Following a week filled with frigid lows coupled with dangerous winds, Little Falls Community Schools followed suit with districts across the state by canceling classes last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, January 29-31. Currently, the district will be accepting Governor Walz’ statement that the three days of cold weather closure do not need to be made up by students. Even with the lost instructional days, students at Little Falls Community School students still considerably exceed the state-mandated requirements for hours of instruction.
It is necessary to be mindful that much of winter remains, so possible weather-related days in February, March, and April could impact our district. In the event of future full-day school cancellations, those days would be made up as student contact days. Possible future make-up dates could include March 25 or April 22 or other dates to be determined.
The school calendar has been extended for staff, and various opportunities have been provided to district personnel so they can make up their contracted days over the remainder of the academic year.