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Snow falls, but mostly flakes out

Some schools started late, but most were unaffected, leaving the final day of classes unchanged.

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Schools got a scare with Thursday's early morning snowflakes, but there were no closures because of the weather.
That's good, because districts already are scrambling to make up for the days already lost this year to snow.
Although schools in Arlington, Darrington, Stanwood and Lakewood started two hours late, most were unaffected and breathing a sigh of relief, continuing their plans for when the school year will now end.
In the Marysville School District, classes are now scheduled to end June 20.
However, the district has applied for a two-day emergency waiver from the state, said Jodi Runyon, executive assistant to the superintendent of the Marysville School District. The district expects it may hear in mid-March whether the state approves the request. If so, the last day will be June 18.
The district also recently decided to convert March 9, originally planned as an early release day, into a full school day to make up for one snow day lost in January.
The Monroe, Arlington and Mukilteo school districts are scheduled to wrap up classes on June 21.
"That's subject to weather and flooding because we're right off a river," said Andrea Conley, an Arlington School district spokeswoman. "We're hoping for the 21st."
The Snohomish School District's last day is scheduled for June 22. "That's pending any more snow days," said Kristin Foley, school district spokeswoman. "Make the snow stop."
The Edmonds School District will end classes on June 25 with a district-wide early release day.
The snow days already piled up this year mean students in Everett will be in class until June 27, said Mary Waggoner, spokeswoman for the Everett School District.
The last time snow snarled the school calendar in such a big way was during the 2006-07 school year, she said. Five make-up days were scheduled between January and June to prevent the school year from ending in July.
Herald reporter Amy Daybert contributed to this report.

Sharon Salyer: 425-339-3486; salyer@heraldnet.com.
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