Virginia Department of Education
Healthy Back to School
The Healthy Back to School COVID-19 website provides resources to keep your children healthy this summer and prepare them to go back to school in the fall, whether in-person or online. There you will find recommendations and policies about COVID-19, immunizations, and other information including child well visits, routine oral health, and mental health resources for your child. Use the Back to School Checklist to stay organized with what you need to do before the new school year, and check back regularly to find the most up-to-date resources.
Navigating Virginia Education in Uncertain Times
Virginia LEARNS: Navigating Virginia Education in Uncertain Times provides recommendations and identifies resources and best practices related to equity, curricula — especially in literacy and mathematics — remediation and intervention strategies, assessments, data analysis, student and staff wellness, and technology to support instruction and learning.
Latest News and Guidance for the 2021-2022 School Year
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been working closely with the Governor’s Office, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and other state agencies to ensure our schools and communities have the most up-to-date information and resources. The health and safety of our children and staff are our top priorities. For the latest news refer to COVID-19 & Virginia Schools.
Stay Informed with TeacherDirect
TeacherDirect provides a direct line of communication with classroom teachers and educators. TeacherDirect includes information about new instructional resources created by VDOE staff as well as professional development, grant opportunities, and other information of special interest to teachers and their students.
Virginia is for Learners: #EdEquityVA
Education is our most effective tool to reduce poverty, address racism, and sustain economic advancement for all Virginians. The Commonwealth is committed to ensuring that students and families in Virginia, regardless of their race, economic status, or the languages they speak at home, feel welcomed in their schools. Visit VirginiaIsForLearners.virginia.gov/EdEquityVA to learn more about the commitment to ensure that the Commonwealth’s public education system is positioned to achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students.
Child Care VA
ChildCareVA.com provides a comprehensive repository of resources and information to make choosing safe, quality child care easier for parents. ChildCareVA also exists to inform caretakers about the benefits of becoming a licensed child care provider or subsidy provider, and keep current providers up-to- date on the latest news and requirements.
School Quality Profiles
Virginia’s School Quality Profiles provide information about accreditation, student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public. School Quality Profile reports are available for schools, school divisions and for the commonwealth.
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News & Announcements
- July 21, 2021 - Virginia Departments of Health and Education Release Updated Guidance for PreK-12 Schools
- July 19, 2021 - State Superintendent Reminds Parents of New Immunization Requirements-This is a Word document.
- June 14, 2021 - VDOE & VCCS Creating Excellence Awards Recognize Exemplary CTE Programs-This is a Word document.
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