Portsmouth Public Schools adjusts academic calendar, including extending Thanksgiving break

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Public Schools administrators have made changes to their academic calendar to help the school community get some additional breaks and flexibility.

In a recent post from PPS, administrators thanked the community for their support amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials say they have re-evaluated the calendar to offer staff, students, and the rest of the community more flexibility amid a number of unique mental health stressors and concerns the pandemic has presented to the community.

Below are the following changes to the PPS school calendar:

  • The Wednesday, Nov. 24 asynchronous instructional day will be moved to Monday, Nov. 22
  • Thanksgiving break will be extended beginning Tuesday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 26
  • All schools and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 26 to allow all staff members to telework that Monday
  • 5 asynchronous instructional days have been added into the calendar to allow staff and students the opportunity to teach and learn from home.
    • These days will be Jan. 14, Feb. 18, March 18, April 29 and May 27.
    • Schools and administrative offices will be closed on these days to allow all staff members to telework.
  • All remaining teacher workdays will be telework days for staff members (Jan. 31 and April 6).
    • Schools and administrative offices will be closed on these days to allow all staff members to telework.

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