Cody Students To Spend MLK Day (Monday, Jan. 16) in Class

Cody Students To Spend MLK Day (Monday, Jan. 16) in Class & In Person

Written by on January 4, 2023

Because of last month’s winter storm closure, Park County School District #6 will forgo the traditional Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend to compensate for lost time.

On Tuesday evening, Park County School District #6 announced that Jan. 16, 2023, would be the “make-up day” for the winter storm cancellation of Dec. 21, 2022. Furthermore, classes will be held in person rather than virtually.

The text message sent to Cody families explained why Jan. 16 was chosen:

“Due to the inclement weather on Dec. 21, 2022, Park County School District 6 canceled school. Park County School District 6 has designated Jan. 16, 2023, as the make-up day. Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, will be an in-person regular school day. Wyoming Statutes 21-02-304(b)(viii) and W.S. 21-4-301, and Wyoming Department of Education Rule 22 require all districts to operate 175 days of Pupil-Teacher Contact Time.

This day was selected because it is the next available day on the school calendar.  The decision was made to have an in-person day because the most effective learning environment is one where teachers and students are in-person and in the classroom.”

Park County School District #6 closed schools on Dec. 21, 2022, due to blowing snow and dangerously low temperatures.

There was an effort to continue with a normal school day – some students were even picked up by their usual school buses. However, all the highways leading into Cody closed later that morning.

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