Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Say Bye, Bye, to Spring Break

Dear Parents/Guardians:

So far this winter, the school system has closed nine days due to inclement weather. We have made up five of those days, but have four remaining make-up days to meet the state's 180-day school year requirement.

Today, I sent a request to the State Superintendent of Schools requesting a four-day waiver to the state's requirement. Pending a waiver decision, we are opening schools four days during spring break, April 14, 15, 16 and 17. If the state grants the waiver, spring break will remain intact.

Additionally, I am changing four two-hour early dismissal days to full days of instruction in order to make up for lost time. Two-hour early dismissal days converted to full days are March 19, April 25, May 7 and May 21. Remaining two-hour early dismissal days are April 1 and the last four days of school, June 13, 16, 17 and 18. April 1 will remain as a two-hour early dismissal day in order to provide time for report card preparation. The waiver will not affect this change.

We will keep you informed as we learn more about our waiver request.


Kimberly A. Hill, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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