Thursday, March 21, 2013
The half-day will be held due to the snow day on Tuesday.
Watertown students will be in class on Good Friday - a day not originally on the school calendar - because of this week's snow day. Thursday afternoon, Superintendent Jean Fitzgerald officially announced the extra day of school on Friday, March 29. Tuesday's snow day was the sixth for Watertown this year, and school officials had to add another day into the schedule to meet the 180 days of school required by the state. The day will be a half-day of school, with the following dismissal times: There wil be no after school programs that day.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
AccuWeather.com long-range meteorologists are projecting a weak to moderate El Niño by late summer, which could mean more snow this winter.
It's not even winter yet – in fact fall doesn't begin until Sept. 22 – but Accuweather.com reports that unlike last winter, students (and teachers) can expect more snow days this winter. Despite a rare snowstorm last October, the winter of 2011-2012 was mild and relatively snowless. There were no snow days in Watertown and the 180th school day came on the earliest possible date as a result. It was a stark contrast from the winter of 2010-2011 where the area saw one big snowstorm after another and Watertown used five snow days by February 2, 2011. The Watertown school calendar has five built-in snow days. School started last week, and the last day of school is June 21, 2013 if no snow days are used. If all five snow days are used the last …
Friday, March 11, 2011
The school year would end as scheduled if the district can avoid calling another snow day. Next year's calendar also discussed.
Snow is the last thing Watertown Superintendent Ann Koufman wants to see. The district has already cancelled school five times due to wintry weather, so she hopes to avoid calling another snow day this year so the school calendar does not have to be hacked up. If the snow is done for the year, Watertown Public Schools will end without affecting school vacations, she told the School Committee this week. "If there are no more snow days before April 1, we are with the calendar we have been talking about," Koufman said. "If there is snow we will have to consider using time during April vacation or go later in June. Let's not pre-worry." Massachusetts schools must have 180 days of school each year, and the school year must be complete by the …