Gibraltar Secondary School Principal Gereon Methner believes their plan to provide learning opportunities on snow days has passed its first two tests. The district first hosted an in-school test of their Google Classroom platform in late November so students could get a feel of what would be expected and ask questions if necessary. It was examined again on Monday when all students received an assignment to complete and submit at home before coming back to school on Tuesday. Methner says he still expects some hiccups along the way but believes the idea of e-learning goes beyond the classroom.
E-Learning is becoming increasingly popular in the area after the extreme cold and snow canceled well over a week of classes last year, including a four-day stretch in January. If successfully implemented, snow days and the extension of the school year in some cases could be a thing of the past.