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Easter Break ends two days early

Dear parents,
With close to 70 inches of snow, this winter has set a new record in the area after 34 years.
A problematic record is has been set with the number of snow days, we had to declare due to this extreme weather: nine times Plan A (school is closed) und two times Plan B (delayed start).
The school’s teaching schedule allows for five snow days. Two additional days fall under the category “exception” due to declared “State of Emergency”. With regards to the two remaining make-up days, school management – after thorough discussions followed by consultations with faculty representatives – has come to the following decision:
The Easter Break will end two days early. Classes will start on April 28, 2014 instead of April 30th.
Please take note of these changes when planning your vacation. In case you have – before this notification – committed to travel bookings, your children will be excused, provided that you submit proof of early booking.
We thank you for your cooperation and hope that this record winter has come to an end!
Regards,
W. Gries, OStD
Head of School

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