The Tiger Times

Walnut Hill Elementary - September 21, 2020 Volume 1

Welcome to the Petersburg Virtual Academy (PVA) 2020 - 2021 School Year!

We are off to a good start for the 2020 - 2021 school year. The Petersburg Virtual Academy (PVA) has been a learning experience for us all. There were some challenges and may be more but we must work through them together in order to provide our students high quality instruction.

It is so exciting to see our students and teachers in the virtual classes each day. The teachers engaging with the students using the various features in zoom and students explaining their thinking in polls, the chat room, assignments and verbally. The ongoing communication with families will continue to be the key to the success of the PVA. If there are any concerns please reach out to your child's teacher.

Our students daily attendance is very important. Some words from our Superintendent, Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, "Even though our students are not physically present in our classrooms, attendance is of the utmost importance during the virtual academy. Any day missed from school is missed opportunity for growth and success for students." We want and need our students at school everyday.

If for some reason our students are not able to attend PVA because of sickness please send a note the next day. If the sickness is more than three days please send a doctors note. In the event the absence is due to death in the family please send documentation as well. When a student misses a day your child's teacher will reach out to you. If there is no answer the attendance clerk will call and a letter will be sent to your home. After several attempts to reach the family our student support specialist will call and may do home visits. So let's keep the line of communication open.

What's Happening in September

Food distribution continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To determine when the food deliveries will be in your area please review the schedule on the division's website.

September 22, 2020 - Back to School Immunizations Clinic at Petersburg Health Department. For questions or appointments please call 804-863-1652.

September 28, 2020 - Early release for our students 11:00 a.m. and a professional development for our staff.

September is being recognized as Suicide Prevention Month and Attendance Awareness Month

Let's have a ROARING Tiger Week!!

Social Emotional Learning

We have been working with our students on Social and Emotional Learning and the first lessons have been on Stress Management. Please review the link below.

The teachers will be working with our students daily providing lessons on social and emotional learning. You will be receiving the link to the home connection so you can further support your children at home.

Virtual Open House

We will be having a virtual open house on Tuesday, September 29th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. This will give you the opportunity to meet your child's teacher if you have not already done so. The teachers will share valuable information about the expectations for the school year and give you the opportunity to ask any questions. Please plan to sign into your child's zooms class.