Stories tagged with: Calamity Days

March 7, 2014 - 5:39pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

The Zanesville City School District is implementing a state wide program this year to help students make up missed school days.

So far the district has missed 13 days of school due to inclement weather. The Blizzard Bag Program allows the district to use the days off of school as traditional class days. The state allows up to three blizzard days and there is a variety of ways for students to complete the assigned course work.

" I know a lot of students and parents do...

January 8, 2014 - 5:33pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

Area schools are without calamity days after the tough winter weather.  Zanesville City School officials are weighing their options after using all five of their state allotted calamity days for the year.

It's only January, but due to the inclement weather the school district has exhausted their days off. Kevin Appleman is the Coordinator of Operations for the school district and says that safety of students is of foremost concern.

"The reason we call off school and not...

May 8, 2012 - 4:53pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

Students at three Muskingum County school districts will not be happy to hear they may have to make up that October 19th day they had off, due to the exotic animal release.

The state does not consider it a calamity day.

Zanesville, West Muskingum and Maysville closed under the advisement of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office to ensure the safety of their students. Zanesville City Schools recently submitted a waiver to the Department of Education, to see if that day in...

January 24, 2012 - 5:18pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Despite the lack of winter weather, some schools in our area are running low on calamity days.

School Districts are allotted a total of five calamity days to use throughout the school year in the event of inclement weather or other emergency.
Zanesvilel City School's Student Services Director, Kevin Appleman, said his district was affected early this year by the release of Terry Thompson' exotic animals in October, but said if calamity days run low for the district, he'll talk to...

February 1, 2011 - 10:08pm
5 years 1 week ago

With the recent winter storms, snow days are beginning to add up for area schools.

Kevin Appleman of the Zanesville City Schools said they have now exceeded their third and final calamity day, which now means they must make up a day of school at the end of the year.

"I don't think it'll be too bad, it'll be fine, but then again I'm not a weather forecaster, I'm not sure how many more snow days we'll have but just to assure everybody out there, we look at it for the safety of...

March 2, 2010 - 1:44pm
5 years 49 weeks ago

Surpassing all five calamity days this winter is forcing the Ridgewood School District to make some adjustments to its academic calendar.

Superintendent Rick Raach says school will be in session June 3rd and June 4th as make-up days, the district has moved high school graduation from Sunday, May 30th to Sunday, June 6th, and it is extending the third grading period at all of its schools to Wednesday, March 31st.

Raach also says if the district cancels school in the future, it...

March 2, 2010 - 1:40pm
5 years 49 weeks ago

School districts across the area are busy scheduling make-up days because they have passed the five calamity days the state allows them each year.

However, all Ohio schools will lose two of those calamity days next year, as the state tries to phase them out completely by the 2011-2012 academic school year.

"We will adjust to that. We'll just have to look at our calendar and talk with our unions to see which direction we want to go in. If that's all we have, then we'll just...

February 16, 2010 - 6:02pm
5 years 51 weeks ago

Two area school districts will be making up their calamity days on Saturdays.

Newark City Schools will hold classes this Saturday, February 20th. The district's business manager, Dave Altepeter, says parents already knew certain Saturdays could be used to make-up calamity days. It was put in the school's calendar at the beginning of the academic year. He says this decision helps to not mess up summer vacation or the high school commencement ceremony.

Morgan Local Schools will...

February 9, 2010 - 5:44pm
6 years 4 days ago

The Zanesville City School district is out of calamity days, which means students and faculty will have to make-up any additional days that are called off.

The first make-up day will be taken off spring break, April 7th, and work its way toward April 5th. Then if those days are used, the district will add the rest to the end of the school year.

"The school calendar is put out in the beginning of the year. So, everybody knows up-front which days are going to be made up,...

February 8, 2010 - 5:18pm
6 years 5 days ago

Most area students are enjoying a nice day off from school, but the number of calamity days local school districts are using is rising.

Winter has brought some consistent snowfalls, with the biggest of the season arriving last Friday.

Coshocton Schools have the lowest number of calamity days used at one. New Lexington Schools and Newark City Schools are tied at two days a piece. Zanesville City Schools' and Morgan Local Schools' students and staff have had four days off. Lastly,...

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