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APS Announces Plan for Make-Up Days

aps_logoArlington Public Schools announced a plan to make up the days lost so far during the 2013-2014 school year.

Although technically there were three days off due to inclement weather — December 9 and 10 and January 3 — only January 3 needs to be made up. December 9 and 10 do not have to be made up because additional instructional hours were already built into the calendar.

The altered schedule only applies to elementary schools with Early Release, which includes Arlington Science Focus, Arlington Traditional, Long Branch, Nottingham, Oakridge, Taylor and Tuckahoe. Because additional instructional hours had already been built in for middle schools, high schools and elementary schools with Limited Early Release, those schools do not have to make up the time. Limited Early Release elementary schools include Abingdon, Ashlawn, Barcroft, Barrett, Campbell, Carlin Springs, Claremont, Drew, Glebe, Henry, Hoffman-Boston, Jamestown, Key, McKinley and Randolph.

The following early release days will become full attendance days as part of the make-up:

Elementary Schools With Early Release

  • Wednesday, February 19
  • Wednesday, April 9
  • Wednesday, April 30

The Stratford Program

  • Tuesday, February 18
  • Tuesday, April 8
  • Tuesday, April 29

APS will adjust its schedule as necessary should any more days be lost this year.

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