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Williamsburg/James City County Schools Update

Status of WJCC Schools For Tuesday, Aug. 30

The following WJCC buildings that have had power restored will be OPEN Tuesday, Aug. 30:
Berkeley Middle School
Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School
D.J. Montague Elementary School
James River Elementary School
Jamestown High School
Lafayette High School
Matthew Whaley Elementary School
Warhill High School
James Blair Central Office Building
12-month employees who work at these facilities should report to work. All other employees HAVE THE OPTION to report to work.
All other WJCC schools and facilities will remain CLOSED Tuesday, Aug. 30.
High school open houses originally scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30, are now tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, from 5-7 pm.  Elementary school open houses will take place the same day, September 1st, as originally scheduled from 4-6 pm.
Middle School open houses scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31, will take place as scheduled unless otherwise noted.
Freshman orientations scheduled for high schools are CANCELLED.

D.J. MONTAGUE ACHIEVES AYP STATUS FOR 2010-11 SCHOOL YEAR

The Virginia Department of Education today notified the Williamsburg/James City County School Division that it has accepted and corrected in its database an error found in how a single student’s ethnicity was entered into WJCC’s database, thus allowing D.J. Montague Elementary School to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status in both reading and mathematics for the 2010-11 school year. “We very much appreciate the DOE’s patience in working with us to locate and correct this error, which means everything to the students, faculty and families of D.J. Montague who have worked so hard to reach this milestone it so deserves,” said WJCC Superintendent Dr. Steve Constantino

School Bus Stop, Pickup and Drop-off Information Available Online

Williamsburg/James City County parents and students can now access school bus stop location information electronically on line, thanks to a new web‐based program that will provide specific bus stop locations, pickup and drop-off times. The link to bus stop information can be found under the PARENTS link on the WJCC home page by clicking on “Bus Info.”    “The process is quick and easy, with directions provided at the top of each screen,” said WJCC Transportation Director Earl Tyler. “Just by entering a home’s numerical address and the name of street, families will be able to learn precise bus stop locations, and when the school bus will arrive there. P

Parents also will continue to be able to log on to Twitter to be notified of any buses that are running late.” Since the program is “address driven,” there could be some cases where the program will not recognize an address, especially if it is a brand new home in a new development.  

Families having difficulty accessing information should contact Transportation at 259‐7187 or 259‐7198 for assistance.   

The information available now is only for summer school students; info for the coming school year will be available starting in late August.  Click [HERE] to see how it works

Parents can also obtain  up-to-the-minute information about late buses by following their appropriate bus tier on Twitter.  By becoming “followers” of Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 bus information, they will be able to find out what buses will be late each day.  Parents can participate by logging into their Twitter accounts and becoming a “follower” of any or all of the following Bus Tier information accounts:  Tier 1 — http://twitter.com/WJCCTier1Buses  Tier 2 — http://twitter.com/WJCCTier2Buses  Tier 3 —http://twitter.com/WJCCTier3Buses

Search for homes in Williamsburg / James City County by School Zone

A common thread amongst home searchers in the Williamsburg/ James City County VA area is school zones. In order to simplify things I created some search links for some of the more popular school zones.

The links below are for:

Matoaka Elementary  , Hornsby Middle School  Jamestown High School Zone

Matoaka Elementary School Zone

Blayton Elementary School Zone

Stonehouse Elementary School Zone.

Hornsby Middle School Zone

Note: These lists depend on the list agent entering the proper school zone.  A perfect example of inaccuracy  are the 52 homes listed as attending James Blair Middle School. Although the school has been closed for a over year they are all still marked for those particular homes. SAD, ,just sayin’

If you want to verify the school zone for a home in Williamsburg or James City County simply check the property information website for James City or City of Williamsburg or just ask Mr Williamsburg !

I can create other specific zones if desired. Or you can search for yourself here

 

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And then check the school you are looking for.

Note if you want to search school zones in York County or other cities in Hampton Roads  my current REIN MLS doesn’t offer that feature.Sad smile

It should be added within the next 30 days, In the meantime. If you have specific schools in mind I can setup a search that will send you all the newly listed homes in that zone.

 

bluepsst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads, Yorktown or the Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home.

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the  surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula.

Explore neighborhoods in the Williamsburg VA area here

You can search homes for sale , active adult communities, 55+ communities,  condos and townhomes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent,  Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets.

Click here to search (REIN) all homes, town homes, condos and building lots for sale in Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth  Suffolk, , Smithfield, Newport News, Hampton , Poquoson, Gloucester or York County Virginia

You can reach John by phone at 757-254-8136 or email him at John@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs !

Best

John

Williamsburg/ James City County Parents Can Now Get Up-To-The-Minute Info About Late Buses On Twitter

Parents are now  able to learn up-to-the-minute information about late buses by following their appropriate bus tier on Twitter.  By becoming “followers” of Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 bus information, they will be able to find out what buses will be late each day.  Parents can participate by logging into their Twitter accounts and becoming a “follower” of any or all of the following Bus Tier information accounts: 

Tier 1 — http://twitter.com/WJCCTier1Buses

Tier 2 — http://twitter.com/WJCCTier2Buses

Tier 3 — http://twitter.com/WJCCTier3Buses

If you don’t have a Twitter account you can signup for one here

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DR. DAVID W. GASTON APPOINTED WJCC’S SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR SPECIALIZED EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Dr. David W. Gaston, who has served as principal of two WJCC schools since joining the Division in 2004 and brings a total of 20 years of administrative and in-classroom experience, has been appointed WJCC’s senior director for specialized educational services, Acting Superintendent Scott Burckbuchler has announced.

GastonEffective Jan. 1, Dr. Gaston replaces Dr. Stephen J. Chantry, who announced his retirement after serving more than six years as the executive director of Student Services. Karen Swann, who served as Berkeley Middle School’s assistant principal for three years, and as a hearing officer in the Student Services Department,
is appointed interim principal at Berkeley, effective Jan. 1.
“Dr. Gaston has demonstrated outstanding leadership in his role as principal of both an elementary school and a middle school during his time with WJCC,” noted Dr. Burckbuchler.
“His breadth of experience with a broad range of students well suits him to serve as the leader of our reorganized and newly-named Specialized Educational Services department.”
As senior director, Dr. Gaston’s key responsibility will be the oversight of the Division’s specialized educational services, including special education programs, discipline hearings, working with community service agencies, social workers and psychologists, and supervising Health Services and the Student Health Initiative Program (SHIP).

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2010-11 School Bus Schedules Now Available

 

http://www.wjcc.k12.va.us/content/pressrelease/photo-homepage/bus.jpgClick below to see the school bus schedules for the coming school year for all public elementary, middle and high schools in Williamsburg / James City County VA