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Snow Days Mean Extended School Year in Plainfield

Report cards also got delayed by the winter weather.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Winter break got a little bit longer for District 202 students, thanks to snow and extreme cold this week. Now, the school year will be a bit longer too, so students can make up the time lost.

According to the district, the new, tentative (assuming there are no more snow days) last day of school is now Wednesday, May 28. Originally, the last day was tentatively set for Friday, May 23.

In addition, Friday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 27 will be full attendance days. The tentative last day, May 28, will be a half day.

In its Education Partners newsletter, the district stressed that the dates may change, noting, "There is a lot of winter left."

Parents should also expect school report cards, which were originally set go out this week, to be a bit delayed.

Elementary and middle school report cards will go home on Monday, Jan. 13, and high school report cards will be sent to parents on Friday, Jan. 17.
Beth January 10, 2014 at 07:38 PM
Ridiculous to have to make up the days missed due to the EXTREME weather conditions. Absolutely RIDICULOUS!!
Deborah Moore January 10, 2014 at 09:38 PM
The kids have to go to school a set amount of time, snow days/ extreme weather days, it doesn't matter. it's Illinois law. Also don't forget by pushing back the school year end date, final exams for High Schoolers now will be pushed back too, just incase you don't wanna send your kids for the make up days.
Beth January 10, 2014 at 10:28 PM
I know it's a legal matter...it just frustrates me. It seems that education is being lost in the shuffle. Focus should be on learning not the amount of days our kids are in school. Quality instead of quantity. Hope this makes sense:)
Don Gettys January 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Didn't they, years ago, used to figure in 5 snow days? When they weren't used, school ended early. We rarely used all 5 day, but parents could plan on school being out by a certain date.
StacyB January 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Perhaps they can take less 'teacher institute' days throughout the year, and even make winter break shorter. Personally I feel two weeks, nearly three is insane especially since their summer only lasts 10 weeks.

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