There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a small celebration with the people living in your home is the safest way to spend the holidays this year. In-person gatherings with loved ones and friends from different households pose varying risk levels for the spread of COVID-19. 

As a reminder,WJCC Schools will continue remote learning through Jan. 8 for most studentsin anticipation of a post-holiday surge in COVID cases. Peninsula Health Department officials warn that it could take 14 days after Christmas gatherings to see the spike. 

Identified groups of special education and English Language learners will learn on-site Dec. 14-18 and transition to remote learning for the week following Winter Break (Jan. 4-8).  

If you do choose to travel or celebrate with people outside of your home “bubble,” please wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently. These are the greatest gifts you can give to others in our community this holiday season. 

Use the WJCC Schools Symptom Checker to monitor your health and watch for symptoms of COVID-19. And keep an eye on local health data by visiting the WJCC Schools’ COVID-19 Dashboard.

Tech Support Logs Off for Winter Break

The technology team from WJCC Schools TechConnect will suspend support services Dec. 19 – Jan. 3 while students are off for Winter Break. If you have a technical issue and need assistance before the holidays, please contact WJCC Schools TechConnect online or by phone at (757) 259-7192 before Dec. 18. 

Grab and Go Meal Schedule 

Grab and Go Meals are once again available for pick-up and delivery throughout our neighborhood communities. Families who signed up for delivery in November will automatically receive meals. If your family would like to sign up for meal delivery now, click here.

Grab and Go Meals are also available for pickup Mondays – Thursdays, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. at James River Elementary School, Toano Middle School, James Blair Middle School, and Matthew Whaley Elementary School. 

Please note that pickup and deliveries on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 will include enough meals for the holidays when the school division is closed.  These are the only two days that Grab and Go Meals will be available during the Winter Break. 

WJCC Schools Safe Routes to Schools Virtual Holiday Walk December 14-23

Safe Routes to School encourages everyone to get outside for a walk this holiday season— through the neighborhood, along a walking path or even around the house. Remember to follow all safety guidelines including being alert, walking facing traffic and looking both ways before crossing streets. Invite members of your household to join you or organize a socially distanced walk with friends and neighbors.

Show us your walk by posting a picture or video on social media and tagging #WeAreWJCC, #wjccschoolssrtsvirtualwalk and your school.

For more information click here.

Family Academy: Brain Boosting Foods For Kids

Registration is open for the upcoming Family Academy Webinar: Brain Boosting Foods For Kids on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6PM. During this academy, we will explore how energy, focus, and memory are influenced by what we eat. Dr. Golikeri, who is certified in culinary medicine, will provide a live cooking demonstration and share how you can fuel your child’s body and mind for learning. Join us for a chance to win an instant pot, air fryer and Trader Joe’s gift card.

Register today »