Dear Methow Valley Students and Families,
“When will we make up the snow day?” That is the question that typically emerges immediately following a “Snow Day.” As you may recall, we closed our schools on Wednesday, November 26th due to the significant amount of snowfall, power outages, downed trees, and hazardous driving conditions to ensure the safety of our students and families.
“Is our school district required to make up the school day?” That is the other question that often surfaces. Washington State RCW 28A.150.220 requires a 180-day school calendar for schools. Therefore, we are required to make up the missed day and believe our students are entitled to the services we provide.
That being said, our Calendar Committee has reviewed our options and determined that Friday, February 13 will serve as an Early Release Make-Up Day.
We anticipate some of our families may have pre-arranged travel plans scheduled during this time. If this includes you and you know your child will be absent, please assist us by notifying office staff of your child’s excused absence.