Dear Brookridge Families,
I hope you are enjoying your spring break! As I sit here typing, the snowflakes continue to fall. Information regarding calamity days was sent home with your student and can be found on the district web site as well. I will reiterate here that the Board of Education passed a resolution at the regular meeting on Tuesday, March 18 which allowed for the use of online learning and "blizzard bags" to make up our remaining 3 calamity days. There were other options that the state legislature allowed this year, but we believe this remedy best suits our district. Please be advised that additional days were only granted to districts once they used at least 4 of their "contingency days" and had missed more than 10 days this year. That does not apply to us. Our first contingency day was Feb. 28. Although online or paperwork assigned to our students cannot take the place of teacher instruction, it is at least more focused and academically beneficial than 3 additional days in June. If you have any questions, do not hesitate you contact your child's teacher for clarification.
Our next PTA meeting will be on Wednesday, April 2nd, at 7 p.m. in room 173 of the High School. We will be discussing information regarding the end of the year and events that will take us into the summer...we'd love to see you there!
Yours in education,3/24/2014
Mr. Patrick M. Yarman