Word is that there may be a storm day tomorrow. Because we have missed so much time, all assignments that are posted in Edmodo are still due on their due date. So if it's due on the storm day - students must post evidence of their work in Edmodo. There is an explanation to them in Edmodo. The only reason that is acceptable is that they lost power and have no wifi.
I talked with most students today about hygiene concerns. We've had this talk with them before. All of them need to be coming to school each day with deodorant, baby wipes or face cloth. After gym they must take a moment to wipe down and refresh. I've given them a very embarrassing breakdown of what this means. I've also talked to them about the importance of showering or bathing each day and shampooing their hair every 2 days. They are all at an age that this is just good hygiene practice. In full disclosure there are issues with students smelling and not necessarily after gym. Being mindful to wash themselves, their clothes and hair need to be a priority as they all are reaching or have reached puberty. Thanks for your understanding in this matter.
Signed - a pregnant teacher with a sensitive nose/stomach ;)
Photo to be updated - kids should have a picture of the board.