• Hello Bay View Families!


    If you missed our Parent meetings this week, here is the Powerpoint with some information regarding our return to the school building: 


    Thank you so much!

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  • The Bay View Staff believes that by building positive relationships and promoting academic rigor through meaningful experiences,

    we will foster life long learning, within a safe and secure environment.




    Dr. Baez   



    Dear School Families and Students,


    The reopening of schools in Virginia after the prolonged closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic requires the implementation of a comprehensive plan of re-entry for staff and students. Dr. Byrdsong, our Superintendent of Schools, school board members, the Norfolk Public Schools District Leadership Team, and individual schools have worked tirelessly over the past several months to develop a plan to safely return to in-person instruction and operations.  You will find information in this packet on the health mitigation strategies and protocols that are being followed throughout this process.


    All students and staff will complete a pre-screening questionnaire before reporting to the school building or any Norfolk Public Schools sponsored event/activity.  All students and staff members must self-monitor for symptoms related to COVID-19 virus.  If any signs or symptoms of infection are present, the individual (staff or student) should not report to school.  If symptoms arise while at school, the individual (staff or student) will be sent home and referred to a healthcare provider. The questionnaire (see below) should guide decisions about the infection status.


    Daily COVID-19 Pre-Screening Questionnaire will include:

    • Are you currently ill or caring for someone who is ill? (YES / NO)
    • Do you have any of the following? (YES / NO)
      • Fever or feeling feverish
      • Chills
      • Sweating
      • Shortness of breath
      • Cough
      • Fatigue
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Diarrhea
      • Sore throat
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • Rash



    If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, the employee or student’s parent/guardian should immediately notify the school. The employee or student must stay home.


    It is important to also note that all students and staff are required to wear face coverings/masks at all times. Remember this phrase: Face coverings are the rule, not the exception.


    In the hybrid model, students will adhere to their schedule, A or B day.  Wednesday will remain an Asynchronous at-home learning day.  House “A” students will attend in-person learning on Mondays and Tuesdays, and House “B” students will participate in-person learning on Thursdays and Fridays.  It is imperative to follow the schedule presented to you and your child.  Students will be provided daily with a grab and go breakfast and well-balanced lunch.  The cafeteria will only serve breakfast and lunch items.

    I encourage you to read this document and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) carefully as you consider your options to return via the hybrid model or by way of our Virtual Scholars Academy (VSA).  I understand that this can be a challenging and emotional decision for every family.  In creating this plan, we have provided you with information on safety guidelines and learning options for your families.

    Norfolk Public Schools has developed a new webpage that provides consistent messaging related to learning options and school division operations. You are encouraged to visit this webpage frequently for the most up-to-date information as decisions continue to be made throughout this process: Updates on Return to In-Person Instruction and Operations.

    If you have any questions regarding this plan or would like to discuss any specific needs pertaining to your student, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I am happy to discuss your questions and concerns as we work together to educate your child.

    Yours in Education,


    Dr. Laura Baez-Akbik Principal


    (757) 531-3030


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  • 123 Schools Earn Virginia Purple Star Award for Meeting Needs of Military Children and Families


    RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children are recognizing 123 schools as “Purple Star” schools. The Purple Star designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families.

    To qualify for a Purple Star, schools must have a staff member designated as the point of contact for military students and families. The point of contact serves as the primary link between the military family and the school. Schools must also demonstrate their commitment to meeting the needs of military students by providing resources and programming on issues important to military families, such as academic planning and transitions between schools, districts and states.

    This is the second year VDOE and the Virginia Council have designated Purple Star schools. The public schools earning 2019 Purple Star awards in Norfolk are as follows, by division:

    ·  Academy for Discovery at Lakewood, Bay View Elementary, Camp Allen Elementary, Granby Elementary, Larchmont Elementary, Sewells Point Elementary, Willard Model Elementary and Willoughby Early Childhood Center

Contact Us

  • Dr. Laura Baez-Akbik, Principal
    1434 Bay View Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23503

    Phone: (757) 531-3030
    Fax: (757) 531-3025


    Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Student Hours: 8:55 am - 3:20 pm