Spring Begins With Winter Storm, Cancellation, Students Keep Monday Off

Softball and track practice were canceled as a winter snowstorm blanketed the skies on the first day of spring, Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

The next morning, the district followed over one hundred other local districts and first delayed before canceling school due to this winter storm.

With just three school days left until Spring Break, students can absorb a 2-hour delay without any change in scheduled days off next week. A cancellation would lead to an additional day taken away from next week’s break. Students would have to report for a full day of classes on Monday, March 26th.  Cancellations on January 5th and February 7th removed Monday, April 2 and Friday, April 27th, which were originally scheduled as days off.

UPDATE: The board voted on March 21 to retain the vacation day on Monday, March 26th for students. Instead,  teachers will report for professional development. A memo was sent through Edline on Wednesday evening, see the full copy below.

On Tuesday, as the snow started to fall, students were generally supportive of any surprise time off, though some wanted a full week of vacation starting next Monday.

“I wouldn’t really like it because of {losing one day from} spring break” said senior Julia Wimer. “I’d be happy, even if they take off spring break I’m still not coming.”  said senior Naudia Ellis.

The National Weather Service has two Winter Weather Advisories, one issued during the school day and lasting until 5 PM and the other running until 8 PM on Wednesday. March 21.

 

The Winter Weather Advisory issued for today states “FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON, TRANSITIONING TO SNOW. FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW, FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY, WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW AFTER 3 AM”

UPDATE: Highest snowfall of the Winter comes on the first day of Spring.

It’s Spring?!?!?

 

Two field trips may be altered. Mrs. Selep’s Anatomy class is visiting the Cadaver lab at Carlow University on March 21st,  leaving school at 9am and will return around 2:30pm.

UPDATE: Field Trip rescheduled for Friday, April 6th.

Mrs. Li contacted the staff and wrote “I am not sure about tomorrow’s weather, but at this moment, the following students will be attending Chinese field trip tomorrow, on Wednesday, March 21. They will be leaving at 9:00 am and will return around 1:30 pm.”

Senior Mary Opipery is scheduled to attend the Chinese class field trip, and she said “I was looking forward to that, I just wish the weather was a lot nicer.

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