American Rescue Plan & School Emergency Relief Funds

CCPS has received funding through the American Rescue Plan and Secondary School Emergency Relief III funds. The overarching purpose of this funding is to help safely reopen and sustain the daily operations of schools while addressing the impact of COVID-19 on students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health.

We thank the community for their feedback in assisting us in utilizing these additional funds to ensure an innovative, collaborative, engaging, and safe learning environment for all students.

The ARP plan will be sent to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) for approval and updates will be made accordingly.

The ARP plan can be found at the following link:  ARP Plan

Public Announcement: Special Called School Board Meeting

The Caroline County School Board will hold a special called school board meeting on Monday, August 2, 2021  5:00PM at Caroline Middle School.

A copy of the agenda can be accessed on our website under the Division/School Board/Boarddocs tab.  The meeting will include a Lotus Academy update and a comprehensive overview of COVID 19 information including recent masks recommendations from health organizations and the mask/face covering options for board consideration.

We welcome the public to attend the meeting or view our livestream on our CCPS face book page.

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𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝟑-𝟓

Virtual Learning Environment
Virtual Learning Environment
As we approach the start of the 2021-22 school year we want to reach out to all virtual academy families and parents. Virtual academy students will have device pickup on August 2-6 from 8:00AM – 4:30PM each day. The pickup location will be at the zoned elementary school the student is enrolled in. You will receive a device, charger, and the necessary technology forms to fill out. Families that indicated their child used a hotspot on our survey will receive one during pickup.

Each virtual family will also receive communication from their child’s school as a reminder of this information. Once you receive your technology equipment, please check over it to ensure it is operational. If anything is not operational, please submit a ticket request. The link to the submit a request can be found here.

𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝟔-𝟏𝟐

Virtual Learning Environment
Virtual Learning Environment

As we approach the start of the 2021-22 school year we want to reach out to all virtual academy families and parents. Virtual academy students will have device pickup on August 2-6 from 8:00AM – 4:30PM each day. The pickup location will be at the zoned school the student is enrolled in. You will receive a device, charger, and the necessary technology forms to fill out. Families that indicated their child used a hotspot on our survey will receive one during pickup.

Each virtual family will also receive communication from their child’s school as a reminder of this information. Once you receive your technology equipment, please check over it to ensure it is operational. If anything is not operational, please submit a ticket request. The link to the submit a request can be found here.

Finally, on July 26, virtual families and students received an email detailing important information related to Virtual Virginia to include their calendar, courses selected, and online learning best practices. As a reminder, students in grades 6-12 begin the 2021-22 school year on August 10 with Virtual Virginia.

Mrs. Margaret Bryant Announced as Coordinator of Virtual Learning and Innovation

The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Margaret Bryant as Coordinator of Virtual Learning and Innovation at their meeting on July 12, 2021.
Mrs. Bryant graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Human Development, with a major in Education Administration and Supervision from George Washington University. In addition, her endorsements include an Exceptional Education certification from Old Dominion University and a Gifted Education certification from University of Virginia.
Since 2017, Mrs. Bryant has been the Coordinator of Alternative Student Success for New Kent Public Schools. In this role, she administered and facilitated online and virtual programs, and she was instrumental in the development and implementation of in-person and online instruction for students with disabilities. She also coordinated assignments and progression for students in an alternative placement and supervised CTE education of 21st century workplace skills in person and virtual programming.
Prior to this position, she was the Director of Busy Bees Learning Center and the Coordinator of Assessment and Remediation for Henrico County Public Schools. Caroline County is excited to welcome Mrs. Bryant to the Central Office team for the 2021-2022 school year. She will begin her position on July 26th.

Margaret Bryant

Ms. Kimberly Young Announced as Communications and Community Engagement Specialist

The Caroline County School Board appointed Ms. Kimberly Young as Communications and Community Engagement Specialist at their meeting on July 12, 2021.
Ms. Young graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies from University of Mary Washington. Ms. Young has over 20 years of professional development and consultation experience, with her most recent role being the Business and Career Coordinator for Germanna Community College Center for Workforce and Community Education. Serving in this role for eight years, she planned multiple events and conferences and collaborated with the region’s schools to develop and host professional development conferences for teachers. She has also served on several community task forces, boards, and committees and chaired the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Now Board for two years. Caroline County is excited to welcome Ms. Young to the Central Office team for the 2021-2022 school year, she began her position on July 13th.

Kimberly Young

Darlene Keener Announced as Dean of CDLC

The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Darlene Keener as Dean of CDLC at their meeting on June 14, 2021.
Mrs. Keener graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University and an Administrative Leadership Endorsement from Longwood University. Mrs. Keener currently serves as the CCPS Behavior Support Coordinator, and also continues to be a champion for the on-going training and implementation of trauma informed practices and VTSS development within CCPS. Prior to this position, Mrs. Keener worked as the Behavior Support Program Teacher for students with special needs at Cedar Forest Elementary in Spotsylvania county from 2011-2018. While in that role, she was coordinator for the Olweus Bullying Prevention program which demonstrated a marked reduction in bullying among students. Mrs. Keener is a proud resident of Caroline County and was a previous Executive Director of Caroline’s Promise, a position she still holds dear to her heart. She will begin this position August 1, 2021.

Darlene Keener