Three snow days in the North Penn School District in the 2013-2014 calendar year thus far has prompted the district to make changes to upcoming inservice days and early dismissal days.
Per the district website, the changes look to fix the negative impact on instruction and student achievement caused by the snow days.
Another concern, according to the district, is the fact that it has not made it halfway through winter yet and there is no way to tell the future loss of more days due to weather.
"Mastery of grade level content, Keystone Exam proficiency, PSSA proficiency and Advanced Placement results are at risk if our students do not receive the appropriate instructional time to succeed. NPSD staff members also need adequate time to prepare students," states the district website.
Here are the changes:
- February 14 (Valentine's Day) is now a full instructional day for all students. It was previously a day off.
- Monday, March 31 will be a full instructional day for North Penn High School and the middle schools only. It was previously a day off for all students.
- Monday, March 31 will be an early dismissal day for elementary students, so that parent-teacher conferences can be held that day. It was previously a day off for all students.
- Wednesday, April 16 will be a full day of instruction for all students. It was previously an early dismissal day for elementary, Northbridge and high school students and a full day for middle schoolers.
- Thursday, April 17 will be an early dismissal day for elementary, Northbridge and high school students. Middle schoolers will have a full day, including sophomore orientation.
- The second marking period for secondary students will end Feb. 4 instead of Jan. 30. Report cards will be issued Feb. 13.
- The end of the second trimester in elementary schools will remain March 14. Elementary report cards will be issued March 28.
- The last day of school for students and North Penn High School commencement remains Tuesday, June 17.