Virginia Beach Public Schools announce changes, food services following school closures

Posted at 4:56 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 16:57:12-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Public Schools updated families on upcoming changes as schools close for two weeks due to coronavirus.

VBPS says Monday will be a staff day only for essential employees as they work towards preparations for the extended closure. Schools ask for those who need to pick up a Chromebook, medication, or other personal items to arrange to do so Monday.

School buildings will be closed after Monday through March 27 or until further notice.

If students need to pick up items after Monday, VBPS says to email the school principal to arrange pick up or call 757-263-1111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

School officials ask families while schools are closed to encourage students to utilize material teachers have provided. Parents of pre-K students have received information from the child's teacher. Students in grades K-12, will receive at a minimum one learning activity per subject each week. Families will be contacted for more information regarding "virtual office hours" with teachers.

School officials say school counselors are available through email of Schoology message.

For students with disabilities, case managers will partner with teachers to ensure the student has access to supports and work with any needed accommodations.

Virginia Beach Public Schools say they will help families without internet connection by filling out an online form or by calling 757-263-1111 for arrangements.

Beginning Tuesday, meals will be offered to all students using a pick up method. Meals will be available for pickup from 9 a.m. till noon at the following schools:

Arrowhead Elementary
Bayside Middle
Bayside High
Bayside Elementary
Bayside 6th Grade Campus
Green Run High
Birdneck Elementary
Brandon Middle
Renaissance Academy
Brookwood Elementary
Corporate Landing Middle

College Park Elementary
Larkspur Middle

Cooke Elementary
Lynnhaven Middle

Green Run Elementary
Plaza Middle

Holland Elementary

Kempsville Meadows Elementary

King's Grant Elementary

Luxford Elementary

Lynnhaven Elementary

Malibu Elementary

Newtown Elementary

Parkway Elementary

Pembroke Meadows Elementary

Point O’View Elementary

Rosemont Elementary

Seatack Elementary

Shelton Park Elementary

Tallwood Elementary

Thalia Elementary

White Oaks Elementary

Williams Elementary

Windsor Oaks Elementary

Windsor Woods Elementary

Woodstock Elementary

School officials say no decisions have been made regarding Spring Break and SOL testing.

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