School Calendar 6-12

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-12


School Calendar

A school calendar shall be prepared annually to indicate pertinent dates and information essential to the operation of the division schools. The calendar shall be planned by the Superintendent and staff in cooperation with patron organizations and approved by the School Board.

The establishment of the school calendar should take the following into consideration:

  1. The number of school days necessary to meet requirements of the Virginia Board of Education;
  2. National and state legal holidays;
  3. Provisions for emergency closing of schools;
  4. In-service days for teachers;
  5. Parent-teacher conference days;
  6. The calendar for facilities providing joint services; and
  7. The calendars of local government and adjacent school divisions.

If circumstances warrant, the School Board may revise the school calendar during the school year.

Should instructional days be missed due to inclement weather or emergency conditions, make-up days for students and staff will be determined by the Superintendent, including the use of the first federal or state holiday following the day missed or, in instances of multiple missed days, the use of the first Saturday following the day missed.

Editor's Note

See for the School Division calendar as approved by the School Board.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-79, as amended. Powers and duties.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-79.1, as amended. Opening of the school year, approval for certain alternative schedules.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-98, as amended. Reduction of state aid when length of school term below 180 days or 990 hours.

Code of Virginia § 2.2-3300, as amended. Legal holidays.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 13, 1993)
Scrivener’s Amendments: March 1995
Adopted by School Board: September 5, 2012