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VBCPS Social Media Terms of Use
Virginia Beach City Public Schools operates a number of social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and individual blogs. VBCPS recognizes there may be times when citizens disagree with school system policies, procedures and actions. Dissenting opinions thoughtfully and respectfully expressed are welcomed. Lively public discourse can be enlightening. That being said, wholesale efforts to dominate this page or rhetoric that is insultingly written will be deleted. Any content deemed to be slanderous, hateful or inappropriate for public discussion will be removed immediately, and VBCPS reserves the right to block users who repeatedly violate these terms of use. Examples of content that will be removed include:
• Personal attacks or threats against any person or group
• Solicitations or advertisements of any kind
• Nudity or pornography
• Profanity or vulgar language
• References to or supporting use of tobacco and tobacco products
• References to or supporting use of firearms or other weapons
• References to or supporting use of alcohol
• Posts by persons who are impersonating city officials or using false identities
• Animal cruelty
• Information affiliated with or promoting political campaigns
• Posting someone else’s personal information (i.e., home address or phone number) without their written consent
• References to specific, ongoing personnel cases

This list can be added to at any time. For more information about posting protocol, contact the Department of Communications and Community Engagement at 757-263-1075.

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Growing up in Virginia Beach, Gabby Douglas was the first African-American to become the Olympic individual all-around c...
02/12/2021

Growing up in Virginia Beach, Gabby Douglas was the first African-American to become the Olympic individual all-around champion, and the first United States gymnast to win the gold medal in both the individual all-around and team competitions in the same Olympics.

Make sure to check your email tonight from VBSchools for the latest families letter. Or, simply click here for the lette...
02/11/2021

Make sure to check your email tonight from VBSchools for the latest families letter. Or, simply click here for the letter: https://bit.ly/36DDZkj
Click here for the video: https://youtu.be/aOSC3SjjAaY
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#vbsafetogether #vbcps #wedogreatthings

Our 620 custodians take pride in keeping school buildings clean and safe for students, faculty and staff. “I love the ki...
02/10/2021

Our 620 custodians take pride in keeping school buildings clean and safe for students, faculty and staff. “I love the kids,” says Joseph Davis, head custodian at Indian Lakes Elementary School. “I look forward to them coming back.” https://bit.ly/36VCZYz

Congratulations to all Feb. 2021 School Board recognition recipients! #VBeenRecognized
02/10/2021

Congratulations to all Feb. 2021 School Board recognition recipients! #VBeenRecognized

The month-long observance is a salute to the crucial role our school board assumes for our community. School board membe...
02/09/2021

The month-long observance is a salute to the crucial role our school board assumes for our community. School board members voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing our school divisions, while preserving the core of our democratic values. This month, we want to thank our school board members and encourage community leaders, business partners and local civic groups to join in our recognition efforts.

Parent Tip Tuesday: See national treasures without leaving home - Get your teen excited about museums by taking a virtua...
02/09/2021

Parent Tip Tuesday: See national treasures without leaving home - Get your teen excited about museums by taking a virtual tour together of one of the world's great collections. Choose a museum that matches their interests. You can access nearly three million items from the many different Smithsonian Institution museums at https://s.si.edu/3awD2eh. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is at https://bit.ly/3cKl3nc.

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"To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try." - Rosa Parks
02/08/2021

"To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try." - Rosa Parks

02/04/2021

We are experiencing website issues with our main website and all school websites. We are working to resolve these issues. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Let’s eat! Green Run High School students and their teacher simultaneously prepare healthy foods at home, thanks to a pa...
02/04/2021

Let’s eat! Green Run High School students and their teacher simultaneously prepare healthy foods at home, thanks to a partnership with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. https://bit.ly/2NP5aRZ

The Black History Initiative Virtual Summit is this Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9am-noon. The event is open to students grades...
02/04/2021
Black History Month summit to reflect on school integration legacy in Virginia Beach

The Black History Initiative Virtual Summit is this Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9am-noon. The event is open to students grades 6-12, parents, and staff of #VBCPS. Make sure you register in advance here: https://linktr.ee/BlackHistoryInitiative
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#BHM2021 #studentlead #BHI #signupnow

VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — In honor of Black History Month, there is an online event this Saturday, February 6, created by students and staff of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. WAVY spoke wi…

Artwork and Bio by Madison Kennedy and Leandra Cameron, 2019“Bettie Forbes Williams was born and raised on a small farm ...
02/03/2021

Artwork and Bio by Madison Kennedy and Leandra Cameron, 2019

“Bettie Forbes Williams was born and raised on a small farm in Virginia in 1900. Even at a young age, she showed a strong desire to help and care for others by often giving away surplus crops. She graduated from VA state college in Petersburg and shortly thereafter returned to her hometown to begin her lifelong passion of teaching. Eventually, she became the second supervisor of Negro Elementary Schools in Princess Anne County. Throughout her life she nurtured and cared for both black and white students alike, encouraging them to follow their dreams. Today, the Bettie F. Williams Elementary School continues to follow her legacy.”

In celebration of Black History Month, we will be highlighting Black trailblazers all month long who made an impact in o...
02/01/2021

In celebration of Black History Month, we will be highlighting Black trailblazers all month long who made an impact in our world. Whether it was last week, last month, last year, or decades ago, history is always being made by the brave few. We will honor their courage and say thank you for the pathways they built for a better tomorrow.

Let’s focus our attention this week on the amazing contributions of our wonderful school counselors. National School Cou...
02/01/2021

Let’s focus our attention this week on the amazing contributions of our wonderful school counselors. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students plan for a career and achieve life-long success. Thank you to all of our school counselors across the division!

All school buildings and administrative offices are closed today, Thursday, Jan. 28, due to the weather conditions. Virt...
01/28/2021

All school buildings and administrative offices are closed today, Thursday, Jan. 28, due to the weather conditions. Virtual instruction will continue as planned.

Parent Tip Tuesday: Teach your teen the four-step remedy for mistakes - Teens make bad choices sometimes. If your teen h...
01/26/2021

Parent Tip Tuesday: Teach your teen the four-step remedy for mistakes - Teens make bad choices sometimes. If your teen has made a mistake, teach them how to recover: First, they should admit it. (I watched a movie instead of doing my math.) Next, they must accept the consequences. (I'll have to do my math and not watch videos this week.) Then, they should do what they can to make up for it. (I'll use my video time to master math skills.) Finally, they should try to learn from the experience. (Next time I'll do my schoolwork first!) https://bit.ly/3pe25Jg

We are very fortunate to have over 80 distinguished school principals and directors in support of education in our 86 sc...
01/25/2021

We are very fortunate to have over 80 distinguished school principals and directors in support of education in our 86 schools and centers. This group works tirelessly to ensure that over 5000 school staff and 65,000 children are provided with a learning environment each day that is safe, loving, and results in new learning experiences.

For students currently in grade 1, the application deadline for the Gifted Program has been extended to Feb. 17 at 5pm. ...
01/22/2021

For students currently in grade 1, the application deadline for the Gifted Program has been extended to Feb. 17 at 5pm. Please contact your school GRT with any questions. For students currently in grade 10, the application deadline for the Environmental Studies Program at the Brock Environmental Center has been extended to Feb. 19.

For more information on the Gifted Program or Environmental Studies click here: https://bit.ly/2F1Y0o3

01/19/2021
Applications are open for the Environmental Studies Program

The applications for the VBCPS Advanced Academic Programs are open! A big thank you to Parks (junior at Cox HS) for his input on the Environmental Studies Program at the Brock Environmental Center.
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#vbcps #VBESP #seekgrowth #dogreatworktogether

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
01/18/2021

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

To provide further clarification, a special School Board meeting has been called for the purpose of a work session to di...
01/17/2021

To provide further clarification, a special School Board meeting has been called for the purpose of a work session to discuss with the board operational and school administration plans of returning students face-to-face. This meeting has been called for Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5:00 p.m. and can be viewed here: https://vbschools.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QIVShi8jSPKKDS12hcJLGQ

Following a vote by the School Board of the City of Virginia Beach this week, an adjusted schedule for the return of Opt...
01/15/2021

Following a vote by the School Board of the City of Virginia Beach this week, an adjusted schedule for the return of Option 1 students to classrooms has been approved.
The schedule is based on guidance from the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health, and the division reaching key goals regarding COVID-19:

Meeting each of the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control recommended health and safety mitigations, which are:

- consistent and correct use of masks,
- maximum social distancing possible,
- effective hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette,
- cleaning and disinfection, and
- contact tracing with local health department.

At this time, assuming these goals are met, along with a decline in the 7 day percent positivity leading up to Feb. 1, students whose parents have chosen in-person instruction will return to class, based on the following schedule:

- Week of Feb. 1 – pre-K, kindergarten, grades 1 through 6, designated special education groups

- Week of Feb. 22 – grades 7-8, and 9-12, including ATC/TCE

While schedules will remain the same for pre-K – sixth grade students, all others will return to school on the hybrid model used earlier this year, including current ninth graders.
Please read your email from VBSchools for more information or check here: https://bit.ly/36DDZkj

Please read the updated proposal and timeline from Dr. Spence regarding students returning to face-to-face instruction. ...
01/12/2021

Please read the updated proposal and timeline from Dr. Spence regarding students returning to face-to-face instruction. You can view the letter here: https://bit.ly/36DDZkj

01/12/2021

The applications for the VBCPS Academies and Advanced Academic Programs are open! A big thank you to Nicholas (student at Cox HS) for his input on the Environmental Studies Program at the Brock Environmental Center.
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#vbcps #VBESP #seekgrowth #dogreatworktogether

The application deadline has been extended to Jan.18 for all high school academy programs, the Advanced Technology Cente...
01/06/2021

The application deadline has been extended to Jan.18 for all high school academy programs, the Advanced Technology Center, and the Plaza Middle Years Program. The deadline for gifted cluster programs (grades 2-8) and the Intellectual ODS program (grades 2-7) has also been extended to Jan. 18. Start here: https://bit.ly/2F1Y0o3

01/06/2021
Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School

The applications for the VBCPS Academies and Advanced Academic Programs are open! A big thank you to Suraya (senior at Tallwood HS) for her input on the Global Studies academy at Tallwood High School.
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#vbcps #GSWLAglobalcitizen #seekgrowth #dogreatworktogether

01/05/2021
Bayside Health and Sciences Academy

The applications for the VBCPS Academies and Advanced Academic Programs are open! A big thank you to Grace (student at Bayside HS) for her input on the Health Sciences Academy at Bayside High School.
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#vbcps #BHSHSA #seekgrowth #dogreatworktogether

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01/01/2021

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12/29/2020

The applications for the VBCPS Academies and Advanced Academic Programs are open! A big thank you to Amaria (8th grader at Plaza Middle MYP) for his input on the Middle Years Program at Plaza Middle School.
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#vbcps #PlazaMYP #IBWorld #seekgrowth #dogreatworktogether

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12/26/2020

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12/25/2020

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VBCPS Social Media Terms of Use

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) operates a number of social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and individual blogs. VBCPS recognizes there may be times when citizens disagree with school system policies, procedures and actions. Dissenting opinions thoughtfully and respectfully expressed are welcomed. Lively public discourse can be enlightening. That being said, wholesale efforts to dominate this page or rhetoric that is insultingly written will be deleted. Any content deemed to be slanderous, hateful or inappropriate for public discussion will be removed immediately, and VBCPS reserves the right to block users who repeatedly violate these terms of use. Examples of content that will be removed include: • Personal attacks or threats against any person or group • Solicitations or advertisements of any kind • Nudity or pornography • Profanity or vulgar language • References to or supporting use of tobacco and tobacco products • References to or supporting use of firearms or other weapons • References to or supporting use of alcohol • Posts by persons who are impersonating city officials or using false identities • Animal cruelty • Information affiliated with or promoting political campaigns • Posting someone else’s personal information (i.e., home address or phone number) without their written consent • References to specific, ongoing personnel cases This list can be added to at any time. For more information about posting protocol, contact the office of Media and Communication Development at 757-263-1000.

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Are classroom Valentine's exchanges out of the question? 😭
RE: Covid in VBSchools: Am I the only one living under a rock and did NOT realize that if your student is in a classroom where there has been an exposure, you may not get that phone call?! Only students within a certain distance of said positive person will be called?! Maybe I over looked this info but only now am I realizing this is what is happening bc I have now been apart of this exact situation. I’ve also recently learned that at least certain classrooms (within my children’s schools not sure if this is every school) are NOT being cleaned/disinfected bc they have not found a proper/safe product where the time needed for said product to work properly and be wiped down between class changes. Said product was leading to infections where exposed to skin so they just pulled it told teaachers to stop using it and NEVER offered another option. Was everyone else already aware of this?!
Can someone please explain parentvue to me. Especially, the gradebook part. I'm also trying to figure out how many SOLs my hs junior has to take. I have conflictimg info from her counselor and her VP. We transferred from a different state and she started at the end of Sept. What is an "hour or instruction"?
Can we do this in VBCPS? Our neighbors, Chesapeake Public Schools are doing this, Cape Henry Collegiate is... it sure would be helpful. SO many of us teachers and school employees cannot get appointments scheduled! I’m sure VBSchools and the VB Health Dept can work this out! Please? https://www.facebook.com/192173507658038/posts/1646994338842607/?d=n
Vbcps website is down. The main link to the home page comes back as a run time error. Every other link, via Google chrome also results in the same error. Husband has the same issue. Its not the browser. Its the website.
VBSchools the website is down and cannot access covid 19 dashboard after receiving email to check it.
Does The school system really think it's safe, for our children to return to school ? I as a parent don't think this is the right thing to do. I don't play Russian roulette with my child. I feel we as parents should have the option on continuing Virtual.
Is tomorrow, 01-26-2021, an asynchronous learning day for high schoolers?
I am a retired school custodian and I am now a substitute custodian will I get the vaccine when the rest of school employees get it.
I listened to the last 4 hours of the board meeting. I am a mother of 3 elementary students that attend VBCPS with one that has special needs, I am also a military spouse whose service member just deploy for the second time since the original shut down in 2020. I know that in the 4 hours I listened to the meeting not once did anyone mention the affects on the local military families. If I missed it in the beginning I would love to know and get contact information, if not, I would appreciate it if I could speak with someone regarding advocacy for the military families that are in this district. With the extremely high military presence in the Hampton roads area and with a local aircraft carrier(over 6,000 local service members) deploying the very morning of this vote I was shocked that in the 4 hours I did listen, not a peep was mentioned, good or bad, regarding the military families. I am not trying to start a debate I just would like to know if I missed it and if there was no mention at all, I would love to be able to start the discussion or at least bring this to the attention of the school board.