September 14, 2021
Dear Methacton Families,
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has approved Methacton School District’s request to provide “Flexible Instructional Days” (FID) to our learners. This means that once a situation occurs that requires the district to close, for instance, severe weather, the district will announce to students, parents/guardians, and staff that a Flexible Instructional Day will be used in place of students attending in person and in place of calling off a day and having to add it to the end of the school year. A Flexible Instructional Day will count as a full day of school and it will not have to be made up during the school year.
Flexible Instructional Days use a variety of strategies to provide instruction on regularly-scheduled school days when a different approach is necessary, typically due to inclement weather conditions. If a Flexible Instructional Day is called by the Superintendent, a communication will go to all contacts in SchoolMessenger and will be posted on our website and district social media. We will give families as much notice as possible. We believe that using a Flexible Instructional Day will enable us to continue the learning for our students while they are at home.
Dr. David A. Zerbe
Methacton School District