New schedules for Guilford County Schools begin Thursday as part of the district's plan to make up missed time during Hurricane Florence, Tropical Storm Michael and Winter Storm Diego.
Starting Thursday, GCS member schools on the traditional schedule will start five minutes earlier to meet the state-mandated 1,025 hours of instructional time. A record number of inclement weather days have already been used this school year.
The earlier start time helps the district avoid scheduling makeup days in June.
The remaining scheduled makeup days for the traditional calendar are Jan. 18, Feb. 18, March 28 and June 10. The parent-teacher conference day scheduled for Jan. 22 was moved to Jan. 28.
Schools on non-traditional calendars will make up the time according to the designated days marked on their calendars and through the additional five minutes beginning Jan. 3, 2019.
The revised school calendar can be accessed here.
Schools on the extended-year calendar typically don't makeup days until after the fifth missed school day, because of the longer instructional time already built into the calendar. Those schools will use Feb. 18 and the extra five minutes to make up the missed time from December.