January 30, 2014
To All Parents:
Maconaquah Schools have missed 12 days of school so far this school
year, due to inclement weather conditions.
We are required to provide 180 instructional days to our students. To date, we have received waivers for three
days that we have missed from the Indiana Department of Education. Also, we
have one make-up day (February 17) in our current calendar. This leaves eight
days to make-up to be in compliance with state law.
On January 29, our Board of School Trustees approved amending our
school calendar. School will be in
session the week of March 17, which was originally designated for Intercession. This will account for five of the eight days
missed. The remaining three days will be
made up on June 2, 3, and 4.
Families with pre-arranged vacations during this time may complete a
pre-arranged absence form and return to the building principal. This form may be accessed on line or in the
main office of each building. Only one
form is necessary per family. These days
will be considered excused absences and students will be responsible to make up
As always, if you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact
Dr. Douglas Arnold