Virginia council for private education

Upcoming events

    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond-Midlothian, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA 23235
    STRENGTHENING CONNECTIONS: Fostering Resiliency and Supporting the Development of Safe and Healthy Students from Kindergarten through College

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (8am-4:30pm) & Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (8am-12pm)
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond-Midlothian
    1021 Koger Center Boulevard
    Richmond, VA 23235

    General Description
    For the fifth consecutive year, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is pleased to offer the “STRENGTHENING CONNECTIONS: Fostering Resiliency and Supporting the Development of Safe and Healthy Students from Kindergarten through College” forum on November 27-28, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond-Midlothian.

    The purpose of this forum is to support schools, campuses, and their partners in their efforts to provide a positive and safe school and campus climate where students and staff feel supported no matter what their background, and are socially, emotionally, and physically safe to learn and work. Sessions will focus on the necessary components for improving school and campus climate. The forum will address the three components of the U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Supportive Schools model of school climate – Student Engagement (relationships, respect for diversity, school participation), Safety (social-emotional safety, physical safety, substance use), and the School Environment (physical environment, academic environment, wellness, disciplinary environment). Participants will leave with tools and resources to bring back to their buildings and campuses for low cost and high impact implementation.

    Experience in communities nationwide has shown that a nurturing school climate and uniform discipline practices are key elements of healthy and high achieving schools. We have learned that the zero-tolerance policies we once thought of as cutting edge simply do not work. They are, in fact, detrimental to the very climate that is needed to sustain learning and provide engagement and attachment for students in school.

    Over the course of a day and a half, through a series of engaging keynotes and an opportunity for hands on access to local, and often free resources, participants will be afforded an opportunity to learn about climate, resiliency, mental health, and other important topics, and to share information and network with colleagues from around the state. The ultimate goal is for participants to return to their communities inspired and better equipped to help improve the learning climate. A plated lunch will be provided on Tuesday, and coffee will be provided on both days.

    Forum Topics
    Forum participants will receive current, research-based information and resources on topics including:

    • Adverse childhood experiences and trauma, and how they shape relationships,
    • Creating an understanding and empathic school culture,
    • Evolving elementary, middle, high school, and college peer relationships,
    • Helping students develop healthy dating relationships in a digital environment,
    • Importance of building relationships before an emergency,
    • Overcoming unhealthy climate issues in Virginia schools,
    • The male/female brain from youth into adulthood,
    • and others.

    To register for this event, please go to this link:

    • 5 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • St. Joseph's Villa 8800 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227
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    St. Joseph Villa - Exclusive Narcan Training Event

    VCPE will be coordinating Narcan training for St. Joseph's Villa Staff. This event is open to St. Joseph's Villa staff only and registration is required. Please register early as space is limited.

    • 6 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Andrew Lewis Middle School, 616 College Avenue, Salem, VA

    December 6, 2018

    For a full description of this event and to register, please see the DCJS website:

    Andrew Lewis Middle School
    616 College Avenue
    Salem , VA
    See map: Google Maps

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 8727 River Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229
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    INTRODUCING the 1st annual VCPE Law & Private Schools Guide and Hot Topic Seminar. VCPE is so excited to debut this seminar, which we will host annually in coordination with the release of the law guide.

    This year’s hot topic will be the fingerprint background check process. Douglas Burtch and Barry Gabay of Burtch Law LLC will spend the first hour of our 2018 seminar reviewing what your school must do to comply with requirements of the fingerprint background check laws for private schools in Virginia, according to the law.

    The second hour of this seminar will be a review of the 2018-2019 Virginia Law & Private Schools Guide, conducted by VCPE’s Executive Director, Grace Creasey. During this hour Grace will review the important highlights of the new guide, while emphasizing long-standing topics in the guide that are worthy of constant consideration as you operate private schools in Virginia.

    The 2018-2019 guide was completely redesigned and entirely legally reviewed, which resulted in the guide being published later than normal. Moving forward, we expect the guide to be published in late July and this seminar to occur in the mid-August timeframe.

    *Please note:  This event is exclusively available to VCPE accredited private schools.  We expect this to be a popular event.  The capacity for this event is 75 attendees.  Please register early in order to secure your space in this exciting event! 

    Advanced registration is open from October 3, 2018 through November 5, 2018. Advanced registrations must be paid online. After November 5, 2018, the registration fee will increase to $65.

    • 17 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Spotsylvania County Public Schools, 8020 River Stone Drive, Fredericksburg , VA

    December 17, 2018

    For a full description of this event and to register, please see the DCJS website:

    Spotsylvania County Public Schools
    8020 River Stone Drive
    Fredericksburg , VA
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