CCPS Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

CCPS has received additional funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III act. The purpose of the funding is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the nation’s students by addressing students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. This plan describes how Caroline County Public Schools will maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other school and division staff during and following the return to full in-person instruction.

The plan can be found at the following link: CCPS Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

Virginia Assessment Program Test Results for Students Grades 3-8

Caroline County Public Schools is pleased to inform you of a new method for you to receive your child’s Virginia Assessment Program test results.

The Virginia Assessment Parent Portal, located at https://va-results.pearsonaccessnext.com, is a new web-based portal where you will create a user account and gain access to your test results for certain statewide assessments. Currently, this includes test results from the Fall 2021 Grades 3-8 Reading and Mathematics Growth Assessments that your child completed earlier in this school year. 

A document entitled “Accessing Student Test Results in Parent Portal” will be emailed to you which includes directions and a student-specific claim code. After the parent account is created, the claim code enables you to access your child’s test results. If you do not receive an email, please contact your child’s school to have the information sent home. 

Dr. Craig Reed Appointed As Director of Secondary Education

On Monday November 9, 2021, the Caroline County Public School Board named Dr. Craig Reed as the Director of Secondary Education. Dr. Reed has been an educator for 26 years, with eleven years of service in both middle and high school principalships. Dr. Reed will transition from his current role as principal of Peasley Middle School in Gloucester County to CCPS on December 1, 2021. 

Dr. Reed’s extensive secondary experience is inclusive of both rural and urban academic settings. This  geographic diversity has also afforded Dr. Reed with the opportunity to lead in fully accredited environments, as well as schools immersed in the continuous school improvement (CSIP) process. To support enhanced achievement, Dr. Reed worked with faculty and staff to not only improve student academic success but to also create sustainable systems and processes supportive of all children. Dr. Reed believes that there are three characteristics that define excellence in leadership: leaders should be goal oriented, leaders should be data driven, and of the utmost importance – leaders must utilize shared or collaborative leadership.

Dr. Reed completed his doctoral studies at the College of William and Mary in March of 2020. Prior to his doctoral work, Dr. Reed received his B.A. degree from Hampton University in English, completed his teacher endorsement at Longwood University and received his M.Ed. in educational policy, planning and leadership from the College of William and Mary.  Caroline County Schools welcomes Dr. Reed as the Director of Secondary Education.  

 

CCPS Student Virtual Academy Interest Survey, Grades K-2

At the September school board meeting, the board recommended revisiting interest in a virtual option for kindergarten through second grade and allowing for more social distancing in our K-2 classrooms for the second semester. As a follow through CCPS is gathering interest data from parents of kindergarten through second graders.

This form is an interest survey that will be used to gather data from families who would like their child/children in grades K-2 to participate in the Virtual Academy for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year. The survey does not guarantee enrollment, however, this data will be used to help determine the need of expanding virtual options at the elementary level for the reasons stated above. While this data will not be the sole driver in enrolling students in virtual courses additional criteria will be used should we proceed with expansion. To determine final enrollment in Virtual Academy, we will review 1) attendance, 2) current work habits, 3) achievement in current class/grade.

Please complete one survey for each child enrolled in kindergarten through second grades. In order to maintain consistency and accuracy of the data, previous respondents are required to respond again to this survey. This is an interest survey only, therefore, it does not guarantee enrollment but it does provide data for future planning. The interest survey will also serve as a timestamped list of potential students.

The survey will be open beginning November 1, 2021 at 8AM and will close promptly at 6PM on Monday, November 15, 2021. Interested survey participants will be placed on a potential enrollment list in the order of their response. A recommendation will be presented to the school board on December 13, 2021.

Complete this survey only ONE time per child enrolled in K-2. Click HERE to access the survey or scan the QR code located on the flier.

Special Called School Board Meeting- October 18, 2021 4:30PM

The Caroline County School Board will hold a special  called school board meeting on Monday, October 18, 2021  4:30PM at Caroline Middle School.

A copy of the agenda can be accessed on our website under the Division/School Board/Boarddocs tab. The purpose of the meeting is to identify an instructional calendar adjustment that acknowledges COVID challenges hampering teaching and learning and social-emotional wellness of students and staff.

The meeting will also stream live on our YouTube channel.

 

Monthly CCPS School Board Meeting October 11, 2021 5:30PM

The Caroline County School Board will hold it’s regular called school board meeting on Monday, October 11, 2021 5:30PM at Caroline Middle School.

A copy of the agenda can be accessed on our website under the Division/School Board/Boarddocs tab. The meeting will include important COVID 19 updates,  school wide improvement plans, recognitions,  and a detailed update on family engagement during our Pathways 2022 spotlight.

The meeting will also stream live on our YouTube channel.

Reminder:  Policy BDDH, Public Participation in School Board Meetings permits citizens to speak to the board at the school board meeting.   ONLINE comments were allowed during our “state of emergency” as were online meetings.  Please know that all comments at this time are in person.  

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CCPS Featured on Town Talk Radio

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CCPS Principals featured on Ted Schubel’s Town Talk Radio Show

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Herb Monroe, Caroline High School Principal Josh Just, Madison Elementary Principal Teresa Hicks, Lewis and Clark Elementary Principal Cynthia Brown, and Caroline Middle School Principal Corrine Griggs were featured on Ted Schubel’s Town Talk radio show on September 28.  Click HERE to listen.