Caroline County Public Schools is concerned about the health of its students and staff. As a result, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and keeping our community informed about the latest developments, best preventative practices, and steps that CCPS is taking to ensure a safe environment.
The CCPS Continuity of Instruction site is now available!
We have a few exciting updates to share regarding our “Grab and Go” meal distribution process. First and foremost, “Grab and Go” meal distribution will continue over spring break and through the end of the school year. Additionally, we recently received USDA approval to begin serving meals on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule (see the flyer for times). Beginning Monday, April 6, each site will provide youth with two breakfast bags and two lunch bags (4 meals) per day. A new addition… this also includes meals for Saturday too! Finally, we have also been granted permission for adults to travel to the distribution site without the children in the vehicle. Parents traveling alone to a site should be prepared to provide each child’s name and age.
We hope these “Grab and Go” updates positively impact your family! A tremendous “Shout Out” to our Food Service employees and Transportation team members who are making this service accessible to Caroline youth each and every day! Stay well!
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
This afternoon, Governor Northam issued a statewide “stay at home” order through June 10. Thank you for supporting this aggressive public health measure during this time.
While additional CCPS updates will be provided in the near future, we did want to highlight two brief items that may be on your mind: Grab and Go meals and Phase II of the Continuity of Instruction plan. The order permits/supports K12 institutions with continuing to serve breakfast and lunch meals to youth 18 and under. Additionally, Phase II instructional materials (for use after spring break, 4/14-4/27) will be available online and for curbside pickup on April 1st and 2nd. Those without Internet are able to pick up packets between 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. These hours parallel the food distribution hours and will enable you to grab “Grab and Go” meals as well as packets.
In the interim, please take a look at the tremendous amount of closure information located on the Virginia Department of Education’s website.
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
CCPS is dedicated to ensuring the social and emotional wellness of students and their families under this unprecedented Covid-19 school closing. CCPS invites parents to visit the COVID-19 Social and Emotional Learning Resources page for research-based resources to help us navigate the challenges associated with the current COVID-19 conditions.
Kindergarten Enrollment Day
Rescheduled to April 16, 2020
Who: Any child who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2020
- Bowling Green Elementary School, 17502 New Baltimore Road, Milford, VA 22514, 804-596-2391
- Madison Elementary School, 9075 Chance Place, Ruther Glen, VA 22546, 804-448-2171
- Lewis & Clark Elementary School, 18101 Clark and York Boulevard,Ruther Glen, VA 22546, 804-448-0175
When: April 16, 2020
Instructions of how to register will be provided at a later date. Please begin gathering important documents and refer to our website for all required paperwork.
Items required for enrollment
- The child’s official, certified birth certificate.
- Parent/Guardians photo ID and two proofs of address/residency.
- Updated immunizations and physical form.
- IEP (if applicable).
Change remains one of our world’s greatest constants, and the past twenty-four hours serves as proof of this old adage! Our ability to adapt to change as a school community is great, and our team continues to work tirelessly to achieve the next level of detailed communication.
The newly released VDOE guidance documents provide school divisions with additional information regarding how to proceed with various aspects of graduation, course credit, grade promotion, special education services, etc. Local school divisions now have the latitude to craft various ways to implement these changes. CCPS is collaborating to identify approaches that will best serve our PK-12 population while ensuring equity, access, and individualization.
In the very near future, we will provide students and families with answers to the many questions that have developed since the COVID-19 closure began. We look forward to sharing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the coming days and thank you for your support as we consider information and recommendations from Governor Northam, State Superintendent of Instruction, Dr. James Lane, The Virginia Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control.
In the interim, please visit www.ccps.us for our Continuity of Instruction materials and to view our COVID-19 webpage. We will continue to communicate, care, and create on behalf of our CCPS school community! Have a great evening and be well!
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
Congratulations to Shermeka Baker-Latney, Caroline County Public Schools Support Staff of the Year! Mrs. Baker-Latney has been with CCPS since 1998. Mrs. Baker-Latney has served as the ISS Coordinator at Caroline Middle School since September 2010, where she also sponsors the NJHS. Prior to that, she worked at the Central Office from 2000-2006. Mr. Darin Thompson, Principal, stated, “Mrs. Baker-Latney’s work helps to raise the bar with respect to building a total school. She is always positive and willing to go above and beyond expectations as a professional educator. Mrs. Baker-Latney serves in a mentor capacity as well for her colleagues through her continuous efforts to build morale and enhance motivation. Her energy always redirects and replenishes our students in a positive fashion when they are confronted with difficult situations and choices to be made.” Additionally, Mrs. Baker-Latney serves as the Executive Director for Caroline’s Promise, an organization that works to give young people the resources they need to succeed in life.
Please join Caroline County Public Schools in congratulating Mrs. Shermeka-Baker Latney as the Support Staff of the Year.