Entries by WJCC Public Schools

Banked instructional time will be used to offset Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 school closures

WJCC Schools will use a portion of the division’s banked time to offset instructional days missed Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 due to the recent winter storm. Banked time is instructional time built into the school calendar that exceeds the required 990 instructional hour minimum. If inclement weather or other circumstances require an additional school […]

Here Comes the Bus app gives families access to important information and real-time bus tracking

Beginning Jan. 2, 2019, parents can use a free mobile app to know where their child’s bus is located and when it will arrive at the neighborhood bus stop. The Here Comes the Bus app uses GPS data in a customizable map to show parents and guardians where the bus is and how close it is to your child’s bus stop before and after school. Additionally, parents/guardians can receive push […]

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Just in time for the winter weather, WJCC Schools will begin using text messaging to let parents and staff know about school closures, delays and other important information about school operations. To receive text messages from the school division, families will need to “opt-in” through School Messenger, the rapid notification system used by WJCC Schools […]

WJCC Schools students took part in a “STEM Girls’ Night In” at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland

Talk about a sleepover that was out of this world! Recently, more than two dozen WJCC Schools students took part in a “STEM Girls’ Night In” at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The overnight, hands-on learning experience offered the young women a chance to talk with scientists and engineers and to learn about the work […]

J. Blaine Blayton Elementary named 2018 Purple Star School for support of military families

The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact for Military Children recently awarded J. Blaine Blayton Elementary School (JBBES) with a Purple Star designation for its commitment to meeting the needs of children from military families. JBBES is one of the first schools in Virginia to earn the honor. To […]

WJCC Schools uses parent and staff input to help decide Hurricane Michael makeup plans

In order to make up instructional time lost during Hurricane Michael, Williamsburg-James City County Schools has adjusted the school calendar to include an early release day on Thursday, Jan. 24. In addition, first-semester exam dates for high school students have been modified. The January date, which was previously scheduled as a day off for students, […]