As mandated by the Virgin Islands Code (Title 17, V.I.C. §61a), students should receive 1,080 instructional hours each academic year. In compliance with the law, the DOE 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 Nov. 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 (begins Jan. 7, 2019): 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 774-0100, ext. 8136.