Hit Us with Your Best Shot – Second Dose of COVID Vaccine Available to Students

WJCC Schools is partnering with Williamsburg Drug Company to offer the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for students (12 years and older) during the school day. Virtual Academy students and those still learning remotely may participate in clinics at their home school. Students who received their first shot at the May 14 community clinic at Warhill High School are encouraged to receive their second dose at their zoned school.

In-School COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

School Day/Time
Warhill High School June 8, 8-10 a.m.
Lafayette High School June 8, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Jamestown High School June 10, 8-10 a.m.
James Blair Middle School June 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lois S. Hornsby Middle School June 15, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Toano Middle School June 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Berkeley Middle School June 17, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

To participate, parents/guardians must pre-register their child online in advance.

Turn in Your Tech

As the school year winds down, it is time to start collecting the thousands of division laptops and tablets issued to students in the fall. Most students will return their devices at their home school. Virtual Academy students will drop off their laptops and tablets during drive-up events at James Blair Middle School. In addition to the device, students must return all power cords and MiFis. Families should keep laptop bags. The school division will shut down any device that is not returned by June 21, making it unusable.

Elementary Schools

  • Monday, June 7 – Clara Byrd Baker and D.J. Montague
  • Tuesday, June 8 – James River, Matoaka, and Matthew Whaley
  • Wednesday, June 9 – J. Blaine Blayton, Laurel Lane, Norge, and Stonehouse

Middle Schools

  • Monday, June 14 – Berkeley
  • Monday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 16 – James Blair, Lois Hornsby, and Toano

High Schools

Students must turn in their laptops on their last day of in-person instruction. This date varies based on exam schedules.

Virtual Academy – All Grades (James Blair Bus Loop)

  • Tuesday, June 22, 7:30- 10a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 24, 8-11 a.m.

Celebrating the WJCC Schools Class of 2021

In just 14 days, graduation ceremonies will begin for the Class of 2021! We are so happy to bring families and friends together for in-person celebrations and graduation ceremonies. Events kick off June 15-17 with senior parades down Duke of Gloucester Street and continue with the formal ceremonies at Wanner Field June 18-19. The community is invited to watch the DoG Street parades live on the WJCC Schools Facebook page. Graduation ceremonies will stream live on the school division’s YouTube channel. A link will be available on our website before each ceremony.

Summer Learning for 2021

To help reduce summer learning loss, all students in grades K-5 will receive a summer learning guide that includes grade-level specific content, ideas to engage students in learning without technology, activity suggestions, and a list of local resources. In addition, more than 800 students will participate in summer instructional programs. Students were selected based on academic achievement, attendance, or the need for social-emotional instruction.

Information about summer school, which begins July 6, is available on the school division website. Elementary programs are very close to capacity. Middle and high school staff continue to reach out to families whose students may benefit from focused summer learning.

High school students also have the opportunity to enroll in several courses to accelerate their learning. Taking classes over the summer opens up time in the traditional school year schedule for additional classes. Students interested in accelerated programs should contact their school counselor.

Will Your Child Ride the School Bus Next Year?

The WJCC Schools transportation team is planning now to avoid bumps in the road for next year. To assist staff with bus stop and route mapping, families are asked to let us know if their children will ride the bus next year. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey about your family’s transportation needs for the 2021-2022 school year.