School Closings

When it is necessary to close school due to inclement weather, New Horizons Regional Education Centers (NHREC) follow the lead from Newport News Public Schools. On these days, the Centers will not be open to students even if their home school is conducting classes. The closing information will be carried on the local television stations. If the weather permits the phones to work, a message will be posted on the school phone message system. Access is gained as follows:

757-766-1100 – Option #1

GSST Newsletters

Become better acquainted with The Governor’s School of Science and Technology (GSST) through our newsletters! There are two types of newsletters, the “Governor’s School News” and the “Academic Updates.”

What’s the difference?

“Governor’s School News” will arrive to your email via Constant Contact. Each year, we automatically add the parents of newly accepted students to our subscription list to make sure you get timely updates about matters that might require your attention, such as save the dates for important occasions, zoom links for online events, and information about useful resources and opportunities.  If you are a parent and NOT receiving these emails, please contact Ellen Fithian at so she may add your email to the Constant Contact email list.

“Academic Updates” are provided by the faculty through Smore. These will include information such as strand updates, teacher and student  highlights, photos from class and/or competitions or contests entered by the students, as well as a reminder of important upcoming dates. These will be posted briefly on the front slider of our website when they are first published, as well as to Twitter. They will also be listed under our archives. To view past Academic Updates, view our archives below.

Academic Update Newsletter Archive


Peachjar is host to our paperless fliers to parents. GSST goes green by posting fliers to Peachjar instead of sending home paper fliers with students. Click below to view.

View Fliers