|Monday, March 2, 2015|
All Prince William County Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 2, 2015 due to weather advisories for icy roads and surfaces in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open. Telework subject to policy.
Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince William estarán cerradas debido al mal tiempo en ciertas zonas. Código Rojo para los empleados. Se cancelan todas las actividades de la división escolar incluyendo las sesiones de desarrollo profesional. SACC no abrirá. Teletrabajo sujeto a la política.
Tất cả các Trường Công lập Quận Prince William đóng cửa do thời tiết khắc nghiệt trong một số vùng. TÍN HIỆU ĐỎ cho các nhân viên. Tất cả mọi hoạt động hệ trường bao gồm cả các buổi thuyết trình Phát triển Chuyên nghiệp điều bị hủy bỏ. SACC sẽ không mở cửa. Chính sách nầy áp dụng cho mọi nhân viên và hoạt động từ xa.
School Board Acts to Make Up for Lost Time
February 20, 2014
PWCS Board Members adopted the Superintendent’s recommendation to meet required instructional minimums by:
- Changing March 31, currently a teacher professional development workday, to a full instructional day for all students;
- Keeping June 17, the current last day of school, as full day of instruction—high school exam schedules will not be affected;
- Adding a half-day of school for elementary students on June 18; and
- Reducing elementary recess to 10 minutes per day, starting February 24. The move does not mean students will be deprived of exercise. Teachers will be free to include supervised wellness and physical education activities in the daily routine. Dr. Walts explained at the Board Meeting. View the Health and Physical Education Web site for examples of classroom activities.
The changes probably won't be popular, but these measures were chosen to have the least undesirable impact on students, staff and families. In previous years, minutes added to the school day and days taken from vacations proved extremely inconvenient for many.