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Schools Say Snow Days Would Be Made Up In March

Publication: The East Hampton Press
By Virginia Garrison   Feb 7, 2013 1:39 PM
Feb 7, 2013 2:11 PM

The Southampton School District does not predict having to close on Friday for the upcoming winter storm, but would make up any lost time during spring break in March, according to a message from Superintendent Dr. J. Richard Boyes on the district’s website. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, there are no emergency days left on the calendar for this school year.

“Although a full closure is possible for tomorrow, it appears more likely that we will open on time,” the superintendent’s message says, noting that the district is preparing for the possibility of an early dismissal that could mean canceling after-school and weekends school activities, including the musical “Fame” and sports events. Dr. Boyes said by email that if the school had to close between now and spring break, it would use the days during the break beginning with Monday, March 25, and proceeding forward as needed.

The East Hampton School District lost five emergency days to Hurricane Sandy and decided in November to make up three days during spring break. At that time Superintendent Richard Burns said school would be held on March 25, which is currently still slated as a vacation day, if another makeup day were needed.

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