Blizzard Bags

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We’re glad you’re interested in finding out about the KRSD Blizzard Bag program. We have listed the 5-W’s below. Please remember, you can get full details on your teacher’s website right now. 

Blizzard Bag FAQ’s are below! We have also included answers to frequently asked questions, so please read on … 

WHO participates? 

All KRSD students including those attending KRHS, KRMS, Simonds Elementary School, Sutton Central School, Bradford Elementary, New London Elementary, and James House Preschool. 

WHAT is it? 

The Blizzard Bag Program is an important educational initiative! This program originated in the Kearsarge Regional School District and promotes learning outside of the walls of the classroom. Students have the opportunity to learn at home when weather conditions call for a “Snow Day” or any school closure. 

WHERE do students participate? 

Students work on their Blizzard Bags at home, with a friend, a library, a local college … outside, inside, everywhere learning takes place! 

WHY do we have Blizzard Bags? 

The KRSD Blizzard Bag learning opportunity allows students to experience independent, hands-on, experiential learning. It also sets the stage for life-long learning, starting in kindergarten and lasting for a lifetime! Blizzard Bags afford us the chance to extend and blend learning beyond the walls of the KRSD.

WHEN do have a Blizzard Bag Day? 

A Blizzard Bag Day is typically called when we have an event which prevents KRSD schools from opening. There are currently lesson plans set for five Blizzard Bag days in the schools of the Kearsarge Regional School District.

HOW is the BB program implemented? 

Your Blizzard Bag information will be listed on your teacher’s website. You may choose to complete lessons online or on paper. On the elementary level, BB lessons are also sent home in a physical bag (in case you are unable to access the web). In the middle and high schools, those without internet connectivity at home should speak with their teacher(s). All students have the opportunity to complete their Blizzard Bag lessons. All Blizzard Bag lessons are expected to be returned based on the rules established at each school (maximum is two days after the BB Day). 

We have FIVE days worth of Blizzard Bag lessons. Blizzard Bag days are determined by the KRSD Superintendent’s office and parents will be notified via the Rapid Notification System (a call will be placed to your home). If you have not received Rapid Notification messages in the past, or your contact information has changed, please contact the main office of your local school to update your information. 

Your input is important! 

Teachers and administrators are looking for direct feedback about your child's experience on Blizzard Bag days. Please contact your child’s teacher directly to provide your valuable input! You may reach each staff member at (click on school & teacher’s page). If you cannot reach your child’s teacher, please feel free to contact the principal of your school.

Blizzard Bag Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - click here