When inclement weather strikes the Atlanta area, there are times when school closure is necessary to keep students and staff safe. APS WeatherWise was developed to prevent learning loss and provide students with instruction to supplement the missed classroom time. Online learning is a natural remedy to the loss of class time during school closures because students are already adept with using the technology and have access to the lessons at home, and it easily allows students to continue learning without extending the school calendar.
What is APS WeatherWise?
APS WeatherWise is a program designed to provide students with assignments from their core teachers when APS is closed for inclement weather.
Why APS WeatherWise?
Online learning is a natural remedy to the loss of class time during school closures because students are already adept with using the technology and have access to the lessons at home through the myBackPack platform.
How does APS WeatherWise work?
After the second day of a school closure, APS may determine that the day is an APS WeatherWise Day. Students will access assignments in their APS WeatherWise folder in their Google Classroom.
What if students don’t have power or access to the Internet?
If students don’t have the ability to complete their assignment, they will have up to 2 weeks after they return to school to complete the assignment.
How do students access APS WeatherWise?
- Through an Internet connection; navigate to https://mybackpack.apsk12.org
- Students should enter their APS student computer login id.
- The myBackPack screen will load with your unique username and password.
- Click on your Google Classrooms to locate your WeatherWise lessons for each of your classes.
- For questions or concerns, please contact your classroom teachers.
For more information on APS WeatherWise, visit the APS WeatherWise website.