Desoto County News

DCS anticipates no make-up days for lost class time

At this time, it appears the DeSoto County School District calendar will not be affected because of the “snow week off” for last week’s snow and ice. That situation may change if more days off are necessary, however.

When asked by DeSoto County News Monday morning about the situation on make-up days, Supt. Cory Uselton responded by relaying an email he said was sent to parents Friday. It said that no make-up days will be used as a result of the inclement weather.

The email went on to say, however, “If there are more inclement weather days in the upcoming weeks, it is possible that one or more of next month’s designated make-up days (Friday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 19) will have to be used as regular school days.”

It said parents would get an update on or before Feb. 13 about the state of those days. Right now, Feb. 16 is a professional development day for employees and Feb. 19 is the President’s Day school holiday.

The school calendar builds in a number of “snow days” each year that may become make-up days if needed to allow the school district to reach its 180-day state requirement for classes to be in session, without the need to extend the school beyond its scheduled end date for the school year.

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