School Hours Change Monday, Sept. 20

Don’t forget: The school division is temporarily adjusting school hours Monday, Sept. 20 – Thursday, Sept. 30. The change will help reduce the number of late buses by giving drivers more time between tiers. Adjusted bus routes and schedules are available online.

WJCC Schools Students Top Peers on SAT

The WJCC Schools Class of 2021 outperformed their peers in Virginia and the nation on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Our students’ total mean score of 1183 was higher than the nationwide mean score of 1060 and the state’s 1151 average. In reading and writing, WJCC students’ score was 70 points higher than the national average. In math, the division’s score was 52 points higher than the national average.

From 2018 to 2021, the number of WJCC’s graduating seniors taking the SAT decreased significantly primarily because of the pandemic and the fact that many universities waived SAT requirements.

How the Virtual Learning Day Prepares Us to “Pivot!”

Oct. 1 is the division’s first designated K-12 Virtual Learning Day for the school year. The schedule includes live, teacher-led instruction and independent activities and assignments. Schools will begin instruction at their traditional start times on the Virtual Learning Day.

The Virtual Learning Day is an opportunity for teachers and students to re-familiarize themselves with remote learning tools and resources that – fortunately – are not being used every day this school year. The ability to pivot between in-person and remote learning quickly will be critical if an entire class or teacher needs to quarantine due to a COVID exposure.

COVID Close Contacts: Who Needs to Quarantine?

WJCC Schools follows CDC quarantine guidelines for people who have a potential exposure to COVID-19. We’ve created these resources below to help families understand who needs to quarantine and when.

Set Up Your Parent/Observer Account in Canvas Now

All WJCC Schools students use Canvas, a web-based learning management system, to access teacher videos, learning materials and submit assignments online. In addition, parents and guardians can create a parent/observer account to get information about their child’s courses, calendars, teacher feedback, and more. You can also link more than one student to an existing observer account.

What is the difference between Canvas and VUE?

Canvas is where you’ll find lessons and assignments. VUE is a student information system, which functions as a repository for student records and data. It’s where you’ll see course announcements and information and where you will go for communication.

Sign-up for a Family Academy Cook-Along with SHIP

Family Academy is hosting its first Healthy Lunches: Simple Solutions program. Sign up to attend a Zoom cook-along with SHIP’s Culinary and Garden Educator on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at 6 p.m. During the program, families will learn about packing healthy lunches and snacks kids will love! 

Visit the registration form to sign up. The first 100 families to sign up will receive a free bento box to pack lunches.

Global TikTok Challenge Leads to School Vandalism

A new social media challenge encourages students to steal something from their school and post a video of it on TikTok. Please remind your children that destruction of school property, vandalism, and stealing violates the Student Code of Conduct and could result in disciplinary action. Thank you for partnering with your school to keep the building in top condition and free from vandalism.