Latest Snow Day Extends Wilton School Year To June 19

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Wilton High School students will be in school one day longer into June after snow canceled classes on Wednesday. The last day of classes will now be June 19. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason

WILTON, Conn. – June 19 will now be the final day of classes at Wilton Public Schools after students lost a school day to snow this week.

Wilton schools were closed Wednesday after a wintry mix fell over Fairfield County beginning late Tuesday. It was the seventh day lost due to bad weather after schools were closed for six days in October and November after Hurricane Sandy.

As part of a change to the 2012-13 school year calendar approved in November, Wilton will extend the school year by a day for each additional snow day. The year could end as late as June 21 if at least two more makeup days are needed. The original last day of classes was June 14.

The calendar amendment also removed the final three days of the winter break, Feb. 20 to 22, and will instead give students a four-day weekend during Presidents Week. It also made Feb. 4, originally set as a day off, into a half-day of school with the afternoon for teacher professional development. The weeklong April vacation, beginning April 15, will be affected only if the district needs to make up at least four more days.

The Wilton Board of Education is expected to talk about amending the 2013-14 calendar because the district has been closed because of bad weather before winter even began in the past two school years.

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