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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

School Hours 6-13.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 6-13.1

INSTRUCTION

School Hours

  1. Elementary School Hours
    1. Kindergarten
      1. The school hours for kindergarten students enrolled in a school without a full-day kindergarten program are as follows:
        1. "A schools":

          Morning Kindergarten: 8:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.; or
          Afternoon Kindergarten: 11:25 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

        2. "B schools":

          Morning Kindergarten: 8:45 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.; or
          Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:05 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

      2. The school hours for kindergarten students enrolled in a school with a full-day kindergarten program are the same hours as those listed in this regulation for students in Grades 1-5.
      3. The school hours for kindergarten students enrolled at the Bayside Tri-Campus are 8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
    2. Grades 1-5
      1. The school hours for students in grades 1-5, except those students enrolled at the Old Donation Center or the Bayside Tri-Campus, are as follows:
        1. "A schools" are in session from 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
        2. "B schools" are in session 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
      2. Old Donation School students attend the center from 8:40 a.m. - 3:44 p.m.
      3. Bayside Tri-Campus students in grades 1-3 attend school from 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. and students in grades 4-5 attend school from 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
  2. Middle School Hours

    The school hours for middle school students are 9:25 a.m. - 4:05 p.m., except that Old Donation School students attend school from 8:40 a.m. - 3:44 p.m. and Bayside 6th Grade Campus students attend school from 9:00 a.m. -3:40 p.m.

  3. High School Hours

    The school hours for high school students are 7:20 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The school hours for the Technical and Career Education Center and the Advanced Technology Center are 7:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

  4. Exceptions

    This regulation shall be superseded by any changes to hours approved by the School Board during each school year and/or any adjustments to school hours approved by the Superintendent or designee due to unforeseen or emergency circumstances.

Approved by Superintendent: October 29, 1998
Revised by Superintendent: November 14, 2000
Revised by Superintendent: January 18, 2001
Revised by Superintendent: September 28, 2011
Revised by Superintendent: August 28, 2013
Revised by Superintendent: December 7, 2023
Scrivener’s Changes: January 3, 2024