I don’t even know what happened. First we had no snow at all for the longest time. It seemed like fall weather outside. Then all of the sudden on a weekend in January, it hit us. A huge snow storm just piled in. It just seemed like Mother Nature opened the floodgates on us. If you don’t know, Logan Elm’s school district is just south of Columbus, OH (Ohio is in the north east part of the United States of America in case you didn’t know). And if you know Columbus, we get a lot of snow one year, the next year it could feel like summer out. But when when a lot of snow comes, we know what that means. Blizzard bags.
Blizzard bags are designed to help out when we might miss a lot of school. Here we have a rule about snow days. For the first five days that we miss, we do not have to do blizzard bags, but when those five days are up, we have three days worth of blizzard bags. Once those three blizzard bags are out, we resort to make-up days(we make up however many days of school we missed). Usually we make up our days in the summer or on “long weekends” (weekends where we have Monday or Friday off).So yes they are supposed help limit make up days. I guess that’s a plus(it may be the only plus).
When we have blizzard bag we are supposed to do work like a normal day (which is eight hours for our school day) , but when we have a blizzard bag it usually takes somewhere from six to eight hours. For some unfortunate people who don’t have internet-access (or have no wifi) you can’t do them as easy as they are supposed to be.
When you have no internet-access you can’t access the blizzard bag at home. That means you have to do them at school. You only get two weeks to do your blizzard bag during guided study (a 45 minute work period). I did the math. Six to eight hours of work for two weeks (ten school days). That’s 4-5.5 guided studies. That’s around half of a week for one blizzard bag. That doesn’t even count extra credit or any other homework!
To sum it all up, blizzard bags are a long list of assignments that are supposed to make for one school day. They are very difficult to do with no internet access and they are more annoying to do than regular school. I would rather just make up days than doing stupid, annoying, and hard blizzard bags.