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Posted December 5, 2011

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Snow Make-Up Days Scheduled for May 29-June 1

Days after Memorial Day deemed the least disruptive to learning

Students are scheduled to make up inclement weather days the week after Memorial Day – Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1.  Please mark these days on your calendar.

Monday’s snow day will be made up on Tuesday, May 29.

The APS calendar committee – made up of parents, students, administrators, union representatives and community members – concluded that adding make-up days to the end of the school year is least disruptive to learning.

Members of the APS Board of Education, which approves the calendar, agreed, noting that too many four-day school weeks, especially during the second semester when snow make-up days would take place, can have a negative impact on instruction.

Traditionally, APS has three one-day holidays during the second semester – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day and the Vernal Holiday.  Students also have a week off for spring break.

High stakes, state-mandated testing takes place after spring break.

The fall semester traditionally also has three one-day holidays: Labor Day, fall break and Veterans Day. Next school year, Veterans Day will be on a Sunday, but there will be no school on Election Day. In addition, students get three days off for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Board of Education is expected to review the 2012-2013 school calendar at its Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.

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