The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent.
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On behalf of every staff member, welcome to Virginia Beach City Public Schools – a school division focused on ensuring every student masters the skills they need to succeed as 21st century future ready learners, workers, and citizens.
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- General Resources
- Parent Canvas Support
- Parents/Guardians Forms
- ParentVUE/Parent Portal
- College & Careers
Canvas is a Learning Management System, which is an online space for teachers to create, organize, deliver, and manage their courses. The platform also supports student-to-student and student-to-teacher communication and collaboration. Parents and guardians have the ability to access much of which is included in their children’s Canvas courses.
Below, parents and guardians will find resources to help access, navigate, and understand their access within Canvas. Please select the links below to view additional information and tips for each topic.
NOTE: While Canvas includes a grade book, it is not the official or complete VBCPS grade book. Instead, the grade book of record is available via the Grade Book tab in Parent Portal and ParentVue.
- Access Canvas
- Navigate Canvas
- Change Your Language Preference
- Manage Notifications
- Navigate Courses
- Communicate with Teachers
- Student View
- Additional Resources
Parents and guardians who have a Parent Portal / ParentVUE account connected to one or more VBCPS students are provided access to Canvas through Parent Portal or ParentVUE. Please follow the instructions linked below to log in to Canvas as a parent or guardian of a VBCPS student.
NOTE: While there is a Canvas Parent app, we recommend that families access Canvas through a browser instead of through the Parent app, as the experience through the browser is more robust.
The Global Navigation Menu is located on the left side of every page in Canvas. Global Navigation links provide quick access to frequently used Canvas features. These links provide access to all your observed courses collectively. Default links include User Account, Dashboard, Courses, Calendar, Inbox, and the Help menu. For more details, click the link below.
English is Canvas' language default, but you can choose to view the Canvas interface in another language.
Note: Instructors have the option to change the language preference for their courses. If your child is enrolled in a course where the instructor has made this change (most often for a foreign language course), the course language will override the language in your user settings.
You can receive Canvas notifications for the courses you are observing. Notifications are sent to Canvas contact methods listed in your account User Settings. Canvas includes a set of default notification settings; however, you can change the default settings by setting your own notification settings.
As an observer, you are able to view your student's courses. Depending on your student's teacher's course organization, you may not have access to certain parts of the course.
- Media Opt-Out Form
- Media Opt-Out Form – Summer
- Formulario para Optar por la Exclusión
- Formulario para Optar por la Exclusión - Verano
- Out-of-Zone Requests
- Parent Acknowledgment Form
- Shared Housing
- Student Health Forms
- Request Limited Access of Library Materials
- Senate Bill 656
- Request Prior Notification for Student Checkout of Library Materials to be Used for Instructional Purposes
What is VBCPS Parent Portal?
Parent and guardian access to important current school year information for your child’s progress available from any computer connected to the Internet – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Types of School Information available in the Parent Portal:
- Attendance records
- Student assignments
- Missing assignments
- Notes from your child's teacher about assignments
- Standardized test scores (Example: SOL, SAT, AP, Stanford 10)
- Historic academic and enrollment dating back to the 2004-2005 school year
STUDENT NAMES AND NICKNAMES IN RELATION TO THE APPROVED CHANGES RELATING TO THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S MODEL POLICIES:
Parents are able to request a change to a student’s nickname in ParentVUE (PVUE). School staff will review the requested changes and respond to the requests. Schools should use inhouse procedures for notifying the parent of the decision. If reviewing and responding to requests, any updated data will be entered in the Student Information System (SIS) and will be visible in PVUE. If a change request cannot be processed, data will remain the same and school staff will contact the parent(s).
1. Open ParentVUE through the website or mobile app.
2. Sign-in to your account then select “Student Info”.
3. Next, you will select “Edit Information”.
4. In “Provide Changes to Student Information” window, type “Nick Name” in Changed Value column. NOTE: No other data may be edited at this time.
5. Select “Save Changes”.
Please contact your student’s home school if you have any questions or need help accessing information in ParentVUE.
Need help or have a comment or suggestion?
Please contact 757.263.1111 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (except holidays) or click here to create a support case.