Calendar revised for missed school days
January 12, 2009
While the snow made for an early start to students’ winter break, it doesn’t mean students don’t have to make them up.
Students will now go to school May 22, which was previously a day off to extend the Memorial Day holiday weekend from three to four days. Students will make up the other two days at the end of the year, June 16 and 17, instead of ending the year June 15 as originally scheduled.
Days where only hours were missed due to snow, Dec. 17 and Jan. 5, do not have to be made up, since the state mandates that only whole days, not hours, be made up.
As required by the state, students must be in school 180 days; seniors must be in school 175 days.
Currently, seniors are short one day and district officials are figuring out how they can make that day up before the end of the year, according to Sara Niegowski, district director of communications.
The makeup day will most likely be an activity day on a Saturday or sometime during the Washington Assessment of Student Learning testing days, similar to what the district did two years ago, when bad weather plagued the area.
Go to www.issaquah.wednet.edu/documents/2008-09SchoolCalendar.pdf.