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No April Fools’ joke, Wake County has school makeup days this week

Wake County Public Schools maintenance workers Anthony Zarb, foreground, and Brett Wood clear ice from sidewalks on Jan. 11 2017 at Heritage High School in Wake Forest. The January snow days mean traditional-calendar schools and the Wake STEM Early College will have classes on March 31 and multi-track year-round schools will be open April 1.
Wake County Public Schools maintenance workers Anthony Zarb, foreground, and Brett Wood clear ice from sidewalks on Jan. 11 2017 at Heritage High School in Wake Forest. The January snow days mean traditional-calendar schools and the Wake STEM Early College will have classes on March 31 and multi-track year-round schools will be open April 1. tlong@newsobserver.com

It is not an April Fools’ Day joke that Wake County’s traditional-calendar schools and the Wake STEM Early College will be open Friday and multi-track year-round schools will be in session Saturday.

The Wake County school system was closed for three days from Jan. 9-11 as the region recovered from a winter storm. The three snow days resulted in makeup days being scheduled for students.

Friday was originally going to be a teacher workday for traditional-calendar schools and the Wake STEM Early College so that teachers could work on student grades for the upcoming end of the quarter. It’s now a regular day of classes.

Students on tracks one, two and three at the multi-track schools will now have a half day of classes Saturday on April Fools’ Day. Track four students will be home since they were tracked out when the storm struck in January.

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