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MCPS Will Make Up 2 Snow Days on April 21 and June 13

March 6, 2014
Updated April 4, 2014

Make-up Days:  Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Students

On April 2, 2014, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that it will make up two snow days. Under a plan approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, school will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014, also known as Easter Monday, and Friday, June 13, 2014, which is the last day of school for students. Below are answers to some of the questions that have been asked by students and parents. If you have additional questions, please send them in an email to

Q. If a student has travel plans that cannot be changed and misses school on April 21, 2014, will it be considered an excused or unexcused absence?
A.  If families have travel plans scheduled for April 21, 2014 and those plans cannot be changed, students will receive excused absences. School administrators may—at their discretion—ask for proof of the travel plans.  

Q. Will missing April 21, 2014, make a student ineligible to receive a perfect attendance award?
A. No. For schools that give out perfect attendance awards, an excused absence on April 21, 2014 should not count against a student receiving this award.

Q. What if my child misses an important test on April 21, 2014?
A. We are informing teachers not to schedule any tests or assessments on this day.

Q. Is June 13, 2014—the last day of school for students—an early release day?
A. Yes. June 13, 2014, is an early release day.

Q. Is June 12, 2014, still an early-release day, as originally scheduled in the school calendar?
A. No. June 12, 2014, will be a full day of school.

Q. Does this change the date of final exams?
A. Yes. The final exam window in middle schools and high schools will be moved back one day. Middle school final exams will run from Friday, June 6, 2014, to Friday, June 13, 2014. High school final exams will run from Monday, June 9, 2014, to Friday, June 13, 2014.

Q. Does this calendar change impact senior exams or commencement exercises?
A. No. Senior exams and commencement exercises will not be changed.

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