Public School Make-up Schedule and Daily Time Changes Announced

 

ST. THOMAS, USVI –The Virgin Islands Department of Education announces its make-up schedule for schools affected by the delay in openings at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

As mandated by the Virgin Islands Code (17 V.I.C. §61a), students should receive 1,080 instructional hours each academic year. In compliance with the law, the Department has decided to extend the school day as opposed to adding instructional days to the calendar. Extra time allotted to school days range from 30-90 minutes with some schools starting earlier and/or ending later.

Make-up schedules began on November 26 and will end on various dates according to each school’s make-up plan. Once the make-up schedule ends, the school will return to its original start and end times.

In addition, schools will adjust lunch schedules as needed. The school lunch program will also provide snack options for students.

The new start and end times are as follows:

School

Start Time

End time

Time added to day

Make-up Schedule Ends

St. Croix District

Lew Muckle Elementary

8:00 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

45 minutes

March 21, 2019

Arthur A. Richards Jr. High

(schedule begins 1/7/19)

 

8:20 a.m.

 

3:20 p.m.

 

60 minutes

 

May 17, 2019

Eulalie Rivera Elementary

7:50 a.m.

 

3:45 p.m.

90 minutes

March 27, 2019

St. Thomas – St. John District

Julius E. Sprauve School

8:00 a.m.

3:15 p.m.

75 minutes

February 22, 2019

Charlotte Amalie High

8:10 a.m.

3:45 p.m.

60 minutes

January 31, 2019

Ivanna Eudora Kean High

7:30 a.m.

2:52 p.m.

30 minutes

January 31, 2019

Lockhart Elementary

7:40 a.m.

3:55 p.m.

90 minutes

March 15, 2019

Joseph E. Gomez Elementary

7:30 a.m.

3:10 p.m.

60 minutes

May 15, 2019

 

Yvonne E. Milliner-Bowsky Elementary

 

7:30 a.m.

 

3:15 p.m.

 

60 minutes

 

May 15, 2019

Addelita Cancryn Jr. High

7:30 p.m.

3:43 p.m.

75 minutes

June 20, 2019

 

Daily block schedule times for junior and senior high schools can be requested through those schools. Parents and students have been notified of the time changes through the PowerSchool Parent Portal and notices sent home with students.

The revised 2018-19 public school calendar can be found on the Department’s website at www.vide.vi/school-calendars/2018-2019-calendar.html.

For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at 340-774-0100, ext. 8136.

 

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