Officials adopt plan to make up snow days

Prince William County School Board members voted last week to adopt School Superintendent Steven L. Walts’s proposal to make up the time students have missed this winter.

The county will meet the minimum required instructional hours by:

→ Changing March 31, which was a teacher workday, to a full instructional day for students.

→Making June 17, which was scheduled to be the last day of school, a full instructional day. This will not affect high school exam schedules.

→Adding a half-day of school for elementary students June 18.

→ Reducing recess in elementary schools to 10 minutes per day beginning Monday.

Annual food show is set for March 6

Prince William County School Food and Nutrition Services will host its annual food show March 6 at Patriot High School. Students and parents will have the opportunity to taste and give feedback on new entrees, side dishes and other foods that might be offered for breakfast and lunch next school year.

Tastings, which will be open to the first 1,000 people who sign up in advance, will be from 6 to 7 and 7 to 8 p.m.

To register, call the Office of School Food and Nutrition Services at 703-791-7314.

Dates for kindergarten registration announced

Kindergarten registration is scheduled countywide April 10 and 24. Parents should contact the school their child will attend for registration times.

When parents of children who speak or understand a language other than English register their child, they will be asked to call one of two central registration contacts (Stonewall Middle School, 571-402-3800, or Ann Ludwig, 703-491-8432) to make an appointment for an English evaluation.

After April 25, English learners will be registered and evaluated by appointment at the Central Registration and World Languages Center in Manassas.

— Compiled by Mari-Jane Williams