Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014
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As everybody knows, Horry County experienced extremely cold weather during the week of January 26 – February 1 and February 9 – February 14. Because of the freezing temperatures, sheets of ice formed on the roads prohibiting students and staff from being able to transport to and from school.

 Since ice formed on trees as well, it had lead to trees falling resulting in power outages and even more transportation issues. Because of this, students and staff had a total of 6 days off from school and work.
Most of the controversy regarding this issue is whether or not we should make up the days.

Assistant principal Deron Dolfi said, “Right now we are scheduled to make up two days that students were scheduled to have off, and teachers were scheduled for in service. As for the remaining days, I think the school board is working with the state legislatures to address student makeup days”.

Both students and staff have varied opinions on whether or not we should make up the rest of the days missed.

An anonymous source stated, “I don’t care whether or not we have to make up the days we missed. It doesn’t matter in the end. I like attending school because this is where my friends are and I get to see them often, but I’d learn just as much with the missed days as without them.”

Myrtlebeachonline.com wrote in an article that, Horry County Schools has the green light to seek a waiver from the General Assembly to exempt the district from up to three makeup days lost to extreme weather conditions”.


Hopefully the worst is past us and we can continue to have a great school year with little interruptions. Despite surrounding counties, Horry County is in school February 14, and will continue to have school until further notice. Possible makeup days will be announced shortly.

Photo courtesy of littleriverfleet.com

20 comments:

  1. I really hope we don't have to make up anymore days.Especially on Saturday (which is when St James will not be seeing me)

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  2. Good Article. I would rather just add to the end of the school year instead of taking away some of Spring Break.

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  3. I actually enjoyed the little break we had. Not ready to make up all the days though.

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  4. Hopefully the county excuses those days we missed!

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  5. I hope the days are excused so we don't have to come to school on our days off!

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  6. Awesome article. It feels like we won't have a 5 day school week for the rest of the year.

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  7. the snow/ice days were very boring. I do not like having to make them up. Fantastic article

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  8. I have genuinely enjoyed every day off we have had. The relaxation I had was unparalleled.

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  9. Hopefully they will excuse some of the days since the weather was so unexpected.

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  10. I personally am glad we had these days off. I have enjoyed them a lot.

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  11. Well written! I love the title, Lizz.

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  12. The school district better not make us make up those all the days missed! I don't want any of my summer vacation taken away!

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  13. Great article lizz! I loved the title and i really enjoyed this past no week of school.

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  14. At the time, the few days off felt so great and relaxing! I was so happy not to have school for a little while, but now that we have to make up the 6 days (or however many there is), I'm not looking forward to it! And if they plan on us coming on weekends, they won't be seeing me for sure! Great Article, Lizz.

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  15. Good article, but i find it highly entertaining on how Horry County schools need to make up the days, yet Georgetown had off Monday. They had missed the exact same days as us. If they get excused for those days, i generally think that we should to. They need to re-think before they make choices.

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  16. Plus it isn't our fault South Carolina wasn't prepared for the weather Obama considered us as a "Disaster State." Yet this was on the Thursday he declared this, yet we still had school the next day.

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  17. Unfortunately, it seems that next week will be stricken with more cold. So make sure to saver these days of warmth

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  18. This is really great article! I enjoyed that break except i did not have a power for 1 day.

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  19. very well written article Lizz! in my case, i enjoyed the break we had until my power went out also. i sat bundled up in blankets because our heat was out without electricity.

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