HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2017) – Inclement weather caused Henderson County Public Schools to miss two student days on January 9 and 10. Students made up lost instructional hours by attending school this past Tuesday, Jan. 17, which was originally scheduled as an Optional Teacher Workday.
To make up additional lost instructional time, students will attend school for a full day on Friday, Feb. 10 – which was originally scheduled to be an Early Dismissal Day. Schools will now operate on their regular schedules that day.
Henderson County Public Schools adheres to the hours of instruction mandated by North Carolina School Calendar Law [G.S. 115C-84.2], which requires a “minimum of 185 days or 1,025 hours of instruction covering at least 9 months.” Therefore, HCPS has the opportunity to utilize Early Dismissal Days for lost instructional time due to inclement weather.
In addition to SchoolMessenger calls made to parents Sunday, Jan. 22, this information has been posted on the HCPS website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.