Durham, Wake set makeup days after snow

Posted March 4, 2014
Updated March 25, 2014

Nicholas with our 10 week old Schnoodle Louie...a bowl of chips and a good nap...what could be better!? (Photo courtesy Lisa Mailhot)

— The Wake County Public School System set makeup days for students and teachers who missed school Tuesday, March 4, because of icy roads.

Students on a traditional calendar will make the day up Thursday, June 12.

Year-round students in single-track schools and on Tracks 1, 3 and 4 will have to go to school on Saturday, March 8, to make up the most recent snow day.

Students on a modified calendar will make the day up on Wednesday, March 12. 

Wake Early College of Health Sciences will make it up on Monday, March 24.

NCSU Stem and Leadership Academies have a makeup day Monday, March 17.

Durham students excused from three snow days

In an emergency meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Durham Public Schools Board of Education set the schedule for make-up days from the recent snow and ice and eased the minds of students and parent who worried Spring Break might be in jeopardy.

Because students are on track to meet the minimum number of required educational hours for the year, three of the snow days won't need to be made up, spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said.

Students on a traditional calendar have missed five days to snow. They have already made up one of those days. Another makeup day is scheduled March 28. The other three won't need to be made up.

Students in early college and middle college high schools have also missed five days. Their makeup days are March 10 and April 21. 

Students on a year-round calendar and those at the City of Medicine Academy have missed four days to snow.

Year-round students have already made one of those days up. City of Medicine students will attend school March 10 as a makeup day.

District staff also announced a new date for the ACT exam for 11th graders. It will be administered March 18.


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  • Mods Hate Me Mar 5, 2014

    I'm still not sure why track 3 has to go this Saturday. This past Friday, track 3 had to go a full day to make up days that they didn't miss. So shouldn't those curriculum hours count for the actual day they missed yesterday? It doesn't make much sense.

  • Jackson Smith Mar 4, 2014
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    Are you kidding. They have now added two days to the END of school. They have missed at least two days for NO reason. It is time to break up this district. If it is bad in rural southern Wake County, don't make us miss at day in Raleigh. This system is simply too big to handle for the elected leaders.