As a parent, this week's snow came at a perfect time. My daughter, a Northshore School District student, was on mid-winter break so I had already arranged for child care.
For other parents though, the snow brought with it a double-edged daycare juggle, not only this week but in the future, when districts that were in session start making up snow days.
I spoke Friday morning with Gary Plano, Superintendent of Mercer Island Schools. He said that they have already built make-up days into the student calendar. The two snow days Mercer Island needs to make up for from last November will be made up on March 11 and 27. The two days they now need to make up from this week will be made up on June 16 and 17. That means students will be going two extra days this summer since Mercer Island Schools were previously scheduled to get out for the year on June 15.
In the Lake Stevens and Marysville School Districts, all of the snow days that need to be made up will be tacked on at the end of the school year. What that means for kids in Lake Stevens, instead of getting out on June 17, they'll now hear the last bell ring for the year on June 23. In Marysville the last day is now scheduled for June 22.
In the Lake Washington School District things are still pretty much up in the air. District Spokeswoman Kathryn Reith says they are expecting to meet next week to determine when the four snow days they need to make up can be scheduled.
Of course, the above list is not all encompassing and is subject to change at the whim of Mother Nature. Check with your child's school for the most up to date information in your school district.