EVERY CHILD, EVERY DAY, WHATEVER IT TAKES!
Excitement is in the air as seniors prepare to graduate June 17, 18 & 19 at the Hampton Coliseum
As the 2020-2021 school year is drawing to a close, Hampton City Schools is preparing for graduation at the Hampton Coliseum. The Division projects that approximately 1,429 students will receive their high school diplomas June 17 through 19, 2021.
Bethel High School will award diplomas to approximately 402 students on Thursday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. Jaelyn Matthews is the school’s valedictorian and Zariyah Russell is the salutatorian.
Hampton High School, with approximately 367 graduates, will hold its graduation ceremony on Friday, June 18, at 7:00 p.m. Katelyn Leone is the school’s valedictorian and Abigail Ronsonet is the salutatorian.
Approximately 269 students from Phoebus High School will graduate on Saturday, June 19, at 9:00 a.m. The school’s valedictorian is Moises Luna Tubbs and Khamnulin Douangdara is the salutatorian.
Students from Kecoughtan High School will graduate on Saturday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. There will be approximately 391 graduates to walk across the stage. The school has co-valedictorians Camille Jones and Ashlin Schultz and the salutatorian is Paige Jordan.
As of June 8, 2021, students in the class of 2021 have been offered more than $41,968,986 million in grants and scholarships.
The ceremonies will be held at the Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton. All guests (including children) will be required to have a ticket for entry. Please note that there is a dress code for attendees. No shorts or denim/jean attire of any color will be permitted.
In accordance with HCS mitigation strategies, all graduates and guests are requested to wear a face covering at all times. Graduates and guests who are not fully vaccinated are expected to wear a face covering at all times, unless medically unable to do so.
All graduates and guests are required to self-administer a Health Assessment Questionnaire BEFORE arriving at the Hampton Coliseum. Any graduate or guest who does not feel well should remain at home.
Parking will be at a premium, so guests are encouraged to arrive early or carpool with family and friends.
Each of the ceremonies will be televised on the HCS PEG stations, Cox Channel 46 and Verizon FIOS Channel 20. The graduations will be rebroadcast beginning on Wednesday, June 23. DVDs and flash drives are available for purchase.
For additional information about graduation, including seating, decorum, dress code, and ordering of DVDs and flash drives, visit the HCS website at http://www.hampton.k12.va.us/students/graduation.php or contact the school.
As stated in School Board Policy AC and GBA, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAB for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings.
All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy. All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX/ADA Coordinator. Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. For more information about this process, please review the Formal Resolution Process and/or Informal Resolution Process.
Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact:
Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
One Franklin Street
Hampton, VA 23669
HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE
Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge. The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase. By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.” Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies.
Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites. HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.
HCS WEBMASTER AND ACCESSIBILITY
The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.
Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.
The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility. The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster, email@example.com., the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the Director of Graphics, email@example.com.
When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line. Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours. To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:
HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy. See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.
Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.
Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE. If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.
HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as available” basis. HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein. The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors. Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.