Updated: Missed LTPS School Days To Be Made Up Next Week, SATs Postponed Until Nov. 17
With the state teacher's convention that was to be held in Atlantic City next week canceled, Lawrence Township public schools will be open next Thursday and Friday (Nov. 8 and 9) to make up for two of the days missed this week due to Hurricane Sandy.
Update, 4:15 p.m., Nov. 1:
The following update was just emailed by the township school district:
SAT Testing has been cancelled for this Saturday, Nov. 3. It is rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17, at Lawrence High School.
Students will need to print new admission tickets from College Board in order to be admitted for testing.
Questions? Contact Doreen Welsh in the Lawrence High Guidance Office at (609) 671-5510 x2624.
Original Post, 3:39 p.m., Nov. 1:
The following email was sent out by Lawrence Township Public Schools at 3:23 p.m. today (Nov. 1). Township residents with children in the public schools also received a telephone call with the news.
Superintendent Schedules Make-Up Days
By now you should have received word that school is cancelled tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 1).
Since we've already used our three snow/emergency days built into the school calendar, school will be in session on March 22, April 1, and May 28.
We also used 2 additional days this week and many of you suggested that we make up the two days next week since New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) cancelled the NJEA Teachers Convention.
Thanks to your suggestion and the quick and prompt support of the Lawrence Township Education Association (LTEA) union leadership (Jeff Berry, Barbara Levine, and Bill Tucker) and our Board of Education President (Laura Waters), we were able to jointly agree that we will hold school next Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8 and 9, to make up the two additional days.
Hopefully, we will not have any extended challenges in opening school next week.
We appreciate the combined support and cooperation of the Lawrence Township Education Association and Board of Education as we all work together for the benefit of our students during these historic times.