Ice Day, January 17th, will not require additional make up days. On January 24th Santa Rosa County Assistant Superintendent Bill Emerson recorded a call out to parents and an email throughout the district. The contents of those messages are below. In our Instructional schedule, we have extra instructional minutes built in each day. Over the year, these minutes add up to extra instructional minutes in the bank. We accrue roughly 33 extra hours in elementary and 18 extra hours in middle and high school. Therefore, we will NOT schedule a make-up day to recover the lost instructional time due to the Ice Day on January 17th. If we are forced to miss any further instructional time this year, we will re-calculate to determine if make-up days will be necessary. - Santa Rosa County Assistant Superintendent Bill Emerson
Hurricane Irma storm days, September 8th and 11th, will not require additional make up days. Pam Stewart, Florida's education commissioner, announced Tuesday in a message to superintendents that at least two of the days that districts in the state were out of school due to the storm will be waived from make-up day requirements. "It allows us to continue with our current calendar without any make-up days," Wyrosdick said. "We don't have to take a planning day or a scheduled holiday. I'd like to thank the governor and commissioner for doing that. It shows great sensitivity."