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Making up for the snow days

 

February 23, 2019

Students in the Edmonds School District missed six days of school due to snow, as of Feb. 19.

The district reports that when the winter season ends and all impacts are known, it will be able to determine the extent of the schedule adjustments needed.

Here is what is known now:

  • The make-up dates will not be taken from spring break. School breaks are bargained in the teachers’ contract. Since many staff and families have made plans, the district must honor the breaks that are set in the school calendar.
  • There are dates for five snow make-up days that are announced at the beginning of the school year and listed in the school calendar. This year’s dates are June 21, May 10, June 24, 25, and 26, to be used in that order.
  • Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Feb. 8, which gives school districts limited ability to obtain waivers. The district said it will be exploring options with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, but must first get through the remainder of the winter season.

“We understand the strain that closures, delays and early releases have had on our families and staff during this period of record snowfall, and we want to thank you for your patience and flexibility,” the district reports in a newsletter.

“We will communicate the final adjusted school calendar as soon as possible.”

 

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