Avery Middle School

REMINDER: Student and Staff Make Up Days

May 12, 2022

Hello Families and Staff,

I am reaching out to let you know that the board took action at the March 9th, 2022 board meeting to designate Monday, April 18th as a make-up day for school due to school closures earlier in the year.  This year we have had two school closure days impacting all three school sites (Dec. 14th & Aug. 26th), with an additional two school closure days impacting Hazel Fischer due to power outages (Oct. 12th & Oct. 21st).

We have provided the following chart that shows the school closures and make up days:

School Closure Date

School(s) Impacted


Student and Staff

Make Up Days

Aug 26, 2021

All Schools

Airola Fire

Monday, June 6th

Oct 12, 2021

Hazel Fischer

Power Outage 

Tuesday, June 7th

Oct 21, 2021

Hazel Fischer

Power Outage

Wednesday, June 8th


The District has submitted waiver requests for all these days, but none have been approved to date.   The California Department of Education (CDE) requires we hold 180 days of school for students, unless a waiver is approved.  We wanted to provide all students and staff with advance notice to plan accordingly.  The District understands there may be some scheduling conflicts, anytime we have to adjust the calendar, however, we are required by the CDE to make up these days.  If we receive any updated information from the state, we will let everyone know as soon as possible.  Thank you.



Tom Hoskins


Vallecito Union School District

Avery Middle School
4545 Moran Road
Avery, CA 95224
(209) 795-8520
Fax: (209) 795-8539
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 329
Avery, CA 95224
Emergency Number:
(209) 768-6533
Scott Nicotero - Principal
Jessica Bertolino - School Secretary
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