Louisa County Public Schools students have missed six full school days in the first semester, largely due to weather-related factors. In addition, they have also experienced four two-hour delays and an early dismissal.
To make up that time, students will now spend between 10 and 15 minutes longer in the classroom starting Jan. 7 until the end of the school year.
This means an 8:03 a.m. until 3:35 p.m. school day for high school students, while middle school students will attend school from 7:55 a.m. until 3:19 p.m. Elementary schools in the county will build an additional 15 minutes into the school day which starts at 8:05 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.
In addition, the first semester has been extended through Jan. 11. The second semester is rescheduled to begin on Jan. 14, according to letters sent home Monday to parents.
No changes have been made to the high school’s second semester open house, which is scheduled to take place from 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 3.
This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Dec. 20, 2018 issue.