WJCC Web Portal, Free Immunization Clinics and More: September 24 News Briefs

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HISTORICAL TRIANGLE – Keep up to date with important news and brief notes from inside and around the Historical Triangle.

(Rotary Club of James City County)

Rotary and the Salvation Army are better together

Above: “Rotary is a mainstay of the Salvation Army mobile pantry. Together, let’s fight against hunger! Rotary doers also give much of their time and financial support to other Salvation Army activities throughout the year, such as back-to-school backpacks, ringing of the Red Kettle, the Youth Character Building Program, Food Drives and Angel Tree. ”

(Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)

WJCC Schools Launch New ‘Engage With Us’ Portal

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (WJCC Schools) has launched a new “Engage with Us” portal to enhance opportunities for the community interested in volunteer and contribution opportunities to more easily engage with the division.

“We believe that student success is everyone’s business, and studies show that students progress when communities and parents are engaged,” said Olwen Herron, Ed.D, superintendent of Williamsburg County Public Schools. -James City.

The new portal is now live and will be updated with the latest opportunities throughout the year. Opportunities will vary throughout the year, and school-specific opportunities will always be communicated by individual schools. Current opportunities include:

  • Family Life Education Community Involvement Team (CIT)
  • Families of Students with IEPs: Workshop Planning Survey
  • Communication Tool Feedback Group
  • Volunteer with WJCC Schools

Click here to visit the Engage with Us portal.

Riverside Health System to Host Free Flu and COVID-19 Immunization Clinics

(Riverside Health System)

Riverside Health System announced that it will host several free clinics throughout the region to further promote flu and COVID-19 vaccination. Drive-in and walk-in clinics will allow patients nine years and older to receive the flu vaccine and those six months and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines will be offered for all primary doses as well as booster doses based on the currently approved vaccination schedule.

Patients with any of the following symptoms should visit a clinic once their symptoms have resolved:

  • Fever (greater than 100.4)

  • New onset cough

  • Sore throat

  • Chills

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Congestion or runny nose not related to allergies

Additionally, patients who are being evaluated for COVID-19, who are awaiting viral test results, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and who have not yet been cleared to terminate home isolation, or who have had prolonged contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 should contact their provider before getting a flu or COVID-19 vaccine, according to a news release.

There will be no COVID-19 testing at these clinics, so prior confirmation is recommended before receiving either vaccine.

(Williamsburg Fire Department)

EMT Volunteer Recognized at W&M Opening Call

At right, “Williamsburg Fire Department Alumni Chairman Ted Maslin congratulates EMT volunteer Ashley Huang ’24 on receiving the President’s Award for Community Service during the William & Mary 2022 opening convocation on August 31.”

Chesapeake Bank awards $10,000 scholarship to J. Sargent Reynolds Community College student

Starting this fall, Chesapeake Bank, the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) Education Foundation and six other Virginia banks will sponsor the new Virginia Banking Fellows program in partnership with the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE). The mission of the new program is to provide deserving community college students with the opportunity to pursue their academic goals, strengthen their leadership skills and learn about the banking industry, according to a press release.

Thirteen students from ten community colleges in Virginia have been designated as Virginia Banking Fellows and will each receive a $7,000 scholarship to cover tuition, books, fees and other expenses related to their education. Chesapeake Bank and the Virginia banking industry contributed an additional $3,000 per fellow to cover the educational elements and administrative costs of the program, for a total of $10,000 per fellow and $130,000 in total. The Virginia Banking Fellows will be a cohort within the VFCCE Fellows program, which was established in 2011 to assist promising sophomores at Virginia community colleges.

For the 2022-23 school year, Chesapeake Bank has committed $10,000 to sponsor a J. Sargent Reynolds Community College scholar. The Fellows program will launch in mid-September at an orientation in Richmond and will run until May 2023.

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