Classes will now be in session on Feb. 14, 2013, to compensate for a day lost to Superstorm Sandy, putting students and teachers on track for the state-mandated 180 days of school, district officials announced.
Any further school days lost this year will be taken from April recess, according to a revised schedule voted on by the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education Monday.
Schools were scheduled to be closed for the two-day New Jersey Education Association convention Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9. Schools were also scheduled to be closed for students for teacher training on Election Day, Nov. 6.
After schools were closed because of a lack of power after Sandy and the statewide convention was cancelled, most students attended school Nov. 6 and Nov. 8-9. With the addition of Thursday, Feb. 14 to the school calendar, no schools owe any further make-up days.
Three schools, Tuscan, Clinton and Maplewood Middle School, have no more emergency closing days available.
# of Emergency Closing Days Available
Columbia High School
Maplewood Middle School
South Orange Middle School
Clinton Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Marshall Elementary School
Seth Boyden Elementary School
South Mountain Elementary School
Tuscan Elementary School
Should the district escape snow days, schools that have emergency closing days remaining will have "give-back days." Those schools will close on Friday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 28, for a long Memorial Day weekend.
A revised calendar handout is attached as a PDF.