VBCPS - Charting the Course
Date: 01/13/17 Phone: 757.263.1075
News Release No. 040 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: eileen.cox@vbschools.com

Snow makeup days announced for two missed days, third day will be waived for students

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) will use Feb. 20 and March 8 to make up the instructional time lost during Winter Storm Helena. Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence has decided to waive the remaining snow day for students by using time built in to the 181-day school calendar.

The makeup plan includes:

  • Feb. 20 (Presidents’ Day) will make up time lost Jan. 9
  • March 8 (originally designated as a professional learning day for staff) will be a makeup day for Jan. 10
  • Jan. 11 will not be made up by students or 12-month employees who worked Jan. 11; missed time for all other employees will be made up through a flexible schedule or use of leave.

Should additional days be missed due to inclement weather, time will be made up by adding minutes to the school day and/or other means as designated by the Superintendent. State law requires that school divisions provide a minimum of 180 days or 990 hours of instruction each school year.

“We have experienced extraordinary weather events this school year,” Spence said. “From flooding and the hurricane in the fall to our most recent winter storm, the impact on our community has been almost without precedent. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our parents and staff as we adjust the schedule to comply with State law.”

As a reminder, Jan. 30 was previously announced as a makeup day for instructional time lost during September’s floods. The 2016-2017 school calendar has been updated to include all makeup days and is available on www.vbschools.com.


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