Western Dubuque Community School District
Address: 310 4th St. SW, PO Box 68 | Farley, IA 52046
Phone: (563) 744-3885
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Announcement from Superintendent Colpitts Regarding Snow Make-up Days
Wednesday, February 20th was our 11th snow day cancellation. That means that our last student attendance day is now June 10th. Since the winter isn’t over yet, and more snow days could occur in the coming weeks, we have decided to extend the school day by 25 minutes each day. By adding 25 minutes to each day beginning March 11th (the first day of trimester 3) we can make up four student attendance days by the end of the year. With this new plan, our last student attendance day becomes June 4th. These minutes will be added to the end of the school day which means families will have to adjust their after school routine. The morning routine will not be disrupted since school start times will remain the same.

While I understand that this change will be a disruption to your daily schedules, we ask for your understanding with these adjustments and accommodations. The impact of the additional 25 minutes on the daily schedule at each school will be communicated to families by the building administration by next week. If you have questions about a specific school, I suggest you reach out to your child’s building principal late next week. If you have any general questions about this change, please let me know. 

I appreciate your patience and flexibility as we continue to deal with this challenging winter weather.

Thank you.

Rick Colpitts, Superintendent


In addition to the extended days that will begin on March 11, the changes below were made to the 2018-2019 school year calendar due to the inclement weather school cancellations.
 
 NOTE:These changes are as of 2/20/19. Additional changes will need to be made if we continue to have cancellations.
 
 
February 8th – This was a PD Day and it is now a student attendance day. We will move this PD Day to the end of the school year.

February 28th – This was the last day of Trimester 2 and a 2 hour early dismissal, but it will now be a full day of school. Trimester 2 will now end on March 8th and we will run a 2 hour early dismissal on that date. 

March 1st – This was a teacher comp day (Parent Teacher Conferences) and will now be a student attendance day. The teacher comp day will be moved to the end of the year.

March 4th – This was a PD Day and it will now be a student attendance day. We will move this PD to the end of the year. 

March 8th – This is now the last day of Trimester 2. We will have a 2 hour early release on this date.

March 11th – This will now be the first day of Trimester 3. 

April 18th – This was part of spring break but was also a built in snow day. This will now be a full student attendance day. 

April 22nd – This was part of spring break. This will now become a PD Day.  

April 23rd – This was a PD Day and it will now be a student attendance day. This PD day will be moved to April 22nd. 

June 3 & 4 – These days are additional make-up days.  June 4 is currently the last day of school with a 2 hour early release.
 
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