Several School Events Postponed and Other Schedule Changes Announced; School on as Planned for Friday, Jan. 22
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. 23 – Postponed due to weather forecast, please stay tuned for new date
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Wicomico High Sophomore Class
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?"
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.
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
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.