Parent Summer School Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to Summer School 2014! We are happy to have the opportunity to serve you and your child this summer. Currently, your child is enrolled in the Reading and Math session which will begin on Monday, June 30, at 8:00 am and end on Friday, July 25th. (July 4th-Holiday) Our theme for this summer is “Happy”.

Please note: Summer School for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be held in the 8th grade wing of Caroline Middle School.

Buses will drop off students in the back of the school and car riders must be dropped off in the front. All students will meet in the School Cafeteria upon arriving to school. Teachers will meet students and provide room assignments.

The hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parents may drop students off at 7:50 a.m. in the cafeteria. It is important that your child arrive on time; however, there is no supervision prior to 7:50 a.m. Car riders must be picked up and signed out promptly at 1:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. If students will be checked out early, they will need to be signed out by an authorized adult in the Elementary Summer School Office (C117). Photo identification is required. Please park in designated parking.

All students will receive a hot lunch during the summer school program. Fees will remain the same as during the school year.

The summer school session is 19 days long. In an effort to maximize instructional time and provide a classroom climate conducive to learning, we maintain very high expectations for students to follow classroom procedures and display appropriate behavior.

Summer school offers a time of reflection, growth, and preparation for the upcoming year. We look forward to sharing these experiences with your child. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to call Caroline Middle School at 633-6561 or send an email to cblackwell@ccps.us. We excitedly anticipate working with you and your child this summer! :)

Thank you,
Ms. Carol Blackwell
Summer School Principal

*If you have been notified that your child does not have to attend summer school, please disregard this notice.

Kathleen F. Beane Named Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary Education

At the June 11, 2014 Caroline County School Board meeting, Mrs. Kathleen F. Beane was named the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary Education. Mrs. Beane comes to Caroline from Colonial Beach Public Schools where she served as the division’s Superintendent for two years. She has also served in the position of Director of Testing, Director of Technology, Director of Instruction, Director of Human Resources, and Principal for Colonial Beach Public schools. Mrs. Beane has a Post- Master’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Longwood University. Mrs. Beane will begin as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary Education on July 1, 2014.

Dr. Daryl Chesley Named Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Education

At the June 11, 2014 Caroline County School Board meeting, Dr. Daryl Chesley was named the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Education. Dr. Chesley comes to Caroline from Hanover County Public Schools where he served as Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Leadership for three years. He served as Director of Instruction for Fredericksburg City Schools for two years and a high school principal for five years. Dr. Chesley received his Doctorate in Educational Administration and Policies Studies from George Washington University, a Master’s from Old Dominion University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, VA. Dr. Chesley will begin as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Education on July 1, 2014.

Caroline HS Track Renovation Project Update

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the Caroline County School Board approved a bid by Precision Sports Surfaces of Charlottesville, VA for the High School Track Renovation Project. The bid amount was $285,778. It is anticipated that the work will begin within the next two weeks and will be substantially complete by August 1, 2014. During this time, the track will be closed for public use.