The start of the new school year will bring changes to elementary and middle school schedules. Like many school divisions across the country, WJCC Schools is facing bus driver shortages that require staff to re-evaluate routes and the timing of bus runs. Adjustments to middle and elementary school hours increase transportation efficiency and create a consistent instructional day for all students in grades 6-8. High school times and early release schedules will not change. See the new schedule here
New Mask Guidance for Schools
Wednesday afternoon, the Virginia Departments of Health and Education highly recommended that all PreK-5 students and staff (regardless of vaccination status) wear face coverings next school year inside buildings and on school buses. At middle and high schools, masks are strongly recommended for any student or staff member who is not vaccinated. In all cases, masks may be removed when people are outdoors provided that social distancing measures are in place.
WJCC Schools just received this new guidance from the Virginia Departments of Health and Education. School division staff will review the detailed recommendations and will share more information with families as soon as possible.
Still Need Your COVID Vaccine?
To help reduce the spread of COVID in our community, WJCC Schools is partnering with Williamsburg Drug to host a Pfizer COVID vaccine clinic on the following days.
Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 8 – 11 a.m at Berkeley Middle School
Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 8 – 11 a.m at Berkeley Middle School
Students (12-years and older) and WJCC Schools staff can receive their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the clinic. We highly encourage students wishing to play sports to receive a COVID vaccine due to the close contact with other students during the season.
According to the Virginia Department of Health, as of July 23, 2021, 31.2% of children ages 12-18 living in Williamsburg are vaccinated. The vaccine rate is even higher in James City County where 36.2% of children ages 12-18 are vaccinated.
To participate in the upcoming COVID vaccination clinics at Berkeley Middle School, students and employees should pre-register by visiting the links below.
Students who have not pre-registered must be accompanied by a legal guardian to complete their registration on-site.
Since unvaccinated students and adults will attend the clinic, the following COVID-19 prevention procedures will be in place: physical distancing, hand sanitizing, and mandatory wearing of masks for all attendees regardless of vaccine status.
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