Lack of snow shortens calendar
The administration has decided to alter the school calendar by ending the year two days early for underclassmen. This schedule change is due to the lack of closings that typically result from snow.
There are five days planned for snow in the school calendar each year. Because none have been used, schedule changes will be made.
“I am going to adjust the schedule. I met with the administration. We’ll end school two days early,” Principal Madelyn Ball said.
According to Ball, instead of beginning final exams for underclassmen on June 6, the exams will begin on June 4, the Monday after graduation.
“We [the administration] talked about perhaps giving a couple of surprise holidays, but the problem is that AP class teachers can’t stand to lose a minute of instructional time. In fact, usually when you have snow days, you’ll get work and you’ll probably have to come in certain nights to finish,” Ball said.
Maggie Cassidy is Print Chief for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.