CCPS Return To Learn Site

CCPS is excited to announce the launch of its new Return to Learn website. For your convenience, the site contains the latest “draft” information regarding the opening of school for the 2020-21 school year: Introduction, Resources, Timeline, Guiding Principles, Survey Trends, Health and Safety, Delivery Models, Special Services, Social and Emotional Resources, and Athletics and Extracurriculars.

The R2L site will be updated regularly based on the latest guidance from the CDC, VDOE, or VDH, so be sure to visit it regularly to keep up-to-date regarding your student’s return to school.

CCPS Return to Learn

COVID-19 School Closure

Dear CCPS School Families,

Concern about COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created a rapidly evolving environment where changes are being made quickly in the interest of public health. In accordance with Governor Northam’s March 13, 2020 declaration ordering all K-12 schools to close for a minimum of 2 weeks, Caroline County Public Schools will be closed for students beginning Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 27. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments throughout the two-week closure and notify families as quickly as possible of any necessary changes. At this time, there is no plan to adjust the previously scheduled Spring Break (April 3-April 13).

Continuity of Instruction Plan

Our instructional team has been working diligently in preparation for a potential closing. Daily PK-12 activities in core content areas (math, language arts, history, science, CTE, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and ASOL Special Education) have been developed to allow your child or children to review and reinforce content. Students will work on the various activities at a pace and time that works best for your family. These instructional activities will be available online at the CCPS website on Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00p.m. Paper copies are available for parent pickup, if needed, at your child’s school on Tuesday, March 17 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Further information and directions associated with continuity of instruction activities will be emailed early next week.

Food Service Sites

Additionally, for many of our students, the meals provided at our schools are a crucial part of their daily nutrition. Additional plans are being made to address this vital need across the Caroline community. At this time, CCPS will begin providing “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals on Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27.

  • Bowling Green E.S., Lewis and Clark E.S., Madison E.S., and Caroline M.S. will serve as meal sites.
  • Any Caroline County child 18 and under is eligible for “Grab and Go” meals.
  • Meals will be prepared by the CCPS Food Services Department and served curbside from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • The parent/guardian (or alternate driver) must pull up to any of the four distribution sites to receive breakfast and lunch items for that day. Please note, the child(ren) must be in the vehicle to receive any meals.

Building and Transportation Deep Cleaning

Throughout the two-week closure, CCPS will conduct a deep cleaning of school buildings and buses utilizing EPA-approved cleaning products and practices.

During this unprecedented experience, we will continue to do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our community. Please visit our website to view our “COVID-19” page for the latest information regarding the virus. Additionally, should you have any additional questions, please contact your child’s school. School offices will be open to the public on Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18 (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Be sure to stay close to your email for additional information as it becomes available.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this national pandemic.

Sincerely,
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
Superintendent

CCPS COVID-19 Information

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.

CCPS COVID-19 Information Page

Approved 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar

CCPS Board adopts calendar for 2020-21 school year

The Caroline County School Board voted Monday, February 10, 2020, to adopt a calendar for the 2020-21 school year that includes:

  • Two-week winter break (3 weekends)
  • Full week spring break (plus Friday before)
  • 3 Day Thanksgiving break
  • A shortened School Day (15min. reduction to the end of the school day)

After receiving input from multiple stakeholder groups and an online survey, the school division’s calendar committee made revisions to the initially proposed calendar and requested approval from the school board. The adopted calendar seeks to accomplish a variety of ends, including a pre-Labor-Day start, balanced job-embedded professional learning opportunities and clerical time for teachers, and different days for elementary and secondary parent-teacher conferences. The CCPS school board and
calendar committee are pleased to have an academic calendar that supports high-quality teaching and learning with a shortened school day.

Highlights of 2020-21 CCPS calendar

Aug. 10: First day of school.
Sept. 4 & 7: Pre/Labor Day holiday
Oct. 9: Student holiday, Div. PD
Oct. 12: Fall Break
Nov. 3: Student holiday, Building PD
Nov. 25-27: Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Winter Break
Jan. 4: Teacher workday (Students return on Jan. 5)
Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Feb. 12: Student holiday, Div. PD
Feb. 15: Presidents’ Day holiday
Mar. 12: Student holiday, Building PD
Apr. 2-9: Spring Break
May 26: Last day of school

Approved 2019-2020 Instructional Calendar