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Snowflake Weather Related Make Up Days
 Wednesday, February 20th was our 11th snow day cancellation. That means that our last student attendance day is now June 10th. Since the winter isn’t over yet, and more snow days could occur in the coming weeks, we have decided to extend the school day by 25 minutes each day. By adding 25 minutes to each day beginning March 11th (the first day of trimester 3) we can make up four student attendance days by the end of the year. With this new plan, our last student attendance day becomes June 4th. These minutes will be added to the end of the school day which means families will have to adjust their after school routine. The morning routine will not be disrupted since school start times will remain the same.
 NOTE:These changes are as of 2/20/19. Additional changes will need to be made if we continue to have cancellations.

February 8th – This will now be a full student attendance day. 

February 28th – This was the last day of Trimester 2 and a 2 hour early dismissal, but it will now be a FULL day of school. Trimester 2 will now end on March 8th and we will run a 2 hour early dismissal on that date.

March 1st – This will now be a full student attendance day. 

March 4th – This will now be a full student attendance day. 

March 8th – This is now the last day of Trimester 2. We will have a 2 hour early release on this date.

March 11th – This will now be the first day of Trimester 3.

April 18thThis will now be a full student attendance day. 

April 23rd – This will now be a full student attendance day.  

May 31stThis was the last day of Trimester 3 and a 2 hour early dismissal, but it will now be a FULL day of school.  

June 3rd & 4th - These days are additional make up days.  June 4th is currently the last day of Trimester 3.  We will run on a 2 hour early dismissal schedule.

While I understand that this change will be a disruption to your daily schedules, we ask for your understanding with these adjustments and accommodations. The impact of the additional 25 minutes on the daily schedule at each school will be communicated to families by the building administration by next week. If you have questions about a specific school, I suggest you reach out to your child’s building principal late next week. If you have any general questions about this change, please let me know. 

I appreciate your patience and flexibility as we continue to deal with this challenging winter weather. 

Thank you. 

Rick Colpitts, Superintendent
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The Iowa Department of Education released the results of the new federal accountability data, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  WDCSD received great news that none of our schools were labeled as needing additional support. 
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Upcoming Events
Announcement from Superintendent Colpitts Regarding Snow Make-up Days
Due to the recent school cancellation and the possibility of additional snow days, the school day will be extended by 25 minutes each day beginning March 11. 
March School Board Regular Meeting Date Change
Due to schedule conflicts, the March regular meeting of the WDCSD Board of Education has been moved from March 11 to March 18 at 6:00 p.m. 
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