Question: I was wondering why the snow day/additional day off will be on Monday, April 12, when it seems as if that is very short notice for parents to get child care? Plus, of my three children, why have I gotten notice about this from only one of them at this point? Wouldn't it make more sense and be easier for parents to have this additional day off perhaps the day before Memorial Day weekend? I am curious how this decision came to be and why.
Answer: The district calendar committee, which is made up of four teachers, two administrators and the superintendent, recently discussed the possibility of having an extra day off because the district has an unused snow day. Two possible dates were considered: May 28th and April 12th. Although no official decision was made, the April 12th date was considered the most feasible considering all that goes into making final preparations for the June Regents exams. No official announcement has been made to the faculty and staff. Any information brought home by students is purely speculation at this point. A decision will be made by the end of the week and parents will be notified of this decision as soon as possible.
- answered by Stephen Tomlinson, District Superintendent