CCPS will open kindergarten enrollment on April 16th. Due to the COVID-19 guidelines, we have adopted a process that will allow parents to either access an enrollment packet on the CCPS website or pick up a packet at any of the elementary school food distribution sites on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Once completed, you may email the enrollment packet to the school registrar or drop off at your school’s food distribution site. This is a conditional process, therefore, document verification and student screenings will occur at a later date.
In addition, CCPS will continue with the preschool recruitment via phone. If you have already submitted a Pre-Application, you will not need to do anything further. If your child is eligible, the school registrar will contact you to continue with the process.
If you have not completed a Pre-Application, you can either access it on the CCPS website or you can pick up a Pre-Application at any of the elementary school food distribution sites on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Once completed, email the form to Calandra Simms or drop off at your school’s food distribution site. If your child is eligible, the registrar will contact you to continue the application process. This is a conditional process, therefore, document verification and student screenings will occur at a later date to determine final acceptance of students.
- Bowling Green Elementary: Carrie Moser – email@example.com
- Lewis and Clark Elementary: Brenda Hackett – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Madison Elementary: Cindy St. Clair – email@example.com
Good evening, CCPS students and families! As our 2019-2020 spring break draws to a close, I hope this brief communication finds each of you faring well in the midst of the COVID-19 closure. While far from a traditional April school holiday, it is my wish that each of you was able to experience some level of rejuvenation and joy while alongside family, outdoors in fresh air, or embracing a new or old hobby.
Our leadership team is tremendously grateful for your continued support and collaboration as we navigate each passing day and week. Central office and building administrators are continuously seeking new ways to enhance current services, while also planning year end arrangements and “return to learn” logistics for the 20-21 school year. As we eagerly await our staff and students’ return, please watch the first in a series of CCPS videos reminding our community of the school division’s focus and commitment to each Caroline County Public School employee and child. Be well and happy watching!
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
We have a few exciting updates to share regarding our “Grab and Go” meal distribution process. First and foremost, “Grab and Go” meal distribution will continue over spring break and through the end of the school year. Additionally, we recently received USDA approval to begin serving meals on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule (see the flyer for times). Beginning Monday, April 6, each site will provide youth with two breakfast bags and two lunch bags (4 meals) per day. A new addition… this also includes meals for Saturday too! Finally, we have also been granted permission for adults to travel to the distribution site without the children in the vehicle. Parents traveling alone to a site should be prepared to provide each child’s name and age.
We hope these “Grab and Go” updates positively impact your family! A tremendous “Shout Out” to our Food Service employees and Transportation team members who are making this service accessible to Caroline youth each and every day! Stay well!
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
This afternoon, Governor Northam issued a statewide “stay at home” order through June 10. Thank you for supporting this aggressive public health measure during this time.
While additional CCPS updates will be provided in the near future, we did want to highlight two brief items that may be on your mind: Grab and Go meals and Phase II of the Continuity of Instruction plan. The order permits/supports K12 institutions with continuing to serve breakfast and lunch meals to youth 18 and under. Additionally, Phase II instructional materials (for use after spring break, 4/14-4/27) will be available online and for curbside pickup on April 1st and 2nd. Those without Internet are able to pick up packets between 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. These hours parallel the food distribution hours and will enable you to grab “Grab and Go” meals as well as packets.
In the interim, please take a look at the tremendous amount of closure information located on the Virginia Department of Education’s website.
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
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.
CCPS COVID-19 Information Page
CCPS COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Continuity of Instruction Plan (PDF)
Resumen de Planes de la Continuidad de Instrucción (PDF)
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.