2018-2019 Instructional Calendar Feedback

Caroline County Public Schools is pleased to present two draft 18-19 Instructional Calendars for stakeholder review and comment. The CCPS Instructional Calendar Committee worked collaboratively in November with the aim of preserving and enhancing various aspects of the academic calendar. Options A and B reflect committee input as well as local and state mandates that provide parameters for calendar development.  For more information regarding the committee’s work and regulatory requirements, please see the Frequently Asked Questions document on the CCPS website.

Please take a moment to review Options A and B (CCPS website) and provide us with feedback. The survey will close on Thursday, December 21.  We look forward to presenting a final draft calendar to the School Board at the February School Board Meeting.

Calendar Highlights:

Calendars A and B are similar with the exceptions of March and April. See below for the outlined differences:

  • Calendar A provides a consistent spring break (1st week of April – would not change in future years) that aligns with calendar proposals for neighboring divisions to our immediate South (Hanover, Henrico, Richmond City). With a consistent spring break, Option A provides a half student day on 4/19/19 and a holiday on 4/22/19.
  • Calendar B provides a traditional spring break, which falls prior to the holiday on 4/21/19.
  • Options A and B reflect different dates in March for the End of the 3rd Quarter and time allocated for professional work days.


2018-2019 Calendar Option A (Printable PDF – English Version)

2018-2019 Calendar Option B (Printable PDF – English Version)

Frequently Asked Questions (Printable PDF – English Version)


2018-2019 Instructional Calendar Feedback

Thank you for your time and input!

Navigating Dangerous Waters

Empowering Parents
Increase Your Parent Tool Box
Healthy Coping Strategies

Information presentation by:
Rappahannock Community Services Board
Caroline County Sheriff’s Office – CCPS-CMS School Counselors
-Identifying healthy/unhealthy relationships
-What is self-harming behavior?
-Learn the dangerous APPS

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Caroline Middle School Auditorium
13325 Devil’s Three Jump Road
Milford, Virginis 22514
Sponsored by: CCPS – Parent Resource Center
Child supervision provided

Caroline County Public Schools received a Green Certification award

Caroline County Public Schools received a Green Certification award in the 2017 Virginia School Boards Association’s (VSBA) Green Schools Challenge. It is a friendly competition designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local school division and the broader community. This is the ninth year the awards were given out.

The Certified Green School Division winners were recognized at the VSBA Annual Convention being held in Williamsburg. The 30 school divisions were recognized as being Certified Green School Divisions by implementing new actions and adopting new policies that earn the divisions “green points”. The VSBA Green Schools Challenge was sponsored by Moseley Architects and ABM Education.

PowerSchool Assessment Review

An exciting new feature has been added to PowerSchool Assessment called student assessment review. With this feature, students can look at items that they missed within a predefined window. In order to activate this feature, a teacher must select this option when scheduling a test. After setting a review window, the teacher generates a code for each student. To access the review feature, students and parents navigate to the PowerSchool Assessment log on screen. Both the students and parents tab include the option to review an assessment. After selecting the review an assessment option, enter in the student number and the unique review password. The link to PowerSchool Assessment is found on the www.ccps.us site under the parent drop down. An additional link is located on the my.ccps.us intranet page under the students tab.

Free Health Clinic Nov 4-5, 2017 Warsaw, VA

The clinic is open to any regardless of residence or income and is first come, first serve. The clinic is November 4 & 5 at Richmond County Elementary School (361 Walnut Street , Warsaw, VA 22572). Services offered can be found on the flyer and include onsite dental care and glasses. All ages are welcome. More information can be found at www.rappahannock.edu/RAM

Free Health Clinic Flyer (Printable PDF – English Version)

Clínica gratuita de salud (Printable PDF – Spanish Version)

Request for proposals for investment grade audit for energy services

The Caroline County School Board (District) is accepting proposals, pursuant to Section 11-34.3 of the Code of Virginia, from interested firms to enter into an energy performance-based contract to install certain equipment in and make modifications to Caroline Middle School which will result in a guaranteed amount of energy savings.

To learn more, please visit http://fm.blogs.ccps.us/2017/10/request-for-proposals-for-investment-grade-audit-for-energy-services/

Young Explorers Program Builds Potential in All Second Grade Students

Caroline County Public Schools is thrilled to announce the launch of a new primary critical thinking program called Young Explorers. Young Explorers is designed to address a wide variety of critical thinking skills and strategies and to challenge students to think in different ways. The goal of the program is to recognize and cultivate the talents and abilities of all children in Caroline County at an early age, as well as identify students who may be underrepresented in the gifted program. Gifted specialists and classroom teachers collaborate to plan and teach these daily lessons that address topics such as mindset, memory, deductive reasoning, vocabulary, algebraic thinking and more. The program is implemented at the second grade level in all three elementary schools in Caroline County including Bowling Green, Madison and Lewis and Clark.

CCPS is committed to increasing achievement for all students through a variety of best practices, innovative teaching strategies, data analysis, differentiation, and providing students a safe and caring learning environment. As we strive to achieve excellence at the state and national levels,it is pertinent that we recognize the needs of all students, particularly culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged students who may not be reaching their full potential. By implementing the Young Explorers program and observing students more closely, we will have a better understanding of each student who comes through our doors and respond appropriately to their feelings, behaviors, and needs. CCPS is very dedicated to providing classrooms where potential is actively nurtured and valued.

The Young Explorers program was developed by CCPS gifted specialists Barbara Miller, Lindsey Rose, and Chelsea Spiegel. Dr. Joanne Jones, Director of Curriculum shared, “Caroline is excited about the potential of the program and would like to thank Chesterfield and Hanover Counties for their collaborative support and shared successes with similar programs.”

Student demonstrating that she cut a hole out of a single piece of paper using alternating cuts to create a space large enough to step through.

Students putting their listening skills to the test during an auditory memory sort game.

Student showing perseverance as he masters a critical thinking activity to grow his mindset.