Today was the 100th day of school in the elementary schools. To mark the event students wore hats decorated with the proclamation, “I am 100 days smarter today!”
Of course, the possibility of inclement weather in Connecticut makes the planning for celebrating “fluid”, and teachers had to be flexible. At this late date, there have been two snow day cancellations in spite of a remarkably warm winter.
By law, students must attend 180 days (or “nine hundred hours of actual school work for full-day kindergarten and grades one to twelve”), leaving 185 days in the year (…and don’t forget 2016 is a leap year!)
In other words, students attend school LESS than 1/2 the year. Given all the effort, however, the school year just seems…. longer.