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Information Sessions

#VBSafeTogether

The division's five-part series of #VBSafeTogether information sessions delves into different topics with the goal of gathering and answering questions related to the division's Fall 2020 Plan.

For each individual session listed below, unique links are provided for that session’s question form to submit your questions, and Zoom links to watch the live sessions. 

Each session is hosted by division leadership, medical professionals or content experts, who aim to make the return to work a positive one for both students and staff.

  1. August 6- Dr. Spence -
    #VBSafeTogether
    Employee Exclusive, our Rockstar Staff Returns!
    The first in the series is a staff session focusing on current health and back-to-school questions. Several medical panel experts who worked with division leadership to suggest health metrics for the division's Fall 2020 Plan will be on this session to answer health questions related to staff returning to school as safely as possible. After the medical portion, additional staff back-to-school questions will be answered, as time allows.
    This recorded session may be found: https://youtu.be/-kB2HXOHvWs
  2. August 13- Dr. Parrott -
    #VBSafeTogether
    Being safe in our global community
    Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is not exempt from the global crisis of homelessness, and our city and school division continue to address the needs of citizens without adequate housing and resources. Through Project HOPE, a homeless education program for VBCPS students support is provided to homeless students pursuant to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Our students and families that experience housing instability are invited to participate in the annual JumpStart Program. The division’s school social work services in partnership with a local nonprofit, AIDNow have worked to remove barriers for students that experience homelessness through the Jumpstart Program. For the 10th year, the Jumpstart Program will look differently as we navigate through the current health pandemic and school closures but nothing will stop the actions of those committed to make change! Join Dr. LaQuiche Parrott, director of diversity, equity and inclusion and Ms. Gay Thomas, coordinator of social worker services and facilitator of the JumpStart program, to learn how the students and families identified as homeless receive the much needed supplies and support to get a jump on the new school year. Questions that will be answered include: what supplies and supports will be provided, how may I get involved, important dates and contacts, and much more.
    This recorded session may be found: https://youtu.be/XEXIt2zVa9k
  3. August 20- Dr. Rogers -
    #VBSafeTogether
    Being Safe learning together in the classroom
    This session will provide additional information on teaching and learning in the virtual environment. Staff from the Department of Teaching and Learning will walk participants through a day in the life of a student who is learning virtually in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Sample schedules, instructional strategies, and resources that support student learning will be shared. Additionally, staff will answer questions that relate to teaching and learning as long as time permits.
    This recorded session may be found: https://youtu.be/7-1ZkbwMb0c
  4. August 27- Mr. Freeman -
    #VBSafeTogether
    Being Safe in and out of the classroom
    This session will provide information about returning to school in a face-to-face setting once health metrics allow. Staff from transportation, food services, custodial services and facilities services will walk participants through some of the safety mitigations that have been put in place. Additionally, staff will answer questions that relate to the safety mitigations as long as time permits. 
    This recorded session may be found: https://youtu.be/B1ZtHIzad5A
  5. September 3- Dr. Spence -
    #VBSafeTogether
    Being Safe Together as school returns
    This recorded session may be found: https://youtu.be/NtzvFYCzRFE