Because of parent request, the NCS staff researched “Blizzard Bag” programs from neighboring public-school districts, then worked together to build a similar program for NCS to pilot. “Pilot” is the important word to remember, we are experimenting with this as a potential permanent adoption to NCS policy to avoid having to make-up “snow” days or other weather or hazard related school closings in future years. If this program is successful, beginning next year we will not have to include extra days in our school calendar as a hedge against bad weather days. Read more→