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WNEP SCHOOL CLOSINGS

January 19, 2011 by USA Post 

WNEP SCHOOL CLOSINGS, Bad weather creating problem for students their schools and colleges went to close because of bad weather Students can check about their local schools and colleges either close or open by logging link below http://www.wnep.com/news/schoolclosings/
Most students in and around metro Atlanta has experienced a full week of school closures due to ice last week and a snowstorm. Fulton and Henry counties have announced their days catching up today. Here is the information of makeup a day, as posted on the websites.

Fulton County:

Due to the unprecedented closure time school this year, the Fulton County School System announces that it will hold two days of educational upgrading for students and teachers. Teachers are working days.

National Board of Education rules allow “forgiveness” for up to four days weather during the school year, which means that students do not make up those days. However, six days of school have been canceled in 2010-11 – five in January because of snow and ice, and the other in December because of icy roads – leaving two days for students to catch up.

The two make-up days for students will be held Friday, March 11, which was set aside as a day of work for teachers, and Friday, April 22, which was originally a day off for students and teachers.

To meet the requirements of the contract, teachers have a workday on Monday, February 21, were formerly a residence for students and teachers, and also work Friday, April 22. They had two extra days after the Planning and June 2 June 3

Henry County:

Now that we’ve weathered the storm, we must turn again with intense attention to student achievement and teaching, including the need for make-up days for the instruction that was missed. Combined with the shortened school calendar already in place this year, absences last week bring the total reduction of eight instructional days. Although four of these days may be waived in accordance with State rules for emergency scheduling changes, we need to do up to four school days to support a level of education of our students. The four days available to the winter break, Feb. 22, 23, 24 and 25, provide the most timely and appropriate make-up days for teaching and student learning.

The lack of instruction days preceding the Georgia High School Graduation Test, CRCT, Georgia Writing Assessment and End of Course tests, and other major assessments of student success this semester such as Advanced Placement exams. In order to properly prepare for these assessments, the time lost teaching is the best compound before the assessments themselves. In addition, the recent days of frost occurred early in the year more days than the bad weather could come in the coming months. We still need to use daily at the end of the semester for extra days of emergency. Using the available days in February, we maintain flexibility for contingency planning and to continue to focus on student learning.

Adjusting the calendar of emergency is not an easy decision and we regret that time has created the need for such a task. It is, however, a decision to be made, and we believe it is in the best interest of our students to be educated in advance of significant estimates and obtaining the education necessary to succeed. We realize that the award makeup days at any time will inevitably conflict with the plans and schedules. We regret any inconvenience that results, and we appreciate your flexibility and support as we move forward. There is no question time in life when we need to do difficult things for the success and achievement, and it’s one of those moments. Please be assured that our principals work closely with you to address individual concerns or questions.

So what do you think of the makeup days?

Source: http://www.examiner.com/northside-family-parenting-in-atlanta/atlanta-schools-announce-make-up-days-for-school-closings-due-to-snowstorm

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