Mother Nature continues to wreak havoc on the Scotland County R-I school calendar and sports schedules. SCR-I was subject to a two-hour delay on Tuesday morning because of sub-zero temperatures.
The district had just returned from three days out of session last week forced by drifting snow, ice and cold temps.
The Scotland County basketball teams have continued to have their schedules juggled. The squads were able to remake a December conference game with Milan last week on the road. Snow postponed the home games versus the Wildcats on January 31st, forcing several changes as the contest was also Courtwarming at SCR-I.
Superintendent Ryan Bergeson announced that Courtwarming has been moved to the Tuesday, February 18th games versus North Shelby. The district will also host senior night activities, as the contest was originally scheduled as the final regular season home game. SCR-I schools will be in session that day, which previously had been scheduled as a vacation day for students and in-service for staff.
The Milan games have been scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th with the girls’ game tipping off at 6:00 p.m.
The Courtwarming Dance has been rescheduled for Friday, February 28th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The SCR-I district currently will have to make up six snow days. Previously scheduled Professional Development has been moved to Monday, February 17 and school will be in session on Tuesday, February 18.
Superintendent Ryan Bergeson stated the district has already made up one snow day, and is scheduled for makeup days on Tuesday, February 18, Friday, March 14 (1:05 dismissal) and Tuesday, April 22.
“The two remaining make up days will be added to the end of the school year and we are now scheduled for our last day of school on Thursday, May 22,” Bergeson stated. “Next week’s calendar adjustment will serve as a makeup day and provides the flexibility to miss two more weather related cancellations without having any make up days after Memorial Day.”
The district has experienced three late starts to school days because of below freezing temperatures.
“Transportation is key to educating students and when the temperature gets below -7 or -8 degrees we run the risk of having buses break down,” said Bergeson. “We try to be proactive and error on the side of caution to avoid situations that could harm our bus drivers and students.”