National School Lunch Week October 15-19

We wish to acknowledge the service provided by the School Nutrition Department for the benefit of the students and staff of Caroline County Public Schools. The program offers  nutritious, low cost meals which help to foster good health and habits in our students.

Research has shown that properly nourished children are better prepared to learn and show greater academic gains throughout the year. As such, the functions performed by the School Nutrition staff are vital to the success of every student.

We recognize October 15-19 as National School Lunch Week in Caroline County and we applaud the School Nutrition team for their contributions to the continued success of our School Division.

Virginia Disability History and Awareness Month

October is Disability History and Awareness Month in Virginia.

Students with disabilities often encounter challenges when joining in school and community activities that students without disabilities do not face.  Increasing public knowledge, awareness and understanding of disabilities will help to ensure full participation of students with disabilities into the life of their schools and communities.  Helping to make others aware of the contributions that people with disabilities have made and are currently making nationally and in Virginia promotes inclusive communities.

For more information please visit the Virginia Self Advocacy website.

Madison Elementary School Principal

At the October 8, 2012, Caroline County School Board meeting, Mr. Scott Belako was named the new principal of Madison Elementary School. Mr. Belako is currently an assistant principal at Caroline Middle School. A resident of Caroline County, he brings nine years of teaching experience and three years of administrative experience to the position. His teaching experience was at Ferry Farm Elementary School in Stafford County where he taught third, fourth and fifth grade. He has been an assistant principal at Caroline Middle for the last three years.

Mr. Belako received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Duquesne University in Pennsylvania in 2000 and his Master of Education Degree in Administration and Educational Leadership from the University of Mary Washington in 2007. Mr. Belako will be transitioning to his new position as soon as a suitable replacement is found for the vacancy at Caroline Middle School.

Director of Human Resources and Student Services

At the September 10, 2012, Caroline County School Board meeting, Ms. Debra Holt was named the new Director of Human Resources and Student Services for Caroline County Public Schools. Ms. Holt is the current principal of Madison Elementary School. As a native of Caroline County, she brings eighteen years of teaching experience, ten years of retail business experience and seven years of administrative experience to the job. She served one year as an assistant principal in Essex County before returning to Caroline County as principal of Bowling Green Primary School for four years before going to Madison Elementary.

Ms. Holt received her Bachelor of Science Degree from James Madison University in 1977 and her Master of Education Degree in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. Ms. Holt will be transitioning to her new position as soon as a suitable replacement is found for the vacancy at Madison Elementary.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal will be open on the following dates:

  • CHS 9/10
  • CMS 9/17
  • Elementary schools 9/20

These dates were determined by school and division administrators to ensure that student schedules are setup correctly.