At the February 8th School Board meeting, Superintendent Darrick Cope discussed this year’s snow and late start days for the Helix School District. Mr. Cope presented that Helix has had three (3) Late Start days and six (6) No School days. The board was reminded that although the student contact days scheduled on our 2016-17 calendar had the students above the required hours, with the loss of so many days, additional hours will be added. Most of the changes involve just the Helix staff. However, what is normally a vacation day, Presidents Day, will now be a full school day. Mr. Cope recommended, and the board approved the following changes:
- Monday, February 20th (Presidents Day) – Full student contact day, rather than taking the day as a holiday.
- Friday, April 7th (2nd day of Parent Teacher Conference) work full day, instead of leaving at noon. Staff only, no students
- Friday, June 2nd work full day, instead of leaving after checking out at noon. Staff only, no students
- Monday, June 5th check out day for staff. Staff only, no students