Evanston Township High School has announced plans for how it will make up the two days of school lost because of the bitter cold weather early this week.

In a note posted on the school website Assistant Superintendent Marcus Campbell says the plan school officials have come up with will allow students to make up the time without extending the school year in June.

ETHS will have a full day of school on Monday, Feb. 17, which had been scheduled as a holiday for Presidents’ Day.

“We will have a full day of school with AM Support and an 8:32 a.m. start time. School will run on the regular PD Monday schedule with a 2:36 p.m. dismissal for students. Teachers will have individual work time during the planned professional development time,” Campbell says.

In addition ETHS will have a late start day of school on Friday, March 14. That was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day following parent-teacher conferences.

Conferences will still be held on March 13, and school will open March 14 according to the Late Start Day schedule with a start time of 9:40 a.m. for students. There will be no AM Support that day. Classes will run on 35-minute periods. Students will be dismissed at 3:35pm.

Public transportation companies (CTA, PACE) have been contacted and current routes will accommodate these changes.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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