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Schools Prepare to Make up Missed School Days

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Providence Creek Academy in Clayton (Photo: WBOC) Providence Creek Academy in Clayton (Photo: WBOC)
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DOVER, Del. – Students across Delmarva were able to rack up missed school days because of all the bad weather over the past few weeks. All of the time off could be catching up to students. Schools are figuring out how to make up all of that time.

Students at the Providence Creek Academy in Clayton missed seven days of school so far this year. The school has decided to extend their days to make up for the snow days.

"I made a recommendation that we add additional minutes to our day to make up some of the time," said Audrey Erschen, Principal of Providence Creek Academy. "Adding an additional 15 minutes we felt was the less of all evils."

The extended days will begin starting next Monday. Erschen explains that it was either extending a few minutes onto the end of each day or adding additional school days to either spring or summer breaks.

"Some are glad about it. Others are not," Erschen said were the responses from parents. "It all depends on your daily schedule and the students' schedule. We did weigh in on the impact it would have on students and our families before making the decision."

Students in Lake Forest School District got off lucky, at least for now.

"We have built into our calendar five days that we can loss and not have to make up. We have missed five days," said Lake Forest School District Superintendent Dr. Daniel Curry. "From this day on whenever we have a snow day it will be added on at the end of the school year."

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