids would typically show up on a snow day. Neither was willing to comment and referred us back to Catherine Shedden.
Shedden says attendance really varies by community.
“We have some schools with almost all students attending, and some with almost no students attending,” she comments. “It depends on how remote the school is. Schools that have a large percentage of walkers (non-bussed students) typically have more students attending on a snow day than others. It also depends on the type of weather condition. Parents have to drop off and pick up their bussed student if they want them to attend school on a snow day.”