Seahawk Counseling Gazette

End of the year 2021

Summer School Information

Please look at your child's final grades on the evening of June18th.



If your child fails a core course for the year (English, math, science or social studies), the counseling department will send you a letter. Failure letters will be sent on the last day of school and follow up phone calls will also be made. Any student that fails English, math, science or social studies will need to repeat the class in summer school in order to be promoted to the next grade. A student can take a maximum of 2 summer school classes.


MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CORE SUBJECT AREAS

  • Core English 6 (LA1109), Core English 7 (LA1115), Core English 8 (LA1123)
  • Mathematics 6 (MA3140), Mathematics 7 (MA3114), Mathematics 8 (MA3124)
  • Core Science 6 (SC4105), Core Life Science 7 (SC4116), Core Physical Science 8 (SC4126)
  • Core Social Studies 6 (SO2354), Core Social Studies 7 (SO2356) ,Core Social Studies 8 (SO2106)


ENRICHMENT COURSES

  • SOL Fast Track Tutoring
  • SUMMER VOCAL MUSIC CAMP (SMU240)
  • INTERMEDIATE SUMMER BAND AND ORCHESTRA (Course Code: TBD)
  • EARTH SCIENCE PREP (Course Code: TBD)
  • GETTING TO KNOW PRE-ALGEBRA (MA3097), ALGEBRA I PREP (SMA131), GEOMETRY PREP (SMA144)
  • STEP UP TO MATH 6 (MA3098), STEP UP TO MATH 7 (MA3099), STEP UP TO MATH 8 (MA3096)
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER READING FOR SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADERS (STRATEGIC READING) (LA1157)
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER READING FOR SIXTH GRADERS (STRATEGIC READING) (LA1157)


The middle school summer programs provide course work for middle school students to accelerate their program of study (boost opportunities) or to repeat courses not successfully completed during the 2020-2021 school year. Students and families should note that courses this summer will be offered through Schoology and Face-to-Face instruction. Before registering for any high school summer school courses, parents should contact their child's school counselor to confirm the student's eligibility to enroll in a summer high school course.


SIGNING UP

Registration and payment for courses will be processed online through the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Web Store. Registration and payment for middle school core courses will be accepted via the web store on June 1, 2021 at 12:00 noon through June 23, 2021 at 8:00 am and registration must be completed before leaving the registration website in order for a student to be enrolled. Students are not officially registered until payment is received. Access to the web store is also available using any mobile device. For parents/guardians paying with check or money order, please see information in the Middle School Parent Guide on the registration/payment process.

Registration for Special Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) summer program information and the registration procedures will be sent to each school.


Please use the links below for more summer school information. The first link is the packet of all courses and the second will take you to the main VBCPS summer school webpage.

SUMMER SCHOOL BOOST OPPORTUNITIES

VBCPS is offering a new summer program for middle school and high school students at no cost to parents and/or guardians. The Summer Learning Boost program is designed to help students build confidence in mathematics or science content and skills as they preview courses they plan to take for the 2021-2022 school year. Each course is comprised of 8-12 lessons which are self-paced to fit your summer schedule. A teacher will monitor the course and be available to meet with students during office hours to answer any questions.


Additional information regarding Summer Learning Boost opportunities can be found on the Summer Learning Boost for Middle School and the Summer Learning Boost for High School websites.

Online registration available
VBCPS offers online registration to all schools within the division for new students for the 2021-2022 school year. The online system allows parents and guardians to provide basic information about their child, including health details. Families of new students must still make an appointment with the school to finalize registration. For more detailed information on what you will need to bring to complete registering your child, please visit our student registration page.

To access online registration, you must have an active ParentVUE account. To create an account for online registration, please click the button "More Options," select "Create a New Account," and follow the prompts.

For registration questions, please contact your school's registrar or the office of student leadership at 757-263-2020.

If you are having problems with your ParentVUE account, please call VBCPS customer service at 757-263-1111.

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EXPUNGING A HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

If your child is taking a high school credit class in middle school and you are not happy with the grade, your child can purge or “expunge” the class and the grade. Expunging a class means that it will be erased from the record permanently. This option does not exist in high school.


There are many things to consider when making this decision and we are here to help guide you through the process --or perhaps prevent you from making a mistake because you were not aware of all of the ramifications of that decision.


Some things to consider are the following:
How will this decision affect course options for next year?
How will this decision affect my college admissions?
Should I keep the SOL score or expunge it also?



***If your student is a 7th grader taking Algebra, the grade he/she receives is very important. If he/she will finish the year with anything OTHER THAN an 'A', please speak to your school counselor ***



If you are considering expunging a class, please speak with your child’s school counselor. You can fill out the expunge form here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfeYFQxhjCGqxGn3Y_bWzKP2LNdDN03DsV-GxgyBitT0JGLdA/viewform?usp=sf_link

The expunge form is also available from the main guidance office and should be turned in by July 1st.

ARE YOU TRAVELING THIS SUMMER?

If you are traveling this summer, why not take a detour and visit a college?


College isn’t for everyone but how will you know if you have never stepped foot on a campus?

Colleges are a great place to get out of the car and walk around while you are on your way to a vacation. They usually have great restaurants near them and the student center and visitor center or bookstore can give you a good “feel for the school”.

When our family travels to visit family, we usually plan at least one stop on the way out and one on the way back.


In Virginia, we are lucky to have so many colleges right off the main travel routes. Hampton University, Virginia Wesleyan, Christopher Newport, James Madison University, Norfolk State, The College of William and Mary, Radford and Randolph Macon are just a few of the colleges that are right off the interstate.


Instead of stopping at the rest area or making a quick pit stop for gas and food, why not take a few more minutes and see what might be out there? You never know what you might find.



If you are interested in taking a college specific road trip here are a few links that might give you some ideas.

https://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/va01000195/centricity/domain/5273/virginia_college_tour.pdf

https://www.vawizard.org/wizard/college-and-university-in-virginia

Interested in schools in North Carolina? Check this out.

https://wtop.com/news/2017/09/take-a-college-road-trip-to-north-carolina

Are you moving this summer?

If you are moving this summer we need to know!


Why? We need to be certain that your student(s) has the correct classes, receives a schedule, and verify that records are transferred to their new school in a timely manner.


Please let us know where you will be moving, when you are moving, and what school your student will be attending.


Please contact our registrar at 648-5061

Seahawk Counselors

Ed McClendon (6th Grade and 7th Grade P-Z) Ed.McClendon@vbschools.com
Lesley Groves (8th Grade and 7th Grade A-O) Lesley.Groves@vbschools.com

Samantha Nowak (504 Coordinator/All students) Samantha.Nowak@vbschools.com