Tuesday, March 13th, HPS schools and offices are closed, no after-school activities

Tuesday, March 13th, HPS schools and offices are closed, no after-school activities

The Holyoke Public Schools are closed and after-school activities are canceled, Tuesday, March 13th due to the weather conditions. School and central offices will also be closed. Please be sure to check out Dr. Zrike’s Snow Day Challenge to be posted on our Facebook page Tuesday morning! Stay safe and warm and we hope to see everyone back at school on Wednesday, March 14th.


Las Escuelas Públicas de Holyoke estarán cerradas y programas despues de clases cancelados el martes el 13 de marzo debido a las condiciones del clima. Las oficinas centrales y en las escuelas también estarán cerradas. Busquen el reto para el día de nieve del Dr. Zrike en nuestra página de Facebook el martes en la mañana! Por favor tome precauciones para mantener a su familia segura y esperamos ver a todos los estudiantes de regreso a clases el miércoles el 14 de marzo.


Join the Snow Day Challenge – Students and staff of all grades are invited to: Write a Persuasive essay about whether Holyoke Public Schools should implement Blizzard Bags next year.
 
The challenge will be in effect between 9 AM and 5 PM on Tuesday, March 13th. Submit your entry to webmanager@hps.holyoke.ma.us. Please include your name, grade, and school.
 
Blizzard Bags are assignments for students to complete at home on days when school is not in session due to inclement weather or other emergencies. This practice would replace some of the make-up snow days that are added to the School Calendar in the month of June. Several communities in Massachusetts and other states have adopted this practice that has been supported by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Entries will be posted on our district Facebook page and all contestants will be entered into a raffle for a Barnes and Noble gift card. Drawing results will be announced by Friday, March 16th.
Good luck! Today is a great day to share your persuasive essay – #zrikesnowdaychallenge #blizzardbags
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