April 10, 2009 — Education Commissioner LaVerne Terry this week reminded parents, students and Education Department personnel that make-up days for time lost from the school calendar are slated for late April.
The make-up days are a combination of lost instructional time resulting from Hurricane Omar and power outages that took place during the first semester of school.
The commissioner said make-up days will occur during the week of Virgin Islands Carnival. The dates are as follows:
— Monday, April 27: All the territory's public schools in will be in full session.
— Tuesday, April 28: All public schools across the territory will be in full session.
— Wednesday, April 29: St. Thomas-St. John District public schools will be closed. On St. Croix, Alfredo Andrews Elementary, Charles H. Emanuel Elementary and John H. Woodson Junior High will be in full sessions. All other public schools in the St. Croix District will be closed.
— Thursday, April 30: Only John H. Woodson Junior High School will be in full session. All other public schools in the St. Croix District and the St. Thomas-St. John District will be closed.
— Friday, May 1: Childrens Parade Day. All public schools across the territory will be closed.
Terry urged parents to make sure that their children are in school those days.
"All parents are encouraged to support the departments efforts to ensure that students receive the required number of instructional hours," she said. "There are approximately nine weeks left in the 2008-2009 school year and the scheduled make-up days are important days, as we endeavor to maximize the learning in the remaining weeks."
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