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How to comment on 2018-19 draft calendar

The Petersburg School Board is seeking feedback on the draft calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The draft calendar will be presented April 18 to the School Board, then will be voted on May 2. The calendar is designed to position students to succeed academically, meet state requirements and contain adequate instructional time so that it does not have to be revised after each snow day. Click here to see the draft 2018-19 calendar.

The School Board encourages families, employees and community members to review the draft calendar and provide feedback. Comments, compliments or criticisms received before May 1 will be shared with the School Board before it votes on the calendar. Here are ways to provide feedback:

  • Attend a calendar review meeting that is open to everyone at 4:30 p.m. April 16 in the School Board meeting room, 255 E. South Blvd.
  • Email comments to
  • Comment on the calendar post on the school system’s Facebook page (
  • Mail comments to Petersburg City Public Schools, Public Information Officer, 255 E. South Blvd., Petersburg, VA 23805.
  • Speak during the School Board’s May 2 meeting.

Here are details from the draft 2018-19 calendar:

  • The calendar is based on school hours remaining as they currently are. The calendar includes 180 instructional days for students: 43 in the first nine weeks, 45 in the second nine weeks, 44 in the third nine weeks and 48 in the fourth nine weeks.
  • The first day of school is the Tuesday after Labor Day (Sept. 4), and the last day is June 14.
  • Winter break runs Dec. 20 through Jan. 1 with classes resuming Jan. 2.
  • Spring break runs April 1-5.
  • There are four three-hour early-release days for students.
  • Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled Oct. 8 and March 1.