School year extended and two days taken from February break

The Board of Education has voted to change the 2012-13 academic calendar as a result of the hurricane and recent snow storm that closed school for six days. The board voted to extend the school year four days and take two days from February vacation.

“It deeply concerns me that we have not yet entered the winter season, and yet are faced with making up six instructional days,” School Supt. Elizabeth Feser said in a message to parents.

“This week, the Board of Education voted to alter the current Academic Calendar in order to recapture the six days we’ve already lost and to set a plan in place should we need to close schools for additional storms or emergencies in the months to come.”

Four instructional days will be added to the end of the current school year.

Originally, the last day of school was to be Monday, June 17. With four instructional days now being added to the end of the calendar, the last day of school for students will be Friday, June 21.

In addition, two days will be taken from February vacation. Now, school will be in session on Thursday and Friday of February vacation week.

Originally, February vacation was scheduled for the week of Feb. 18-22. School will now be in session on Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22.

If additional snow/school closure days are needed, additional days will be deducted from the February vacation.  If all February vacation days are used, days will be taken from the April vacation beginning with April 19. In the event more days are needed, days will be added in June — not to go beyond June 28.

The revised calendar is posted on the school website.