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Flood days may be fun days off for Virginia Beach City Public School students, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be making up for missed time.

VBCPS Superintendent Aaron Spence has scheduled two additional days of school to make up for last week’s widespread flooding in Virginia Beach. Students will be expected to attend school on Oct. 24, 2016 and Jan. 30, 2017 – days that were previously scheduled as staff days, according to a VBCPS release.

The new schedule differs from the published 2016-2017 school calendar, which allotted for makeup days in the second semester due to potential winter storms, the release states.

“By adjusting the schedule to make use of Oct. 24, our students (particularly those in semester courses) are not losing valuable time in the classroom,” Spence wrote, adding that the new schedule will preserve already scheduled makeup days in case students must miss school due to snow and ice.

Flooding: Sept. 21, 2016

Flooding: Sept. 21, 2016
Dylan Loughheed, a sophomore at Tallwood High School, skimboards in Virginia Beach off Independence Boulevard. (Kate Mishkin/Southside Daily)

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