District Releases Plan to Make Up Snow Days

photo: snow plow

When the Morrow County School District established its 2016-17 school year calendar, administrators built in extra days to allow for potential snow days. Due to extreme inclement weather conditions this winter, schools in Boardman and Irrigon have been closed for 7 days and Heppner schools were closed for 5 days. To compensate for this lost instructional time for students, the MCSD will now be implementing the following adjustments to the 2016-17 calendar:

Boardman and Irrigon Schools:

  • Boardman and Irrigon schools will make up four of the missed student contact days due to inclement weather closures.
  • April 7, 14, 28, and May 12 are now designated as “Snow/Inclement Weather” make-up days for Boardman and Irrigon Schools.
  • In the event of another snow day; the dates listed above will not change.

Heppner Schools:

  • Heppner schools will make up three of the missed student contact days due to inclement weather closures.
  • April 7, 14, and 28 are now designated as “Snow/Inclement Weather” make-up days for Heppner Schools.
  • In the event of another snow day; the dates listed above will not change.

The state of Oregon has minimum seat time requirements of at least 900 hours; Grades K-8 need 900, Grades 9-11 need 990 and seniors need 966. The MCSD will be above the minimum seat requirements for all grade levels as set by the state of Oregon. 

Release Date