January has been unforgiving. On February 1, we find ourselves in the unenviable position of attempting to determine the best among several imperfect solutions for making up the missed days. There are several considerations. First, by state law, students must complete 180 school days by June 30. Second, the high school graduation date is currently set for June 23. Third, some families (and teachers) have standing plans for February and/or April vacation. Finally--and in some ways most important--the likelihood of accruing more snow days as February and March progress is strong. With all of these factors in mind, we ask you to respond to the six questions below by 8:00 AM, Thursday, February 3, 2011.