Bend-La Pine Schools will make up its four snow days in February by extending the school year one day in June, and having students attend classes on days they would have been off in the spring.
“We know that our students are best served when our schools are in session,” Superintendent Shay Mikalson wrote Thursday in an email to parents of the roughly 18,000 students in the district. “Making sure that our students receive the education that they deserve is a priority.”
The district’s last day of school will now be June 14, which will be a shortened day. The original last day of school, June 13, will be changed from a short day to a full school day.
Elementary students will attend school on April 10 and 11, days they were originally scheduled to have off, but there will still be no classes on the 12. Middle school students in Bend and Sunriver will attend school on April 11 and 12.
On April 12, high school students on the semester schedule — all but Marshall and La Pine — who were originally supposed to have no school on April 12, will attend school.
The district’s three schools on a trimester schedule — La Pine middle and high schools and Marshall High School — will have classes on March 22, a day their students initially had off.