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

Calendar Adjustment for Caroline County Public Schools

In recognition of the mild winter season and resulting unused inclement weather days, the School Board approved the following 19-20 calendar revisions at the March 9, 2020 School Board meeting.

The School Board voted to make Friday, April 3rd a student and staff holiday. This is the Friday before Spring break. In addition, the school board decided to make Tuesday, May 19th the last day of school for students.

We are excited about the School Board’s opportunity to provide these additional school holidays. CCPS will also capitalize on these changes to conduct extensive facility cleaning on Friday, March 13th and Friday, April 3rd.

Kindergarten Registration Day

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year
WHO: Any child who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2020
WHERE: 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: March 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
No appointment needed.
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)

Caroline County Public Schools Announces Erick Childs as Supervisor of Transportation

Caroline County Public Schools is excited to announce Erick Childs as the Supervisor of Transportation. Mr. Childs will be replacing Mr. Satterwhite March 1, 2020. Mr. Childs was born and raised in Caroline County and is a graduate of Caroline High School. Mr. Childs graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management from DeVry University. Erick originally started working at CCPS for the technology summer program when he was just 15 years old. Erick returned as a substitute bus driver in 2015. With a growing passion for pupil transportation, he fell in love with the transportation staff and became the Pupil Transportation Specialist in 2016. While serving in this capacity, Mr. Childs was fortunate to assist in the successful implementations of the automated bus routing system, automated vehicle location (GPS), and Fleet Management systems.

Mr. Childs looks forward to working with the CCPS family and serving the Caroline County community in this new role. CCPS welcomes Erick Childs as the new Supervisor of Transportation.

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Middle School Conditioning and Tryout Information

Middle School Conditioning and Tryout Information (This information has been available on The Buzz and CMS Athletic Blog – http://cmsathletics.blogs.ccps.us/ )

All students must have an Athletic Physical on file to tryout. Students with 2 F’s on their report cards from the 2nd 9 weeks are ineligible to try out. Eligibility will be reevaluated at end of 3rd 9 weeks. Activity bus forms can also be found on the CMS Athletic Blog

Baseball: Coach Glenn Schott
Conditioning – Starting Feb 24th conditioning will run after school Monday – Thursday from 3- 5:15pm.
Tryouts – Begin March 2nd

Softball: Coach “Nikki” Caitlyn O’Callaghan
Conditioning – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 – 5:15pm
Tryouts – Begin March 2nd

Girls Soccer: Sharon Swanton
Conditioning – Wednesday’s from 3 – 5:15pm
Tryouts – Begin March 2nd

Track: Coach Marcellus Harris
Tryouts – Begins Feb 24th from 3 – 5:15pm (practice is over at HS Track)

Volleyball Skills Club: Coach Clay Forehand
Resumes Feb 25th and Feb 27th. 3 – 5:15pm

Cheer: Selina Fields
Tryouts begin March 3rd – March 5th – Forms can be found on Athletic Blog.