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VBCPS to utilize Virtual Learning Days to make up time lost to Hurricane Florence

VBCPS to utilize Virtual Learning Days to make up time lost to Hurricane Florence
Posted on 09/17/2018
Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) will use three Virtual Learning Days (Oct. 8, Nov. 6 and Jan. 28) to make up three of the four instructional days lost because of school cancellations due to Hurricane Florence. Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence has also decided to waive the fourth day for students by using time built in to the 181-day school calendar.

Announced this year, Virtual Learning Days are not only a way for the school division to build in time to the school calendar, but they also grow students' capacity for independent learning while utilizing online resources. In fact, since 2013, students in Virginia have been required to successfully complete at least one virtual course to help prepare students for college and career opportunities after high school.

Previously, the division was going to use two Virtual Learning Days, but in the wake of this early autumn weather, Spence authorized a third day to take place during the regularly scheduled Staff Day, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

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