As is the case with almost everything this year, we’ve had a hard time getting an answer from the State Education Department about snow/emergency closings. After finally receiving some clarity, I can now communicate that all District schools and offices will be closed next Friday, May 28, as a result of only using two snow/emergency days this year. Each year, the school district calendar is built with a certain number of snow days that exceed our required number of school days. When we do not use all of our snow days, we have what we call ‘giveback days’ when schools are closed. As Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency on one of our snow days, we have a ‘giveback’ day which is noted on the approved calendar as May 28. Thank you for all of your flexibility as we continue to grapple with constant changes in guidance and mandates.