The Virgin Islands Department of Education is closely monitoring weather forecasts indicating the possibility of heavy rain and wind in our region. VITEMA has issued an advisory to all residents to prepare for inches of rainfall starting this afternoon through Wednesday and tapering off on Thursday. As the safety and well-being of our students and staff remain our top priority, we urge all parents and public-school students to be on alert for an important announcement tomorrow morning regarding any potential impact on school operations.
It is crucial to note that public school students who commute inter-island for school, whether from St. John to St. Thomas or St. Thomas to St. John, are kindly requested not to cross the waters and travel between the islands.
Given the unpredictable nature of inclement weather, it is essential that we stay informed and prepared for any necessary adjustments to our public-school operations on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. Please ensure that you are connected to official communication channels, including our website, social media platforms, and local news outlets, for the latest updates.
We understand the importance of maintaining continuity in education while prioritizing the safety of our public-school community. Rest assured that any decisions regarding public-school closures or alterations to operations will be made with careful consideration of weather conditions and in consultation with relevant authorities.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this time. Together, we can ensure the safety and well-being of all members of our public-school community. Please stay tuned for additional information.