Snow day adds to school year as boards approve 2018-19 calendars

That snow day schools took Feb. 9 will extend this school year by a day.
Homewood District 153 and Flossmoor District 161 will count June 7 as a make-up day. Homewood-Flossmoor High School information was not available. Schools add an extra five days to their calendars at the end of the school year in the event of emergency closings, such as the snow day.
The school boards also approved the 2018-19 calendars at board meetings this month. Schedules show how the districts will meet the state mandate for 185 days of instruction.
H-F High will start first. Teacher meetings will be Aug. 13 and 14. The first official day of school will be Wednesday, Aug. 15. Students will be out for marking day and winter break from Dec. 21 through Jan. 8, and an Institute Day for teachers will officially start students’ spring recess on March 22 until April 1. 
Final exams will be May 28, 29 and 30.  H-F graduation will be June 2.
Homewood District 153 will have teachers meeting Aug. 20 and 21, and school will officially start on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Winter break will begin with early dismissal on Thursday, Dec. 20, and extend through Jan. 8.
Spring break will begin March 25 and extend until April 3. The calendar allows for schools to be closed on April 2, Election Day, because buildings are used for voting.
Graduation is tentatively set for June 4. It will be conducted at H-F High. The school year officially ends June 6.
At Flossmoor District 161, teachers will meet Aug. 20, 21 and 22. The first day of school will be Thursday, Aug. 23. Winter break will begin Dec. 21. Students will return Jan. 8. Spring break will be March 25 until April 1.
Graduation is tentatively set for June 3. It will be conducted at H-F High. The school year officially ends June 6.
All schools will be closed on Sept. 3 for Labor Day, Sept. 19 for Yom Kippur, on Oct. 8 for Columbus Day, Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 22 and 23, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21, Presidents Day Feb. 18, Casimir Pulaski Day March 4, Good Friday April 19 and Memorial Day May 27. District 161 also will close for Veterans Day on Nov. 12.

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