The East Penn Board of School Directors approved at the board’s Dec. 10 meeting several school district calendar changes for the purpose of making up two of four days of school missed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in fall 2012.
Parents should update their 2013 calendars as follows:
Feb. 14 - Full School Day
Feb. 15 - 11 a.m. Dismissal for Eyer and Lower Macungie middle schools and Emmaus High School
March 28 - Full School Day.
These dates are a slightly different than the calendar changes initially proposed by East Penn Superintendent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger. Originally, the district had proposed Feb. 15 and March 28 as make-up days.
However, when the district realized that Feb. 14 had been scheduled as an early dismissal day for the middle and high schools, it made sense to flip flop the two days on the calendar so that students didn’t have a half day of school followed by a full day.