Wicomico schools have been closed nine days in 2014-2015 due to weather and road conditions. The Board of Education approved the following calendar revisions last month and at the March 10 Board meeting:
Tuesday, March 31: Early dismissal day for students, with schools dismissing two hours early for students to give teachers time for professional development work. (This had previously been scheduled as a full school day, but is now an early dismissal day.)
Tuesday, April 7: Regular school day (Professional day on that date moved to June, after the end of the school year). Wicomico students and schools will now have a regular school day on Tuesday, April 7 to make up one missed day. April 7 had been scheduled as a professional day, with part of the day for SLOs (Student Learning Objectives). Now, teachers will have time on March 31 to work on their SLOs. Parents and guardians of students who will be absent on April 7 due to prior family plans must provide the school with written notice before April 7 for the student to have an excused absence for that school day.
Thursday, June 11-Wednesday, June 17: Wicomico students will make up five of the nine missed school days by attending on these days, as stated on the approved 2014-2015 calendar. June 15, 16 and 17 will be early dismissal days.
In the near future, Wicomico Schools will apply to state education officials for a waiver of the remaining three missed school days. Without a three-day waiver, Wicomico’s school year would end on Monday, June 22. The outcome of the waiver request will be announced once a response is received from the state, with further adjustments made to the 2014-2015 school calendar if needed.