Superintendent

Superintendent’s Corner
January 29, 2020

Dear School Community Member:

I hope this update finds you in the very best of health and spirit! While we are in the midst of winter and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring we find ourselves with 8 remaining snow days (at the time of this writing). I would like to take this moment to explain what will happen with our snow day allotment for the remainder of this school year.

Because winter weather is so unpredictable, we have, as you know, built snow days into the school calendar. This year we built in 10 snow days. The snow days are built in to ensure that we give students the 180 days of required school time each year.

Winter seasons can be quite unpredictable. We have had school years were the winters were so bad we not only used up all of our allotted snow days but we had to shorten spring breaks because we ran out of snow days. In other years, the winters didn’t cause many school closures and we were able to tack on unused snow days (a.k.a. Give Back Days) to the spring recess and Memorial Day weekend breaks. Only Mother Nature knows what is truly in store for us over the next couple of months.

At this time, the school district has eight (8) snow days left on the schedule. Give back days (days that we will be closed) will be used as follows:

  • If 8 snow days are left - school will be closed February 14th, and February 18th and May 22nd, April 2nd, April 3rd, April 14th, April 15th, March 13th.

What this really means for the month of February: If there are no additional snow days used by Thursday, February 13th, then school will be closed on February 14th and February 18th, making for a 5-day Presidents Day weekend (we are already closed on February 17th – Presidents Day). However, if we do lose one snow day between now and February 13th, then continue reading below for the number of snow days left and which days we will be closed.

  • If 7 snow days are left - school will be closed February 14th and May 22nd, April 2nd, April 3rd, April 14th, April 15th, March 13th.

What this really means for the month of February and beyond: If there is one snow day used by Thursday, February 13th, then school will be closed on February 14th but open on February 18th, making for a 4-day Presidents Day weekend. However, if we lose two snow days between now and February 13th then continue reading below for the number of snow days left and which days we will be closed.

  • If 6 snow days are left - school will be closed May 22nd, April 2nd, April 3rd, April 14th, April 15th, and March 13th.
  • If 5 snow days are left - school will be closed May 22nd, April 3rd, April 14th, April 15th, and March 13th.
  • If 4 snow days are left- school will be closed May 22nd, April 14, April 15, and April 3rd.
  • If 3 snow days are left – school will be closed May 22nd, April 14th, and April 15th.
  • If 2 snow days are left – school will be closed May 22nd and April 14th.
  • If 1 snow day is left – school will be closed May 22nd.

If there are any changes to the school calendar, I will send letters home to parents and we will put that information on the district website (fallsburgcsd.net) and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FallsburgCSD/).

Here is wishing us an early spring!

Ivan J. Katz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
  

 

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Dr. Ivan Katz, Superintendent

Dr. Ivan Katz, Superintendent
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845-434-6800 ext. 1215
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