District Adjust School Calendar
District Adjusts School Calendar and School Day due to Inclement Weather
Posted on 02/19/2019
District Adjusts School Calendar and School Day due to Inclement Weather

Dear GBAPS Families:

The decision to close or delay school for inclement weather is always difficult. The District’s first priority is student and staff safety. Due to the severe inclement weather in January and February, the District will need to make changes to the school calendar and school day to make up instructional minutes. 

  • The February 22 and April 5 early release days are cancelled and students will attend school for the entire day. 
    • As a reminder, we will have a full-day of school on Friday, February 22 and April 5, 2011

  • Starting Monday, February 25, the District will be adding five (5) minutes to the beginning of the student day and ten (10) minutes to the end of the student day for the remainder of the school year.
    • The student day will be 8:52 a.m. until 3:40 p.m
    • The First Student bus will pick your child up at the same time and drop off time will be approximately 10 minutes later.

The plan for any additional school cancellations or delays is as follows:

  • Should a 2-hour delay or weather related early release be needed, the District will cancel the scheduled early release on May 17, and students will attend school for the entire day.
  • Minutes may be added to the school day if the District has more than one additional two-hour delay or early release.
  • The school year will be extended to June 10th or later, depending on the additional number of days needed. 

In developing the weather make-up plan the District reached out to various stakeholder groups. The District’s priorities were to minimize disruptions for families and provide the best opportunities for learning. 

4K & Head Start Families
Parents/guardians of 4K and Head Start students will be receiving additional information regarding changes to the school schedule.

If you have additional questions, or the change in schedule is causing your family a hardship, please contact me at 448-2477


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