Most Wake County students will now have classes on Halloween or a Saturday to make up for classes being canceled on Monday due to damage left behind by Hurricane Matthew.
The Wake County Public School System announced late Sunday afternoon that school, athletic events and extracurricular events are canceled for Monday. School officials cited power failures and storm damage for the cancellation, saying “the safety of our students, parents and staff remains our top priority.”
Makeup days were announced for most of Wake’s estimated 159,000 students:
▪ Traditional-calendar students, who account for the majority of Wake’s enrollment, will have classes on Oct. 31, a Monday. Halloween was originally a teacher workday;
▪ Modified-calendar students and the Wake STEM Early College will have classes on Oct. 29, a Saturday;
▪ Year-round students on tracks 1,2 and 3 will have classes on Oct. 15, a Saturday.
The makeup day has not been set yet for the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy and the Wake Early College of Health Sciences.
Students on year-round track 4 and those at Barwell Road Elementary, Walnut Creek Elementary and the two single-gender leadership academies don’t have to make up Monday
If traditional-calendar schools remain closed Tuesday, those students would be set to make up that day on the Saturday of Oct. 29 unless Wake changes the order of make-up days used.