Summer Break Is Pushed Back For Triad Students... Again

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Most school districts in the Triad have canceled 10 days of school because of all the snow, sleet, and ice we've had this year.

That means a majority of those students will not have the freedom of summer break until mid-June.

The last day of classes for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools is June 17.

In Guilford County, the last day of school is June 16 - and they've lost all but one day of spring break. The districts set make-up days aside in the calendar but those are now all accounted for.

WFMY News 2's Morgan Hightower spoke to parents who called the late release a necessary inconvenience.

"I'm worried about the kids drivingon the [black] ice. They're inexperienced and the roads are slick," explained Mary Claire O'Brien, a Winston-Salem Forsyth County parent. "I don't want them going to school in July either but I'd rather they did that than ended up in the emergency department."

Virginie Clark, a WS/FCS parent said, "Unfortunately we can't fight mother nature and we all know that."

She added, "I don't believe in extending the school year any longer than what it is just because at the end of the school year, the kids are already mentally check out."

Clark says she would have preferred to see students have longer days, than an extended school calendar.

"It's been frustrating but I haven't questioned any of the decisions being made," said Bob Bullock, a WS/FCS parent. He added, "We went to school on Saturdays when I was a kid growing up and we didn't think nothing of it, it was just the price you had to pay. It wouldn't bother us one bit, I'd rather see that then going through the middle of June and try to make up these days."

Alamance-Burlington Schools and Rockingham County Schools will use Saturday as a make-up day but for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools and Guilford County Schools, it's a last resort.

Both districts say it's not ideal because some teachers and students work Saturdays at other jobs.

The day has worked in the other districts though - ABSS will make up the March 18 missed day on Saturday, March 22.

State law requires students to be in school 185 days or 1025 hours of instruction.

READ:ABSS Updated School Calendar
READ: WS/FCS Updated School Calendar
READ: GCS Updated School Calendar
READ: RCS Updated School Calendar


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