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WJCC parents can learn about the district’s virtual teaching platform through this ‘academy’


Parents confused about virtual learning this fall are in luck.

The Williamsburg-James City County Schools recently announced parents can register for the 2020 Parent Academy, an online seminar to help families navigate the virtual learning platform students will use in the fall.

The Canvas system is for middle and high school students and will feature a mixture of live and independent instruction. Parents who register for the “live webinar” will tour Canvas and be able to ask questions about the learning platform, according to a Facebook post from WJCC Schools.

Parents must fill out an online form with information such as their student’s school and grade level. Register for the Canvas course here.

The educational event is on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. Parents will receive an email with the Zoom link the morning of the seminar.

WJCC Superintendent Olwen Herron in July emailed staff the school district would teach students remotely for the first nine weeks because of concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

“Your health and the safety of our students are the primary reasons for this decision,” Herron wrote at the time. “The well-being of our school community will be the lens through which we examine health data, trends, and other metrics to guide our decision making throughout the year.”


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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