Too Many Snow Days Cut Ridgewood's Spring Break

So far, it's two days shorter.

Ridgewood Schools have already used more snow days than were built into the 2013-14 school calendar, and students in the village will have a shorter spring break as a result.

According to a note sent home to parents and posted on the district website from Superintendent Daniel Fishbein, there were two emergency days built into the calendar this year. So far, the district has closed four days for inclement weather – January 3 and 22, and February 3 and 5.

The discrepancy, the letter said, will be reconciled during April break, as school will now be open on Monday and Tuesday, April 14 and 15. If additional snow days are needed, Wednesday will be the next date reinstated into the calendar. Good Friday will remain a day off either way, the note said.

Fishbein closed the letter saying he hopes the weather pattern changes, however, according to the National Weather Service, snow is likely to once again hit the region beginning Wednesday night. 

jp1 February 11, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Let the bitching and moaning begin.
Citizen of America February 11, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Nattering nabobs of negativism complain about the school administration in 3, 2, 1...
JAFO February 11, 2014 at 09:06 AM
Me and all the other school parents I've spoken with could care less if they take days from April break.
Long Time Resident February 11, 2014 at 11:49 AM
And Citizen of America (aka - Clueless in America) will make a fool of themselves in 3, 2..... oh wait they already did, I'm too late.
westwood kid February 11, 2014 at 01:24 PM
most of the rich ridgewood parents that have trips booked will not change the plans anyway so they will just keep the kids out of the school and it will be a waste both ways. get ready because there will be a snow day on thursday when the big 12 inch storm hits the area......... love the snow!!!!!!!!!
jp1 February 11, 2014 at 04:01 PM
The kid sounds jealous.
Harlan Consider February 11, 2014 at 06:24 PM
It is highly irresponsible for parents to book vacations during the April break. It is widely publicized that the April break is subject to being shortened or completely eliminated due to snow-day closures.
DD February 11, 2014 at 06:28 PM
I don't know of anyone who planned a trip during the break. Perhaps this is not as wide-spread an occurrence as the person upthread suggested. That is to say, it's just a figment of his imagination.
Ridgewood Mom February 11, 2014 at 06:36 PM
The person upthread is jealous. Bitterness is his modus operandi.
disgusted February 11, 2014 at 09:10 PM
Why can't they go to school a couple of Saturdays and leave spring break alone?
Harlan Consider February 12, 2014 at 08:34 AM
School on Saturdays? The only objectors to this would be the union.
Ridgewood Mom February 12, 2014 at 09:20 AM
Involved parents might have an issue as well, Harlan. I like being together as a family on Saturdays.
DD February 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM
It's safe to say Saturdays wouldn't happen for a variety of reasons.
sandy February 13, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Actually, many years ago, we did have make up days on Saturdays. Now many more students work Saturday jobs. I don't think the Union would object. After all, the teachers are giving up their Spring Break too.
DD February 13, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Many years ago, indeed.


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