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Fairfield students face five more school days in June because of snow closures

Updated 10:22 am, Thursday, February 20, 2014

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  • North Stratfield School kindergartner Grace Ronaan, 5, and her sister Maeve, 9, a third grader, get ready to launch down the hill at Fairfield University on Tuesday - Fairfield Schools' fifth snow day this year. Photo: Staff Photo/Gretchen Webster / Fairfield Citizen
    North Stratfield School kindergartner Grace Ronaan, 5, and her sister Maeve, 9, a third grader, get ready to launch down the hill at Fairfield University on Tuesday - Fairfield Schools' fifth snow day this year. Photo: Staff Photo/Gretchen Webster

 

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Thirteen equals five for students in Fairfield's public schools.

Snow has fallen on 13 days since Dec. 10, and on five of those days, school was cancelled -- so students now will make up that lost class time at the end of the academic year.

"The Board of Education approved calendar had the last day of school as Wednesday, June 11, so we can safely add five days to the end of the year," Deputy Superintendent of Schools Karen Parks said.

That means, after Tuesday's storm that forced the most recent school closure, the last day of classes will be June 18.

"We can accommodate two more snow days to end school on Friday, June 20, before needing to take days from April vacation," Parks added.

Fairfield schools had no February vacation scheduled this year. Students had no classes last Friday when school staff convened for a professional development day, and Monday for the federal President's Day holiday. They got an extra day off Tuesday because of storm.

There are no days off scheduled during March, and spring break is slated for April 14-18.