Remember when snow days were something that kids (and a lot of adults) looked forward to? Me neither! Those days of yore seem so long ago right now... It's been a remarkable string of events over these past few weeks that have led to the traditional script flipping. Now, it seems, kids are doing "school day" dances instead of "snow day" dances. I don't think anyone is wearing their PJ's inside out, putting spoons / crayons in the freezer, or flushing ice cubes down the toilet right now.
I'm with you all and want to go to school. As soon as Mother Nature decides to calm down a bit - we're going to make it happen. And thanks for not shooting the messenger!
So what happens now? I've communicated several times this year regarding what happens with snow days and referenced that in my latest blog post. There will be a new letter going out next week with new updates.
The most important thing to know now is that we are officially into "make up territory". The first and most important piece of info to know is that we will now be going to school on Monday, April 22nd. This day was originally scheduled to be a day off of school following Easter Sunday, but was reserved for snow day makeup "if necessary". Well - it's officially necessary!
Please also be aware that, after today, any additional "days off" for any reason will need to be made up in June. This includes "snow days", but there are other unlikely circumstances that could result in school cancellation as well including such things as power outages, student / staff illness, etc. Please note that our current last day of school is scheduled for Wednesday June 12th. If we do need to make up days, let's hold out hope that we can keep it to 2 or less and make it out before starting a new week!
Finally - please be aware that while there are some conversations happening in and around Lansing regarding the unusually brutal nature of this winter across the state, that until such time as any official action is taken - it's best to maintain our current course and plan for these make up days. Should any changes occur - I will continue to reach out to you.
Take care and be safe.