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DVS Parent Letter Archive

DoDEA Virtual School provides regular updates for students and parents. Updates are archived here and serve as a helpful resource for virtual school planning.

DVS Letter to Parents Sept 16, 2020

Electives for Middle School Students

Virtual middle school students have been automatically assigned to their elective—Coding for 6th and 7th grade; Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE) for 8th grade. These are the only elective courses for DVS students in middle school for first semester. Parents who wish to opt out of the elective to allow students to focus on their four core courses may contact their regional DVS administrator at:

Please include the student’s name, grade level, and home school in your email. Please put “Middle School Elective Course” in the subject line.

Read the full memo for information on Special Education and Advanced Academic Programs and Services.


DVS Letter to Parents Sept. 11, 2020

Dear Parents and Sponsors,

Thank you for visiting the DoDEA Virtual School K-8 Option website for the most updated and comprehensive virtual school information and DVS Administration contact information.

The DVS structure utilizes an asynchronous model with synchronous supports and curriculum that is designed solely for virtual instruction. The DVS procured courseware is designed to optimize online instruction. Students can access and complete coursework at their own pace with a level of independence with teacher and parent support. Our model will provide students with synchronous (live) sessions throughout the day (and the week). Teachers will introduce and reinforce concepts for their students in groups. We are working with our teachers to provide them with strategies for scheduling live sessions that will allow them to introduce and reinforce lessons.

Support services available for DVS students include Special Education, Advanced Academic Programs and Services (AAPS), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

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DVS Letter to Parents Aug 28, 2020

We are delighted to share that the DoDEA Virtual School K-8 Option website has opened to great success! The website has had over 6,500 visits since it was launched. Please continue to use this resource for the most updated and comprehensive virtual school information.

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DVS Letter to Parents Aug 26, 2020

Dear Parents and Sponsors,

We are pleased and excited to announce the launching of the DoDEA Virtual School K-8 Option website. This website is your one source for the most updated and comprehensive virtual school information.

Upon visiting the website, you will find information organized into tabs. These tabs include the virtual school orientation, technical requirements, eligibility/registration, curriculum/courseware, student responsibilities, parent responsibilities, online learning, local school support, library services, grading practices, glossary, and virtual option. The virtual option tab provides a description of the difference between the Remote and Virtual Learning options.


DVS Letter to Parents Aug 24, 2020

Dear Parents and Sponsors,

Thank you for joining us at our opening session Monday. We also want to thank all of you for your gracious patience while we embark on this new journey!  We know that a number of you are requesting additional information about the start of school and specifically, what to expect this week.


DVS Letter to Parents Aug 21, 2020

Dear DoDEA Europe Virtual School Students and Parents,

Please read the attached letter from the DoDEA Virtual School Principal, Dr. Terri Marshall.  It contains specific directions for accessing Monday's (August 24) orientation session. Other attachments include picture directions for accessing the orientation session online and instructions for turning on closed captions and subtitles.

DVS Orientation Information for EU

MS Teams - Joining DVS Orientation

MS Teams Captions and Subtitles Settings