MOUNT VERNON — Snow, wind, ice and lack of power are among the reasons schools have had to cancel classes at various times throughout the 2008-09 school year, out of concern for students’ health and safety. Many schools in the area have exceeded the five calamity days allowed by law. Some have already started to make up those days according to the school calendar, or will extend the school year to cover the missed classes.
As of Feb. 16, Centerburg has missed eight days. The district always makes up missed days at the end of the year, and so will be in session for makeup days on June 5, 8 and 9, barring further unexpected closings.
Clear Fork also will make up days at the end of the school year.
Danville had three days to make up, and was in session on Presidents Day to cover one of them. The Danville schools will also be in session May 29 and June 1.
East Knox already made up days on Feb. 13 and 16, and additional makeup days, if needed, will be scheduled for April 6 and 7, June 4 and 5. Should more days be needed, school will be in session April 8 and 9, and further into June.
Fredericktown was also in session Presidents Day as its first makeup day. The last day of school was scheduled for June 3, but all students will now attend through Monday, June 8. Classes for pre-kindergarten through grade five pupils will be in session one additional day, June 9, because school was canceled for the elementary on Jan. 13 after grades six through 12 were already bused to school.
Highland schools made up one day on Presidents Day; additional makeup days, as of now, will be April 10, April 13 and June 4.
Makeup days for Johnstown schools are all at the end of the school year. So far, high school students will attend three additional days, and elementary and middle school students will go an extra four days.
The Knox County Career Center makes up all days at the end of the school year. To date, three days will be added to the school calendar.
Mount Vernon schools all have a different number of days to make up at the end of the school year. It appears at this point that all will have two days to make up, with the high school, middle school and Twin Oak having one additional day and Pleasant Street two more days. Kindergarten classes have already started makeup sessions. Parents should contact their child’s building principal for exact makeup dates and times.
At this point, North Fork will have to make up three calamity days at the end of the school year. The last day of school was scheduled for June 9; the three extra days will be made up on June 10, 11 and 12.
As of Feb. 17, Northridge had five days to make up, and those will be added to the end of the school year, June 1 through 5. The teachers’ last workday will be June 8.
St. Vincent de Paul School has already made up the one day it needed to so far. Other calamity days will be made up, if necessary, at the end of the school year, starting with June 8.