Public schools across the territory will open on staggered schedules for the 2018-19 school year, according to a press release from the Virgin Islands Department of Education (DOE).
Fourteen schools in the St. Croix District and seven in the St. Thomas – St. John District will open on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the date previously announced for the opening of all public schools. Ongoing construction at school sites receiving temporary modular classrooms has delayed the opening of the remainder of the territory’s public schools.
Openings on Tuesday, Sept. 4
St. Croix District’s Elementary Schools
Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School
Juanita Gardine Elementary School
Ricardo Richards Elementary School
Alfredo Andrews Elementary School
Alexander Henderson Elementary School
Claude O. Markoe Elementary School
St. Croix District’s Junior High Schools
John H. Woodson Junior High School
Elena L. Christian Junior High School (at the former Manor School building)
St. Croix District’s High Schools
St. Croix Central High School
St. Croix Educational Complex High School
St. Croix District’s Other Schools
Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC)
Adult Education Program
St. Thomas-St. John District’s Elementary Schools
Ulla F. Muller Elementary School
Joseph Sibilly Elementary School
Leonard Dober Elementary School
Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School
St. Thomas-St. John District’s Junior High/Middle Schools
Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School
St. Thomas-St. John District’s Other Schools
Raphael O. Wheatly Skills Center
The schools in the St. Thomas-St. John District projected to open on or before Sept. 17 are Yvonne E. Milliner-Bowsky Elementary School, Joseph Gomez Elementary School, Julius E. Sprauve School, Addelita Cancryn Junior High School, Lockhart Elementary School, Charlotte Amalie High School and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.
In the St. Croix District, the Lew Muckle and Eulalie Rivera elementary schools are also projected to open on or before Sept. 17. As construction progress is made, information on the opening of the Arthur A. Richards Junior High School will be released.
Faculty and Staff Reporting
Both the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts will release schedules for professional development and collaborative planning to teachers and support staff whose schools will not open on Sept. 4. Employees are asked to monitor their VIDOE email account and connect with their school administrators.
In the St. Croix District, kitchen staff from the three schools with delayed openings will assist the district’s School Food Authority’s satellite schools in preparing lunch beginning on Sept. 4. The Arthur A. Richards Junior High School kitchen staff is asked to report to the Claude O. Markoe Elementary School. Eulalie Rivera and Alexander Henderson’s kitchen staff should report to the St. Croix Educational Complex High School; the Lew Muckle Elementary kitchen staff will report to the Ricardo Richards Elementary School.
School Orientation Schedules
Information on school orientation schedules are located on the “For Families” tab on the www.vide.vi website.
For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at 643-4784.