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Letter from the Superintendent

March 16, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

New York State Education Law requires that schools be in session 180 days per school year in order to be eligible for state aid. Each year, Schalmont Central School District builds four snow days into its annual calendar to allow for weather-related and/or emergency closings, while still meeting the state requirements. The district had 181 actual instruction days scheduled in addition to those snow days.

However, this school year, the district has exceeded the number of snow days built into the school calendar. As a result, students must make up the snow day from March 15.

Friday, March 24 was originally scheduled as a professional development day for staff. However, in light of the need to make up a school day, students will now be required to attend school on March 24.

The last day of school will still be Friday, June 23.

If you have any questions about this make up day, please contact your building principal.

Sincerely,

Dr. Carol A. Pallas
Superintendent of Schools