We are only four weeks into winter and many school districts have had to cancel classes several times for snow.
Several school districts in the Midstate plan for snow days. According to West Shore School District spokesman Ryan Argot, the district has four snow makeup days in its calendar and has already used four.
The Cumberland Valley School District also has four snow makeup days worked into its calendar, and has already used three.
The Carlisle School District has taken three snow days so far. Superintendent John Friends says the district still has one more makeup day to use before they may have to tack days onto the end of the school year.
Mechanicsburg School District is the exception. The district is already extending its school year.
"Our school calendar does not include built-in snow days. We identify days to be used for makeup purposes on our published calendar in the order we'll use them if necessary," explained Krista Archibald, a district spokeswoman. "Today's closing will be made up on Monday, June 9th. Originally, our last day of classes was scheduled to be Friday, June 6th.
It's unfortunate to have to interrupt the flow of learning, but the safety of students and staff is always our top priority, one that is highly supported by our community."
High school seniors do not need to worry about graduation being pushed back. According to Public School Code, Article XV. Section 1501, "No school district shall be required to change its graduation schedule or require graduating students to return to school after graduation to make up class days lost due to severe weather conditions."