Winter Weather, School Closure, and Remote Learning

Monday, February 8, 2021

Dear Parents, Caregivers, and Families:  

The next day school closes for weather and/or road conditions will be the FIFTH snow day.  If poor weather continues, students will complete assignments remotely with the SIXTH snow day.  District messaging will communicate what is expected of students.  Please read on for more details...

Winter weather seems to be sticking around for the short-term future.  The forecast for the next several days could be interesting, so the district is making plans to provide instruction and continue student learning if school must close (for multiple days) due to road conditions, subzero temperatures, or unforeseen circumstances. 

Beginning with our SIXTH snow day and to prevent rescheduling days, students will attend classes, interact with teachers, and/or complete assignments remotely.  Below are typical scenarios for closing school with the district’s remote schedule for the day.  (Keep in mind, when school is canceled or delayed, the district tries to make the decision and communicate with parents and families formally by 5:30am.) 

  • Closed (full day) – Whether the decision is made the night before or early in the morning, students will interact with teachers and complete assignments remotely.  Teachers and students will follow the regular bell schedule.
    • Students completing work remotely on SchoolsPLP will continue to do so.
    • Elementary students participating in remote instruction will follow schedules established by their grade-level teachers but should be prepared to check-in by 8:55am using Microsoft Teams and/or Seesaw. 
    • Below is the middle and high school bell schedule.
    • The district will count this as a day of attendance for students checking-in with teachers and completing work remotely.   

First Period

7:36am – 8:21am

Second Period

8:24am – 9:08am

Third Period

9:11am – 9:55am

Fourth Period

9:58am – 10:43am

Seventh Period

11:52am – 12:40pm

Eighth Period

12:43pm – 1:30pm

Ninth Period

1:33pm – 2:21pm

  • Two-hour Delay (followed by school closure) – With a two-hour delay, after which circumstances have not improved, students will interact with teachers and complete assignments remotely. 
    • Students completing work remotely on SchoolsPLP have the same expectations for attendance and lesson completion. 
    • Elementary students participating in remote instruction will follow the two-hour delay schedules established by their grade-level teachers.  Students should be prepared to check-in with their teachers using Microsoft Teams and/or Seesaw by 10:55am. 
    • Below is the middle and high two-hour delay bell schedule. 
    • The district will count this as a day of attendance for students checking-in with teachers and completing work remotely.  

First Period

9:36am – 10:08am

Second Period

10:11am – 10:43am

Third Period

11:52am – 12:20am

Fourth Period

12:23am – 12:51pm

Seventh Period

12:54pm – 1:21pm

Eighth Period

1:24pm – 1:51pm

Ninth Period

1:54pm – 2:21pm

If you have questions, please e-mail or call the building principal or Board of Education by using the following contact information.  Contact information for technology support is listed below as well. 

Milton-Union Elementary SchoolLoretta Henderson, Principal
(937) 884-7920
hendersonlo@muschools.com
Milton-Union Middle SchoolKatie Hartley, Principal
(937) 884-7930
hartleyk@muschools.com
Milton-Union High SchoolJessica Mumau, Principal
(937) 884-7940
mumauj@muschools.com
Milton-Union Schools Board of EducationBrad Ritchey
(937) 884-7910
ritcheyb@muschools.com

Students who need technology support should e-mail questions, concerns, and needs to techhelp@muschools.com.  Appointments may also be made with Mr. Blackburn or Mr. Nealeigh who can assist remotely through Microsoft Teams video chat.