Cancellation Days

Introduction to Cancellation Days

The purpose of Cancellation Assignments is to give students a learning opportunity at home when there is a cancelled school day. If 80% or more of students complete their assignments, the day will be counted as a school day and does not need to be made up at the end of the school year.


Cancellation Assignments are organized by day and grade level. When cancellations messages are announced we will remind you what Cancellation Day Assignment to use. Just a few tips to help listed below:

  • Students may e-mail the classroom teacher by going to the teacher's web page on the Chester Academy site. Teachers will be available to answer questions from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm.
  • Please check the list under Cancellation Assignments to find your grade level and day. Middle level students should also check their teacher's webpage because teachers may change assignments to be more relevant to classroom instruction at the time.
  • At least 80% of students must turn in assignments in order for the day to count as a school day.
  • All assignments should be turned in the next school day.
  • If there is enough notice, students should print out assignments in case of power outages. We will begin with the assignment labeled Day 1 and proceed from there.
  • An additional day to turn in assignments will be given if there was a power outage and students are unable to contact teachers about assignments.
  • Students who were sick prior to the cancellation day may be given additional time by their classroom teacher.
  • Assignments will be graded and contribute to the current marking period.
  • Assignments are intended to be equivalent to an early release day schedule.
  • This process will be updated annually. Feedback from parents/guardians is appreciated. Please e-mail the principal at Chester Academy (See Instructions below)
  • Parents may request copies for each of their children from the front office if there is a problem accessing them electronically.

Please Note!!!!! Attendance Policy Change related to Cancellation Assignments:

  • Students will be considered in attendance and the school day will count provided there is at least an 80% participation rate school-wide for all cancellation day assignments completed by students.
  • If the participation rate is less than 80%, parents will be notified via an e-mail that the day cannot count and all students will be marked absent. The day must be made up at the end of the school year.
  • If the day does count, parents will also receive an e-mail notification. Students who complete partial assignments or no assignments will be recorded as half day or full day absent based on their level of participation. Students who complete all work will receive credit for a full day of attendance.