Call to Action

Call to ActionAt various times throughout the year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools is in need of assistance from our community for specific activities. These times of need are referred to as a Call to Action. These Calls to Action target community volunteers with talents matching those needed by any of our 85 schools/centers or at the district level.

Here is a sample of the types of activities that may be included in a
Call to Action:

  • Textbook adoption
  • Curriculum development
  • Advisory group/committee
  • Speakers
  • Mentors
  • Special events
  • Office assistance

Current Calls to Action

Textbook Adoption
Plans are underway to adopt new textbooks for the following courses and we need your help. The school division is in search of parents, grandparents and community members to serve on textbook adoption committees for the following subject areas:

  • Elementary Math
  • Elementary Social Studies
  • Middle and High School Math
  • AP Government and Politics

If you would like to review textbook materials for any of these subject areas, please contact Nicole DeVries, director of K-12 and gifted programs, at 263-1070 for more information.

Elementary Mathematics Textbook Adoption
Textbook adoption is currently underway for elementary mathematics, K-5. The textbook choices are on display for staff and public review until October 31, 2018 at the School Administration Building and both the Bayside and Joint-Use branches of the Virginia Beach Library. The School Administration Building is located at 2512 George Mason Drive, and its hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Whatever the request, we hope that you will be available to step in and help if you determine that your abilities match our needs. If you have questions about Call to Action, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at 263-1936 or email Jennifer McGowan, coordinator of school and community partnerships.