Dear Butler Area School District Parents/Guardians: 

Butler Area School District has designated Wednesday, November 27 as a Flexible Instruction Day. Students will not report to school, but will have assignments to complete at home.

Flexible Instructional Days (FID) is a new initiative for schools launched by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students will receive instructional materials from each of their normally scheduled classes for this day to take home. It is expected that all students complete the assigned learning activities and actively participate in the assigned activities. Students will submit work within 10 days (by December 9) to receive attendance credit for this day. Parents of secondary students (grades 7-12) will receive a Verification of Student Attendance form that will need to be signed and returned to designate that their child participated in the assigned student activities. Students with Special Needs will receive Flexible Instructional Day (FID) lessons designed in accordance to their needs as identified in their individualized education plans.

Faculty will be available remotely on November 27th to assist students who need help.
Teachers from each class or subject will be individually contacting parents prior to Friday, November 15 to communicate the method by which they will be available to parents and students on this day. You will be asked to verify receipt of this communication as a test of the selected method. 

“A Flexible Instructional Day (FID) Program is a tool available to public school entities to be used as an alternate approach to delivering instruction if a circumstance arises that prevents instruction in customary manner.” Click for more info>

Flexible Instructional Days are intended to be used when circumstances prevent school districts from delivering traditional instruction. One of the circumstances where the state supports the use of a FIDs day is when school is canceled due to transportation issues.  

As this will be the district’s first use of a Flexible Instruction Day, we will be asking for your feedback to help us fine tune our procedures. 

We appreciate your support!


Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.
Butler Area School District

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