Students in Kindergarten-Grade 5 Head to School Four Days a Week
Beginning April 19, elementary school students will participate in face-to-face learning four days a week (Mon.-Thurs.). Fridays will continue to be a remote learning day. Families should check updated bus routes online. Some pick-up times may have changed as “blue” and “green” groups ride the bus together. Families who plan to drive their children to school should expect delays in the parking lot and drop-off line. As a reminder, students should bring their fully charged WJCC-issued laptops or tablets to school each day. Students will use the technology as a tool during in-person learning. Finally, families should continue to use the WJCC Schools Symptom Checker to monitor student wellness. If your children are not feeling well, please keep them home from school.
In-Person Ceremony and Drive Down DOG Street Highlight Class of 2021 Celebrations
Old and new traditions come together to celebrate the Class of 2021. In what is quickly becoming an annual event, seniors will decorate their cars and hit the road for a parade down Duke of Gloucester Street. Later in the week, students and families will gather at an outdoor venue for a more formal in-person graduation ceremony.
Do you have a rising kindergartner or know someone with a child starting school in August? Online pre-registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens April 14. Visit the kindergarten registration page of wjccschools.org to learn more about the process and the documents you will need to pre-register your child. Each elementary school will host a Zoom session on May 7 for parents of rising kindergarten students and individual schools will communicate additional information for summer kindergarten meet and greets before the start of school on August 30th.
Honoring the WJCC Schools Teachers of the Year
Through in-person and remote classes using Canvas, Zoom, and OWL cameras, WJCC Schools teachers refuse to let the pandemic stop them from connecting with students for meaningful teaching and learning. Every teacher at every school is doing their very best to support students’ academic and personal success regardless of the challenges. Among these extraordinary people are the 2021 Teachers of the Year.
2021 Level Teachers of the Year
Elementary School Teacher of the Year Tammy Williams, Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School
Middle School Teacher of the Year Nicole Loughman, Lois Hornsby Middle School
High School Teacher of the Year Angel Poole, Jamestown High
Applications Due Soon for WJCC Schools Virtual Academy
Is your child thriving during remote learning and interested in continuing with an online program next school year? We’ve got you covered! Applications are being accepted now for the division’s 100% virtual academy for students 6-12. The school division covers any individual course registration fees, so there is no cost to families. Interested elementary students will participate in the State’s Virtual Virginia program. Read more about the WJCC Schools Virtual Academy online.
Currently enrolled students in grades 6- 12 should apply through StudentVUE by April 12. Elementary students, homeschool students and private school students who want to enroll should contact the WJCC Schools Virtual Academy administrators at 757-603-6436 for an application, enrollment information and flexible deadline information.