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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.


Welcome Families!

As we progress throughout the year, please keep the following in mind to maintain your student's and other student's health to ensure a successful academic year.

Pembroke Meadows Elementary School Guidelines for Keeping Your Child Home

  • A temperature of 100.4 F or higher
  • Open draining skin areas that have not been evaluated by a healthcare provider
  • More than one episode of vomiting or diarrhea that has not been evaluated by a healthcare provider or child is contagious
  • Rash to skin that has not been evaluated by a healthcare provider
  • Eye appears pink/red with thick yellow discharge (matted eyelid after sleep)
  • Chicken Pox – stay home until blisters are scabbed over or dry
  • Persistent productive cough
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Antibiotics prescribed for an infection (medication must be taken for at least 24 hours before a child can return to school. With a return to school note from prescribing healthcare provider and must be fever free)
  • Students that are treated for a contagious illness, (Healthcare provider must provide a back to school note to the school nurse)
  • Students taking fever-reducing medication to mask a fever

The nurse will contact the parent of a student showing the above signs and symptoms and recommend that he/she be picked up from school.

Please contact Mrs. Latchford, BSN, RN, school nurse at 757-648-3367, should you have any questions.