Front Porch: Districts adjust schedules for final day of school because of storm

Last day of school

Several districts pushed back the last day of school to make up for closures after the Nov. 18 windstorms. For several schools, the last day will now fall on a Monday. The Granite Falls School District holds its last classes this Monday, instead of Friday. Friday will now be a one-hour early release day. Monday is a half-day. Other school districts pushing their last classes back a day: Arlington to June 20; Everett, June 22; Lake Stevens, June 14; Marysville, June 20; and Mukilteo, June 16. Lakewood and Index schools also canceled classes but made up the days during the school year. For each, the last day remains June 17. All of the schools plan to release students early for the last day of the academic year.

Free books: Edmonds Community College will offer free textbooks to qualifying students for the upcoming fall quarter. Any graduating high school senior from the Edmonds School District with a 2.5 GPA or higher and who registers at the college for at least 15 credits this fall will receive a scholarship covering the cost of their first quarter textbooks for up to $500. The program is sponsored by Barnes &Noble’s Financial Aid special funds and the EdCC Foundation. More info: edcc.edu/freebooks or email freebooks@edcc.edu.

Dinner and talk: An interfaith dinner and community talk is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. June 15 at the Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Learn more about the planned Islamic Center of Mukilteo and the Muslim faith. The event will include a question-and-answer session. Celebrate a catered sunset meal with Muslim neighbors to break the Ramadan fast. Donations toward the cost of the dinner are welcome. Call 425-231-5833 for information.

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