Calendar Changes - Student Days

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:44pm

Our academic calendar designates five possible inclement weather make-up days: February 19, April 4, 5, and 6, and June 15. Using February 19 (President’s Day) would have required a state waiver, as it is a state mandated holiday. Instead, the Board of Education has approved the use of May 18 in lieu of February 19 as a make-up day.

  • Schools now will be in session on April 4, 5, and 6 and for a half-day on May 18 to make up for the four inclement weather days used.
  • If schools are closed for one additional inclement weather day, June 15 will be used.
  • State law mandates that the school year must be completed by June 15. If additional inclement weather closings become necessary, HCPSS will petition the Maryland State Department of Education for a waiver of the additional days.

HCPSS will continue to carefully weigh all decisions to close school when inclement weather threatens the safety of students and staff, and will notify families and staff as soon as possible should any additional changes to the school calendar become necessary. More information on the school calendar and inclement weather closings is available on www.hcpss.org.