As you may or may not know from my ridiculous videos and letters, we have used four emergency days. We built in five emergency days in the 2021-2022 calendar. Using the four emergency days means we must amend the calendar and utilize our designated emergency days as attendance days. Our School Board approved the amended calendar last night. Students will attend school on May 23, 24, 25, and 26. May 27 is an
institute day for our teachers.
April 18 is our last designated Emergency Day. IF we do not use an emergency day, April 18 will be a non-attendance day. Emergency days do not always mean using a snow day. We could have to use an emergency day for example if a water main breaks in town and our schools do not have water.
The School Board also approved the graduation date for Tuscola High School. Our Seniors will be honored with a graduation ceremony on May 28. Our eighth-grade promotion will be held on May 26. Further information on both will be provided from TCHS and East Prairie as we get closer to these ceremonies.
Please note a dismissal time change for April 5. On April 5, 2022, Tuscola School District will dismiss school at 2:00 p.m.
My goal is to have the school board approve the 2022-2023 calendar at the March 28 meeting. I am working with Omni Energy Partners to finalize our construction schedule. I want to prepare you that school may not start when it normally does. We may have to push our calendar back to start the 2022-2023 school year. Omni Energy Partners and Tuscola CUSD 301 are trying to avoid this. The problem we may run into is getting material in on time. Material has been ordered. Unforeseen circumstances with shipping and unforeseen circumstances with construction will determine if we can meet this goal. Look for me putting out next year’s calendar by the first of April. I appreciate your flexibility and understanding knowing our school year may not be as it has been in the past.
Please go out and do a warm weather dance so we can be spoiled with the weather as we are today. I know no one, especially my daughter Jillian, wants to see me doing that on our social media so I will rely on your dance moves to enjoy a nice spring! Have a great day.