Hurricane Will Not Faze Summer Assignment Deadlines
August 26, 2011 • 38 views
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As Staples students continue to come up with creative ways to procrastinate and avoid completing their summer work, A.P. and otherwise, Principal John Dodig has assured Inklings that summer assignments will be due based on teacher’s deadlines, and not the whims of Hurricane Irene.
“Though the hurricane may cause power outages in Westport, students are still at home. Not being able to print is not an excuse; students are still going to be at home and should be able to be complete their work,” Dodig said.
However, Dodig, in an email sent out on August 30, reassures parents and students alike that extraordinary electrical circumstances would qualify as a reason for a summer assignment extension. In the email, Dodig said that students should see their guidance counselors upon returning to school if power outages prevented them from printing, sending, or completing work.
In addition, as far as the chance of district schools opening on time goes, Dodig stated that the responsibility of determining school cancellations falls upon Superintendent Elliot Landon.
“At 1 p.m. today, Dr. Landon will announce whether or not schools will be closed on Monday. We may lose the staff development day, but I have no comment as to whether school will be closed on Tuesday, the scheduled first day of school,” Dodig said.
While Dodig is concerned about the potential closing of schools due to the hurricane, he also questions whether the storm could inflict enough damage to keep Staples closed through next week.
“The real question is if the hurricane will keep school closed for three or four days. I don’t know the answer to that question. That’s why they pay the superintendent,” Dodig said.