Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


June 27, 2013

Blame it on Old Man Winter

Out late, back early means condensed summer break


As a result, summer vacation plans are being adapted to accommodate the condensed vacation.

DCS had to cancel two popular programs for preschoolers since school was still in session when the Kidsports program for ages 4 to 6 and a cheerleading program for ages 3 to 5 were planned. Both programs were scheduled to take place this week.

In addition, DCS hires high-schoolers to run some summer programs. And since they aren’t available until after the school year ends on Friday, the start of those programs was delayed until Monday, July 1.

The same problem is arising at the end of summer vacation as well.

“Our programs held the last week of August are also affected,” Montblau said. “While our popular summer camps are closed by then, a special science program for kids was cancelled because kids will be back in school.”

But, the Friday before Labor Day, Aug. 30, remains a no-school day. And DCS is going forward with its planned Fenway Park tour for families.

“That’s still on,” Montblau said.

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