A scenic view of Mount Rainier when snow fell on Enumclaw. Photo by Makayy Kelley

A scenic view of Mount Rainier when snow fell on Enumclaw. Photo by Makayy Kelley

Enumclaw to make up snow day March 20

And White River will be likely extending the year to make up for the lost day.

So long, extended weekend.

That’s the news from the Enumclaw School District in response to last week’s cancellation of one day of classes. While the overnight snowfall wasn’t all that significant, it made for some dicey, early-morning transportation issues; thus, school was canceled on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

The 2019-20 academic calendar hammered out between the district and its teachers has two snow days built in. The first – and the one now lost – was slated for Friday, March 20. The second snow day is identified as May 22, the Friday leading into the Memorial Day weekend.

In the White River district, there traditionally are no snow days built into the school calendar.

The final day of the school year is set for Friday, June 12. It appears students and staff will be asked to return for a final day on Monday, June 15, though an official decision hasn’t been determined.

Assistant Superintendent Mike Hagadone said district administrators typically wait for the end of the winter season before making a call on make-up days.

Last week’s cold and snow weather didn’t impact the schedule in Carbonado. The K-8 system often remains open while others close, owing to the fact that most of the student population lives in town. On Jan. 14, when Enumclaw and White River canceled, Carbonado instead opted to begin two hours late.

Delaying the start of the class day does not require any time to be made up.

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