By the time you read this, you will likely have already received a call concerning Outside School Environment Fridays in March, but just to be clear; the only Fridays you are not required to attend school are on March 3, and March 16. The other Fridays are days you’ll need to show up on. It may be easy to be upset, but there was a decision made in light of this that should hopefully help soften the blow.
Normally Jackson County has experienced so many snow days that the school board wouldn’t even need to consider such an issue. However, the 2011 – 2012 school year was odd in that we have not had a single snow day, and a miniscule amount of two-hour delays. There is some good news in all of this, however.
Rather than just leave the Fridays as days off, the decision was made March 1 by the Board of Education to simply move three days off from March, and to implement those days at the end of the school year. That said, the last day of school for students is now May 25. However, as stated earlier, the 2011 – 2012 school year has been an odd one; if we happen to get another snow day between now and May 25, a day would be added back onto the calendar. For example, if we get a day off due to inclement weather, our new last day would be May 26. Seniors wondering how this will affect graduation dates, it won’t. The date of Graduation is still May 25.