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January 31, 2014

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Makeup of 2013-2014 Snow Days Announced

Dear MRH Parent/Guardian(s):

It has been a very active winter weather season with record snow and cold temperatures. As of January 30, the entire MRH School District has been closed for three days due to inclement weather, and the Elementary has been closed one additional day due to a burst water pipe.

As a result of these closings, all MRH students will need to make up one snow day and the Elementary students, two days. We need to do this in order to meet our educational goals for the year, and to meet the state minimum number of 174 student attendance days.

The Board of Education approved the following revisions to the snow make-up schedule for the 2013-2014 school calendar during their January 30 meeting:

Snow Day/ Closed Changes to 2013-2014 Calendar
Mon, January 6, 2014 No action needed based on current attendance data
Tues, January 7, 2014 No action needed based on current attendance data
Wed, January 8, 2014 (Elementary ONLY) Elementary ONLY to make-up on Friday, March 7, 2014 (currently a staff/teacher-only work day)
Tues, January 21, 2014 (ALL schools) ALL schools to make-up on Friday, February 14, 2014 (currently a staff/teacher-only work day)

It is important to note that MRH’s 2013-2014 academic calendar includes a snow make-up schedule of five days in the last week of May in anticipation of school cancellations due to inclement weather. However, in working with our administrative team, we believe using existing teacher work days is a better solution, as we won’t need to extend the school year beyond May 22 and reschedule the end-of-year events such as finals and promotion/graduation ceremonies. It is also important to note if we have more school cancellations due to inclement weather in the coming weeks and months, each day will need to be made up.

I look forward to another successful semester and thank you for your support and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact me at (314) 644-4400.

Sincerely,

Karen I. Hall
Superintendent

Download the revised (1/30/14) MRH 2013-2014 Academic Calendar.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.