St. Margaret Mary School
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Snow Days

Snow Day Protocol

In the event of inclement weather, St. Margaret Mary School, in accordance with the archdiocese, has developed a plan to continue to learn on snow days via distance learning assignments and learning packets. The following guidelines have been developed by the staff and approved by the SAC. 


  1. Distance learning assignments will begin on the second snow day. The first snow day will be a day off school, with no assignments posted. The day will be made up by using the school calendar’s indicated snow make-up day. Distance learning has no effect on delayed start days.
  2. Archdiocesan policy allows for a maximum of 5 distance learning days during the school year. Any additional snow days will be added on to the end of the school year.
  3. Since distance learning days count as regular school days, attendance must be reported in Sycamore. Parents, or students, must email the homeroom teacher by 10:00 am to report their “presence”. If the email comes through after 10 am, the student will be counted as tardy. If your child is sick, please let the homeroom teacher know. Click here to access the list of teacher email addresses.
  4. Parents will be notified if it is a distance learning day via email and Sycamore text alert.
  5. Grades 4-8 teachers will post assignments in their Google folders. JK and K students will receive hard copy learning packets, and grades 1-3 will be able to access work through the class webpages. Directions for accessing work will be communicated to families in advance. Teachers will be available between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm via email to answer questions or give feedback.
  6. While assignments may be discussed upon return to school, they will be due to the teachers three days after the distance learning day on which they were assigned. This is to allow those who did not have computer access, or had technical difficulties, time to do the work.  Work can, of course, be turned in the day of return.
  7. Students will have assignments for each subject, plus one special area class per snow day. 


4-8th grade instructions:

  1. Open the internet
  2. Go to and click “sign in”
  3. Login with their email and password. *The email is the year the student will be graduating along with the first initial of their first name and the first 4 letters of their last name combined with
    • *For example, a 5th grade student named John Smith would type

  4. Password:  type mustangs with their lunch number. Example: mustangs301 
  5. Once logged in, on the left side of the screen, under Topics, select the appropriate day (example: Snow Day 1, Snow Day 2, etc.).All assignments for that day will be listed. Please do NOT access the Class Drive Folder as that is an area that teachers store their archived files.
  6. Click on each assignment and follow the directions.
  7. If you need a new document, click on “create” and “doc”
  8. Click “turn in” once your assignment is complete. If you need to make a correction, click the “unsubmit” button and make changes, then “turn in” again
  • If you are using an iPad, you will need to download the Google Docs App

Questions? Please contact Mrs. DeeDee Walsh


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