February 11th, 2019
Dear Allegan High School Parents:
It is hard to believe that as I am writing this letter, the weather forecast is calling for more storms this week and next. However, I believe it is important that parents are aware of some of the decisions being made due to the number of snow days and loss of instructional time.
With more than 10 snow days this trimester, we have extended 2nd trimester one week until March 15th, 2019. This change will help some teachers and students who have one or two trimester classes. Three trimester classes are still impacted, particularly AP classes. However, the impact of most three trimester classes will be less with the potential for additional days added at the end of the school year.
The Michigan Department of Education allows up to six school days to be used as snow days or “forgiven” days. In some instances, schools may apply for an extension of up to 3 additional days or 9 total days of forgiveness. Allegan Public Schools has applied for that extension, and is awaiting the decision on whether or not that extension will be granted.
Regardless if we get the extension or not, the impact of losing 10+ days of instruction 2nd trimester still remains. Therefore, we have extended 2nd trimester until March 15th, 2019. Final exams will take place on Thursday, March 14th, 2019, and Friday, March 15th, 2019.
On Thursday, March 14th, 2019, we will run a special Final Exam schedule for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hour Final Exams. AM Tech Center and Early College will attend the Tech Center; but PM Tech Center will not attend the Tech Center.
On Friday, March 15th, 2019, we will will run a special Final Exam schedule for 4th, 5th , and 6th hour Final Exams. AM Tech Center and Early College will not attend the Tech Center ; but PM Tech Center and Early College students will attend in the AM. PM Tech Center and Early College will need to be at the Tech Center by 8:10 a.m. The Tech Center bus will leave AHS by 7:55 a.m..
I hope all of that makes sense! Please understand that we will not be able to determine the last day of the school year until the weather conditions stabilize enough for us to be confident that we can set the actual last day of classes.
James E. Mallard