The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) now allows local school systems to repurpose inclement weather days as asynchronous school days. At the discretion of the superintendent, HCPSS will use up to three inclement weather asynchronous days during the 2022-2023 school year. One of two additional codes will be instituted to reflect the decision to transition to an asynchronous instruction day:
For each asynchronous inclement weather day, students should:
1. Access the inclement weather asynchronous task options chart via the HCPSS Inclement Weather Asynchronous Instruction Plan website or the hard copy that was sent home to families upon request. K-5 students should complete one task per curriculum area:
2. Circle the completed tasks on a hard copy of the task choices chart or make a list of completed tasks on a separate piece of paper.
3. Submit the printed chart or the completed tasks list on separate paper to their teacher at the end of the month to get marked as present for the asynchronous day attendance. NOTE: For asynchronous days occurring less than nine days before the end of the month, task completion lists will be collected at the end of the next month. Attendance for asynchronous days will be updated monthly.
For more information, please visit the HCPSS Inclement Weather Asynchronous Instruction Plan.
Students are expected to complete a total of three multidisciplinary asynchronous tasks. Students have up to 10 school days to complete the tasks.
Students are expected to complete one asynchronous instruction day task per curricular area: Math, English Language Arts, Content (science, social studies, or health), and related arts class(es) scheduled for that day. That is a total of FOUR tasks per asynchronous day.
Students have up to 10 school days to complete the tasks.
Elementary students will indicate attendance by submitting a list of their completed tasks at the end of each month. A parent can simply write a note of the tasks completed on a sheet of paper and return to the homeroom teacher
For asynchronous days occurring less than nine days before the end of the month, tasks completion lists will be collected at the end of the next month. Attendance for asynchronous days will be updated monthly.
Please find information below about any future inclement weather days.
HCPSS Emergency / Weather Closing Website: https://www.hcpss.org/schools/emergency-closings/
How to Receive Text Messages for Emergency / Weather Closings: Text the word “YES” to 67587 from the cell phone number on file in HCPSS Conect.