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Office of Public Relations and Communications

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Purpose – The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Office of Public Relations and Communications exists to heighten the public’s awareness of the Department’s primary message, ensuring that all students are prepared for college or the career of their choice upon graduation from high school. Additionally, the Public Relations Office provides publicity for activities and the many successes surrounding the Department’s schools, students, teachers, employees and leadership. The Public Relations Office also manages the brand and image of the Department of Education through internal and local avenues.

Advertising – The Public Relations Office manages and oversees the Department’s official advertising campaigns through radio, television, print and social media, as well as through cinema and ferry advertising.

Communications – The Public Relations Office disseminates information by providing regular updates, emergency notifications and special announcements to the Department’s faculty and staff. This serves to build employee morale and to keep employees abreast of activities across the two districts. The Public Relations Office also supports the Department by fulfilling requests for funeral booklet messages as well as congratulatory messages for celebratory events.

Marketing – The Public Relations Office uses advertising, public relations, social media, publications and the web presence to promote Department accomplishments, events and services.

Media Relations – The Public Relations Office works with the media to share Department news, information and stories by building solid relationships with members of the media. This is done through press releases, media advisories and other means of communication.

Graphic Design – The Public Relations Office creates visually appealing and high-quality graphics and designs to support the Department of Education's messages, for online, electronic and print mediums. 

Videography – The Public Relations Office, through the use of contracted vendors, manages the production of video campaigns for television, cinema and other digital methods to promote the Department’s schools, students, employees and leadership.

Online and Print Publications – The Public Relations Office produces monthly online newsletters and a bi-monthly print publication to promote the Department and its activities.

Television – In conjunction with WTJX Channel 12, the Public Relations Office produces a monthly talk show that explores a range of topics relevant to public education. The host-and-guest format features topics of student successes, educator effectiveness, curriculum and instruction, social influences affecting students, and a host of other subjects.

Website – The Public Relations Office takes the lead in managing the Department’s website ( and monitors the online presentation of the Department on the Internet.


Charlotte Amalie Announces Student ID Schedule

July 17, 2017





ST. THOMAS, USVI –The Charlotte Amalie High School has announced its student ID schedule for the 2017-18 school year that will be held at the school. During the designated times, students are asked to present their immunization records and pay required school fees, including $15 for photo ID, $18 for school accident insurance and $10 for PTSA dues.  Students must wear their uniform shirt to take the ID photo.


The student ID schedule is as follows:


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

8:30 a.m.   –    Last names A-F 

12:30 p.m. –    Last names G-M


Thursday, July 27, 2017

 8:30 a.m.   –   Last names N-S 

12:30 p.m. –    Last names T-Z


Friday, July 28, 2017

8:30 a.m.   –    All new 10th, 11th & 12th graders, and all other students who need to purchase a school ID.


For more information, please contact Charlotte Amalie High School at (340) 774-0780.



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Parents Asked To Transport Children To And From Summer Programs in St. Thomas-St. John District

June 28, 2017


ST. THOMAS, USVI – The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Thomas-St. John District Office of the Insular Superintendent, wishes to inform parents that arrangements should be made to transport their children to and from the district’s summer programs until bus transportation can be provided.

The availability of bus transportation provided by the district will be announced at a later date.



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Joseph A. Gomez Announces Orientation for SY 2017-18

July 5, 2017 




ST. THOMAS, USVI –The Joseph A. Gomez Elementary School has announced mandatory orientation sessions for the 2017-18 school year that will be held in the school’s cafeteria. 

The orientation schedule is as follows:


Thursday, August 24, 2017

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Grade 1 and 2

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Grade 3 and 4


Friday, August 25, 2017

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Grade 5 and 6

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – All kindergartners and new incoming students


All students must be fully dressed in the school’s official uniform and accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Each parent must bring child’s proof of insurance and a copy of their immunization record. 


The school’s Dress Code Policy is as follows:


Skirt: Brown; fully pleated; no contrasting topstitching, bows, buttons or decorations. Skirts must me knee length in front and back.

Blouse: Yellow; tailored, or pullover with collar; tucked into the skirt.

Socks: Solid white, brown or yellow; must rise visibly above shoes and ankles.

Shoes: Brown, or black shoes; black, white, or gray sneaker.



Pants: Brown; worn on the waist with a black or brown belt; no baggy or extra-long pants.

Shirt: Yellow; tailored or pullover with collar; fully tucked inside pants. Undershirts allowed are white, yellow, or the school’s P.E. shirt.

Socks: Solid white, brown or black socks.

Shoes: Solid brown, or black shoes; white, or gray sneakers.


For more information, please contact Joseph A. Gomez Elementary School at (340) 775-4490.



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St. Thomas

1834 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100
Fax: 340-779-7153

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Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM

St. Croix

2133 Hospital Street
Christiansted, St. Croix, 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095
Fax: 340-778-8895

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