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Schools finalizing calamity day plans

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After harsh winter weather that caused snow days into the double digits, area schools are finalizing plans to make up the time lost.

Sylvania Schools are using a combination of extended school days, eliminating professional development late starts, and adding extra class days at the end of the year. The district's high and junior high schools had 13 calamity days; the elementary schools had 14.

In Bowling Green, students will spend an extra 30 minutes in school starting April 7. The added time will push back the district's last day to June 5. The district needs to make up 17 days.

Lake Local Schools is taking a different approach to make up its 15 days. The district has canceled much of spring break in order to finish the school year on June 2. Students will have Good Friday and the Monday after Easter off from school, but will attend class as regularly scheduled the rest of Easter week.

Springfield Local Schools plan to make up their 14 days by getting one day back from teachers, as well as having session April 21. Two days will made up by adding 30 minutes to the end of each day April 7-25. The last day of school will also be pushed back to June 5.

Oregon City Schools will also combine a variety of options for its 17 calamity days. The district will add two days to the end of the school year, and cancel two planned teacher work days. School days will be extended starting March 25 and all two-hour delayed starts for the remainder of the school year have been canceled.

For Perrysburg, a teacher's work day in May will be converted into a regular school day. The school year will also be extended by one day to June 6 to help make up the 12 calamity days.

Toledo Public Schools could get by without extending the school year, based on missing 14 days. Three days will be made up after students complete Blizzard Bags and one more will be made up by canceling scheduled two-hour delayed starts the rest of the year. A half-hour will be added to school days for elementary students and a make-up day will be added for high school students.

North Baltimore students will be taking home Blizzard Bags during spring break. The district has missed 13 days, so one day will also be added to the end of the school year.

Findlay City Schools will add one hour to the end of each school day for 11 days straight starting April 8. Since the district had nine snow days, one more make-up day will be added May 30.

Monroe Public Schools have canceled classes 15 times this winter. May 21, which was originally a teacher in-service day, will become a half-day for students. Additionally, district leaders have added extra school days to the end of the school year. June 9-16 will be added to the schedule as full days of school, while June 17-18 will be added as half days.

Blissfield Schools will be adding nine and a half school days to the 2013-2014 calendar, as a result of the 16 days canceled this winter. On April 17, students will be in session for a half day, followed by parent-teacher conferences from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. All additional make-up days will be added to the end of the school year, resulting in the last day of school changing to June 20. The previously scheduled half-days (June 6 and June 9) will become full days, while June 19 and June 20 will be half-day sessions. Commencement for the graduating senior class will remain on May 30 as originally scheduled.

Bedford Public Schools will need to make up 13 days. In order to do so, the school year has been extended through June 17. All school days through June 16 will be full days, but June 17 is expected to be a half-day.

Find more information on school calamity days in our Back to School section.

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