Nov. 8 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Ages 12 and Above

On Nov. 8, WJCC Schools is partnering with Williamsburg Drug to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations for middle school students, high school students and WJCC Schools employees. Families and staff can sign up in advance to receive their first or second dose of the vaccine at upcoming clinics. Please use the forms below to register. 

 Because the CDC now recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive a COVID-19 vaccine, we are working with local health officials on determining the possibilities for scheduling elementary school clinics. Please be on the lookout for more information. 

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5 to 11

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will offer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to any child ages 5 to 11 living in Virginia. The vaccines are now available, and appointments can be made by visiting the VASE+ Vaccine Appointment website. To only see vaccines for children ages 5 to 7, please select Pfizer-BioNTech (age 5-11) under vaccine type.

Early Release Times for the First Semester

With the 5–10-minute change in school hours announced earlier this semester, our early release times have changed as well. Please visit School Zones & Hours for the updated schedule. For a listing of early release dates, please visit the 2021-22 School Calendar. 

Acknowledgment Form in ParentVue

Beginning Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, all ParentVUE accounts will require users to acknowledge the student fee information and the Student Code of Conduct for all students. In an effort to provide ongoing access, this information will be made available annually through ParentVUE. Paper copies are available in the main office of your child’s school. Users will only need to complete the acknowledgement once, regardless of the number of students they have enrolled in WJCC Schools.

6 Tips to Help Students Use Technology Properly

  1. Set clear, consistent and realistic expectations. Work with your student to create guidelines and expectations for your student’s online, social media and device usage.
  2. Monitor all digital devices. Periodically review your child’s website history, downloads, app usage and social media activity. If you find something that does not seem right, ask your student about it.
  3. Store computers and mobile devices outside your student’s bedroom. This will help students get better sleep and not be distracted by a device throughout the night.
  4. Use reputable educational organizations and parenting websites. When reviewing games, educational apps and videos, get your information from reputable sources like Common Sense Media.
  5. Create an open avenue for communication. Let your child know that they can come to you if they find or receive anything digitally that either does not seem right or makes them uncomfortable. This could include messages, comments, websites, apps or programs.
  6. Understand the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP): Read over the AUP agreement and help your student understand the consequences of breaking the agreement.

Summer Residential Governor’s School or Governor’s World Language Academies Applications

Is your student interested in the Summer Residential Governor’s School or Governor’s World Language Academies? Applications for both programs are now open for students in grades 10 and 11. To learn more about these programs and their applications, please visit “Apply for Summer Residential Governor’s School and Governor’s World Language Academies” on our website.

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

Students and staff have several options available for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. One option is to get a test administered by a health care provider. The other option is to use the COVID-19 test kit available from a school’s main offices. The test kit distributed by the school division is the only at-home test kit WJCC Schools currently accepts. To learn more about the at-home test kits, please visit the COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing page.

Resources 

  • COVID-19 Dashboard: Get the most up-to-date COVID-19 numbers. The dashboard is updated twice daily with isolation and quarantine numbers and positive cases by school. 
  • Symptom Checker (English / Spanish): Use the WJCC Symptom Checker daily to evaluate your students’ health for COVID-19.

Important Dates

  • Nov. 18: Elementary Early Release 
  • Nov. 19: Elementary Early Release 
  • Nov. 24-26: WJCC Offices and Schools closed for Thanksgiving Break 

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