ROSSVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) – A group of students did not spend their Saturday at the mall or in front of the television. They were in school.
“School started at the normal time,” Rossville Consolidated School District Superintendent Jim Hanna said. “The buses ran the normal route.”
“It’s going as a normal day,” Rossville Jr.-Sr. High School Principal Shawn McCracken said.
Going to school on a Saturday may not be normal, but it is getting the Rossville Consolidated School District back on track after they had snow days in the double digits this semester.
Hanna said all hands were on deck to make sure Saturday school ran normally.
“We had the regular personnel here,” Hanna said “Our instructional assistants were here, our cafeteria staff was here, and our custodians. Actually, our custodians ran it like a regular day with a first shift and second shift.”
The elementary school tried to make it worth while for the students and allowed them to come in their pajamas.
McCracken said he opted his students out of P.J. day, and ran the day like a normal Tuesday.
“Once a week we have an activity period,” McCracken said. “Today we went ahead and enacted the activity period schedule. We usually have it on Tuesdays, so we have missed out on it. That’s when our organizations and clubs get to meet for 45 minutes.”
Two other Saturday schools were scheduled, but Hanna decided to take another route.
“Starting March 3 we’re going to start an hour extra every day,” Hanna said. “We have 18 of those to make up. So, we’ll make up three days with that extra hour.”
Hanna said Saturday, April 5 is a tentative make-up day if the district has another snow day. The last day of school will be May 29, six days after the original end date. Graduation is May 31.