School Resumes Wednesday; Last Day Is Now June 3

The last day of school would have been Friday, May 30, if there had been no days off due to weather conditions.

It's back to school for Geneva students Wednesday.

School District 304 made the call to close schools due to dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills Monday and Tuesday.

The decision to close school was well-received by Geneva Patch readers who chimed in with their opinion.

As a result of the two "snow days," the last day of school is now set for Tuesday, June 3. The last day of school would have been Friday, May 30, if there had been no days off due to weather conditions. Of course, if there are more "snow days," the last day of school will be extended.

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Kevin Reszel January 07, 2014 at 10:16 PM
Wondering why the GHS student finals schedule remains the same. Many parents are talking about and support pushing finals back two days to allow our children the proper amount of prep time. Can't believe our school district is going to penalize our children for the weather related closures this week.
Julie January 08, 2014 at 08:44 AM
Unless the teachers missed a huge window of instruction the past two days, I don't see a reason to move the schedule. I told my kids to use the extra days off to study even more. Now, if they actually did that was up to them. They are young adults and should know how to manage their time. If they don't do as well as they hoped on their exams, I will remind them of the 14+ extra hours of free time they had in the past days.
bleedblue11 January 08, 2014 at 09:23 AM
I agree. These kids and some of them seniors are about to find out what happens at college when this happens. It's not as if they have certain classes ONLY on Mon/Tues where they would miss out on the only class review time prior to finals. They go to the same classes M-F and the teachers will move a little faster to review what may or may not be on the finals but moving everything back by 2 days is more of a hassle than it's worth in the long run. There are deadlines for finals, etc with state testing in the spring, ACT tests etc. Those all still have to be met. So I hope for their sake they were studying some anyway but most will wait until those final classes of review time to start studying and that would happen after break regardless.
Kevin Reszel January 08, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Here's the reason folks. Rushing through anything, including finals review once back to school should not be a 'reality' life lesson. Also. Some teachers DID NOT post study guides to home access prior to or during the holiday break (as they instructed their students they would), leaving some children without study guide materials over the holiday break. How is that fair? BTW. If you miss the ACT, you can schedule a retake. For whatever the reason, at times, some deadlines get pushed. Take for example; the end our our school year now delayed by two days due to the recent weather-related closures. Take for example; The Affordable Healthcare Act. Take for example; educators that post finals study guide info for students AFTER the holiday break. Don't get me wrong. I'm all about life lessons, preparing for the unexpected, teaching our kids to be independent, meeting deadlines, etc., etc. All are fine and good but grades go on a permanent scholastic record, one that reflects on the student as they begin applying for college and career. Isn't the life lesson here to be resourceful in the time of adversity and to find solutions?


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