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Continuity of Learning Plan

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is committed to providing engaging learning experiences for students during a division closing. As a result, the Department of Teaching and Learning has developed a Continuity of Learning Plan to ensure the continuation of learning experiences at home.

What? VBCPS Continuity of Learning Plan

Who? All VBCPS students will be provided continuity of learning experiences.

Where? The VBCPS learning management system, Schoology, or other platforms with which students are accustomed to receiving instruction, will be utilized to provide learning experiences and communication with students during the school closing.

How? Teachers will provide continuity of learning experiences for all students. Continuity of learning experiences submitted by students should be reviewed by teachers to provide on-going feedback to students and to inform instruction. These experiences will not result in students being penalized in any way. Teachers will be available during office hours to provide support and offer feedback to students. A family checklist is included below to support continuity of learning experiences for families.

VBCPS appreciates your support in ensuring learning continues during school closings. We will remain flexible as we work with our staff, students and families during and after our absence from school. 

A list of frequently asked questions regarding VBCPS and COVID-19 can be found here.

Expectations for Students

Students are encouraged to engage in the continuity of learning experiences provided by their teachers each week. These opportunities can be completed at any time during the school closure.

  • Students should take advantage of teacher office hours to receive feedback and support from their teachers. 
  • Students need their VBCPS Chromebook (or another device) with internet access, Clever login information, and Schoology. If students have difficulty logging into Clever, they may contact their teacher to receive support logging in.
  • At a minimum, students will receive one learning activity per content area each week during the extended closure. Teachers will support students when returning to school with any open activities.
  • If students need help with an activity, they should use the messaging feature in Schoology or email to contact teacher.

Student Support

Teachers will provide ongoing continuity of learning experiences for all students. Teachers will be available during virtual office hours to provide support and offer feedback to students. A family checklist is included below to support families with continuity of learning experiences.

  • School counselors are available to support students with non-instructional needs based on the schedule provided by the school. You may contact any counselor through email or Schoology message if you have any concern or issue that needs attention. 
  • School Social workers are available to support students and families by emailing a school counselor or calling (757) 263-1111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • If you need help with an assignment, use the messaging feature in Schoology (with your student) to contact the teacher or send an email to your teacher.
  • If your student is struggling with an assignment or needs clarification, please acknowledge their level of frustration and know teachers will support students upon their return to school. Teachers will also be available during scheduled office hours to answer any questions you or your student may have.
  • If students are having difficulty with their Chromebook, they should contact the Department of Technology Help Desk at (757) 263-1111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.