This letter is to inform you of some details regarding our delay days and snow days. Due to weather issues, our late start scheduled for February 19th has been cancelled. We will start school at our normal time on that day.
As of this letter, we have used 4 of our 5 allowed snow days for this year. If we exceed the 5 day limit, our first scheduled make up day will be February 17th and the second day will be April 18th.
Once we have used up our make-up days (February 17th and April 18th), or if the cancellations occur after these dates, we will use what is known as “Blizzard Assignments.” These assignments will be online activities or handouts given to students. We are allowed 3 “Blizzard Assignments” days before we would have to extend the school year.
Below is a sample scenario in order to help clarify the process:
1 – 5 Days Missed: No required makeup days.
6th Day Missed: Make up on February 17th (if it occurs before then).
7th Day Missed: Made up on April 18th (if it occurs before then).
8th, 9th, and 10th Days Missed: We will use our “Blizzard Assignments.”
Any days missed beyond 10 will be made up at the end of the school year.
The administration of the district appreciates your patience and understanding as we work through this unusual weather. We continue to make decisions with the safety and education of your children in mind.
Upcoming changes to our student information system, Progress Book, will cause compatibility issues with Internet Explorer version 10. Our service provider advises that all Parents, Students, and Teachers use the Firefox web browser. Firefox is free to download and use. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have no control over the timing of these updates. We are told that these updates are laying the groundwork for increased functionality and security for Progress Book.
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