Fall Break — it’s on!

Fall Break News

Hurricane Irma snapped a lot of branches and caused some real problems in our area, but she didn’t damage fall break! Dr. April Howard, superintendent of the Jackson County School System, has announced that the days originally set aside will be preserved.

As previously scheduled, students will have three days without classes, Wednesday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 13 (that’s right, Friday the 13th!). Teachers will dedicate Wednesday, Oct. 11, to professional learning.

Schools and government offices across Georgia were closed early last week after Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Irma’s impact on the area; Jackson County students missed three days, Sept. 11-13.

Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Monday, March 12, also set aside as professional learning days (and days off for students) in the 2017-2018 school calendar, may be used as make-up days if winter weather causes additional school closings, Dr. Howard said, but those decisions will be made based on future events.

Hurricane Irma snapped a lot of branches and caused some real problems in our area, but she didn’t damage fall break! Dr. April Howard, superintendent of the Jackson County School System, has announced that the days originally set aside will not be affected.

AS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED, students will have three days without classes, Wednesday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 13 (that’s right, Friday the 13th!). Teachers will dedicate Wednesday, Oct. 11, to professional learning and have two days off, Thursday, Oct.12, and Friday, Oct. 13.

Schools and government offices across Georgia were closed early last week after Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Irma’s impact on the area; Jackson County students missed three days, Sept. 11-13.

Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Monday, March 12, also set aside as professional learning days (and days off for students) in the 2017-2018 school calendar, may be used as make-up days if winter weather causes additional school closings, Dr. Howard said, but those decisions will be made based on future events.

FURTHER CLARIFICATION (9/22/15): The official process for “make-up days” must be supported and approved by our Board of Education, so we will be discussing this at our October BOE work session. At this time, we know that the Governor declared Monday and Tuesday as “State of Emergency Days.” Dr. Howard has told staff her recommendation to the BOE will be to wait and see if our winter weather conditions create additional days before we finalize any make-up plans, if needed.

Click this link for the 201-18 school calendar: http://bit.ly/JCSS_17-18Calendar