VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eileen Cox
Date: 01/25/18 Phone: 757.263.1075
News Release No. 034 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: eileen.cox@vbschools.com

School division announces additional
snow day makeup plans

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) will add 15 minutes to the school day Feb. 12 - May 4 to make up the remaining four instructional days lost due to snow this month. The time will be added at the end of the day at elementary and high schools. Middle schools will start five minutes early and end 10 minutes late as part of the adjusted makeup schedule. Families will receive additional communication from each middle school prior to Feb. 12 with specific details.

As a reminder, Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence has already waived one snow day (Jan. 8) for students by using time built in to the 181-day school calendar. And, as previously announced, two snow days will be made up using a Staff Day and a holiday as follows:

  • Jan. 29 (Staff Day) will make up time lost Jan. 4
  • Feb. 19 (Presidents Day) will make up time lost Jan. 5

Both Jan. 29 and Feb. 19 will be a "C" Day for high school students, where they will attend all of their classes during the day instead of following the A/B block schedule. For middle school students on block schedules, Jan. 29 will be an "A" Day and Feb. 19 will be a "B" Day.

Because schools were closed for an extended period of time, VBCPS has extended the first semester to Friday, Feb. 2. Report cards for the second nine weeks and first semester will go out Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The 2017-18 school calendar has been updated to reflect these changes and is available now on the school division website, vbschools.com.

Missed time for employees will be made up through a flexible schedule or use of approved leave.

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Department of Media and Communications, vbcpsweb@vbschools.com

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