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Northwest Allen County Schools Release Snow Make-Up Plan

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): This year's winter has been a winter for the record books and it has been especially hard on Hoosier schools dealing with cancellations and closings, but leaders with Northwest Allen County schools have come up with a plan to make-up the missed school days.

Superintendent Chris Himsel, released the plans Tuesday afternoon and they are as follows:

Northwest Allen County Schools Make-Up Day Plan for the 2013-2014 School Year

The make-up day plan, which meets all requirements of Indiana State Law as interpreted and communicated by the State Superintendent, is as follows:

1. Request the unconditional waiver previously announced by the State Superintendent for January 6 and January 7 (students will not make-up these two days);

2. Convert February 3 from a mid-winter break to a make-up day (this has already been implemented);

3. Implement the make-up days previously built into the calendar – February 24, March 14, and April 18;

4. Extend the school day in order to make-up four days by extending the middle and high school day by one hour per day for 24 days and the elementary school day by 50 minutes per day for 24 days per the requirements communicated by the State Superintendent. The days that will be extended are as follows and are identified on the attached calendar:

a. February 25, 26, and 27

b. March 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, and 26

c. April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24

d. Morning bus pick-ups will occur at the same time as current morning bus pick-ups. Afternoon bus drop-off will occur 50 minutes later than current afternoon bus drop-offs on the days that the school day is extended.

e. If school is closed on any of the days that an extended schedule is planned, then the extended instructional time that was to occur will be added to one of the March or April dates that does not have extended instructional time currently planned or in May. The make-up day for the regularly scheduled part of the day, not the additional hour or fifty minutes, will be made up by extending the school year in June;

5. Extend the school year for students to Wednesday, June 4; and

  Extended Day Schedule             Extended Day Schedule       Regular Session

                         Monday, Tuesday, Thursday               Wednesday                         Non-Extended 

Elementary            7:50 – 3:35                                         8:20 – 3:35                              7:50 – 2:45 

CMS/MCMS            7:35 – 3:58                                        8:05 – 3:58                               7:45 – 3:08

CFC/CHS                 7:40 – 3:45                                        8:20 – 3:45                              7:50 – 2:55



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