CCPS is dedicated to ensuring the social and emotional wellness of students and their families under this unprecedented Covid-19 school closing. CCPS invites parents to visit the COVID-19 Social and Emotional Learning Resources page for research-based resources to help us navigate the challenges associated with the current COVID-19 conditions.
Caroline County Public Schools is concerned about the health of its students and staff. As a result, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and keeping our community informed about the latest developments, best preventative practices, and steps that CCPS is taking to ensure a safe environment.
Kindergarten Enrollment Day
Rescheduled to April 16, 2020
Who: Any child who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2020
- Bowling Green Elementary School, 17502 New Baltimore Road, Milford, VA 22514, 804-596-2391
- Madison Elementary School, 9075 Chance Place, Ruther Glen, VA 22546, 804-448-2171
- Lewis & Clark Elementary School, 18101 Clark and York Boulevard,Ruther Glen, VA 22546, 804-448-0175
When: April 16, 2020
Instructions of how to register will be provided at a later date. Please begin gathering important documents and refer to our website for all required paperwork.
Items required for enrollment
- The child’s official, certified birth certificate.
- Parent/Guardians photo ID and two proofs of address/residency.
- Updated immunizations and physical form.
- IEP (if applicable).
Change remains one of our world’s greatest constants, and the past twenty-four hours serves as proof of this old adage! Our ability to adapt to change as a school community is great, and our team continues to work tirelessly to achieve the next level of detailed communication.
The newly released VDOE guidance documents provide school divisions with additional information regarding how to proceed with various aspects of graduation, course credit, grade promotion, special education services, etc. Local school divisions now have the latitude to craft various ways to implement these changes. CCPS is collaborating to identify approaches that will best serve our PK-12 population while ensuring equity, access, and individualization.
In the very near future, we will provide students and families with answers to the many questions that have developed since the COVID-19 closure began. We look forward to sharing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the coming days and thank you for your support as we consider information and recommendations from Governor Northam, State Superintendent of Instruction, Dr. James Lane, The Virginia Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control.
In the interim, please visit www.ccps.us for our Continuity of Instruction materials and to view our COVID-19 webpage. We will continue to communicate, care, and create on behalf of our CCPS school community! Have a great evening and be well!
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
Congratulations to Shermeka Baker-Latney, Caroline County Public Schools Support Staff of the Year! Mrs. Baker-Latney has been with CCPS since 1998. Mrs. Baker-Latney has served as the ISS Coordinator at Caroline Middle School since September 2010, where she also sponsors the NJHS. Prior to that, she worked at the Central Office from 2000-2006. Mr. Darin Thompson, Principal, stated, “Mrs. Baker-Latney’s work helps to raise the bar with respect to building a total school. She is always positive and willing to go above and beyond expectations as a professional educator. Mrs. Baker-Latney serves in a mentor capacity as well for her colleagues through her continuous efforts to build morale and enhance motivation. Her energy always redirects and replenishes our students in a positive fashion when they are confronted with difficult situations and choices to be made.” Additionally, Mrs. Baker-Latney serves as the Executive Director for Caroline’s Promise, an organization that works to give young people the resources they need to succeed in life.
Please join Caroline County Public Schools in congratulating Mrs. Shermeka-Baker Latney as the Support Staff of the Year.
Congratulations to Sarah Pauley, Caroline County Public Schools Novice Teacher of the Year! Ms. Pauley is a 5th Grade Teacher at Madison Elementary School. Sarah has been with CCPS since August 2018. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her Master’s Degree in Teaching. Teresa Hicks, Principal, stated, “Ms. Pauley loves trying new engagement strategies. She strives to provide opportunities for her students to engage with one another, balances student and teacher talk time, as well as collaborates with colleagues to push her students in all areas of academic and social development. She holds weekly “family meetings” with her students to foster social and emotional growth. She has implemented the MindUp curriculum into her classroom, as well as brain breaks to support student learning. She shows a high level of expectations for her students and has strived to build positive relationships with all of her students and families.”
Caroline County Public Schools congratulates Sarah Pauley as the 2020-21 Novice Teacher of the Year.
Congratulations to Mashay Samuel, Caroline County Public Schools Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Samuel is a 2nd Grade Teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School. Mashay has been with Caroline County Public Schools since August 2017. Prior to this, she worked for Henrico County Public Schools. Mrs. Samuel received her Bachelor of Science degree from Longwood University and her Master’s of Education degree from Virginia State University.
Cynthia Brown, Principal, stated, “Mashay is a 2nd grade teacher that truly exhibits the best in the profession. She teaches to all the students’ needs and differentiates by addressing different learning styles and diverse needs. When I think of members of my teaching staff, Mrs. Samuel immediately comes to mind as a natural teacher, a leader, an advocate for all children, and a dedicated professional. Mrs. Samuel uses her outstanding human relations and communications skills to work with students, parents, and her colleagues. I am consistently impressed with the way that she knows each of her student’s academic and social skills levels. Finally, I would like to say that Mrs. Samuel is a dedicated, caring, kind, and an exuberant teacher that every principal hopes to have on staff.”
Mrs. Samuel will move forward to compete in the Region 3 Teacher of the Year process.
Caroline County Public Schools is proud to call Mashay Samuels its Teacher of the Year for the 2020-21 school year.