Hurricanes and snowstorms caused schools to be closed five days and open late three days (as of Jan. 23). It seems likely that additional closings are in the forecast and it is prudent to make up some of the missed instructional time. The adopted calendar included enough clock hours to meet the Virginia Department of Education requirements for days missed this year, but students need every day to achieve academic success. Click here for the revised calendar.
After seeking input from employees and families, the School Board made these changes to the calendar on Jan. 23:
Made Feb. 18 a full day of instruction instead of a three-hour early release day for students
Made March 1 a full day of instruction instead of a student holiday/parent-teacher conference day
Made April 19 a full day of instruction instead of a three-hour early release day