The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) is issuing a reminder to all parents, guardians, and students that there will be no school on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, due to a scheduled Professional Development Day for all faculty and staff. All schools territory-wide will be closed.
Professional Development Days play a crucial role in the continuous improvement of education quality. During these sessions, educators engage in specialized training, collaborative workshops, and strategic planning. The VIDE recognizes the importance of fostering a learning environment that thrives on innovation, and dedicated Professional Development Days contribute significantly to achieving this goal. By investing in the professional growth of our educators, we aim to provide students with an enriched and effective educational experience.
Schools will also remain closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23, 2023, and on Friday, November 24, 2023. While students enjoy these days off from school, parents are encouraged to take this opportunity to engage with their children in meaningful discussions and activities outside the classroom.
The Virgin Islands Department of Education appreciates the understanding and support of parents, students, and the community during these scheduled breaks, as they are instrumental in our commitment to delivering a world-class education to the students of the Virgin Islands. Normal school operations will resume on Monday, November 27, 2023.