Update 5/6/19: No School for RCSD on May 24 and May 28; BOE Designates Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the Final Unused Emergency Closing Day of the 2018-19 School Year, as a School Holiday if Not Needed Through the End of May
As many parents and staff are aware, the 2018-19 school calendar was built to provide for five (5) emergency closing days. To date, only two (2) of those emergency closing days have been needed. Due to the contractual length of the teacher work year, April 12 and April 22 were designated by the Board of Education at the March 26, 2019 BOE meeting, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, as “No School” days.
At the April 24, 2019 BOE meeting, the fifth and remaining unused emergency closing day has been designated by the Board of Education as a “No School” day on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, upon the Superintendent’s recommendation. As with previous unused emergency closing days, May 28, 2019 will be a school vacation day IF it is not needed as an additional emergency closing day before then.
In the event that the District must use additional emergency closing days through the end of May 2019, the dates listed above will revert to regular school days in the following order:
Tuesday, May 28 and Friday, May 24
For example, if the District experiences an emergency closing within the next few weeks, Tuesday, May 28 would again become a regular day of school for students and staff. In the event of a third emergency closing day, Friday, May 24 would become a regular day of school for students and staff.
At this time of year, weather and related travel conditions, as well as other reasons requiring an emergency closing, such as a power outage or a water-related emergency, are not out of the question. Therefore, parents and staff are strongly urged NOT to commit to plans that can’t be changed for the dates above, should the District need to reschedule school on those days due to a need for emergency closing days during the rest of the current school year.
Thank you in advance for understanding and for planning accordingly.