Snow Days May Create Problems for Teachers


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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- Teachers will be forced to play catch-up after a slew of snow days across the Valley.

Wednesday was a quiet day at Waynesboro High School after another snow day in the Valley, already the fourth for Waynesboro schools.

"Even though they know it's outside of their control, those are the things that worry them," said Tim Teachey, the principal at Waynesboro High School.

Wednesday's snow day means it might be harder for teachers and students when they fill classrooms when schools reopen.

"Things go most smoothly when you can get in a rhythm. Once that rhythm gets interrupted, it's hard to get everybody back on the same page and thinking," said Teachey.

Regardless of the number of snow days, students will still have to be ready for SOL testing in May.

"When the semester starts to get shortened, my folks begin to lose that freedom of enrichment and it becomes more teaching to, I've just got to cover what the state expects me to cover," said Teachey.

Teachers might also have to change how they teach certain things, especially if more snow days are on the way.

Waynesboro and Staunton schools are all over the limit of snow days built into their calendars.

Harrisonburg City Schools reports the division does not have to make up any days. Harrisonburg City Schools has five snow days remaining.

Augusta and Rockingham counties did not return our calls asking about their remaining snow days.


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