Jefferson Virtual Academy

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Jefferson Virtual Academy (JVA) is designed as a virtual learning environment for students and families seeking an alternative to a traditional, in person learning experience. The JVA program is staffed and designed to support Jefferson County Schools’ mission to ensure that all students achieve academic success, value themselves and others, contribute to their communities, and succeed in a global society.

Enrollment for virtual programs for the 2021-2022 school year has closed. Referrals for virtual instruction must come through the Student Assistance Team (SAT) process. Should you wish to seek a virtual alternative, please contact your school of record to request a SAT meeting.

Please stay tuned here for updated information and resources for JVA 2.0!

JVA Meet the Teacher

JVA Meet the Teacher Nights were held Wed 9/15 (Middle & High) and Thu 9/16 (Elementary). Teachers who had conflicts communicated alternate days/times with families.

A JVA Update Webinar was held Wed 9/15. Click here to view the recording.

We are working to collect information and coordinate with schools to provide JVA students access to picture days at their school of record. We will also work with the photography vendors to schedule a JVA make-up day for students unable to make picture day at their school. Please stay tuned here for more information.

JVA Tutoring

Middle and High School JVA Teachers host office hours a minimum of one hour per week to assist students and families with course-specific questions and content support. Please check with your teacher directly for their schedule and zoom link.

An additional resource for students to receive content support is through Tutoring with a JVA Mentor. These sessions are available on a drop-in basis.

w/ Ashley Blumert Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm

Meeting ID: 932 403 2180 Passcode: syp6ZW


w/ Tammy Forte Fridays Noon-1:00pm

Social Studies

w/ Jeffrey Waltz Thursdays 9:00-10:00am

Waltz Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 667 077 6586Passcode: Zd5hnB

English and elementary tutoring can be arranged upon request. Please contact your teacher or mentor to indicate your request.

JVA Orientation and Device Distribution

JVA students and caregivers who missed the JVA Orientations may view the recording of the webinar ( Note that the first portion of the webinar provides an overview of the JVA program, followed by Q&A, and the second portion is regarding internet safety and Canvas, followed by additional Q&A.

Please review the 
Memorandum of Understanding under the JVA Links to the left. You may scan signed MoUs to Mrs. FitzGerald at or drop it off at the Board Office to her attention. Orientation and a signed Memorandum of Understanding are requirements of participation in JVA.

Jefferson County Schools is pleased to be issuing 1:1 devices to all students this school year. This is especially important for JVA students so they have the programs, browsers, and filters that are compatible with instructional tools and support a safe virtual environment.

f you missed Device Distribution for JVA students, please contact Sherri Slusher in Technology at 304-885-5005 to schedule device pick up. If you are registered to be a full-time student through the virtual alternative with Odysseyware, please contact your school of record to schedule a device pick-up. You may complete the Device Agreement and Technology Use Agreement forms under the links to the left to take with you.

Trouble with your device or Canvas? Please use the Tech Help link at the very top of the page to submit a request ticket.

Elementary JVA

Daily Schedule:

8:30 Teachers logged into zoom to greet for morning arrival

9:00 Instruction begins

12:00-12:30 Lunch break (teachers offline)

12:30-1:00 Physical activity break (teachers offline)

1:00 Instruction resumes

2:30-3:30 Teacher Office Hours; Student independent work


K/1st grade Joslyn Noland

2nd grade Storme Frame

3rd grade Heather Schutte

4th grade Kaitlan Ballantine

5th grade Melissa Purdy 

Middle / High School JVA


Middle School Genevieve Longerbeam 

Jefferson High School Jeffrey Waltz 

Washington High School Tamela Forte 

Middle and high school students are assigned a homeroom time to log in via zoom every day for attendance and check-in.

Odysseyware & WV Virtual

Students registered for the virtual alternative with Odysseyware will access all or most of their classes through the Odysseyware platform (log-in page). Where requested courses were not offered by Odysseyware, students were scheduled through WV Virtual if the course was available there (log-in page).

JVA students will access most of their courses through Canvas, but their electives will be accessed through Odysseyware or WV Virtual.

Students will receive a welcome message from Odysseyware in their email that includes log-in instructions. WV Virtual no longer sends a welcome email. Students simply log into the WVLearns site using their email and password credentials to access their courses.

Each student's assigned mentor will monitor activity and progress, and is the point of contact for general assistance.

Below are links to the Odysseyware parent/family orientation that was held Friday 9/3, along with additional resources.

6-12 OW Jefferson County Schools Parent/Family Orientation Session Recording
Passcode: ^LNP5@H4 (please do not copy any spaces before or after the passcode)

6-12 OW Parent Video (Orientation - General)

6-12 OW Student Experience (Orientation Video #1)

6-12 OW Student Experience (Orientation Video #2)

6-12 OW Student Experience (Orientation Video #3)

6-12 OW Student User Guide


Thank you for your patience with JVA communications through Jefferson County Schools website and social media platforms as we make the switch from LiveGrades to Canvas. Please preview the Canvas information using the link at the top of the page, or to the left under Instructional Links.

Sherry FitzGerald, Director of Responsive Education