“It Snowed. It Snowed. It Snowed a Lot.” That was the message on the first slide in a PowerPoint presentation by the Derry Cooperative School District’s Blizzard Bag Committee. The district used the at-home lessons for the first time this winter and the teachers crafting the lessons reported on them at the May 12 School Board meeting.
The Blizzard Bags were used on four snow days: Feb. 2 and 9 for the entire district and Feb. 17 and 18 for Gilbert H. Hood Middle School, when children stayed home due to a burst pipe.
Surveys taken by parents, students and staff were central to the presentation, with additional pages of comments presented to the board.