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Powhatan County Public Schools in conjunction with the Goochland Powhatan CSB are offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.What: Training on how to help youth (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or challengeWhen: December 16, 9am-2:30pmWhere: Powhatan Landmark Center, 4290 Anderson HighwayTwo hours of self-paced work is required to be completed 48 hours prior to the session. Seating is limited. Masks are required. Bring a lunch, some snacks, and be ready for a great day.Please register by clicking this link:👇 Check out the attached flyer for more information about the training.Powhatan County Public Schools
😋 Lunch Buddies Program Returns to PCPS
PCPS is excited to re-launch our Lunch Buddies program at our elementary schools. Volunteers who previously acted as a mentor will be invited back beginning the week of December 6th. New mentors will begin after the new year. Anyone interested in becoming a mentor is asked to email Ms. Ferdous at firstname.lastname@example.org.
va.usfor more information.🍎 "Snack" Buddies: PMS is excited to re-launch our Lunch Buddies program with a new look! Volunteers who previously acted as a mentor will be invited back beginning the week of December 6th to join their mentees during snack time. New mentors will begin after the new year. Anyone interested in becoming a mentor is asked to email Ms. Ferdous at email@example.com. va.usfor more information.Powhatan County Public Schools
PCPS Parent Night: Emotional Wellness Webinar
Would you like to learn more about supporting your child's emotional wellness?
Please join PCPS for an interactive webinar presentation on December 2nd from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Our panel of local experts will include PCPS school counselors, Annmarie Horne, Rebecca Lendyack-McMahon, and Chrissie Holley; our school social worker Xenia Cornick; and a counselor from the Goochland-Powhatan Community Services Board, Teresa Grosse. Join them to learn about supporting your child's emotional needs in stressful times.
To sign up for this event, please use this form. A link will be sent to you to log into the event. For more information, please contact your child's school counselor or Katie Wojcicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.Powhatan County Public Schools
November and December SEL Lessons
For the 2021-2022 schol year, PCPS teachers are developing lessons based on a common theme. These themes will be addressed across all schools and at each grade level. The lessons will use this theme to teach and practice developmentally appropriate social-emotional learning skills. Each lesson will be approximately 30 minutes in length.
For grade level specific information, click the link for each grade level below.Theme 3 - Caring for Our Community (Nov. and Dec.)Powhatan County Public Schools
🚍 Bus Drivers Wanted!
Now Hiring Bus Drivers!!
Full-Time Opportunities with Benefits ~ When the kids are off, so are you!
Apply online @ TalentEd Hiring Portal linked here
⏰ Office Hours: 6:00am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday
📞Transportation Department Phone Numbers: 804-598-5706 or 804-598-5709
👇 Check out our PCPS Bus Drivers wearing their If the Lights Are Flashing, Don't Try Passing shirts.Transportation
ESSR and American Rescue Plan (ARP)
PCPS has received federal and state funds that have been authorized to support public and non-public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The overarching purpose of these programs is to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools in Virginia.
As a component of our ARP grant, we are currently receiving public comment on the Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services – 12.1.21
You may use this link (https://forms.gle/oQ9zVbqHzwYkGdpa7) to provide online feedback. Additional information can be found in 🔥 Hot Topics.Powhatan County Public Schools
Regional Programs for Rising 9th Graders
Thanks to everyone who attended our overview of Regional Programs for rising 9th graders. Attached is the overview information provided during the meeting. Applications are now available for ACA, ARGS, and Maggie Walker in the PMS School Counseling office. The deadline for those applications is December 1. The Code RVA application will be available online after Thanksgiving. Also note the dates for the Virtual Open Houses:
⚛️ Code RVA (VIRTUAL) - October 26 at 6pm; December 14 at 6pm – details at https://coderva.org/
🏛️ Maggie Walker (VIRTUAL) – November 10 at 630pm – details at http://www.gsgis.k12.va.us/staff
🎨 Appomattox Regional Governor’s School (FACE TO FACE) - November 3 at 6pm – details at https://www.appomattoxregionalgovernorssch.va.schools.bz/Content2/88Powhatan County Public Schools
PCPS Selected for Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network
📣 In July 2021, Powhatan County Public Schools was selected into the 3rd cohort for the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network (VALIN). PCPS was part of the inaugural cohort in 2018.
VALIN is composed of annual cohorts of Lead Innovation Teams from school divisions in Virginia. Each cohort consists of teams from up to 35 divisions. The Network connects educational innovators who purposely work together to identify, use, and share strategies and actions designed to implement the Profile of a Virginia Graduate.
Teams meet during the cohort cycle in Institutes designed to spark ideas and actions for local innovation initiatives. Teams also participate in a coaching model designed to support implementation of local innovation initiatives.
Division Lead Innovation Teams research and develop innovative approaches designed to ensure that all learners develop complex competencies essential to long-term success in homes, communities, and the workforce. As teams determine the effectiveness of innovations, they share artifacts, media, and “how to” information through face-to-face and virtual communication across the Commonwealth. The Network is a conduit for solutions to challenges, leveraging resources across divisions, and connecting educational communities in Virginia and beyond.Instruction
Online Free/Reduced Meal Application
Parents may now complete an online application for free/reduced meals for their PCPS students by visiting the MySchoolApps website linked hereFood Service
School Board Meetings
Powhatan County School Board will now begin holding our regularly scheduled meetings at Pocahontas Landmark Center. School Board Workshops will begin at 5:00 p.m. and our Regular School Board Meetings for the public will be at 7:00 p.m.
▶️ All meetings will continue to be streamed on YouTube for the public to view.Powhatan County Public Schools
🌐 PCPS is offering internet hubs for students and families to access the internet for virtual learning. There are daytime and evening options available at Pocahontas Landmark Center (4290 Anderson Highway), Powhatan High School (1800 Judes Ferry Road), and Powhatan Middle School (4135 Old Buckingham Road).Powhatan County Public Schools
Little Free Libraries Provided
📚 Do your kids love to read? Need more books? Want to donate old books?
PHS CTE students built and donated 5 "Little Free Libraries" to the Powhatan community. Please visit them at the Pocahontas Landmark Center, the Powhatan County Administration Building, and the Academy Road Food Lion. Two additional libraries will be located at the Powhatan Fire Department Company 2 and Company 4.
Feel free to take a book and leave a book when you are in the area!Powhatan County Public Schools
Kindergarten Enrollment Begins Online April 1!
Enrollment for kindergarten will begin online again this year. Please visit our enrollment page (linked here) for more information on this process.
You can also copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.powhatan.k12.va.us/groups/66663/student_services_and_interventions/kindergarten_registrationPowhatan County Public Schools
School Cash Online - Now Available!
- Gives Parents the ability to pay for student items (field trips, sports events, activity fees, etc.) online with secure credit card payment, 24/7, easy registration
- Parents can make payments, print/view receipts and their current account history in real-time; with electronic reminders and notifications means no missed events/deadlines
- Parents can register at https://powhatan.schoolcashonline.com/ beginning February 23, 2021
- If you require assistance, select the SUPPORT option in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen or go to helpdesk.supportschoolcashonline.com
More information is available at http://www.powhatan.k12.va.us/parentscommunity linked herePowhatan County Public Schools
💡 Spotlight on Instruction
2021-2022 First Nine Weeks Honor Roll Students
👏 Congratulations to all students that achieved honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2021/2022 school year! Keep up the great work!
Honor Roll lists for each school are attached below in PDF format, and available in text and PDF on the PCPS Honor Roll page linked here.Spotlight
African American History Course
On August 23, 28 PHS students began our inaugural African American History Course.
Instructional staff, led by Dr. Omohundro, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, and Terrell Fleming, our Social Studies Instructional Specialist, worked throughout the summer to create a course outline, vette resources, and identify society members and community members to assist with the local component of the course.
As stated at our January 12, 2021 School Board meeting, we will provide regular updates to the community on this work via our website.Spotlight
Over the last several years, our staff has developed engaging lessons based on asking essential questions, otherwise known as an inquiry model. This works supports the PCPS Strategic Plan by asking students to think critically and problem-solve. In 2019, four PCPS staff participated in professional development and curriculum writing offered through the Virginia Inquiry Collaborative. The professional development portion of the program had a wide range of presenters that included content experts as well as those that presented first person narratives. Our staff focused on creating high quality lessons for our students using the inquiry model which relies on the analysis of primary sources. Participation was voluntary and there was no cost for these teachers to participate.
Attached are the materials presented in two lessons that a pair of 3rd grade teachers piloted after participating in the Virginia Inquiry Collaborative. PCPS teachers tailored the lessons to their students' needs as they do with all lessons. They created their own slideshows, notes, organizers, etc. The teachers reported that they enjoyed the inquiry piece of this work and really saw how the students started thinking on their own instead of being given all of the information in lecture format.
PCPS will continue its work on inquiry based learning for students, but will no longer participate in the Virginia Inquiry Collaborative.
PCPS Portrait of a Graduate
The PCPS Portrait of a Graduate not only provides for the acquisition of rigorous academic content, but it also fosters critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and other 21st century skills our young people need to thrive in this complex, rapidly changing world.
By providing strategic direction for the redesign of the overall educational experience for students, this collective vision articulates the community’s aspirations for all students, as well as reinvigorates and re-engages students, teachers, and community stakeholders.Spotlight
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School Information 2021-2022
ALL POWHATAN SCHOOLS ACCREDITED
Each school in Powhatan County Public Schools was accredited in 2019-2020. Accreditation was waived for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. The calculation of school accreditation will resume with the 2022-2023 ratings based on data from 2021-2022
Accreditation is based on three components: Achievement of all Students, Achievement Gaps, and Student Engagement. In October 2021, the School Board received information on Accreditation and Assessment.
In addition, an overview of the data can be found in the Powhatan County Public Schools Quality Profile .