School ices make-up day for students

By Anthony Gonzalez agonzalez@civitasmedia.com

March 26, 2014

Elkin City Schools announced it will not require students to make up March 7, a day previously canceled due to inclement weather.

“We’re really trying to balance this out. We have opted to waive the make-up date. It’s been a tough year with bad weather,” said Dr. Randy Bledsoe, superintendent of Elkin City Schools.

March 7 changed from a student day to an optional teacher workday. Staff, in having an optional teacher workday, continues the fulfillment of the 215 days of the professional calendar, according to Bledsoe.

Bledsoe said April 1, which was changed to an early dismissal day at the end of the third nine weeks grading period, will now be changed to a full student day. Students will attend school for the regular school hours.

According to Bledsoe, for each full inclement weather day that students miss after March 24, the Saturday following an inclement weather date will be a make-up day. Saturday school will dismiss at 1 p.m.

Anthony Gonzalez may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @newsgonz.