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Wake County announces school make-up days for two snow days

A truck spreads salt on Grant Ave. in Raleigh on Sunday morning, Jan. 24, 2015. Although most main roads in the city were clear, many residential streets were still iced over.
A truck spreads salt on Grant Ave. in Raleigh on Sunday morning, Jan. 24, 2015. Although most main roads in the city were clear, many residential streets were still iced over. cseward@newsobserver.com

Wake County students who clamored for Monday’s snow day now have two make-up days they’ll need to put on their schedules.

The state’s largest school system has already announced how the 157,000 students on its many calendars will make up Friday’s and Monday’s closings. Monday’s make-up day for traditional-calendar students could impact some spring break vacation plans for families.

Wake’s traditional-calendar students will have classes on what were scheduled to be teacher workdays – Feb. 15 and March 24. Wake doesn’t consider spring break to officially start until March 25 when it’s a day off for both students and staff. But scheduling classes on March 24 could force hard decisions for families who wanted to get their spring break started as soon as possible.

High school students who want to keep their senior exemption may feel pressured to go to school March 24. A senior’s attendance and grades factor into whether he/she can get exempted from some final exams.

Keep in mind the school board directed staff to not used banked instructional time to deal with the first three snow days of the school year.

Other announced make-up days include:

▪ Year-round students on tracks 1 and 2 will have classes Jan. 30 and April 2. Track 3 will have school April 2. Track 4 will go to school Jan. 30. Those two Saturday make-up days are half days. Saturday classes are only full days when traditional-calendar schools also have to report in.

▪ Modified-calendar schools will have classes Feb. 15 and March 7.

▪ The two single-gender leadership academies will have classes on Feb. 15-16.

▪ The Wake Early College of Health and Sciences and the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy will be open March 3 and March 18.

▪ The Wake STEM Early College will be open May 6 and May 23.

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