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Weather Disrupting School Days In Northeast

February 19, 2013, 5:20 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Weather Disrupting School Days In Northeast
LANGFORD, SD -

Strong winds, blowing snow and below zero temperatures are disrupting several school days in the northeast.

The Langford school has faced three missed days, an early dismissal and even more late starts. The district is in the far northeast, which has received an especially strong dose of winter recently.

"It makes it tough on classes, especially core classes we want to get in the morning. We lose a lot of those," principal Toni Brown said.

When the school day starts late in Langford, early classes shorten to ten minutes each instead of the full 50 minutes. That gives students at least some exposure to each subject.

"Sometimes we get a quick lesson. That's not very fun because then you get homework. But other times you can't really cover anything because you don't have enough time," junior Drew Planteen said.

In addition to the late starts, lately Langford has also had to cancel classes all together. Administrators say teachers want time to help prepare students for upcoming state tests.

Weather has disrupted sport schedules too.

"We're supposed to play Warner. They're in our conference in boys and we have postponed that three times," Brown said.

Brown is also Langford’s athletic director. He has rescheduled nine games at the high school level and some junior high too. It's reaching a point where even students are saying they've had enough disrupted school days, for a little while anyway.

"They're getting a little boring so if they just start to slow down a little bit. It's getting kind of frustrating with the sports too," Planteen said.

The three-time rescheduled Warner game is now on the calendar for Thursday. So those involved will be watching to see how much of Thursday’s forecasted storm makes its way north.
 

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