In order to make up for lost schools days due to Hurricane Sandy, East Hampton Union Free School District Superintendent Richard Burns announced that the district will cut back spring vacation at the end of March.
The East Hampton High School was used as an emergency shelter for five days following last month's storm, and classes throughout the district were shut down.
Burns said that in order to keep up with curriculum standards, classes will be held Tuesday through Thursday, March 26 through the 28, and the school will use its two emergency snow days for Monday and Friday.
He added that if an additional snow day is needed, the school will hold classes on Monday.
"Thank you for your understanding for a situation that has no easy solutions. Instructional time is crucial, especially this year with so many curriculum changes mandated by the state. My hope is for a mild winter this year with no more needed closings," said Burns in a letter to the district.
As many districts across Long Island cancel winter breaks and, if necessary, spring breaks as well to make sure students spend enough time in the classroom, High School Principal Adam Fine announced last week that midterms would be cancelled.
"In the interest of increased instructional time and our students’ education I am canceling the midterm testing period. Regular classes will be held during the week of Jan. 22-25."