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Fall 2020 Reopening Information

The Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE's) social emotional learning (SEL) efforts are driven by our commitment to ensure that every student in Virginia attends a school that maximizes their potential and prepares them for the future.  To support school divisions in their implementation of SEL, the VDOE has developed a dedicated SEL webpage that includes information, tools, and resources!


The Virginia Autism Council (VAC) is offering a free webinar series addressing topics including supports and services, transportation, trauma and resilience oriented care, communication with first responders, and a review of the 2021 VAC skills competencies.

Special Education:  Begin with the End in Mind

Presented by:  Hank Millward, Tracy Lee, and Gloria Dalton

Join us for a live VDOE Zoom webinar.  Registration is required.

Date:  Tuesday, August 25, 2020         Time:  6 p.m. -7 p.m.

Register by clicking on the link below. 

Begin with the End in Mind Training

All families have dreams and goals in mind for their children when they go off to school. Regardless of whether children have disabilities or not, all parents want their children to learn, explore, and experience as much as they possibly can. Parents strive for their children to complete their education, obtain a diploma, and be fully prepared to move on toward their chosen path, whether that is immediate employment, higher education, or something else. In order for your child to achieve these goals, there are certain decisions that you, as a parent, will have to make along the way. Parents need to begin their planning and decision-making with the end goal always in mind.

The purpose of this training is to help families understand the importance of continually revisiting their goals for their children, as well as their children’s goals for themselves. In order to help our children eventually reach their destination, we need to be constantly assessing their goals to be certain that we are heading to the right place.

Please join us on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 6 p.m. to learn how placement, curriculum, and assessments may influence your child’s ability to reach their own individual goals.

The presenters will be available to answer questions after the presentation, as time permits.