Making Up Lost Time

Alison N. Hughes, Superintendent, Red River Parish School Board sent out information to students, teachers and parents on making up classroom time lost due to the recent winter storm.  Note the dates in this statement on your family calendar.

Red River Bulldog Family:
The last two weeks have been a trying time for us all. We know that you have been struggling with snow, ice, lack of electricity, and lack of water.  Our school system family has experienced the same issues. With these and other interruptions in our educational environment, we have lost important instructional time. Red River Parish School District has formulated a plan to address the lost instructional opportunities for all students. 

We need to make up four full days of instruction before the end of our school year.  We also will need to make up lost intersession days to address individual needs for students.  To make up the four full days of instruction we will use the days of April 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2021.  These days are listed on the present school calendar as Intersession days and will now become required instructional days for ALL students.  Our Spring break will only be the week of May 3-7, 2021.  The District calendar will reflect this change in the coming days. 

Our option for intersession (remediation) days has now changed to address this loss of individualized help. We have designated some of our virtual Fridays as intersession (remediation) days.  These Fridays will be open to ALL students who want to attend and will be required for students who are in danger of failing classes or subjects.  The Fridays that will become intersession days are:
March 12
March 26
April 16
April 30
May 14
June 11

Administrators at RRES, RRJH, and RRHS will identify students who are required to attend and will inform parents in a timely manner.  All students will be invited to attend any of the days listed. All Red River School Buses will run regular bus routes on the Fridays listed.

Students at Red River Academic Academy are required to attend school all of the Fridays listed in addition to the four make up days in April. All Red River School Buses will run regular bus routes on the Fridays listed.

Students at Ware Youth Center are required to attend school all of the Fridays listed in addition to the four make up days in April.

Our hope is that we will not have any more interruptions to our school year. We are realistic enough to know that it could happen.  This plan covers us for the days we have been out to this date. Your understanding and continued support is appreciated.  If you have questions or need more information, you may call your child’s school.