A Flexible Instructional Day (FID) is a program available to public school entities to be used as an alternative approach to delivering instruction if a circumstance arises that prevents instruction in a customary manner.
While public school entities are expected to build make-up days into their local school calendars, FID programs can support the public school entities in cases when circumstances prevent the delivery of instruction in its customary manner or location for any of the following reasons: an epidemic, a hazardous weather condition, a law enforcement emergency, the inoperability of school buses or other equipment necessary to the public school entity's operation, damage to a school building, or a temporary circumstance rendering any portion of a school building unfit or unsafe for use. With the exception of the 2019-20 school year, if a public school entity is approved to implement a FID program, the number of FIDs instituted may not exceed five (5) days per school year.
Daniel Boone Area School District FIDs:
Daniel Boone Area School FID(s) are primary used in lieu of days off for inclement weather (i.e. snow days). Students will participate in synchronous instruction via the virtual instruction platform. The program will follow the regular school day schedule. If the Superintendent of Schools calls for a modified school day, students will follow the modified school schedule ( i.e. 2-hour delay schedule)
Frequently Asked Questions
What are FID (Flexible Instructional Days)?
With the passage of Act 64 of 2019, section 1506 was added to the Pennsylvania Public School Code ("School Code"), 24 P.S. § 15-1506, enabling public school entities the opportunity to develop a FID program to meet the 180 instructional day requirement of section 1501 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code, 24 P.S. § 15-1501. The FID program may be online, offline, or a combination of the two.
How do most districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania utilize FID(s)?
FID(s) are primary used in lieu of days off for inclement weather (i.e. snow days)
How many FID(s) can a district use participate in annually?
A total of five (5) days.
How long will we be out of school during an FID?
The duration of the FID(s) will be determined by the Superintendent of Schools and communicated through the district information systems.
Will there be any In-person Instruction?
The DBASD will deliver both synchronous and asynchronous instruction and learning during FID’s. We ask that families also, do not take photos or screenshots of video conferences where other students or staff members can be viewed, as it violates students’ and staff members’ rights to privacy.
Please note that some students will have access to/receive virtual services or other contacts from school staff on a one-on-one basis during this period of FID(s). These contacts will be recorded and maintained as part of the confidential education record of the student. The district will not allow access to or disclosure of any such recording in any manner inconsistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Please review this information by clicking https://www.dboone.org/domain/132
Will student attendance matter?
Yes. Attendance is required and each day will count as a regular school day FID(s). Daily attendance will be taken each day during the homeroom time slot (see Home Learning Schedule) via the district’s Learning Management System, Infinite Campus. Teachers will also count students present as work is posted in Google Classroom or Schoology, or, they can confirm attendance via email from a parent/caregiver.
How do I communicate with my child’s teacher, school counselor, or principal?
You may reach out directly through email. Our faculty checks email routinely and will respond within 24 hours, if not sooner.
Will student course work be graded?
Yes, students will be assessed and graded under current DBASD guidelines.
What if I am having an issue with my district laptop/iPad?
Please contact the Technology Services Office through our help desk, accessible at https://www.dboone.org/assistme.