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First Makeup Day Set for Fairfax County Public Schools

Snow storms force district to shift the spring calendar.

First Makeup Day Set for Fairfax County Public Schools
First Makeup Day Set for Fairfax County Public Schools
With a parade of snow days behind us — and much of the winter storm season still in front of us — Fairfax County Public Schools administrators aren't wasting time in booking make-up days for school hours lost to the elements.

The first snow makeup day will be on Monday, Feb. 17, formerly scheduled as a day off to recognize President's Day.

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The district noted that it will be a full day for elementary students (Monday's are typically half-days for elementary schools).

"This full day will help to ensure elementary schools reach the annual 990 hours of instruction required by the state," according to a message on the FCPS Facebook page. "It also builds up instructional time before spring testing."

The next snow day is tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 7, previously set as a "student holiday." The district reports that it will share a schedule for that day as soon as possible.

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