Dunkirk School District announces changes for today due to weather

There will be several changes today in the Dunkirk City School District’s schedule due to the inclement weather and a wind chill advisory.

All elementary and middle school students in the district will not have classes today, according to Superintendent Gary Cerne. Instead, a staff development day initially intended for Feb. 19 will be held today for the elementary and middle schools.

Since it is Regents week at the high school, Cerne said those students taking the global history exam in the morning and/or the algebra and trigonometry exam in the afternoon will still be required to report for those tests. High school students who do not have Regents exams today are not expected to report for classes.

“Just the students taking those Regents exams need to report, since we don’t want them to miss the opportunity to take them,” Cerne said. “The students that have those tests, if it’s cold and they want a ride, they can call us and we’ll get them a ride to school.”

Those needing a ride from the school vans should contact the high school office at 366-9300 ext. 2070.

“They say it’s going to be brutal (this morning), and … there are no make-ups for Regents exams, so we don’t want those kids to miss out on the opportunity to take those exams,” Cerne added.

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