Caroline County Public Schools Announces Mrs. Corinne Griggs as New Principal of Caroline Middle School

Caroline County Schools is pleased to announce that Mrs. Corinne Griggs has been named the new principal of Caroline Middle School. Mrs. Griggs replaces Mr. Darin Thompson who was appointed Principal of Varina High School at the Henrico County School Board Meeting on May 28, 2020.
A Caroline County resident and native Virginian, Mrs. Griggs graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with both her Bachelors in English and Master of Teaching degrees as well as a Post-Masters in Educational Leadership and Supervision. For the past three years Mrs. Griggs has served as Assistant Principal at Caroline Middle School. Additionally, Mrs. Griggs was selected to participate in a two-year leadership cohort through University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education’s Statewide Communities of Practice for Excellence. Corinne has also served as an instrumental leader in Caroline County Public Schools’ development and implementation of the Virginia Tiered Systems of Support.
Prior to joining the Caroline team in 2017, Mrs. Griggs began her education career in Chesterfield County where she was a teacher and soccer coach at Matoaca Middle School as well Providence Middle School. Before becoming an integral member of the CMS Eagle family, Corinne worked as an Assistant Principal at G. W. Carver Middle School.
We are excited to celebrate Mrs. Griggs’ promotion to CMS principal and look forward to the succession planning that will occur between the incoming and outgoing leaders. Please join Caroline County Public Schools in welcoming Mrs. Griggs to her new position and congratulating Mr. Thompson on his new leadership opportunity in his home county.

Corinne Griggs

Caroline Middle School Principal To Take Principal Position At Varina High School

Caroline County Public Schools would like to announce that on May 28, 2020, Mr. Darin Thompson was appointed principal of Varina High School in Henrico County. Mr. Thompson will begin his new position on July 1, 2020. We thank Mr. Thompson for his servant leadership at Caroline Middle School during the 19-20 school year and wish him well as he transitions to employment within his county of residence.

Darin Thompson

4th Quarter Grade Access (2-12) & PK-1 Report Card Distribution

As the 2019-2020 school year draws to a close, teachers are working diligently to review all Phase III (Tier II) Continuity of Learning activities and finalize grades. All PreK-1st grade report cards will be mailed during the week of May 18. Beginning Thursday, May 21, 2nd-12th grade parents can access grades electronically through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Should you need to establish a parent account or simply need support, please find guidance on accessing your child’s PowerSchool grades at www.ccps.us.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher (2-5) or school counselor (6-12). The school contact information is linked below: Bowing Green Elementary School ; Lewis and Clark Elementary School ; Madison Elementary School; Caroline Middle School; and Caroline High School. We look forward to the submission of Tier II (Phase III) activities this Friday, May 15 as teachers close out the final grades of the year.
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Preschool and Kindergarten Enrollment

CCPS continues with preschool and kindergarten enrollment! Due to the COVID-19 guidelines, we have adopted a process that allows parents to either access an enrollment packet on the CCPS website ccps.us or pick up a packet at any of the elementary school food distribution sites on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For Kindergarten, once completed, you may email the enrollment packet to the school registrar or drop off at your school’s food distribution site. This is a conditional process, therefore, document verification and student screenings will occur at a later date.

In addition, preschool applications are being taken via email and/or phone. If you have already submitted a Pre-Application, you will not need to do anything further. If your child is eligible, the school registrar will contact you to continue with the process.

If you have not completed a Pre-Application, you can either access it on the CCPS website ccps.us or you can pick up a Pre-Application at any of the elementary school food distribution sites on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For Preschool, once completed, email the form to Calandra Simms at csimms@ccps.us or drop off at your school’s food distribution site. If your child is eligible, the school registrar will contact you to continue the application process. This is a conditional process, therefore, document verification and student screenings will occur at a later date to determine final acceptance of students.

Caroline County Public Schools Announces Paige Carter as Director of Special Education

Caroline County Public Schools is excited to announce Paige Carter will be joining our administrative team as the Director of Special Education. Mrs. Carter will begin on 7/1/2020. Mrs. Carter graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from East Central University in Oklahoma. She earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and is in the final stage of the Ph. D. program in Special Education Disability Policy at VCU. Paige is joining us from Spotsylvania County Public Schools, where she is the current Assistant Director of Student Support Services. Paige has also served at the VCU Autism Center for Excellence as a Technical Assistance Associate where she collaborated with school divisions across the state. Prior to that, Paige has served as an Autism Specialist and the Coordinator of Autism Programs. Mrs. Carter worked as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher for Caroline County Public Schools from 1998 to 2006. During her career, she earned distinction as a National Board Certified Teacher in 2006 and holds a license as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Mrs. Carter looks forward to working with the CCPS family and serving the Caroline County community where she resides with her family. CCPS welcomes Paige Carter as the new Director of Special Education.

Paige Carter