A special meeting of the School Board was held on Tuesday, November 9, to consider school calendar adjustments.

The School Board voted to approve the Superintendent’s proposed school calendar adjustments that include some wellness days for students and staff, and additional planning and development time for teachers:

• Monday, November 22, and Tuesday, November 23, 2021, are now designated as “wellness day holidays” for all students and staff. In addition, Wednesday, November 24 is a holiday for all 12-month staff. Accordingly, the school division will be closed for students and staff Monday, November 22, through Friday, November 26, 2021.

• Thursday, February 3, and Friday, February 4, are now mid-term intervention days for students who need additional academic support. The schedule for both days includes in-person learning in the morning for identified students and time for teacher planning in the afternoon.

• January 14 and April 1 are now designated as independent/virtual learning days for all students. These days will serve as professional development and planning days for teachers.

• March 16 and April 20 are now half days for students with in-person instruction in the morning and independent learning in the afternoon. Teachers will use the afternoon for professional development.

With these changes, NNPS will continue to meet or exceed requirements for instructional hours set by the Virginia Department of Education.

The meeting was broadcast live on Cox Channel 47/Verizon Channel 17, and on the live webstream of the channel on nnpstv.com, and livestreamed on the student YouTube channel. The video is available on demand on NNPS-TV's YouTube channel.

The next regular School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m.