The Stillwater School Board met Feb. 6 to consider how to make up instruction time lost due to cold weather in January. School was canceled five days in January because of the cold.
The district posted the following statement on its website:
School will be in session on Monday, February 17 in order to make up some of the time lost in January when schools were closed due to extremely cold weather.
School for all of our students (except Valley Crossing Community School) will be in session on Feb. 17, which was previously planned as a professional day for staff. All classes and programs that normally meet on Mondays will be held that day, including early childhood and preschool classes.
The make-up day will ensure our schools meet the required instructional hours, as defined by state statute. We recognize that adding a day to the calendar may create scheduling challenges to families, and we encourage you to work with the building principal should special arrangements need to be made.
Should an additional weather-related school closing occur yet this year, the board has designated Friday, April 18 as the make-up day.