Schools will not make up lost day

Published 8:26 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Suffolk school students can breathe a sigh of relief — they will not have to make up the one day and two hours of school lost to Hurricane Sandy.

On account of the storm, all public schools as well as First Baptist Christian School and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy were closed all day Monday and for two hours Tuesday morning.

Suffolk Public Schools’ policy for make-up days allows for the first two missed days to be covered by “extra instructional hours that are built into the school schedule.”

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District spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw confirmed that the lost time does not need to be made up by opening schools when they would otherwise be closed.

Yvette Farrenkopf, an assistant administrator at FBCS, said the school is not planning a make-up day for students.

Parent-teacher conferences had been scheduled for the Monday, she said, and the school is in the process of rescheduling them.

NSA spokeswoman Ashley Greene confirmed the Academy has no plans to make up the lost time.