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School days will be extended to make up time missed due to inclement weather

Students at Rocky River Elementary School show their excitement about the onset of snow, which led to recent snow days.

Union County Public Schools students missed five days this school year due to inclement weather. At this time, it does not appear that the Governor or the State Department of Public Instruction will be able to provide any relief to school systems for the days missed.

Students on Traditional Calendar – To make up missed days, the traditional calendar had three days still available. Each of the make up days previously identified in our calendar will be used. February 17th, March 7th, and April 21st are all now regular days of school.

Students on Year Round Calendar – To make up missed days, the year round calendar had four days still available. Each of the make up days previously identified in our calendar will be used. February 17th, March 7th, April 21st, and May 9th are all now regular days of school.

Students attending Early College – To make up missed days, the Early College calendar had four days still available. Each of the make up days previously identified in our calendar will be used. February 17th, March 7th, May 27th, and May 28th are all now regular days of school.

In order to make up the missed instructional time on the remaining day(s), additional time will be added to the regular school day. 

Beginning March 3rd, 11 minutes will be added to the school day. This will occur for 60 school days for schools on the traditional calendar schools. Because of the availability of a fourth make up day for schools on the Year Round Calendar and Early College, the day will be extended at those schools for 30 school days.

The last day with this extended time will be June 2, 2014 for schools on the Traditional Calendar.

The last day with this extended time will be April 25, 2014 for schools on the Year Round Calendar.

The last day with this extended time will be April 11, 2014 for Early College.

Individual schools will announce any resulting changes to their daily bell schedules within the school day.

Buses will run their afternoon routes eleven minutes later than normal and dismissal will occur eleven minutes later than it has.

Superintendent Dr. Ellis said that this will allow students to receive the instructional time missed while preserving Saturdays and Spring Break for families.

Written by: Rob Jackson, Chief Communications Officer
Posted: Feb 26, 2014 by Rob Jackson

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