February 6, 2014
Re: Calendar Change
Dear Parents/Guardians & Students:
At the February 4th board meeting a decision was made to modify the existing 2013-2014 school calendar, due to the number of snow closings used so far this year. As of today we need to make up one day of school. Since it is only the first week in February we are concerned that additional days will be needed as we proceed through the year. At this time we are going to pull back two days from the calendar, which will provide the district with one additional closing day if needed. If more than one day is needed we will need to look to the Spring Recess, starting with Monday, April 14th. Hopefully, additional days will not be necessary. The following changes to the calendar have been made:
- Friday, February 14th and Monday, March 3rd will now be half days of school for the students. The LPMS students will be dismissed at 12:50 PM and the LPES students will be dismissed at 1:25 PM. The teaching staff will use the afternoons for professional development.
The Board of Education and I realize that changing the school calendar is not easy on anyone, but at this time we feel this is the best option for the district to prepare for the remainder of the year. The revised school calendar is posted on the district website.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
James W. Grube
Superintendent of Schools