(UPDATED) June 7, 2021 - On May 3, 2021, the Prince George School Board voted to convert Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18 from instructional days for students to teacher workdays, meaning students will not report to school these days and the last day of school for the 2020-2021 School Year will be Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
In developing school calendars annually, Prince George County Public Schools builds additional instructional time into the school year to compensate for inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances that necessitate the closure of schools. As the year progresses and that additional time isn’t utilized, the school division can consider converting certain days to holidays for students and staff or removing days from the end of the school year. Those recommendations are provided to the school board for consideration and implemented into the calendar, if approved.
We appreciate the Prince George School Board’s consideration and approval of this calendar adjustment. Our calendar is designed in a manner to fully support the instructional needs of our students and account for unanticipated closures, such as those for weather. When additional time is available in our calendar, our school system looks for ways to give our school community opportunities for time off with family and rest.
Information regarding the calendar adjustment will be posted on the school division’s website, http://pgs.k12.va.us and on Prince George County Public Schools’ Facebook page.
Lisa Pennycuff, Ed.D