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Jan 17

NNPS Adjusts School Calendar

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 9:07 AM by Communications Department

To address missed instructional time from the snowfall earlier this month, Newport News Public Schools has designated Monday, January 29, a regular school day for all students. The date was originally a Professional Development Day for staff on the 2017-2018 school year calendar.revised

Friday, January 26, will remain a teacher workday; students do not report to school. Monday, January 29, is the first day of the second semester and is an "A" or "odd" day for middle and high school students.

State law requires all public school students to attend school 180 days or 990 hours in any school year. With the added instructional time on January 29, NNPS will fulfill the state requirement for instructional hours. Through extended learning opportunities including after school instructional programs and Saturday School, many NNPS students benefit from additional learning time.

In addition, the high school exam schedule is revised as follows:

  High School Exam Schedule


High School Exam Period

High School Dismissal Time

   Monday, January 22

6th Period Exams

2:05 p.m.

   Tuesday, January 23

3rd and 5th Period Exams

10:40 a.m.

   Wednesday, January 24

2nd and 4th Period Exams

10:40 a.m.

   Thursday, January 25

1st and 7th Period Exams

10:40 a.m.