Local schools announce new make up days due to hurricane closings

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Locals schools are continuing to update their calendars to make up instructional time lost due to closings from hurricanes Florence and Michael. 

Virginia Beach City Public School officials announced students will have class on Presidents’ Day to make up for a day lost due to Hurricane Michael. 

The storm knocked out power and caused flooding throughout the city on Oct. 12.

This year’s calendar was previously changed because of several days missed because of Hurricane Florence

Chesapeake Public Schools is opting to use Monday, November 5, as a make up instructional day. 

In total, students in both district have missed five days within the first semester because of weather.

VBCPS Superintendent, Dr. Aaron Spence, said along with holding classes on a federal holiday, schedule modifications also include extending the end of the semester to Jan. 31, 2019. and moving a pre-scheduled Virtual Learning Day to Feb. 1, 2019. 

VB Schools officials introduced Virtual Learning Days at the beginning of the school year as a way to count instructional time in cases of unplanned school closures. 

Parents and students can find more information and updated calendars at VB Schools’ website at http://vbschools.com/, or Chesapeake Schools’ website at https://cpschools.com/.

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