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If The Weather Outside Is Frightful, It May Impact Greenwich School Calendar

Greenwich Department of Public Works. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.
Greenwich Department of Public Works. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.
Between Superstorm Sandy and snowstorms last year, schools around Fairfield County were taxed with adjusting their calendars to make up days lost to Mother Nature's fury.

With mid-December bringing the snow and the first school closures for Greenwich, how will the district handle wacky weather if it gets slammed again?
Here's a breakdown on the Greenwich Public Schools calendar when it comes to weather closures: 
  • There are 180 days required for students, 187 for staff.
  • There are built-in "inclement weather" days included in June
  • If all five days are then utilized to make up for weather-related closures, the school then turns to April break.
As it is explained on the district's website: 
"If more snow / storm days are needed, they will be taken from either the remaining days in June or from the Spring Recess in April. Please plan accordingly."

The calendar shows schools closed from Monday, April 15, to Thursday, April 18, for that scheduled break. According to the way the site explains the make-up scheduling, this would mean Greenwich students would still have off at the beginning of the week, Monday through however long they'd have remaining for break, return to school in the middle of the week.

According to school spokesman Kim Eves, "The ultimate decision as to whether the Board adds to the end of the year or takes form April break is entirely dependent on the circumstances, number of school closures, and the way the dates fall on the days of the week in any given year. The Board tries to make any end of year calendar changes by April."


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