Snow, But No Snow Day On Monday


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Verona students, if you were thinking about sleeping in on Monday because we’re going to have a big snowstorm, think again.

The remote technology that Verona has adopted to keep on teaching during the pandemic means that there can still be school even if no one can get there. Superintendent Dr. Rui Dionisio sent out an email today that that Verona’s schools will operate on a modified remote schedule on Monday, which will be a four-hour fully remote day for students and staff.

“The decision to shift to a remote learning schedule,” Dionisio said, “is based on preserving snow days in the school calendar reserved for extenuating circumstances, such as safety and power outages, where access to technology during remote learning would not be possible.” He said that, projected accumulations have the potential to affect Tuesday, the district will monitor the weather and make decisions for Tuesday as needed.

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Verona’s schools had returned to their hybrid in-school and remote instruction plan on January 15 after two weeks of remote instruction only following the holidays. Since then, there have been two positive cases of COVID at both Verona High School and H.B. Whitehorne Middle School and one each at F.N. Brown and Brookdale elementary schools. 

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