Presidents Day has become a regular day of classes for most Wake County schools so students will not be out on Monday enjoying a three-day weekend.
Classes were canceled for three days in January due to a snow storm, resulting in makeup days being needed for the Wake County school system’s various instructional calendars. Teacher workdays planned for Presidents Day at traditional-calendar schools, modified-calendar schools and Wake STEM Early College were changed to school days.
Wake’s traditional-calendar schools account for the majority of the district’s 159,549 students. Wake tries to schedule teacher workdays – which are used by teachers to get caught up on their grading and other paperwork – on Fridays or Mondays.
Presidents Day was already scheduled to be a regular day of classes at Wake’s multi-track year-round schools, track four year-round schools, Vernon Malone College and Career Academy and Wake Early College of Health and Sciences.
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The only students in the school district who have Monday off are track two year-round students and those attending the Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy and Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy. But both leadership academies do have classes on Tuesday, which was changed from a workday into a snow makeup day.