No mandatory make-up day for Henrico County Schools

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico County School officials said in a press release Friday night that they would not require students to make-up the last day of school which was cancelled due to power outages.

Earlier in the day officials had said they were working on a plan to make sure each school could make arrangements to accommodate a wide variety of needs. Since many little housekeeping details still need to be accomplished, like handing out report cards, doing teacher checkouts, returning laptops and picking up student medications and personal belongings, the school system has decided to open schools up over the next 2 weeks on an optional basis so that students and parents can take care of things at their convenience.

While the schools will remain closed Saturday and Sunday because of the power outages throughout the county, the schools plan to open back up Monday. They will remain open on a summertime schedule from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Schools will be closed again Friday through Sunday.

The release said students and families should come to the school to retrieve personal belongings and return any county-owned materials, such as books or laptops.

The release also cautioned that medications will only be held until June 30. It said that in order to retrieve the medication, a student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Medications will not be given to unaccompanied students.

After June 30, any medications that haven’t been picked up will be disposed of.

As of Friday afternoon, at least 33 out of 72 schools and programs in Henrico were without power.

For more information, check Henrico County Public Schools website.

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