Monday marked the end of nearly a week without school for many children and teens in Renton due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and severe weather last week. The Renton School District has announced the dates of three snow make-up days to compensate for the lost class time.
One snow make-up day, Friday, May 25, was already built into the school calendar, according to Communications Director Randy Matheson. The remaining two make-up days will be tacked onto the end of the school year: June 20 and 21.
It’s uncommon for area schools to need more than one weather-related make up day, but in those rare cases districts normally add those days to the end of the school year.
“We missed a couple of days two years ago; but, I can’t remember in the past decade a time when we missed three days in a row,” Matheson wrote in an email to Patch.
All campuses and district facilities escaped the storm unharmed and school custodians continued to come to work during the snow days to ensure school buildings were not damaged by the snow, ice and cold, he said.
The Renton School District would also like to remind parents that this Friday, Jan. 27 is a non-student day due to a scheduled teacher training.