PRELIMINARY SNOW MAKE-UP DATES
February 22, 2019
Mark your calendars! As of today, we have a total of 9 school days impacted (four cancellations, 3 delays, and two early dismissals) due to inclement weather. I want to provide staff and parents with information regarding snow make-up days as quickly as possible.
So, how are we going to make up the snow days? Because Iowa uses instructional hours to count the length of the school year, that gives us some flexibility in making up for lost time. Carlisle’s school calendar has built in a surplus of hours beyond the legal requirement. Carlisle 12th graders are not required to make up the snow days.
The Board will make the official determination regarding this plan on March 11, 2019, and district communication will be sent to all families and staff at that time. The proposed plan provides as much instructional time as possible to avoid extending the school days past May 30. However, it would be prudent for our families and staff, at this time, to make plans informed by these possible adjustments to the 2018-19 calendar:
An important note: this plan is subject to change due to any additional full-day cancellations, late starts and/or early dismissals, this plan will be adjusted accordingly.
The district will communicate confirmation of these adjustments after the Board meeting on March 11, 2019. We are hopeful that providing this preliminary information to you at this time will support you in your planning. We again want thank district staff, students and families for your support and patience as we work through the remainder of winter together. Please feel free to contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org as we work together to continually improve and provide the best education possible to our students.