The Seahawk Scoop
January 11, 2021
Dear Beach Middle Families,
My staff is continuing to work through the waiting list for those parents who requested to change from Option 2 (Remote) to Option 1 (Face to Face). Space is limited and we are at capacity in many classes. If your child is currently listed as an Option 1 student and you are contemplating changing to Option 2, please contact us as soon as possible so that we may give that seat to a student on the waiting list. Parents will receive a direct phone call once we have evaluated your requested Option change.
The final marking period ends on January 29th, which will end Term One. The grades for Term One classes will finalize and students will begin their Term Two classes on February 2. Please review any missing assignments your child may have and reach out to teachers and/or counselors if you need assistance. Any student who fails a core class for Term One will be required to repeat that class in summer school in order to advance to the next grade.
Please continue to monitor the VBCPS family messages for updates regarding school operations. As always, do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance.
COVID Exposure Reminders
VBCPS Academy Application Deadline extended to January 18th
Meeting ID: 880 4799 7997
Opportunity to hear from current academy students
Thursday: Lunch Panel with current LSA students and teachers (1:30-2:15)
Friday: Join an LSA English class for a discussion with students (8:55-9:30)
VBCPS Gifted Application Deadline extended to January 18
How are students referred for gifted services?
A completed online Parent Information Form must be submitted on or before Jan. 18, 2021 by 5 p.m. to be considered for placement at Old Donation School for the 2021-2022 school year or for placement in the gifted cluster program. This is the link to complete the parent information form for the application. https://giftedapplication.vbcps.com/
To access the form the username is your student’s lunch number, and the password is the password they use to login to their Chromebook.
The original testing date is scheduled for January 13th, 2021 has been cancelled. A new date has not yet been scheduled.
Technical and Career Center Virtual Open House- Feb. 3rd
Save the Date- VBCPS Black History Month Program
The program is open to all students, grades 6-12. Information on registration will be coming soon.
AP And Gifted Parent Night at Cox HS
AP and Gifted Parent Night Jan 12 5:30-7 (Virtual)
The Cox High School Guidance Department will host a Parent night on January 12 from 6-7pm which will provide valuable information about the many advanced placement courses that are available for students. AP teachers will be available to discuss AP course benefits. In addition the Gifted Resource Teacher will provide a workshop at 5:30 on how to support student resiliency through self-advocacy skill development. Please mark your calendars to plan to attend this worthwhile event. Contact Mrs. Lanz email@example.com or Mrs. Roberson firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Zoom information may be found on the school website and Schoology and here https://tinyurl.com/yyglexqm
VBCPS Gifted 2.0- Updates to the Gifted Identification Process
As we round the corner to the end of the term, SOL’s are coming near.
Encourage students to use this SOL review website to strengthen their skills. Each topic has IXL’s to practice in relation to the SOL strand.
It’s a great way for them to watch a video and get additional practice and prepare. Have them review old tests to see which strand they need help with, watch the video, and practice on IXL.
PTA Membership Form
Virginia Beach Middle School
We are only allowed to accept building visitors by appointment. Please contact the school and we will be glad to help you. Our Security desk is staffed at all times during business hours. If a parent or student needs to just drop something off and not enter the building, no appointment is necessary.