Virginia Beach Education Association

Virginia Beach Education Association Check us out at vbea.org
The Virginia Beach Education Association is the local affiliate of the 58,000 member Virginia Education Association, which is the state affiliate of the 3.2 million member National Education Association. The VBEA Office is located at 445 Kings Grant Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23452

04/03/2020
Deskside Chat with Dr. Spence

Did you watch yesterdays episode?

In today's Deskside Chat, Dr. Spence talks about school feeding sites, Schoology related connectivity issues and more of your questions. Watch it here: https://bit.ly/34cXcq8 #DesksideChat

We are all coming to terms with the news from Governor Ralph Northam that all Virginia school divisions will remain closed for the remainder of this academic year. Understandably, this news leaves students, staff and families with a lot of questions that need answers. We are here to answer those que...

Mark your calendars! Join us TODAY at 3pm for a special #VEALive where we discuss teaching with technology during COVID-...
04/03/2020

Mark your calendars! Join us TODAY at 3pm for a special #VEALive where we discuss teaching with technology during COVID-19. We will cover best practices to take care of ourselves and our students.

Did you know that Time for Kids is offering a F*R*E*E digital version of the kid's magazine for K - 5th graders for the ...
04/01/2020
TIME for Kids Launches Free Digital Library

Did you know that Time for Kids is offering a F*R*E*E digital version of the kid's magazine for K - 5th graders for the rest of the school year?

Click here to read more:➡️ https://time.com/tfk-free/…

Need support during school closures? Sign up for free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions

TeacherGoals
03/30/2020

TeacherGoals

We can't control what's happening elsewhere. Do your best and don't stress.
-Via Britton Saffer
#QuarantineLife

Teachers, How is it going so far?
03/30/2020

Teachers, How is it going so far?

Check out this website, full of fun math games for kids. All the games tell which skills are taught, and generally don't...
03/30/2020
Cabin Fever Math

Check out this website, full of fun math games for kids. All the games tell which skills are taught, and generally don't require more than 30 minutes of prep time!

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Fun math games to play with kids home from school!

How is your school district responding to COVID-19?
03/27/2020
How is your school district responding to COVID-19?

How is your school district responding to COVID-19?

Please take a moment and complete our survey and let us know how your school district or division is responding to COVID-19. VEA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its members and students across the commonwealth.

New episodes of VBPSC video series, Deskside Chat, drop every Tuesday and Thursday on YouTube, where Dr. Spence tackles ...
03/26/2020
Deskside Chat with Dr. Spence

New episodes of VBPSC video series, Deskside Chat, drop every Tuesday and Thursday on YouTube, where Dr. Spence tackles a few questions and provides some updates. VBPSC wants to hear from you! Submit your questions by visiting https://bit.ly/3akNmop.

We are all coming to terms with the news from Governor Ralph Northam that all Virginia school divisions will remain closed for the remainder of this academic year. Understandably, this news leaves students, staff and families with a lot of questions that need answers. We are here to answer those que...

Here's a snapshot of remote learning on its first day. ➡️http://ow.ly/RIF650yVk8K
03/26/2020
How Did the First Day of Remote Learning Go? - This Is The Bronx

Here's a snapshot of remote learning on its first day.

➡️http://ow.ly/RIF650yVk8K

PIX11 News has a report on the realities of remote learning when it was officially implemented on Monday, March 23. Pix11 talked with Jared Rosoff, the principal at M.S.101 in Throggs Neck who told them that their students are showing up virtually and are eager to learn. According to Rosoff, the way...

VBSchools
03/25/2020

VBSchools

We could all use a little good news, right? Well, we are excited to announce the five finalists for 2021 Citywide Teacher of the Year! https://bit.ly/2JidBQ8

Join VEA for a Webinar on Self-Care During Crisis
03/25/2020
Join VEA for a Webinar on Self-Care During Crisis

Join VEA for a Webinar on Self-Care During Crisis

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Virginia Dept. of Education out with new guidance: what school closures mean for graduating seniors, options for minimiz...
03/25/2020

Virginia Dept. of Education out with new guidance: what school closures mean for graduating seniors, options for minimizing academic disruptions for other students.

http://ow.ly/ROOO50yVk1D

What exactly does Social Distancing mean? Check out this info-graphic for details.
03/24/2020

What exactly does Social Distancing mean? Check out this info-graphic for details.

03/23/2020
Virginia Education Association

Virginia Education Association

WATCH: VEA President Jim Livingston reacts to Governor Northam’s announcement to cancel the remainder of the school year.

Getting outside — but at a safe distance from other people — can be one way to boost your family’s resilience. If you sp...
03/22/2020
10 Nature Activities to Help Get Your Family Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Getting outside — but at a safe distance from other people — can be one way to boost your family’s resilience. If you spend too much time indoors, “your vitamin D level goes down,” advises John de Pluma, MD, a board-certified internist and proponent of food-based health practices and nature therapy. De Pluma points to research suggesting an association between visiting forests and improving immune responses. Keep in mind that the research he cites is specific to forests outside of cities. But an increasing body of scientific evidence does associate Vitamin N (for Nature) with reduced stress, better mental and physical health and greater cognitive functioning. Connecting with animals (wild and domestic) may also offset the downside of social distancing.
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If the coronavirus spreads at the rate that experts believe it will, schools, workplaces and businesses will continue to close. Here’s a thread of silver lining. We’ll have more time for each other and nature. And, at least so far, nature's always open. Getting outside — but at a safe distance...

Thank you, teachers – for all the ways you’re communicating, collaborating and problem-solving with your colleagues to b...
03/22/2020

Thank you, teachers – for all the ways you’re communicating, collaborating and problem-solving with your colleagues to be there for each other and your students. 💚

Virginia Education Association
03/20/2020

Virginia Education Association

🚨Update on Virginia SOL Testing🚨 #VEAStrong #SOL #COVID19

The VEA Convention has been postponed indefinently! The VEA Convention has been postponed indefinitely!Voting on VEA Lea...
03/18/2020
Virginia Education Association | Advocates for Public Education & Professional Development

The VEA Convention has been postponed indefinently!

The VEA Convention has been postponed indefinitely!
Voting on VEA Leadership and the budget will be done via snail mail. Look for your ballots in the mail soon.
Don’t forget to send in your District O ballots to the VBEA office. If you have not received a ballot at your home address, please contact the VBEA office immediately.
The VBEA Member Meeting for April has been canceled. Important information will be shared via email.
Please make sure the VBEA has an updated contact information form on file for you. When you change your personal email, home address, or cell phone number, please let us know. Our website has the contact information form.

➡️https://www.veanea.org/

“I like that the VEA is a collection of professionals who have the common goal of promoting and improving education. Being a member makes me feel bonded with others as we advocate and share challenges and triumphs.”

Special Education/Section 504At this time, all special education timelines are maintained. Meetings must be held virtual...
03/17/2020

Special Education/Section 504

At this time, all special education timelines are maintained. Meetings must be held virtually. Employees and families are not to come into school buildings to conduct meetings.

Case managers should be prepared to connect with the students on their caseloads by phone or other virtual means during school closure. To provide support, case managers should communicate a minimum of once per week with the student or the student’s parent/guardian as appropriate through Schoology, email or phone.

For students with a Section 504 plan, school counselors should collaborate with general educators and ensure that these students have access to supports and any needed accommodations where reasonably feasible.

Homebound/HomebasedSchool content teachers will provide instructional materials to students who have been receiving inst...
03/17/2020

Homebound/Homebased

School content teachers will provide instructional materials to students who have been receiving instruction in the home environment. This instruction should mimic the work being provided to students in the school setting. Please be mindful of students’ access to the internet and other technology as you provide activities.

Should there be questions on specific cases, please contact the Homebound Office Monday, March 16.

School Calendar/Spring Break

At this time, no decisions have been made about the nine weeks marking period or SOL testing. Information will be communicated as it becomes available and will be updated on our FAQ site online (see link under Staying Healthy).

No decision has been made to change Spring Break at this time. We will keep you updated on any changes in the school calendar.

Schools (Signage, phones, etc.)

Principals should make sure to update all signage and voicemail greetings. The ‘Report It’ app remains active and will be monitored.

Staying HealthyWe encourage you and your family to follow the CDC guidelines for keeping safe and minimizing the spread ...
03/17/2020

Staying Healthy

We encourage you and your family to follow the CDC guidelines for keeping safe and minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Medical questions may be directed to the VDH Hotline: 877-275-8343 (877-ASK-VDH3).


We will keep you informed during and after this closure and continue to communicate any change in status through our traditional channels. Please also continue to refer to our FAQ page at www.vbschools.com/COVID19, this site is continually being updated with new information.

I know these are trying times, and I cannot thank you enough for all you have done and will continue to do in support of our students, families and each other.



DR. Spence

FYI
03/16/2020
Southern Bank

FYI

In an effort to protect our community, we will not be collecting donations on March 19th for the Virginia Beach Education Association Beach Bags Food Drive. We encourage you to visit vbef.org to make an online donation.

03/16/2020
Extended Closure Update

Extended Closure Update

Dr. Spence wants to update the VBCPS community on our plans during this extended closure and to thank you for your patience and flexibility. #VBAlwaysLearnin...

03/16/2020

For those of you worrying about feeding needy students who might be free/reduced, breakfast/lunch, below is the plan:

Feeding Students

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, meals will be offered at 39 school sites to all students without charge. To maintain the safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), meals will be provided using a drive by/pickup model. They will be bagged and include both a breakfast and lunch. Should pick-up dates or sites be changed, families will be notified via AlertNow, on our website and through our official social media channels. Meals will be provided on weekdays beginning Tuesday, March 17, from 9 a.m. – noon. The division is investigating other methods for meal delivery and will be communicating about that in the coming days. The following schools will provide the meals:
Arrowhead Elementary
Bayside Elementary
Birdneck Elementary
Brookwood Elementary
College Park Elementary
Cooke Elementary
Green Run Elementary
Holland Elementary
Kempsville Meadows Elementary
Kings Grant Elementary
Luxford Elementary
Lynnhaven Elementary
Malibu Elementary
Newtown Elementary
Parkway Elementary
Pembroke Meadows Elementary
Point O'View Elementary
Rosemont Elementary
Seatack Elementary
Shelton Park Elementary
Tallwood Elementary
Thalia Elementary
White Oaks Elementary
Williams Elementary
Windsor Oaks Elementary
Windsor Woods Elementary
Woodstock Williams Elementary

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to the ...
03/14/2020
All Virginia K-12 schools closed for minimum of 2 weeks, ordered by governor

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus.

Schools will close from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27, at a minimum.

According to Northam's office, localities will maintain authority over specific staffing decisions to ensure students maintain continuity of services or learning, while protecting the public health of teachers and staff. http://ow.ly/DLyZ50yLNKt

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus.

Good evening, We are working in tandem with the administration to address peoples concerns.Please read the following sta...
03/13/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Good evening, We are working in tandem with the administration to address peoples concerns.Please read the following statement from Dr. Spence.

We will update you as we are updated.

Dear VBCPS families-

As COVID-19 begins to impact Hampton Roads, we want to make sure that Virginia Beach City Public Schools is fully prepared for however the COVID-19 affects our school community. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools, and we have no plans to close schools. That decision will be made jointly by the school division and the Virginia Department of Health, and we will communicate any change in status through AlertNow, our website and our official social media channels.

We apologize for the length of this email, but we wanted to share some important updates with you. In addition, we will continue to update our FAQ page at www.vbschools.com/COVID19 as new information becomes available.

Schedule Changes

In order to prepare for the possibility of school closure, Monday, March 16, will be a Staff Day. There will be no school for students. This will give teachers time to work on lesson plans and activities and to arrange for virtual and alternative learning methods should they be required. More information about how the division is planning for the possibility of continuing instruction during a school closure will be shared in the coming days.

For eighth and 11th grade students, SOL testing will be pushed back by one day next week, taking place Wednesday and Thursday, March 18, and 19. Any additional information regarding testing will be communicated as it becomes available.

After School Activities and Field Trips

While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our schools, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our entire community. Using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance (see Page 4), we are following best mitigation strategies for an area considered to have “minimal to moderate” chance of impact by the COVID-19.

Because of this guidance, coupled with the recent request from the Governor’s office that localities limit large public gatherings, as of March 13, we are postponing all afterschool extracurricular and evening activities until further notice, with the exception of instructional support programs (for example, tutoring). This includes all athletics, school performances, dances, etc. We are also postponing all division wide events, including the Health and Wellness Expo scheduled for March 14 and the Career Expo scheduled for March 28. In addition, all field trips have now been postponed or canceled.

Volunteers and Visitors

We value and appreciate the many volunteers who contribute their time and effort to support student learning in our schools. In the interest of both our volunteer and student health, we are suspending volunteer opportunities until further notice. We look forward to welcoming them back into our classrooms when we are able. Similarly, no school visitors, other than those attending for official school business, will be permitted during the school day.

Student Attendance

Students who are ill must stay home. Doctor's notes are not necessary for approved absences at this time.

We understand some parents and students are concerned about attendance-based recognition and awards. Because we do not want to encourage sick students to come to school, we will not be counting any absences after March 1, 2020 toward these awards.

What You Can Do to Prepare

We strongly encourage you to review your own plans for a possible long-term closure of your child's school and consider the following:

Internet access --- If you do not have access to the internet at home, please contact your child's school so arrangements can be made for access or alternative learning methods.

Medication --- If your child takes medication during the regular school day, please get in touch with the school nurse so arrangements can be made to ensure the medication is available for pickup or at home.

Food services --- If you rely on the school to provide breakfast and lunch for your child, please know that there are several services available to assist you should the school be closed for an extended period. A comprehensive list of those sources is available here. VBCPS is also working with the city on this issue and more updates will be available soon.

Child care --- Please begin to make contingency plans for child care in the event of an extended school closure.

Again, we reiterate that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools at this time.

Please know that we are working to maintain the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We will continue to update our FAQ page at www.vbschools.com/COVID19 as new information becomes available.

Thank you for your support of Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

As COVID-19 begins to impact Hampton Roads, we want to make sure that Virginia Beach City Public Schools is fully prepared for however the COVID-19 affects our school community. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools, and we have no plans to close schools. That decis...

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445 Kings Grant Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
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General information

VBEA Leadership 2015-16 VBEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Trenace Riggs, VEA Board [email protected] Vice President: Kelly Walker, Tallwood HS, Treasurer: Barbara Powell, Hermitage ES Secretary: Dawn Euman, Landstown HS District Directors District A: Jessica Baker, Arrowhead ES District B: Kim Robillard, Salem MS District C: Heather Sipe, Ocean Lakes HS District D: Natalie Lebo, Independence MS District E: Fran Mongin, Lynnhaven ES District F: Kate LaRoue, Tallwood HS District G: Renee Perry, First Colonial HS District H: Cameron Baker, Kellam HS District I: Carl Copon, Kellam HS District J: Charlene Olson, Salem MS District K: Kaitlin Jensen, Pembroke Meadows ES Immediate Past President: Dominic Melito, VEA Vice President, Kellam HS Uniserv Director: Shirley George, [email protected] Office/Communications Manager: Jimmy LaRoue, [email protected]

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(757) 486-0202

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Vision, Mission, and Values The Virginia Beach Education Association We, the members of the Virginia Beach Education Association of the City of Virginia Beach, are the voice of education professionals. Our work is fundamental to the city, and we accept the profound trust placed in us.

Our Vision

A professional working environment for all Virginia Beach City Public School employees.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members to fulfill the promise of public education and to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.

Our Core Values. These principles guide our work and define our mission:

Equal Opportunity. We believe public education is the gateway to opportunity. All students have the human and civil right to a quality public education that develops their potential, independence, and character.

A Just Society. We believe public education is vital to building respect for the worth, dignity, and equality of every individual in our diverse society.

Democracy. We believe public education is the cornerstone of our republic. Public education provides individuals with the skills to be involved, informed, and engaged in our representative democracy.

Professionalism. We believe that the expertise and judgement of education professionals are critical to student success. We maintain the highest professional standards and we expect the status, compensation, and respect due all professionals.

Partnership. We believe partnerships with parents, families, communities, and other stakeholders are essential to quality public education and student success.

Collective Action. We believe individuals are strengthened when they work together for the common good. As education professionals, we improve both our professional status and the quality of public education when we unite and advocate collectively.

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