Another Snow-Filled Winter?: Stamford Public Schools Calendar Rundown

Between Sandy and snowstorms last year, schools around Fairfield County were rocked with extra days they had to make up following environmental meltdowns.

With mid-December bringing the snow and, incidentally, the first school closures for Stamford, how will the district handle wacky weather if it gets slammed again. Here's how it breaks down on the Stamford Public Schools calendar when it comes to weather closures:

  • There are 181 days required for students, 186 for staff.
  • Five built-in "inclement weather" days are included in June
  • If all five days are then utilized to make up for weather-related closures, the school then turns to April break.
As it is explained on the district's website:

"After all five days are used, we will remove days from April break, starting with Thursday (since April 18 is Good Friday) and working backward."

The calendar shows schools closed from Monday, April 14, to Friday, April 18, for that scheduled break period. According to the way the site explains the make-up scheduling, this would mean Stamford students would still have off at the beginning of the week, Monday through however long they'd have remaining for break, return to school in the middle of the week, and then have off again Friday through to Tuesday, April 22. Staff would be required to return for a professional development day on Monday, April 21.

However, if any of the five days scheduled for weather are not used, the built-in days in June will then be deducted as necessary.


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