Sunday, March 15, 2015

Howard County Schools Last Day June 19th

Here's a quick summary of the schedule for Howard County Public Schools for the rest of the 2014-2015 school year, now that decisions have been made for how to handle the snow-related closings and delays:

  • HCPSS has announced that the last day of school will likely be Friday, June 19, 2015.
    • The last day of classes was originally scheduled to be June 10th.
    • June 17 will be a full day, and June 18 & 19 will be half days.
    • A waiver is still needed from the State of Maryland for the following Monday (June 22)
      • Maryland requires students to attend school for 180 days each year with 1,170 hours of instruction.
      • In addition to the snow days, HCPSS is also 4 hours short at this point.
    • The schedule had 5 possible inclement weather make-up days at the end of the year. 
      • With 8 snow days this year, HCPSS needed to either make up an additional three days or get a waiver from the state. 
      • Last year HCPSS requested a waiver for 4 days and got approval for 2.
    • The last day of school for seniors is still TBD.

  • HCPSS has also announced the 2015 Commencement Schedule, with all ceremonies in Merriweather Post Pavilion except Cedar Lane:
    • Thu. May 21: Wilde Lake (12 PM); Glenelg (4 PM); Reservoir (8 PM)
    • Fri. May 22: Cedar Lane (9:30 AM, at Cedar Lane)
    • Tue. May 26: Atholton (12 PM); Long Reach (4 PM); Oakland Mills (8 PM)
    • Thu. May 28: Marriotts Ridge (12 PM); Hammond (4 PM); Mt. Hebron (8 PM)
    • Fri. May 29: River Hill (12 PM); Centennial (4 PM); Howard (8 PM)

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