This afternoon Governor Northam announced that K12 schools will be closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The Commonwealth of Virginia has been closely monitoring the acceleration of COVID-19 throughout our communities, the state, and the nation. Public health remains the most critical focus during these unprecedented circumstances. As the Commonwealth implements an aggressive public health response to protect and care for our citizens, CCPS will continue to work collaboratively with the Caroline community and local agencies to ensure students’ and families’ needs are supported.
We understand that this announcement may generate a variety of questions and will require extensive communication in the coming days and weeks. Guidance will be provided from the Virginia Department of Education to school divisions within the next 24 hours regarding graduation requirements, standard and verified credits, continuity of instruction, grades, and special education services.
During such challenging times, let’s all remember that everyone has an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test. Remember, we are better together, even when apart! #OneCaroline
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.