With so many states getting hit by these frequent snow storms one thing is becoming increasingly clear….when do our children have to make up all these snow days?
First, for those that may not have kids in school yet snow days the school closed because of snow, or rain, etc. Now this doesn’t mean that they just miss that day, instead they will make it up at the end of the school year. So if they started in August and were due to get out May 25 they would now get out May 26. Doesn’t sound bad right? Well, what if there were 5 snow days or even if you bought plane tickets to somewhere within that five day period?
Believe it or not, schools have snow days built into the school calandar just in case they need to use them. But what happens when they use them all up? Do they cancel school or make the kids come anyways?
Some schools have decided instead of adding on those extra days after what would be the last day of school that they would extend the school days by 30 minutes or even come to school when most would have the day off for a holiday. The Archie School District had the children attend classes on President’s Day, when most had that day off. Currently our school district has used up five snow days.
TIPS: Don’t plan for that end of year trip until two weeks after what would be the last day of school. This way no one gets angry and nothing has to get called off.