CCPS Staff and Families,
CCPS has been working diligently since school ended in May to create a safe and effective instructional plan for the 2020-21 school year. The link below shows the timeline of what has been accomplished thus far and the remaining action steps in developing our Return-to-Learn plan. Notice the Community Forum on July 14 at CMS. We would love to have parents, students, and staff participate in this meeting to provide input in refining our plan. The plan will be finalized, forwarded to the VDOE, and posted on the CCPS website by July 20, with the first day of school occurring on August 10.
The Caroline County School Board appointed Ms. Rochelle Brown as Assistant Principal of Caroline Middle School at their meeting on June 18, 2020.
Ms. Brown graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Regent University. Ms. Brown is currently a Dean of Students for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Serving in this leadership role for the past two years has enabled her to develop strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Ms. Brown coordinated professional development activities in Restorative Practices and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), initiated a Monday Mentor attendance program and led the School Safety Committee. Ms. Brown taught at Chesterfield County Public Schools before accepting the Dean position. Caroline County is excited to welcome Ms. Brown to the Caroline Middle School team for the 2020-2021 school year
The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Kristi Thomas as Assistant Principal of Bowling Green Elementary School at their meeting on June 18, 2020.
Mrs. Thomas graduated from James Madison University with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sociology and received her Masters of Arts in Reading from Grand Canyon University. She is also pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership K-12, from Grand Canyon University. Mrs. Thomas is currently serving as the Reading Specialist for Bowling Green Elementary School where she has been instrumental in contributing to the school’s success. Prior to accepting that position, she was a teacher at BGE from 2016-2019. Caroline County is excited to welcome Mrs. Thomas to the Bowling Green Elementary School team for the 2020-2021 school year.
Dear CCPS School Community:
With the 2019-20 school year completed, there is much anticipation and discussion about what school will look like for the 2020-21 school year. Caroline County Public Schools, like educational organizations across the Commonwealth, is now wrestling with how to effectively manage the public health risks of COVID-19 while simultaneously resuming the core functions of our school division.
Amidst this, CCPS remains committed to the health and well-being of all school community members and to supporting the academic and social-emotional progress of all students. As such, the school division has been actively preparing for the re-opening of school. A Return-to-Learn task force comprised of department supervisors, principals, and teachers has been planning over the past month for a variety of scenarios for returning to school that include a regular return (social distancing measures), virtual/distance learning, and a variety of alternate models.
To ensure the task force develops a plan reflective of the Caroline school community and the Commonwealth, VDH, and VDOE reopening guidelines outline by Governor Northam on June 9, we’ve developed a parent survey to determine the needs and wants of our families. In addition to parental input, CCPS staff will seeking feedback via an employee Return-to-Learn survey. All survey data will be used in conjunction with governmental agency information to develop a plan that is feasible, meaningful, and safe.
Your input is valuable, so please submit your responses by June 18! The CCPS task force will work diligently to release its Return-to-Learn plan by mid-July. We thank you for your continued support throughout the COVID-19 closure; we’re committed to meeting the continued challenges presented by the pandemic while delivering quality teaching and learning opportunities for the students of Caroline.
Sarah B. Calveric, Ph.D.
Caroline County Public Schools is excited to announce Mrs. Natalee Tuck will be joining the Special Education team as Compliance Coordinator, filling the position vacated by Mr. James O’Reilly. Mrs. Tuck will begin on 8/1/2020. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. Mrs. Tuck has worked as a Special Education Teacher for Caroline County Public Schools since 2004. She has also served as the Special Education and Child Study/Eligibility Chairperson from 2006-2014 for Lewis and Clark Elementary School. CCPS welcomes Natalee Tuck as the Special Education Compliance Coordinator.
Caroline County Public Schools is excited to announce Danny Younce will be joining the Transportation team as the Pupil Transportation Coordinator, filling the position vacated by Mr. Erick Childs. He will begin on 6/16/2020. Mr. Younce attended Germanna Community College with a focus on business and career development coursework and is a member of the Virginia Association of Pupil Transportation. He served as a bus driver for Stafford County before attaining the position of Route Manager for Prince William County Schools in 2014. Mr. Younce plans to use his interpersonal and organizational skills to assist the transportation department and build upon the goals.
Caroline County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Sarah Calveric has been selected as a participant in the inaugural cohort of the Virginia Superintendents Leadership Academy (VSLA). Dr. Calveric is one of fifteen superintendents chosen to take part in the first-ever VSLA program. The Leadership Academy will provide participants with a unique Professional Learning Community designed to meet the challenges and opportunities of Virginia superintendents.
The VSLA curriculum is organized around the acquisition of leadership competencies identified in the Profile of a Virginia Leader, which was presented to the Virginia Board of Education in July 2020. The cohort of colleagues will engage in sessions that promote leadership strategies that help superintendents adapt to ever changing challenges facing schools and unforeseen problems that undoubtedly will occur in the future. Throughout the year-long program, Dr. Calveric will complete a capstone project focused on a problem of practice specifically focused on Caroline County Public Schools.
Caroline County Public Schools is proud of Dr. Calveric’s commitment to professional growth and congratulates her on participating in the Virginia Association of School Superintendents’ VSLA Academy.