CALAMITY DAYS AND SCHOOL DELAYS:
Here’s the last reminder ever about HHS “Delayed Start” schedules! You should know that beginning this school year, the state has discontinued using “days” when determining the length of the school year. Going forward, “hours” will be used—specifically, 1001 hours will be required for high school; and we’re well above that threshold at HHS! Because of this change, tracking the number of snow days (calamity days) to determine make-up contingencies will become a thing of the past—we won’t need them if the minimum hours standard is met! Related, many school districts have developed “delayed start” schedules to allow school officials extended time in the early morning hours to further analyze inclement weather risks versus student safety; and then make the decision whether or not to cancel classes for the day. A delayed start day counts as a full day of school—yes, it’s fuzzy math! Important: Please know that the 2-hour Delayed Start option merely delays the decision of whether or not to cancel classes. It is possible that the conditions would improve during the early morning hours and the school day would follow the appropriate delayed start schedule shared below. It is also possible that school could still be called off after a delayed start—as conditions did not improve. Parents need to plan accordingly!
Finally, here is our HHS “BLOCK”/“NO-BLOCK” SNOW DAYS POLICY: If there is a snow day on Monday, Tuesday or Friday, we will follow, or have followed, our regular schedule for the week. If we have a snow day on Wednesday, there will be NO block days that week. If we have a snow day on Thursday, Friday will be a block day.