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WJCC Schools extends upcoming early release days to make up for Florence cancellations

Two of Williamsburg-James City County Schools’ previously scheduled early release days will now be full school days to make up for classroom time lost due to Hurricane Florence.

Oct. 19 and Dec. 19 will now both be full school days for students and staff, WJCC Schools said in a news release. The school division will also use banked time to recoup for the second day of school lost because of Florence.

Hurricane Florence caused WJCC Schools to close Sept. 12 and Sept. 14.

The school division is still on-pace, meaning the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 21, is still part of Thanksgiving break. If another weather or unforeseen event forces school to close again, the day before Thanksgiving could be used as a makeup day, the release said.

The new makeup plan announced Tuesday still maintains banked time for school closures due to snow and ice in the winter.

An updated copy of the 2018-2019 school calendar is available on the school division website.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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