Snow-make-up days put summer on ice for Auburn students

When February’s snowfalls closed Auburn schools for days, the kids must have known there’d be a price to pay for the fun they were having.

Some far-off morning, some afternoon, they’d have to make them up.

Well, with the groan-worthy make-up days now getting close enough to eyeball, the Auburn School District has disclosed how those extra classroom hours are to shake out.

Here is the schedule:

• May 28: full school day for preschool-12th grade, using built-in school closure day;

• May 29: full school day for preschool-12th grade, using built-in school closure day:

• June 20: full school day for preschool-12th grade;

• June 21: full school day for kindergarten-12th grade;

• June 24: elementary: four-hour school day for grades K-5, last day of elementary;

• June 24: secondary: full school day for grades 6-12;

• June 25: secondary: four-hour school day for grades 6-12, last day of secondary.

There’s something else kids may not have considered when they were packing snowballs: that the additional, snow-induced classroom hours ahead would also push Auburn’s beloved, annual KidsDay event from Friday June 21 to 11 to 4 p.m. June 25.

After all, the Parks, Arts and Recreation Department reasoned, why throw a party for kids who won’t be there?

The one-day event at Les Gove Park, which began in 1985 for kids 4-11 years of age, offers activities like inflatable rides and live entertainment.

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