DeKalb Schools announces snow make-up days

March 29, 2016 DeKalb County: Dr. Stephen Green, superintendent of the DeKalb County School District, holds a town-hall style meeting with parents at Fernbank Elementary School on Tuesday evening March 29, 2016. Ben Gray /

DeKalb County School District officials announced students will make up two days, one in February and one in March, and will survey parents about two other days to make up because of four missed days due to inclement weather.

“Protecting our instructional time is key to supporting student achievement,” Superintendent Steve Green said.

School was to close Friday, Feb. 16, and Monday,  Feb. 19, for a break, which includes Presidents Day. Students will now attend school on Feb. 16, but remain off Feb. 19.

They also will attend school on March 9, originally planned as a teacher workday.

The district cancelled classes Jan. 8 ahead of freezing rain forecasts, then called off three days last week after snow fell across metro Atlanta.

A survey will be sent out to decide how to make up the additional two days, officials said.

Green said making up the days now is important, given metro Atlanta's harsh winter so far. "Winter is not over yet," he said. "We may face this situation again if we are forced to close. We want to ensure students get their classroom time while maintaining our options."
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The online survey was sent with six viable options.

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