Why Snow Days for Tiger Students and Staff?

As we navigate the challenges of inclement weather, it’s essential to consider the impact of our decisions on student attendance and academic achievement. The choice between snow days and distance learning days has significant implications for our students’ learning experiences and long-term success.

Prioritizing On-Campus Learning

Chronic Absenteeism, the issue of students missing 10% or more of the school year, poses a real concern for Cleveland students. Research shows that regular attendance is closely linked to higher graduation rates and better academic performance. Students who miss fewer days are more likely to succeed academically and have better long-term outcomes. More specifically, Cleveland students who missed less than 10% of school scored significantly higher on state assessments compared to those who missed more than 10% of school, both at the elementary and secondary levels. It is evident that maintaining regular attendance directly correlates to improved academic performance and future success.

Snow Days vs. Distance Learning Days

As the world has spent more than 3 school years investigating the benefits and downfalls of distance learning, there is growing evidence affirming that traditional on campus learning cannot be replaced. By opting for snow days instead of distance learning, we ensure that students do not miss out on valuable instructional time. With a limited number of days in the school year and various activities and events that reduce the actual time students spend with their teachers, it becomes clear that maximizing on-campus learning opportunities is crucial.

In essence, our dedication to preserving snow days is rooted in the fundamental understanding that student attendance matters. When students are present on campus, we strive to optimize their learning time. Therefore, our decision to prioritize snow days is a proactive step to safeguard the attendance and academic success of our students.

We appreciate your support and understanding as we work to ensure the best possible outcomes for our students.