Homeschoolers are generally not required to follow the public school schedule or calendar. We are free to do our own thing. Sometimes when public school is in session, we are taking a day off. Other times, we are doing a school day when public school is off–either for a regularly scheduled break or cancelled for inclement weather.
Individual homeschools may do school on a “snow day” or a “teacher in-service day.” Co-op classes and resource centers may continue to run, if the roads are passable for safe travel. Field trips and activities may continue according to our own scheduling preferences.
But, when the president and governor declare a state-of-emergency, we should consider how we fit into the greater community around. We’re not exempt from participating as citizens. This is what has happened in our country this week.
REACH policy follows the school closings. We are cancelling all REACH co-ops and activities at this time in the best interest of our members. We hope to reschedule and extend some make up days later. Please contact your co-op director with any questions!
It’s part of the beauty of homeschooling to be flexible enough to change our plans. This is not an inconvenience. It’s a learning opportunity!
Stay safe, friends!