UPDATED: With a snow day cancellation today, Tuesday, March 13, the last day of school is now scheduled for Wednesday, June 27.
ORIGINAL STORY: Thanks to our late-season nor’easter snow storms, Wilton students will be going to school through the very last possible moment of the 2017-18 school year.
In his greeting for the latest issue of “News from the Schools,” Wilton Public Schools superintendent Dr. Kevin Smith writes that the last (181st) day of school for students is now scheduled for Wednesday, June 27. However, there’s a chance that the last day will slide to Tuesday, June 26, if the Board of Education votes to convert the 181st day to a staff day.
Of course, with another nor’easter headed toward Wilton that is predicted to drop more snow overnight Monday into Tuesday, the last day of school could again be impacted if there is any cancelation. If school is canceled tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13, the last day of school would definitely be Wednesday, June 27.
As of now, Smith notes that April vacation is still scheduled as a full week off. However, should the district have any additional snow days after the last possible one tomorrow, administrators would start removing days from the April break. He added that the district does try to avoid shortening the vacation period, if possible.
Smith did add that the 2018-19 school year is scheduled to start after Labor Day, because school calendar planning guidelines propose opening after Labor Day when it falls between Sept. 1-3 and before Labor Day when it falls between Sept. 4-7. Given the late closure Wilton faces this year, Smith said the district will revisit all of the calendar planning guidelines.
The complete newsletter can be found on the Wilton Public Schools’ website.