Sandy Shortens Winter Recess for Fair Lawn Students
Fair Lawn public school students will now be required to attend class during their scheduled winter recess week on Friday, Feb. 22, to make up for time lost because of Superstorm Sandy.
Fair Lawn public school students, who lost seven class days due to power outages following Superstorm Sandy, will have their weeklong winter recess shortened as a result.
The district sent a letter home to parents last week informing them of the school calendar switch, which requires students to make up class on what had been the final day of winter recess, Friday, Feb. 22.
"Since we had built in three emergency closing days into the 2012-2013 school calendar, and have to date used four of these closings, I have requested that the board of education allow me to immediately communicate the necessary changes to our school calendar so families can plan accordingly," Superintendent Bruce Watson's letter to parents reads.
If circumstances force schools to close again before the February break, students will lose additional days during their scheduled recess week, working backwards from Friday, Watson said.
More than three additional closings would necessitate that students -- having already lost Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from their scheduled February break week -- would then lose time from their April break week.