Families Letter

Good evening, VBCPS families and staff-

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Tomorrow, June 18, is an adjusted dismissal day for all VBCPS students.

Happy Last Day of School

This is the final weekly update of the school year. Of course, we will keep you updated with any information about COVID-19 mitigations or other division plans throughout the summer via Alert Now messaging and social media. Please note that as of Monday, the division’s administrative offices and schools are operating on an adjusted summer schedule through Aug. 20. Buildings are open Monday through Thursday and are closed on Fridays each week.

Also, if you elected to take advantage of the “End of School Seven-day Meal Pack,” your pre-ordered meals will be ready for pickup at your designated school tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each pack will include seven breakfasts, seven lunches and one supper per child. Delivery of the meals will work as it has in the past, using a drive-thru model at the school.

Also in this letter:

  • Food services for the summer
  • Transportation needs for 2021-22
  • Pulse Check for 2020-21
  • Where to watch graduation replays
  • Summer School registration open
  • HPV vaccination for rising seventh graders
  • Work for VBCPS

Food services for the summer
Summer Meals
Summer Food Service will resume Monday, June 28, via the regular drive-thru model. Both breakfast and lunch meals will be provided Monday-Thursday between 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., with Thursday’s bag containing breakfast and lunch meals for Friday-Sunday. All students, whether in a face-to-face summer program or picking up meals through the drive-thru model, will receive a free breakfast and lunch.

Meal pickup service will be offered at the following schools:

Transportation needs for 2021-22
We Are Hiring! Summer School
Time is of the essence to request school bus transportation for the 2021-22 school year! The Office of Transportation needs your help to make certain that we have the buses and drivers needed to get all students to and from school safely and on time.

To request bus transportation for the 2021-22 school year, please sign into your ParentVUE account and follow the instructions that are attached to this message. If you have not signed up for a ParentVUE account, please follow the instructions available here. Beginning July 6, the information in ParentVue will be locked so bus routes and schedules can be finalized.

Families Pulse Check for 2020-21
Virginia Beach City Public Schools Office Of Family & Community Engagement
As the end of the school year draws near, our Office of Family and Community Engagement would love to see how our VBCPS families are feeling in the wake of all we’ve been through these past months. It’s a bit of a “pulse check,” and your answers to five questions will help in our plans to engage with and serve your family better in the new school year. The survey is available here. You may also use the QR code below. We hope to hear from you!

Where to watch graduation replays

If you missed one of the live broadcasts of our graduation ceremonies, Cox TV will replay every one as follows:

Summer School registration open
Summer School
It’s not too late to register for the most robust summer school opportunities ever offered to Virginia Beach families! Children whose parents are residents of the City of Virginia Beach are eligible to attend summer school classes at VBCPS.

Middle and high school summer classes will be held from Tuesday, June 29, through Monday, Aug. 16. New this summer will be Boost Opportunities for science and math courses, designed to build on learning from this school year and give our learners the skills necessary for success during the 2021-2022 school year.

The program offerings and schedules vary based upon the grade and/or option chosen. Please visit our summer school webpage and click on the relevant grade level.

HPV vaccination for rising seventh graders
Effective July 1, a complete series of two doses of HPV vaccine is required for students entering the seventh grade. However, after reviewing educational materials approved by the Virginia Department of Health, available HERE, the parent or guardian, at the parent’s or guardian’s sole discretion, may elect for their child not to receive the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine is available from your doctor, military clinics or the local health department.

Work for VBCPS
We Are Hiring! Summer School
Seeking summer employment? We are hiring for instructional and non-instructional summer school program positions. Learn more!

Teach VA BEACH

And while the school year is ending, it’s not too late to submit an instructional application for this fall. We have exciting opportunities in special education, mathematics, elementary and more. Search our postings and apply today!

Thank you for your support of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Please stay safe and have a wonderful summer!