Please Check Here for Changes to Wicomico Schools Schedule, Events in Winter Weather
Several School Events Postponed and Other Schedule Changes Announced; School on as Planned for Friday, Jan. 22
Posted on 01/22/2016

Due to the winter weather, there are several scheduling changes for Wicomico Schools.
 
Friday, Jan. 22: Wicomico County Public Schools will dismiss 2 hours early today due to inclement weather. No PM Prekindergarten. No after-school or evening activities.

Saturday, Jan. 23 Rescheduled for Feb. 20-21

(SAT administration for students registered by Dec. 28)

The Jan. 23 and 24 SAT testing at Salisbury Middle School has been rescheduled for Feb. 20 and 21.

 

Thursday, Jan. 28 (rescheduled from Thursday, Jan. 21) at 5:30 p.m.

Board of Education Budget Hearing

Board of Education Auditorium

The Wicomico County Board of Education’s first public budget hearing for the fiscal year 2016-2017 General Fund Operating Budget will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 (rescheduled from Jan. 21 due to schools being closed) in the Board of Education Auditorium, 101 Long Ave., Salisbury. Parents, students, community members and Board staff are invited to come with comments. Public input is critically important in the budget process for Wicomico County Public Schools. For information please call 410-677-4561. Budget page: https://www.wcboe.org/administrative_services/business_support_services/budget/budget_report_page/


Jan. 22 and 27

Changes in Dates for 2nd Marking Period, High School Schedule for Mid-Term Exams

Due to today’s weather-related school closing, the 2nd marking period will now end on Wednesday, Jan. 27 (instead of Jan. 22). Report cards will be sent home on Thursday, Feb. 4 (instead of Jan. 29).  High school mid-term exams will be administered Friday, Jan. 22 in periods 4 and 5 (rescheduled from Jan. 21). The mid-term exams in periods 1, 2 and 3 will take place Wednesday, Jan. 27 (rescheduled from Jan. 22). 


Wednesday, Jan. 27 (rescheduled from Friday, Jan. 22)

End of 2nd Marking Term

Report cards distributed Feb. 4 (rescheduled from Jan. 29)


Opportunities to Support Our Students and Schools

 

Saturday, Jan. 23Postponed due to weather forecast, please stay tuned for new date

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Wicomico High Sophomore Class

VFW, Salisbury

The Wicomico High School sophomore class is selling tickets for a spaghetti dinner to be held Jan. 23 at the VFW in Salisbury. Dinners available to eat in or carry out. The meal includes spaghetti with meat sauce (no meat if you request it), garlic bread, mega salad bar, and dessert.

This dinner will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets cost $10. 410-677-5146

 

Saturday, Feb. 20 (rescheduled from Saturday, Jan. 23)

Quarter Auction Fundraiser for Wicomico Blue & Gold Baseball Club

Proceeds Support Wicomico High School Baseball Team

The Wicomico Blue & Gold Baseball Club has planned a Quarter Auction for Saturday, Feb. 20 (rescheduled from Feb. 23 due to weather forecast), with proceeds supporting the Wicomico High School baseball team. The 4th annual Quarter Auction will be held on Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Salisbury. Tickets are $5 in advance, or $10 at the door. Extra paddles $4 each, 3 for $10, or $40 for all-in paddle. Event activities include the Quarter Auction, raffles, homemade food, drinks, and fun. The event planned as a night for the entire family to enjoy. Please contact owe1061@gmail.com for flyer or information. Tickets available from any baseball team member, or call 443-859-5698 or 410-430-3086.


Please note: Wicomico Schools is already getting questions about school on Friday, Jan. 22, such as "Will our schools be closed tomorrow due to the predicted snowstorm, or due to the Governor's declaration of a state of emergency starting at 7 a.m. Friday in anticipation of the storm?" "When will you make the decision?"

FYI, a state of emergency does not require school systems to close. It places state and local government on a heightened readiness and awareness due to potentially severe weather. During any state of emergency schools may close in some parts of Maryland, but not in others, depending on weather conditions. A school day missed during a state of emergency must still be made up.

Wicomico Schools is scheduled to have a full day of school on Friday, Jan. 22. We will continue to monitor forecasts and confer with law enforcement and other local agencies about the predicted storm. No decision regarding a change of school status for Friday is likely to be made tonight, with the winter storm still developing. With any situation involving a school delay or closing, or goal is to make the decision no later than 5 a.m., and get the word to school families and staff by 5:30 a.m.

Any school status change would be made through the usual channels: SchoolMessenger calls/emails, govDelivery emails/texts, posts on WCPS social media and website, and announcements in local media.