Approved 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar

CCPS Board adopts calendar for 2020-21 school year

The Caroline County School Board voted Monday, February 10, 2020, to adopt a calendar for the 2020-21 school year that includes:

  • Two-week winter break (3 weekends)
  • Full week spring break (plus Friday before)
  • 3 Day Thanksgiving break
  • A shortened School Day (15min. reduction to the end of the school day)

After receiving input from multiple stakeholder groups and an online survey, the school division’s calendar committee made revisions to the initially proposed calendar and requested approval from the school board. The adopted calendar seeks to accomplish a variety of ends, including a pre-Labor-Day start, balanced job-embedded professional learning opportunities and clerical time for teachers, and different days for elementary and secondary parent-teacher conferences. The CCPS school board and
calendar committee are pleased to have an academic calendar that supports high-quality teaching and learning with a shortened school day.

Highlights of 2020-21 CCPS calendar

Aug. 10: First day of school.
Sept. 4 & 7: Pre/Labor Day holiday
Oct. 9: Student holiday, Div. PD
Oct. 12: Fall Break
Nov. 3: Student holiday, Building PD
Nov. 25-27: Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Winter Break
Jan. 4: Teacher workday (Students return on Jan. 5)
Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Feb. 12: Student holiday, Div. PD
Feb. 15: Presidents’ Day holiday
Mar. 12: Student holiday, Building PD
Apr. 2-9: Spring Break
May 26: Last day of school

Approved 2019-2020 Instructional Calendar

CCPS Preschool Recruitment Begins February 18, 2020

Caroline County Public Schools offers a rigorous preschool program which provides a range of school readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. If your child will be 4 years old by September 30, 2020, and you reside in Caroline County, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility is based on multiple criteria. All parents or guardians must complete the Pre-application form to begin the process.

For more information and to obtain the pre-application, visit the CCPS Preschool page or call the school in your attendance zone.

3E Ready Day – February 21, 2020

National CTE Celebration

The Technology Student Association is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a  Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO). Each February, the CTSO promotes a public awareness campaign to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.

CCPS will celebrate our CTE programs by hosting a division-wide 3E Ready Day. Show your spirit by wearing gear that focuses on our 3E’s…EMPLOYED, ENLISTED, or ENROLLED.

Caroline County Public Schools Supervisor of Transportation to Retire

J.D. Satterwhite, Supervisor of Transportation, will retire in March 2020. Mr. Satterwhite began his career with Caroline County Public Schools in May of 2004. He previously served as a Contract Administrator with VDOT for 23 years. In his 16 years with CCPS, Mr. Satterwhite has implemented electronic routing, improved driver morale,and increased benefits and pay for bus drivers. Mr. Satterwhite has worked closely with the county to ensure that CCPS receives 5 buses a year to keep the fleet updated. He has been responsible for working with Fire and Rescue and the Sheriff’s Department during inclement weather to make sure all students traveled safely to and from school.

When Mr. Satterwhite accepted the job 16 years ago, he told Superintendent Stanley Jones, “ I thought my kids were grown, but I just adopted 4,000 kids”. He would like to thank his drivers and noted that he really enjoyed working with each and every one. Mr. Satterwhite has also enjoyed working with the parents and students of CCPS. He stated, “ It was an absolute joy to serve as the Transportation Supervisor in the county.” Caroline County Public Schools would like to thank Mr. Satterwhite for his service and wish him a joyous and restful retirement.

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