Schools CLOSED for Friday, February 19, 2021

Good evening, CCPS families! Due to the impact of today’s storm paired with overnight low temperatures and continued freezing rain, all CCPS schools will be closed on Friday, February 19. Students will participate in an asynchronous learning day using online and/or paper materials and supplies made available to them on Tuesday in preparation for the pending weather.
Employees will follow CODE 3 (no one reports to building). 12-month employees and teachers will use the asynchronous day as an at-home, virtual work day. Essential staff are asked to report at 10am.
Stay safe and be well.

Schools CLOSED for Thursday, February 18, 2021

Due to the winter storm warning in effect for our region, Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 18. Staff will follow Code 3 (essential employees report as needed).
We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and power outages in our region and we will provide further updates as needed.
Be well and stay safe.

Normal Operations Resumed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Caroline County Public Schools will resume normal operations on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. While few power outages remain in our area, any family continuing to experience internet connectivity issues should contact your child’s individual school for support and assistance.

Schools CLOSED for Monday, February 15, 2021

Caroline County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 (12 month employees code 2). Power outages throughout the county are limiting the school division’s ability to implement the current VIRTUAL+ instructional model. Additionally, CCSO is reporting numerous roadways impacted by fallen trees which has created hazardous conditions for school bus travel.

While February 15th was recently converted to an inclement weather makeup day, it is now a school closure. The school division will review the instructional calendar to determine the need for adjustment and communicate any necessary changes in the near future.

Thank you for your flexibility and let’s hope spring is around the corner! Be safe!

UPDATE: Schools CLOSED for Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Due to the additional overnight snowfall and below freezing temperatures, Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, February 2. Employees will follow Code 2 (12 month employees will be on a 2 hour delay).

To date, CCPS has experienced four inclement weather closures, two two-hour delays, and a two week delayed elementary school opening related to the global pandemic. To ensure CCPS remains in good standing to meet the number of instructional hours mandated by the Virginia Department of Education, President’s Day (Monday, February 15th) will now be a full VIRTUAL+ instructional day.

Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for any morning updates.

Thank you and be safe.

Schools CLOSED for Monday, February 1, 2021

Due to the impact of today’s winter storm on roadways and school campuses, Caroline County Public Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Monday, February 1st. 12 month employees will be on Code 3 (essential employees report at 8:00 a.m.).

Students are encouraged to use this inclement weather day to review assignments, complete any missing work, and study for any upcoming tests/quizzes.

LCES 3rd Quarter Materials Distribution and Winter Food Drive- 2nd Round

LCES will distribute 3rd quarter materials for ALL Virtual learning students this Friday for round two. If you already picked up materials last week, you do not need to come this week.

When:  Friday, January 29th 2021

Where: LCES – 4-5th Grade wing parking lot

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

We will also be collecting items for our Winter Food Drive for our community. There will be boxes for you to drop off your items. Thank you in advance!

 

LCES 3rd Quarter Materials Distribution and Winter Food Drive

LCES will  distribute 3rd quarter materials for all Virtual learning students this week.

When: Thursday, January 21st and Friday, January 22nd

Where: LCES – 4-5th Grade wing parking lot

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

We will also be collecting items for our Winter Food Drive for our community. There will be boxes for you to drop off your items. Thank you in advance!

WELCOME BACK CCPS!

Happy New Year CCPS students, staff and families!
We hope that you have had a happy and healthy holiday season. As we begin 2021, this message is a reminder that due to rising Caroline County COVID19 transmission data, the CCPS School Board voted on Monday, December 14, 2020 to continue the current VIRTUAL+ instructional model through January 29, 2021. During this period of time, the following will be implemented:
● Students attending Internet hubs, special education students receiving in person services, and “essential VIRTUAL+ employees” report to school on January 4.
● Virtual instruction for all other students will begin on January 4 and continue through January 29 or until the end of the 20-21 school year (if selected in the intent survey).
● All teaching staff not providing in person services may work from school or remotely from January 4 through January 15. During this time, all staff will continue to report to work on asynchronous workdays (Wednesday, January 6 & 13). The modified Return 2 Building date for all teaching staff is Tuesday, January 19, two weeks prior to the implementation of the February 1, 2021 Hybrid/Virtual instructional plan.
While the CCPS team is well prepared and excited to welcome hybrid students (per intent survey) into the building for face-to-face instruction on February 1st, we continue to monitor our daily health metrics outlined by the CDC and VDH. The senior leadership team will provide the Board with a COVID19 data update at the regularly scheduled January 11, 2021 School Board Meeting.
We thank the school community for your ongoing support and engagement, and we look forward to everyone’s Virtual+ return on January 4, 2021.
Stay safe and be well!
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
Superintendent

LCES January Events

January 2021

1:  No School Winter Break-New Year’s Day

4:  Students 1st day back from Winter Break

4:  LCES Spirit Day

6:  2nd Quarter ends

8:  1st Semester Virtual Awards

PreK- 11:00 am

Kindergarten- 9:00 am

1st Grade- 9:30 am

2nd Grade- 10:15 am

3rd Grade- 10:15 am

4th Grade- 11:45 am

5th Grade- 9:30 am

11:  Scarf Day

15: Report Cards for all students

18: No School-Holiday- MLK Jr. Birthday

21-22:  Distribution of Materials for Q3 8 am-5 pm; curbside from LCES bus loop

18-22: Virginia School Principal’s Appreciation Week

25: LCES Spirit Day

UPDATE: Schools CLOSED for Thursday, December 17, 2020

Due to overnight freezing temperatures resulting in hazardous driving conditions, Caroline County Public Schools will be closed for all students and staff today, Thursday, December 17, 2020. 12 month employees will be on Code 3.

Students are encouraged to use this inclement weather day to review assignments, complete any missing work, and study for upcoming tests/quizzes.

We recognize the inconvenience this change places on households however the safety of our staff and students remains our top priority.

Thank you and be safe!

LCES Fall Pictures have arrived!!

Strawbridge Fall pictures have arrived here at school.

Parents and guardians may pick up your child’s pictures or proof between the hours of 8:30-3:00 pm. We hope to have a Fall picture make-up day in December. Please stay tuned for more information. Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

UPDATE: Schools CLOSED for Friday, November 13, 2020

As the rivers and streams continued to rise overnight, numerous roads remained closed or unpassable at this time. Caroline County Public Schools will be closed for all students and staff today, Friday, November 13, 2020. 12 month employees will be on Code 0.

Once again, students are encouraged to use this inclement weather day to review assignments, complete any missing work, and study for upcoming tests/quizzes.

Schools CLOSED for Thursday, November 12, 2020

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Due to continued heavy rainfall overnight, numerous roads are closed or not passable creating hazardous driving conditions. Additionally, Caroline County remains under a flash flood warning throughout the afternoon. Caroline County Public Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Thursday, November 12, 2020 (Employees Code 3 – essential personnel report).

Students are encouraged to use this inclement weather day to review assignments, complete any missing work, and study for upcoming tests/quizzes. Thank you and be safe!

LCES Fundraiser Extended to October 30th!

Lewis & Clark Elementary Needs your HELP!

We’ve extended our fundraiser end date to next Friday, October 30th!

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Lewis & Clark Elementary PTA’s fundraiser starts today, and we need your help. Our goal is to raise $15,000.00 for essential programs not currently funded through traditional means.

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Register at www.ShopFund.com
  2. Share custom support links with family & friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, Text and more.
  3. Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters.

REGISTER-SHARE-WIN: Sharing gets you tickets for chances to win over $100,000 in instant prizes.

Fundraiser Links:

Thank you for doing your part to make our fundraiser a success.

LCES 2nd Quarter Materials Distribution Day

This will be a drive thru format.  ALL students will need to pick up textbooks, manipulatives, and other items for virtual learning during the 2nd nine weeks.

What:  2nd Nine weeks Drive-Thru  Materials Distribution

When:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Time:  7:30am -6:00pm

Where:  LCES Bus Parking Lot- back of the school

LCES Red Ribbon Week- Oct. 26-30

Red Ribbon Week

Monday October 26th through Friday October 30th is Red Ribbon Week; a week where LCES faculty, staff, and students celebrate our students becoming successful, hardworking contributors to our community by living a healthy lifestyle. The week-long event includes dress up days with a positive, future minded approach to academics, college, career, and a drug free life.

Monday 26th        “Good Character, Good Choice!” Wear RED clothing to show everyone you are making good choices and have a bright future ahead of you.

Tuesday 27th    “Hats Off To Being Drug Free”  Students wear hats in support of living a drug-free, healthy lifestyle.

Wednesday 28th    “I’m a Jean-ius” I don’t do drugs” Student wear jeans to show they are making smart choices about their future!

Thursday 29th        “Sock it to drugs” Wear your crazy socks to show drug awareness and get those feet to moving, you are going places!

Friday 30th            “Team up Against Drugs” or Book Character Day Wear your favorite team gear or dress up as your favorite book character as we commit to do our best in school and stay away from drugs.

LCES Fall Book Fair!

Scholastic Book Fair – Green Bank Elementary-Middle School

LEWIS AND CLARK Fall Book Fair

18101 CLARK AND YORK BLVD ,  RUTHER GLEN ,  VA   22546

Oct. 15 – Oct. 28

Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You’ll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

It’s a new school year… let’s instill a new-found love of reading!

Click the link to begin Shopping!  SHOP HERE!

LCES Fundraiser- Register to Win!

Click the image to watch the video!lces fundraiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis & Clark Elementary PTA’s fundraiser starts today, and we need your help. Our goal is to raise $15,000.00 for essential programs not currently funded through traditional means.

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Register at www.ShopFund.com
  2. Share custom support links with family & friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, Text and more.
  3. Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters.

REGISTER-SHARE-WIN: Sharing gets you tickets for chances to win over $100,000 in instant prizes.

Fundraiser Links:

Thank you for doing your part to make our fundraiser a success.

K – 12 School Counseling Services

Parental Notification

Caroline County Public Schools Counseling Program is designed to meet the needs of all students. Each School’s program is designed to be inclusive, preventive and developmental in nature and based on Standards for School Counseling Programs in Virginia Public Schools. These standards are designed to complement and support the Virginia Standards of Learning and ensure that all students in grades K-12 receive support in academic, career, and personal/social development.

The School Counseling Program also includes responsive services that address students’ immediate needs and concerns. These services are delivered through prevention and intervention activities. These needs can be met through individual/small group counseling; consultation with parents, teachers and other educators; and referrals.

A student will meet with the school counselor when he/she requests counseling; parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff members refer the student; and/or the school counselor initiates contact.

Parents have the options to withdraw their child(ren) from all or any portion of the school counseling program by completing an opt-out form obtained from the school office. This request will be filed in the Student Record and staff advised of student non-participation. Opt-out requests will not transfer from school to school. Parents will need to complete an opt-out request form each time a student changes schools and at the beginning of each school year.

The opt-out provision excludes any short duration personal/social counseling which is needed to maintain order, discipline or a productive learning environment; respond to a crisis situation where there exists an immediate threat to the health and safety of the student or others; or follow-up to determine progress with a student who has previously participated in individual or group counseling.

Materials used with students in the School Counseling Program are available for parent review and comment by making arrangements with the school counselor.

For more information regarding the School Counseling Program contact your child(ren)’s individual school.

LCES Fall Fundraiser!

FUNDRAISERLewis & Clark Elementary PTA’s fundraiser starts today, and we need your help. Our goal is to raise $15,000.00 for essential programs not currently funded through traditional means.

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Register at www.ShopFund.com
  2. Share custom support links with family & friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, Text and more.
  3. Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters.

REGISTER-SHARE-WIN: Sharing gets you tickets for chances to win over $100,000 in instant prizes.

Fundraiser Links:

Thank you for doing your part to make our fundraiser a success!