Inclement Weather to Potentially Impact Public School Schedule, VIDE Says

The weather forecasts indicating the possibility of heavy rain and wind in our region are being closely monitored, the V.I. Education Department announced.

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 students and staff remain top priority, all parents and public-school students are urged to be on alert for an important announcement tomorrow morning regarding any potential impact on school operations, according to a press release.

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, the press release stated.

Given the unpredictable nature of inclement weather, it is essential that the community stay informed and prepared for any necessary adjustments to the public school operations on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John, it said.

The community is reminded to be connected to official communication channels, including the VIDE website, social media platforms, and local news outlets, for the latest updates, according to the release.

VIDE understands the importance of maintaining continuity in education while prioritizing the safety of the 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, it said.

Information will be updated as it becomes available.