Posted by Kimberly Saucier on 1/23/2018 11:10:00 AM
January 23, 2018
RE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The St. Mary Parish School Board approved adjustments to the school calendar that resulted from weatherrelated closures throughout the 2017-2018 school year. The loss of instructional time will primarily be reinstated through the inclusion of emergency days annually identified as part of the school calendar. Severe weather conditions including Hurricane Harvey and extreme winter temperatures caused the district to close all schools for six days.
In an effort to restore instructional time, the district will add the following days to the remaining school year:
• February 14-16, 2018 • March 15, 2018
Additionally, Raintree Elementary will adjust its daily schedule by 20 minutes to resolve school days missed due to an interruption of the school’s water service. The revised schedule will mean that Raintree Elementary students will attend school from 8:00 a.m.-3:20 p.m. beginning Monday, February 5th and ending Friday, April 27th. The extra minutes will help mitigate the additional three days Raintree was unable to hold classes.
Superintendent Leonard Armato expressed his concern for the interruption of instruction and empathizes with issues raised regarding needed adjustments to the school calendar. “The school district is deeply mindful of the need to meet state instructional guidelines and ensure that students have every opportunity to receive classroom instruction that will adequately prepare them to attain promotional standards. Ongoing weather conditions have made it necessary to periodically close schools in order to maintain student safety as they travel to school each day. Our main priority is to offer students a safe and comprehensive education and the reinstatement of instructional time will support that endeavor.”
School will resume Thursday, January 4 for all students. Students will receive report cards and spring schedules in homeroom. Due to the weather, Thursday and Friday will be a free jeans and spirit shirt day for all students.
Posted by Kimberly Saucier on 8/4/2017 12:00:00 PM
I am truly honored to serve our community as Principal of Patterson High School. As an alumni of this school and life-long resident of Patterson, it is my goal to serve our community by creating a culture within our school that we can all be proud of. It is my mission to lead with the passion and pride of a true Lumberjack!
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