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SoVaNow.com / February 26, 2014With more than a week of classes cancelled due to inclement weather, Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Thornton has made several changes to the school calendar for the 2013/2014 school year.
With delayed starts and cancelled classes this winter, students have missed the equivalent of nine class days. With the exception of graduating seniors, students in elementary, middle and high schools must make up seven of those days, thus pushing the last day of school back from Friday, May 9 to Tuesday, May 20.
Graduation at Bluestone and Park View high schools will still take place on May 17. Seniors will attend classes through May 16. The additional instructional hours that seniors will need to graduate will come from the completion of individual assignments.
Thornton said the school system received permission from the state to “adjust the SOL testing window.” SOL tests will now take place between April 21 and May 16.
Other changes to the calendar are as follows:
March 14: end of third grading period
March 31, from 4-6:30 p.m.: Clarksville Elementary School Parent Visitation
April 22: fourth nine weeks interim reports issued
May 20: end of fourth grading period (report cards will go home with students)
Summer School will be held during the summer, at a date to be set, and not during extended session.
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