Stillwater Area Public School students will have school on Presidents Day to make up for days lost last month due to cold weather.
As a result of the unprecedented cold, which caused schools to close for five days in January, the school board approved modifications to the school year calendar Thursday night to regain some of the student learning time that has been lost this winter.
School for all Stillwater Area Public School students will now be in session on Monday, Feb. 17, which was previously planned as a professional day for staff. All classes and programs that normally meet on Mondays will be held that day, including early childhood and preschool classes.
The make-up day will ensure our schools meet the required instructional hours, as defined by state statute.
“We recognize that adding a day to the calendar may create scheduling challenges to families,” a note to Stillwater Area Public Schools families reads, “and we encourage you to work with your building principal should special arrangements need to be made.”
Should an additional weather-related school closing occur yet this year, the board has designated Friday, April 18 as the make-up day.
During the meeting, the board also approved modifications to the elementary and high school spring conferencing schedule. A revised calendar for the remainder of the school year is below.
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Original Post (Feb. 4 1:50 a.m.):
The Stillwater School Board is holding a special school meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 to discuss the possibility of using Presidents Day (Monday, Feb. 17) as a make-up day.
As a result of the unprecedented cold, which caused schools to close for five days last month, the district must now make up student time. Monday, Feb. 17 is currently scheduled as a professional development day for teachers and staff.
Look for more information later this week following the board’s decision.