Dear Parents, Staff and Students,
I am sure you would all agree that this has been a very difficult winter so far and it appears that there is still more to come. At this point in the school year, we have closed school on three separate occasions due to inclement weather and for the safety of students and staff. Since we are required to have 180 instructional days, we will need to add three days to our school calendar.
Therefore, we will be changing the school calendar and Monday, February 17th will be a regular school day. We will also be adding two school days to the end of the current school calendar. At this point, our last school day will be Friday, June 20th.
I understand that this may be short notice and having school on February 17th may be an inconvenience to families who may have planned for this day off from school. However, since we have lost three instructional days that are all prior to the state testing for our students, we feel it is important to include Monday February 17th as a regular school day. We also have several more weeks of winter and the potential of more inclement weather and possible school closings, so it is important to add days earlier when possible so we have some flexibility at the end of the school year. I also know that adding school days at the end of the school calendar also will create conflicts with plans, but these changes are necessary.
I realize that school closings will cause changes in the school calendar but these closings are all based on the safety of the students and staff. I appreciate your understanding for the reasons for closing school and for making changes in the school calendar.
If we have additional school closings, I will keep you posted as soon as possible of any additional changes in the school calendar.
Again, Monday February 17th will be a regular school day for staff and students. Friday February 14th will remain as a staff in-service day and no school for students.
Please refer to the website for updates on our school calendar.
Thank you again for your support of the Manchester Township School District.