How VVA reports daily attendance during Summer Session (Grades 6–12)

Meaningful interactions between the student and teacher are critical for student success in Virtual Virginia courses.

School division attendance policies for online learning vary across the state. VVA reports daily attendance through the VVA SIS, and schools/divisions may retrieve this information for local attendance reporting needs according to local school/division policies.

Counselors, coordinators, and mentors: See this page for instructions on retrieving attendance information.

How Summer Session Attendance Is Reported

During Summer Session (grades 6–12), attendance in each course is reported based on students’ presence in daily synchronous instruction sessions, Monday through Friday. A student is reported as present when their camera is on, showing them engaged in the instructional session. (A student with an approved, camera-related exception recorded in their learning plan is not subject to the “camera-on” requirement.) If a student is unable to attend a synchronous session, they are responsible for watching the session recording in the Course Video Library.

Consecutive Summer Session Absences

If a Summer Session student is reported as absent for two consecutive days (not including weekends), the student, family, mentor, and counselor will receive an automated “no login or activity” performance alert via email. Students who are identified by the “no login or activity” system a second time or who are inactive or fail to complete coursework over a second two-calendar-day period may be academic withdrawn from the Summer Session course. No refund will be provided as a result of an academic withdrawal.

Academic Withdrawals

A Summer Session student who is consistently absent or falls behind in their coursework may be placed on a Pace Recovery Plan (PRP) at the discretion of the VVA instructor. Students who do not adhere to the PRP in its entirety will be academically withdrawn from the Summer Session course. All PRP work must be submitted prior to the end of the term.