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Syosset Announces Calendar Changes

District adjusts calendar after days missed during Sandy aftermath.

Syosset School District announced Tuesday that seven vacation days would be removed from the 2012-13 school calendar.

The district announced on their website that classes would be in session Feb. 19-22, the original February break, as well as on the three makeup days that were already factored into the calendar April 1-2 and May 24.

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Schools will still be closed Wednesday for Thanksgiving break and for Presidents' Day on Feb. 18.

Syosset, like many other districts on Long Island, applied for a waiver from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office that would decrease the amount of required days of instruction. The waivers have not yet been approved.

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Syosset district was closed a total of five days the week of Hurricane Sandy and the following Thursday as a result of the nor'easter the following week. Schools were open to faculty the Monday after the storm for Superintendent's Conference Day, but classes were not in session.

So far, Our Lady of Mercy Academy and St. Edward the Confessor School have not announced calendar changes.

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