Presidents’ Day is make up day for some schools

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Monday is Presidents’ Day, but because of all the time off for the snow and extremely cold temperatures this year, many districts are using the day as a make up.

Statewide, students missed anywhere from three to eleven days because of the extreme weather.

The State Department of Education said some options to make up those days are to add hours to existing school days, cancel holidays, attend Saturday school or virtual learning.

Each district can decide how to make up the days.

Students at LaPorte High School will have class Monday, and they’ll have to make up two days after graduation.

“We’re going to have to graduate I think two days before we actually get to leave school, and it just means we’re going to get some black diplomas, and it forces us to come back to school, and then the last two days of school still taking our tests,” senior Jordi Saunders explained. “We actually had to already reschedule some summer vacation plans because of how much we’re going over.”

If schools add extra time to existing days, the Department of Education said five hours is a make up day for grades 1-6; six hours is a make up day for grades 7-12.

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