Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE)

Berry-Benjamin Leads USVI Delegation at National Model Schools Conference

NASHVILLE — Virgin Islands Department of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin led a delegation of school administrators, content-area coordinators, and state and district leaders at the 29th Annual Model Schools Conference in Tennessee recently. The VIDE’s attendance at this year’s conference also comes as the official launch of its involvement in Demonstration Districts, a national network […]

Government Says Special Lottery Will Be Held For Vaccinated Education Employees

CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly press briefing on Monday, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta said that the governor has expanded his vaccination incentive lottery program by adding a drawing for school-based personnel in public, private and parochial schools. In addition to the general vaccination drawing for $100,000 for 10 weeks open to all residents, the Government of […]

2021 Summer Feeding Program Details Announced By VIDE

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s School Food Authorities have announced details of the 2021 Summer Feeding Program.  St. Croix District  Families with children attending public and non-public schools may pick up meals, now through July 15, Mon.-Fri., from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., or until supplies last:  Arthur A. Richards K8 School  St. […]

Arthur Richards To Merge With Eulalie Rivera And John Woodson Junior High

FREDERIKSTED — In virtual meetings held for parents of Arthur A. Richards K-8 School and Claude O. Markoe Elementary School on Tuesday, St. Croix District Superintendent Carlos McGregor announced that Arthur A. Richards will merge with Eulalie R. Rivera K-8 and John H. Woodson Jr. High schools for the 2021-2022 school year. The decision to […]

CAHS Parent Who Attended May 21 Hybrid Graduation Tests Positive For COVID-19

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed today that a parent who attended the Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) hybrid graduation ceremony has tested positive for COVID-19. According to health officials, the parent’s exposure period began prior to their attendance at the May 21 ceremony on the CAHS campus; the infection did […]

Joseph Sibilly Elementary Student Tests Positive for COVID-19, VIDOH Confirms

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed today that a Joseph Sibilly Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Safety protocols at all district schools prohibit students from intermingling with other students not in their classrooms; therefore, other classrooms at the school have not been affected. according to the Virgin […]

Education And Online News Outlet Battle Over The Reality Of Virtual Graduations

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ivanna Eudora Kean (IEKHS) and Charlotte Amalie (CAHS) high schools will retain plans to host hybrid-walkthrough graduation ceremonies on May 20 and 21, respectively, contrary to a misleading and error-filled article published on May 19 by the Virgin Islands Consortium, the Department of Education said today. The Consortium article suggested that an […]

Real-Life Protests Against Virtual Graduations Lead To COVID-19 Transmissions

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) confirmed on Wednesday that one Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) senior and two Ivanna Eudora Kean High School (IEKHS) seniors have tested positive for COVID-19. The cases at the two high schools were made known within hours of each other – with the VIDOH confirming […]

St. Croix Career & Technical Education Center Holds USVI’s 1st Hybrid Graduation

KINGSHILL — The St. Croix Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) successfully hosted the territory’s first hybrid graduation ceremony on Monday, with 140 students receiving certificates in various career pathways.  The ceremony was one of several hybrid graduations—with some elements prerecorded and others conducted in-person—Virgin Islands Department of Education schools will host this week. At […]

Education Asks St. Thomas To Use Alternate Meal Distribution Sites

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education said that meal distribution will be suspended at five St. Thomas sites today. The St. Thomas-St. John District will suspend meal distribution at sites due to a water service interruption at the main kitchen that supplies the meals, according to VIDE. “WAPA crews are on-site to […]