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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 office of Media and Communication Development at 757-263-1000.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending ...
02/22/2020

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending the right to vote to women and expanding on the principle of equality.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is sponsoring an essay contest for high school students on this subjects. Cash awards of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 for the top essays. Review the criteria and apply before the April 15 deadline: www.ca4.uscourts.gov/essay-contest.

02/21/2020
Delayed Opening, Early Dismissal, School Closing Impact on School Operations

All Virginia Beach City Public Schools buildings and administrative offices will operate on a two-hour delay today, Friday, Feb. 21. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation before-school programs are cancelled. To see how the two-hour delay impacts specific programs, please visit the school division website, http://bit.ly/32djFSJ.

This chart provides parents, students, and staff with an overview of the impact on programs and services available in the schools should there be a delay, early dismissal, or closing. View detailed information on school closings and cancellations.

02/20/2020
Delayed Opening, Early Dismissal, School Closing Impact on School Operations

UPDATE: Based on current weather forecasts, all Virginia Beach City Public Schools buildings and administrative offices will operate on a two-hour delay Friday, Feb. 21. Parks and Rec before-school programs are cancelled. To see how the two-hour delay impacts specific programs, please visit the school division website, http://bit.ly/32djFSJ.

This chart provides parents, students, and staff with an overview of the impact on programs and services available in the schools should there be a delay, early dismissal, or closing. View detailed information on school closings and cancellations.

Hundreds of fifth to eighth grade girls from across VBCPS attended the final Beach Girls Rock! empowerment event of the ...
02/20/2020

Hundreds of fifth to eighth grade girls from across VBCPS attended the final Beach Girls Rock! empowerment event of the year, Saturday, Feb. 15, at Bayside High School.

Hundreds of fifth to eighth grade girls from across VBCPS attended the final Beach Girls Rock! empowerment event of the year, Saturday, Feb. 15, at Bayside High School.

02/20/2020
Important Messages

In anticipation of winter weather, VBCPS has cancelled all after-school activities today. This includes all sporting events this evening, afternoon and evening classes at the Adult Learning Center, Renaissance Academy, classes at the Governor’s School and the extended day program at An Achievable Dream Academy. Please note that elementary after-school programs run by Parks and Recreation will continue as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the weather forecast and send updates thru Alert Now, social media and vbschools.com as needed. Thank you. http://bit.ly/3bQhMQl

This is an important message from Virginia Beach City Public Schools. In anticipation of winter weather, VBCPS has cancelled all after-school activities today. This includes all sporting events this evening, afternoon and evening classes at the Adult Learning Center, Renaissance Academy, classes at....

02/16/2020

All VBCPS schools and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day.

This week, schools reflected upon and celebrated the academic and personal milestones children across the division have ...
02/14/2020

This week, schools reflected upon and celebrated the academic and personal milestones children across the division have experienced the past 100 days. #100thday

This week, schools reflected upon and celebrated the academic and personal milestones children across the division have experienced the past 100 days. #100thday

Students from across the division showed their appreciation for the School Board with artwork, cards and gifts for each ...
02/12/2020

Students from across the division showed their appreciation for the School Board with artwork, cards and gifts for each board member. #WeAreVBSchools

Robert Sengstacke Abbott (1870-1940): Abbott was a lawyer, newspaper publisher and editor. In 1905, he founded The Chica...
02/11/2020

Robert Sengstacke Abbott (1870-1940): Abbott was a lawyer, newspaper publisher and editor. In 1905, he founded The Chicago Defender with an initial investment of ¢25. Abbott later became one of the first African American millionaires. #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth

February is Virginia School Board Appreciation Month. Please thank our outstanding school board members for their dedica...
02/11/2020

February is Virginia School Board Appreciation Month. Please thank our outstanding school board members for their dedicated service to our amazing staff, students and community. #WeAreVBSchools

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926): Coleman was the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. U.S. flying schools ...
02/10/2020

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926): Coleman was the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. U.S. flying schools denied her entry, so she moved to France and earned her pilot license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth

Dorothy Height (1912-2010): Height was a civil rights and women's rights activist fighting to improve opportunities for ...
02/07/2020

Dorothy Height (1912-2010): Height was a civil rights and women's rights activist fighting to improve opportunities for African American women. She was president of the National Council of Negro Women for more than 40 years. #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth

Jesse Owens (1913-1980): Owens was an American track and field athlete who won four gold medals and broke two world reco...
02/06/2020

Jesse Owens (1913-1980): Owens was an American track and field athlete who won four gold medals and broke two world records at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. His long jump world record stood for 25 years. #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth

Claudette Colvin (1939-): Colvin is an activist who was a pioneer in the civil rights movement in Alabama during the 195...
02/05/2020

Claudette Colvin (1939-): Colvin is an activist who was a pioneer in the civil rights movement in Alabama during the 1950s. She was arrested at the age of 15 for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus, nine months prior to Rosa Parks. #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987): Bayard Rustin was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, nonviolence and ga...
02/04/2020

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987): Bayard Rustin was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, nonviolence and gay rights. He is best known for his work as adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth

Shirley Chisholm (1924–2005): Chisholm is best known for becoming the first black congresswoman, representing New York S...
02/03/2020

Shirley Chisholm (1924–2005): Chisholm is best known for becoming the first black congresswoman, representing New York State in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms. She went on to run for the 1972 Democratic nomination for the presidency—becoming the first major-party African American candidate to do so. Throughout her political career, Chisholm fought for education opportunities and social justice. #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth

February marks #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth, a tribute to men and women who made significant contributions in science, p...
02/03/2020

February marks #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth, a tribute to men and women who made significant contributions in science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment and so many more. Each day we will highlight an individual or group who made an impact to the world.

02/03/2020
13th Annual African American Male Summit

The annual African American Male Summit celebrated its 13th year Jan. 25, at Kempsville High School. The theme for 2020’s event was “Destiny-A Walking Vision,” and students participated in relationship-building exercises and learned about student leadership, community involvement as well as maintaining physical and mental well-being. https://youtu.be/ck2HksrBZ8Y

The annual African American Male Summit celebrated its 13th year Jan. 25, at Kempsville High School. The theme for 2020’s event was “Destiny-A Walking Vision...

Parent Connection Tip of the Day: Participate in things that matter to your child - It's not always possible for parents...
02/03/2020

Parent Connection Tip of the Day: Participate in things that matter to your child - It's not always possible for parents to attend every one of their children's events at school. So what's most important? It's simple, really. Ask your child which events mean the most to them. They may not care if you miss seeing them get a perfect attendance award. But they may really want you to hear their 30-second solo in the spring concert. When you can't be there for everything, be there when it matters to your child. http://bit.ly/2OoUffe

Happy National School Counseling Week! Counselors, what motivates you? What is your favorite thing about coming into you...
02/03/2020

Happy National School Counseling Week! Counselors, what motivates you? What is your favorite thing about coming into your school each day? #ThankACounselor #NSCW2020 #VBCPSCounselors

Parent Connection Tip of the Day: You have what it takes to help at school - You may think you don't have much to offer ...
01/31/2020

Parent Connection Tip of the Day: You have what it takes to help at school - You may think you don't have much to offer at school. But skills you consider routine could be a great help to your teen and other students. You might be able to coach a student on how to write a résumé or interview for a job. Perhaps you could demonstrate a computer program or give tips on how to care for children. Can you suggest a book that gives an inside look at a career? Ask the school how you can share your life skills. http://bit.ly/38WSvSe

Next week, Feb. 3-7, is National School Counseling Week. In VBCPS, we have the best #schoolcounselors! We appreciate you...
01/31/2020

Next week, Feb. 3-7, is National School Counseling Week. In VBCPS, we have the best #schoolcounselors! We appreciate you and what you do for each child, every day.
Do you have a memory about your school counselor? Please share! #ThankACounselor #NSCW2020 #VBCPSCounselors

Jobs at VBSchools
01/31/2020

Jobs at VBSchools

Thank you to all of the student teachers and school counselor interns that came to our reception. We'd love for all of you to teach at the beach! 🌊

Hundreds of young men and their parents attended the 13th annual African American Male Summit for fellowship, mentoring ...
01/27/2020

Hundreds of young men and their parents attended the 13th annual African American Male Summit for fellowship, mentoring and inspiration.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ck2HksrBZ8Y

Hundreds of young men and their parents attended the 13th annual African American Male Summit for fellowship, mentoring and inspiration.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ck2HksrBZ8Y

Entrepreneurship and Business Academy at Kempsville High School
01/26/2020

Entrepreneurship and Business Academy at Kempsville High School

Kempsville HS Home of the Entrepreneurship and Business Academy was the host today of the 13th Annual African American Male Summit. It was an amazing day and we were so proud to show off our school and our incredible student leaders. The staff (under the direction of Ms. Nurse) planned a phenomenal conference. We are full of #chiefsKHSPride and so #ebaproud

Jobs at VBSchools
01/25/2020

Jobs at VBSchools

To the amazing VBCPS staff members that celebrated 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service with the division last night: thank you! 💙

01/19/2020

All VBCPS schools and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Parent Connection Tip of the Day: Make space and time for learning - Today is National "Clean Off Your Desk" Day. Teens ...
01/13/2020

Parent Connection Tip of the Day: Make space and time for learning - Today is National "Clean Off Your Desk" Day. Teens waste a lot of learning time looking for misplaced items. Whether your teen studies at a desk or the kitchen table, encourage them to sort through their papers, supplies and materials. they can throw away any junk and file returned tests and homework in subject folders. Suggest that they avoid keeping anything in their study area that doesn't help with school assignments. http://bit.ly/2uG21dD

Parent Connection Tip of the Day: Chores teach useful lessons in responsibility - Studies show that kids who do chores a...
01/08/2020

Parent Connection Tip of the Day: Chores teach useful lessons in responsibility - Studies show that kids who do chores at home are more likely to achieve in school. One reason is that chores help kids develop responsibility. Give your child a choice of chores to do. Teach them how to tackle the tasks one step at a time. Then praise their efforts with specifics: "You made your bed neatly. Thanks for helping to make our home tidy." http://bit.ly/2ZZnb28

We have several application deadlines this month for academy and advanced academic programs. Don't miss your chance to a...
01/07/2020
Application deadlines for academic programs - The Core

We have several application deadlines this month for academy and advanced academic programs. Don't miss your chance to apply! http://bit.ly/2FvGKpq

The school division’s specialty centers, gifted school, academies and advanced academic programs have hosted events throughout the fall to provide students and families with more information about academic options during …

Time is running out for students to submit academy and advanced academic program applications. Don’t wait until the last...
01/06/2020

Time is running out for students to submit academy and advanced academic program applications. Don’t wait until the last minute! Get started now at https://www.vbschools.com/applications and complete an application by the Jan. 10 deadline.

Parent Connection Tip of the Day: Find out who's who at the school - Do you know the school principal's name? The name o...
01/06/2020

Parent Connection Tip of the Day: Find out who's who at the school - Do you know the school principal's name? The name of your child's counselor? The nurse? It's never too late to meet the key people at school. One good way is to volunteer for a school activity that is important to your child. While you're at it, take time to talk with school personnel. The more you know the educators who work with your teen, the smoother their journey through school will be. http://bit.ly/35yYlrb

VBCPS is now accepting applications from current 10th grade students interested in attending the Environmental Studies P...
01/02/2020

VBCPS is now accepting applications from current 10th grade students interested in attending the Environmental Studies Program, a new innovative program opening at the Brock Environmental Center in September 2020. Students have until Jan. 31, to apply online at http://bit.ly/2tlBXUC.

Happy New Year VBSchools families! We are excited to see all of our staff and students back tomorrow.
01/01/2020

Happy New Year VBSchools families! We are excited to see all of our staff and students back tomorrow.

For the third consecutive year, Old Donation School students competed in a Top Chef-style competition, and this year’s w...
12/27/2019
Students showcase scratch cooking skills in Top Chef contest - The Core

For the third consecutive year, Old Donation School students competed in a Top Chef-style competition, and this year’s winning creation was the entrée Nom Nom Enchiladas. http://www.vbcpsblogs.com/core/students-showcase-scratch-cooking-skills-in-top-chef-contest/

For the third consecutive year, Old Donation School (ODS) students competed in a Top Chef-style competition, and this year’s winning creation was the entrée Nom Nom Enchiladas. “It was originally …

Officer Crumpton's last day at Green Run High School featured so much love and thanks and a full Mardi Gras parade send-...
12/20/2019

Officer Crumpton's last day at Green Run High School featured so much love and thanks and a full Mardi Gras parade send-off!

Officer Crumpton's last day at Green Run High School featured so much love and thanks and a full Mardi Gras parade send-off!

Congratulations to Rosemont Elementary School for being named a 2019-2020 National ESEA Distinguished School! 👏🎉 http://...
12/20/2019

Congratulations to Rosemont Elementary School for being named a 2019-2020 National ESEA Distinguished School! 👏🎉 http://bit.ly/2Q0YH3W

All VBCPS schools and offices will have an adjusted dismissal tomorrow and will be closed Dec. 23 though Jan. 1. View th...
12/20/2019
School Hours

All VBCPS schools and offices will have an adjusted dismissal tomorrow and will be closed Dec. 23 though Jan. 1. View the hours for adjusted dismissal here: https://www.vbschools.com/about_us/schools/school_hours.

Old Donation School Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. Student Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 3:39 p.m. Elementary Art & Dance - Follows normal student hours

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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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I am so glad the kids are going to school today! There is no need to cancel school for the amount of winter weather we received. I’m so glad y’all waited this out to see what we would get instead of canceling last night. Way to go, VBCPS!
Have you made any decisions about early closures today? I want to make sure I’m home for my kids and for that I’ll have to leave work early!!
I posted this email to Mrs. Rye without an answer in ten days. Mrs. Rye, During the last School Board meeting, you accused fellow member, Vicky Manning of several things that you said precluded her of being on a committee. When she denied these actions, you said you had documentation of all of your accusations. I would like to see those documents. If you cannot produce the documents, please put her on the committee to fill the vacancy, immediately. She is one of my representatives and I want to see equitable representation on all committees. Also, if you cannot produce the documents, you MUST apologize to Vicky Manning in public at the next School Board meeting for lying at a public meeting as an elected school board representative. Thanks, Ron Aksel
Does your High school student know what college they'd like to attend? Check out my personal message. And check out the trip I've organized on Eventbrite. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221503612085865&id=1418297485
I posted this as a response to my brother, a band teacher in Norfolk, but I realized I'm preaching to the wrong people there. Norfolk finally did something right, and I'm embarrassed by VB. I'm in VB and absolutely livid that our school board cowed to the whims of parents instead of standing behind the scientific evidence that teenagers NEED to sleep later. Not just get up later but go to bed later. So let me lay this out as best I can, one at a time: -"Kids need to be home to work" - Firstly, they don't NEED to, I know Norfolk's demographics first hand, their families may need them to, but that's a systemic issue that needs to be worked on that has nothing to do with all the students who don't work. Why should the physical health of every student, including those who work, suffer because some need to work? Also, why not let them work later? -"They need to be home to watch their siblings"- Again, the teenagers don't need to, the parents need them to. So every student is suffering, those who don't have younger siblings and those who do, because some. Parents who use before care will no longer need to. Most jobs start between 8 and 9 which means parents have to have their elementary school kid somewhere since they don't start till after 9, and that's whether they have teens to take over in the afternoon or not. Which leads me to -"They need to be prepared for the real world"- Like I said *most* jobs start between 8 and 9, which, while somewhat limited by circumstances, an adult has the ability to choose. Some adults don't like to work that late so they find a job they can work earlier, some adults like to work overnight or evenings. But teenagers are not adults. Their brains don't work like adults, and you're forcing adult behaviors on adolescent bodies. There's a reason why teens are capable of sleeping until noon on weekends after being up at 5:30 every weekday, where adults have a much harder time sleeping in that much. And if a teen is ok with being up that early, great, they're the exception, by all means, get up early, get stuff done, but to force every other teenager to go against their biology is cruel. -"They'll be driving in rush hour"- I'd rather be driving next to an awake teenager in gridlock at 5pm than a zombie teen driver at 7am. -"Practice runs so late"- Sorry guys, I love you Josh and the band and all, but the choices of those students and their parents to do extra curricular activities that take them so late at night, every night, is still a choice. Other kids can't choose to go to school later if they don't do those activities. The kids who do the activities are still suffering from early times as well. So everyone is suffering, some are not inconvenienced. -"They'll just be up later and not actually get more sleep"- That's kind of the point though. Teen brains are programmed to go to sleep late and get up late. Teens are busy all evening with jobs, sports, and homework right? They're finally done and can go to bed at midnight? And then up at 5:30? They'd be in bed at midnight either way but at least they could sleep later. And even if that means they're in bed at 1, they're still getting better sleep because they're ready for it by then, not trying to force themselves to go to sleep when their brain doesn't want to. Here are FOUR articles and studies showing that it's unequivocally healthier for teens to go to school later. Find me one that says otherwise. I CANNOT be ok with Every Single teenager being forced to not get enough sleep because Some teenagers or their parents' chosen lifestyles are inconvenienced by later start times. I don't expect to change anyone's mind, but I'm more than willing to shut down any arguments I missed because I know there are some. At least read the information and see why some parents and all sleep doctors are for it. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/teens-and-sleep https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK222804/ https://theconversation.com/the-biological-reason-why-its-so-hard-for-teenagers-to-wake-up-early-for-school-88802 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181212140741.htm
And this is why my kids come home hungry..
I want to let y’all know bus driver for 90 is awesome! Weather is crazy this morning and he gets there early and let’s them on the bus to get out of the rain! You are amazing and we need more people like you! Thank you for what you do 😊
When will the bus app be fixed? It hasn't updated correctly since December for my child's bus.
On Friday Jan 3 the driver of Virginia Beach Public Schools bus number 719 left a note on my pick up truck parked at the curb. In this note she stated I needed to leave her space in this area to park her bus or I needed to park my pick up else where. She said next time she would call police non emergency. In her state of loss of mind control, she broke my windshield wiper beyond repair, resulting in me having to purchase a new set at a cost of $60.00. This was on a public street. I filed a complaint with the Virginia Beach police department. What kind of people is the city hiring to transport our children across the city. This driver clearly shows a lack of knowledge of the roads or their abilities in handling a school bus. I think the city owes me for my windshield wipers due to this drivers negligence.
Just want to shout out to Hopecam for working with pediatric cancer students to meet their educational, social, and emotional needs. Unfortunately my son was not allowed to use this service in our school division. Our school division should look into this organization to help our chronically ill students stay connected with their class. While my son has an advantage to bring his chrome book home during chemo weeks, he is missing the group collaboration of his learning experience.
ARTIST OPPORTUNITY1 The Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department, in partnership with Virginia Beach City Public Schools is looking for one artist or art team, to participate in a short-term Artist Residency with Bayside 6th Grade Campus and Bayside Middle School, to produce creative public art projects that are reflective of the school and the community. https://www.facebook.com/events/539521620175566/
!!NEW MEMBER NIGHT for Cub Scout Pack 496 in Green Run Area!! We are Cub Scout Pack 496, Chartered by the Green Run Home Owners Association. Cub Scout Pack 496 is inviting all new, returning, and interested families of BOYS and GIRLS ages 5-11 to come out and discover about how Cub Scouts can benefit your child(ren) and family. Not only will we go over what Cub Scouting is but we will explain how Pack 496 delivers the program. We will also go over some of our activities, dates, general advancement and answer any questions you may have about Cub Scouts. While the kids play games parents/guardians will talk scouting information. Location: Rosemont Elementary School, 1257 S Rosemont Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 https://goo.gl/maps/ofSJzhuNQLkz74fR8 Doors to our event will open on September 16th, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. -No prior scouting experience necessary -Families of all types and sizes welcome -If your reading this YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND, event is open to the public Contact us for more information - Andrew Huddle (Cubmaster) 757-418-2170 (Text/Call) / [email protected] LEARN MORE ABOUT PACK 496 https://youtu.be/R7NdQUwcetk SKIP THE PAPER - ADULTS AND YOUTH APPLY HERE https://beascout.scouting.org/list/?zip=23453&unitID=361583