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Schools set make-up times for snow days

Posted January 21, 2009
Updated January 23, 2009

Education

School districts are making plans for students to make up the snow days missed after this week's storm. Some Wake County students will have to attend on Saturday.

Wake County students on year-round schedules will have class on two Saturdays, including this weekend, to make up the two days missed. They'll make up Tuesday on Saturday, Jan. 24, and Wednesday's day off on Saturday, April 4.

Only students at North Garner Middle School won't be required to attend class on Saturday. Heating issues mean that school will remain closed. Those students will make up the first snow day on Saturday, April 18.

Wake students on a traditional schedule will have make-up days on two Mondays when they were to have been off – Feb. 16 and April 6.

Students on modified schedules will make up the days on March 9 and 10 (a Monday and Tuesday). Wake Early College students will make up the days Thursday, April 9, and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26.

In Durham County, public school students on a traditional calendar only have one day to make up. Tuesday was a scheduled holiday for students, so the snow did not cancel any scheduled classes. They will make up Wednesday's snow day on Monday, Feb. 16.

Students in year-round schools in Durham will make up two snow days on Monday, March 30, and Friday, June 5.

Carrboro-Chapel Hill students were also on holiday Tuesday. They will make up Wednesday on Friday, Feb. 27.

Cumberland County Schools announced their make-up days Friday. All schools will make up the first snow day on Monday, Feb. 16. Dismissal will be two hours early that day.

Traditional-calendar schools will make up the second day on Friday, April 10; year-round schools will make up the day April 17; students at Cross Creek Early College High, Howard Health & Life Sciences High and Fuller Performance Learning Center will make up the day April 13. In each case, dismissal will be two hours early.


Other school districts can report plans for make-up days to reportit@wral.com.

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  • tobis19341 Jan 22, 7:41 p.m.

    everyone raise their hand that's going to send their kid to school on a saturday.

    that's what i though. so are they going to change the timers on the lights to let me know i'm in a school zone. probably not.

  • voice your opinion Jan 22, 1:10 p.m.

    Go ahead, don't send you child to school on their make-up days, and later in life, my daughter will visit your child at the counter of McDonalds because that's the best job they will be able since you feel vacation is more important than an education.

    As a manager in a professional position, I've had to tell employees they had to work at times that weren't convenient to them or me. Since everyone wanted to keep their jobs, eveyone worked. I've only fired one employee because they wanted time off work when it just wasn't feasible. In the real world, that happens. If you work at McDonald's, you may be able to tell your manager to Stick It and get a way with it, but in a professional position, just consider that your last day of employment.

    So once again, don't send your child to school on make up days. It just puts my child that much further up the ladder than your child.

  • bs101fly Jan 22, 8:09 a.m.

    IF the court rules against your beloved leaders things WILL change, watch and see!
    We don't want to bash you, or teachers in general, BUT, unfortunately you will be, and are, collateral damage in this fight.
    Not sure who told you Dulaney is nice, but maybe you should meet him on OUR side of the fence and see if you'd still feel the same way!
    I assure you, he's right up there with tooth decay!

  • teach4er Jan 21, 9:07 p.m.

    "The path of "i'm a follower and not a leader" doesn't impress us, tell me your thoughts again after the state supreme court rules!"

    I would remind you that the court will not be ruling on 'alternative traditional school assignments,' so with the WakeCares argument that they are forced to go to YR to avoid schools they don't like, they are STILL going to complain even if they win the case.

    Mr. Dulaney reassigns because the Board tells him to. And- I hear that he's a really nice guy although I've never met him.

    I still say nothing's going to change...

  • uknowsomuch Jan 21, 8:47 p.m.

    Not all of us agree with MYR! Just because we enjoy our job and want the kids we work with to succeed, does not mean we are followers. In fact, we are trying to lead by example with the kids. When we show them that their education is important to us, we can only hope that they get it. It's just that much harder when the parents are against us too.

    Tell you what, of you don't like it, you have the option of private school or home school.

    PS...you can always put your kid in an opt out school.

    asbrooks, I am sure that your principal would appreciate your comment, given the fact that your profile says you live in Zebulon. This narrows the scope to just a few admins. I agree that there is more to life than school, just nothing MORE important. Besides, if you dont like WCPSS, you have the option of East Wake Academy.

  • asbrooks Jan 21, 7:51 p.m.

    There's more to life than school. That's what I'll be teaching my kids when we don't change our plans for spring break. My son's principal agrees - life experience mean as much, if not more sometimes, than school.

  • bs101fly Jan 21, 7:46 p.m.

    I see that the Rosa Gill and Patti Head paid bloggers have been sent to invade these blogs. Good! Remember what you've read! Remember what's been said! Remember it until the same ole way Wake County education has been handled for decades, is dead!
    Count on it! And enjoy your make-up days!

  • bs101fly Jan 21, 7:45 p.m.

    "In the economy we are in today, your answer to the boss will surely open the doors for new employment."

    Try again, wrong on all 3 accounts!

    "What's "coming my way" is more of the same, because these 10s of thousands continue to vote for school board members that support the status quo. Not voting for bonds will ensure all schools are year round. Is that what you want?"

    Boy, you've walked the status quo for a long time then and apparently have been drinking the kool-aid even longer! The path of "i'm a follower and not a leader" doesn't impress us, tell me your thoughts again after the state supreme court rules! Tell me that after the next bond that you people want!
    As for MYR, we don't get a say with Chuck Dulaney, your leader, in charge any way and since we are only granted the RIGHT to vote for 1 of the 9 boe idiots let me assure you that changing BOTH are on the top of our list and BOTH are a lot closer thank you think at THIS very moment!

  • teach4er Jan 21, 7:05 p.m.

    "You guys have NO IDEA what is coming your way because of the 10's of 1,000's of us who have been reassigned repeatedly and forced into calendars we do not want!"

    Reassignments have happened since I attended Wake Co. schools many years ago. This is not a new concept.

    What's "coming my way" is more of the same, because these 10s of thousands continue to vote for school board members that support the status quo. Not voting for bonds will ensure all schools are year round. Is that what you want?

  • due_whats_right Jan 21, 7:03 p.m.

    bs101 - your shove it response to your boss let's me know you are retired, unemployed or have never been employed. In the economy we are in today, your answer to the boss will surely open the doors for new employment.

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