I love my children more than anything in this world, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel the stab of disappointment when I heard the news that RPS 205 was forced to delay the start of the 2020/2021 school year due to technology issues.

It's been nearly six months that the kids have been out of school thanks to COVID-19, and I'm pretty sure many parents are long overdue for some uninterrupted silence to get themselves put back together again.

The first question that popped into my head after hearing that the start of school in RPS 205 was being delayed was; "with the last day of school be pushed back too to make up for it?"

The answer? Yes. According to wrex.com;

The School Board approved a new calendar at Tuesday's board meeting which moved the end of the 2021 school year back to June 10.

The new 2020/2021 school year calendar also includes emergency weather days reserved through June 17th, but let's get real here for a moment. With the new remote learning technology, aren't "snow days" a thing of the past? Students might not have to physically go to school when the weather gets bad, but I'd be willing to bet that sleeping in and watching TV in your pajamas all day while it snows is no longer an option.

Maybe these "emergency" days will be used only when there is internet outages again?

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