Schools around Massachusetts are reopening after February vacation — some with a lot of catching up to do.
Some districts are facing tough choices about how to fulfill the required number of school days before July.
With another storm headed toward New England later this week, students will be waiting to find out if they will get yet another snow day. During recent snowstorms in Illinois, several schools sent students electronic assignments for them to complete on school-issued iPads. In Ohio, a new state law allows districts to make up as many as three snow days per year by requiring students to complete assignments that are posted online.
School may be held on Good Friday for some districts hampered by a lack of snow days.
Sledding, snow ball fights and no school. Some kids (and teachers) would say it’s the best part of the winter.
The school district used up all their snow days when it was hit by Hurricane Irene, and then the freak October snowstorm.
First it was Hurricane Irene, then a freak October snowstorm. Westford had used all their snow days by Halloween.
The Nashoba Valley Regional school district has used up three of its five snow days as it struggles with continuing power outages.
High school hallways are half-empty between classes. Some classrooms are nearly empty as about 60 teachers and 600 of the Hamilton-Wenham School District’s 1,976 students are absent.
Although most students in Massachusetts are on vacation this week, students in the Hamilton-Wenham district will be in the classroom.