Catching-up on what was missed
Catching-up on what was missed
Posted on 01/14/2011

As a Georgia Charter School System, Floyd County Schools has flexibility in regard to the school calendar that is not available to other school systems. Georgia school systems not under charter system status are required to make up school days missed due to bad weather when the number of days missed exceeds four. So far in this school year, we will have missed 6 school days due to weather. That would mean, if we were not a charter system, we would have to make up two of the days missed or request a state waiver. Charter system status gives our school system the flexibility to determine our instructional schedule and calendar locally. After looking at plans already set for Intersession programs scheduled to provide extra instruction for students during February and March breaks and the problems changing the calendar presents for family travel plans for the April break, the superintendent has decided that the system will not make up the days missed due to school closings. If additional school days are missed due to bad weather before the end of the school year, the issue of making up time will be reconsidered.

All system employees will be required to make up time missed this past week. The school system will follow normal procedures for employees making up work time.

Report cards will be sent home with students in kindergarten through eighth-grade and mailed out for high school students on Wednesday, January 19. Mailed report cards should be received by Saturday, January 22. 

Rescheduled activities: The Academic Decathlon will be held on Tuesday, January 18 at the Floyd County Board of Education central office and the Floyd County Board of Education Meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 25. 

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