The Family Academy offers families information and resources to support student learning and development. Strategies provided help families become stronger advocates in their student’s education and build successful relationships with schools.

Archived Family Academy Workshop Materials

December, 2021: This academy helps families better understand the division’s Acceptable Use Policy and identify strategies to help students navigate the internet responsibly.

Family Academy - Tech Talk: Division-Issued Devices

October 2021: Social-emotional learning (SEL) helps students develop self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for success. Check out this video to learn about SEL in WJCC Schools. SEL Family Academy  Virginia’s SEL Overarching Concepts

SEL Family Academy

April 2021: Learn helpful tips and tricks to address social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and other mental health concerns your student may be experiencing during the pandemic.

Family Academy: Anxiety, Trauma, and a Pandemic - Oh My!

February 2021: Learn strategies to nurture your child’s curiosity and creativity in order to help their learning strengths emerge.

Cultivating Your Child's Talent at Home

January 2021: Explore how energy, focus, and memory are influenced by what we eat. Dr. Golikeri, certified in culinary medicine, provides a live cooking demonstration and shares how you can fuel your child’s body and mind for learning.

Brain Boosting Foods For Kids

December 2020: Learn practical, evidence-based strategies to help your student respond to the stress, anxiety, and challenges that may be caused by COVID-19.

Pandemic Parenting, Supporting Our Kids

October 2020: Learn conversation starters and strategies to help families have meaningful discussions surrounding race.

Family Academy Having Conversations About Race

September 2020: Tools for Success in the Digital Classroom

Family Academy: Tools for Success in the Digital Classroom

August 2020: Tutorial for parents about Canvas, WJCC Schools’ Learning Management System.

Parent Academy: Canvas for Parents