VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eileen Cox
Date: 09/29/16 Phone: 757.263.1075
News Release No. 017 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: eileen.cox@vbschools.com

Makeup plan announced for school days
lost due to flooding

Instructional time missed because of widespread flooding last week will be made up Monday, Oct. 24 and Monday, Jan. 30; two days previously scheduled as Staff Days. This allows students to recoup learning time within the current semester.

This is a change from the previously published 2016-2017 school calendar, which had designated makeup days primarily in the second semester. The calendar was designed taking into consideration that most school closures in Hampton Roads occur as the result of winter storms.

“By adjusting the schedule to make use of Oct. 24, our students (particularly those in semester courses) are not losing valuable time in the classroom,” said Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence. “In addition, we are protecting those previously identified makeup days in the second semester, which, given the snow and ice we’ve had in years past, will help us stay prepared for any hazardous winter weather.”

As a reminder, in cases of school closings due to inclement weather or emergency conditions, makeup days will be designated by the superintendent and may include available staff days or holidays. The 2016-2017 school calendar has been updated to reflect the changes in makeup days and is available on vbschools.com.

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