Where & How to Connect to FREE WiFi

  • Xfinity: Until further notice, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. Non-Xfinity subscribers need to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network and repeat when requested to continue to receive free unlimited access. Additional information is available through the Xfinity wifi site linked here.
    • Where: Blue dots on the map pictured below show Xfinity WiFI Hotspots in Powhatan County and nearby

 Map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots in Powhatan County and surrounding areas 

  • Powhatan County Schools Wi-Fi: 
    • POCES:
      • Network Name: PCPSNet
      • Location: Staff parking lot
    • POWES:
      • Network Name: PCPSNet
      • Location: Visitor parking lot
    • FRES:
      • Network Name: PCPSNet
      • Location: Visitor parking lot
    • PHS:
      • Network Name: pcps-student
      • Location: Bus loop
  • Powhatan County Government Wi-Fi: 
    • If you are in an area without good internet and need access, either to get the latest information on COVID, to work from home or you just need to get out of the house to watch a movie, the County has several free public Wi-Fi spots available. The network "Powhatan_guest" is accessible in the parking lots of the Powhatan County Library (2270 Mann Rd), Administration Building (3834 Old Buckingham Rd) and Village Building (3910 Old Buckingham Rd). It is also available from the Courthouse (3880 Old Buckingham Rd), but parking near the building is limited. Many businesses, particularly restaurants, also have free Wi-Fi inside or outside of their buildings.

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    Preschool Programs

    Powhatan County Public Schools is pleased to offer a Pre-Kindergarten program for four-year-old children. The goal of the program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children who may experience factors that place them at risk for poor school performance. The selection of students will be based on student & family needs according to program guidelines for the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Enrollment priority will be given to children with the greatest number of factors that may impact their learning. Factors considered include but are not limited to:

    · Income level of the parent/legal guardian
    · Education level of the parents
    · Child characteristics
    · Family stress
    · English as a second language

    Two classes will be located at Pocahontas Elementary School. The classes will operate on the same calendar and school schedule as the elementary schools. Each class will be limited to 18 students. Children will be transported from their home school zones. *Location is subject to change.

    This is not a first-come, first-served program. To be eligible for the program, children must be legal residents of Powhatan County and be four years of age by September 30, 2020. Applications must be filled out completely. Proof of residency and financial information will be requested once applications are reviewed. Families will be required to attend meetings and field trips with their child in this program.

    For additional information please contact the Powhatan County Administration Office at 804-598-5700.

    Applications are available at all elementary schools: Flat Rock, Pocahontas, Powhatan and the School Administration Offices at 4920 Anderson Hwy, or online at www.powhatan.k12.va.us Applications should be returned to any elementary school or the School Administration Offices. The deadline for returning applications is May 8, 2020.

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    Youth Art Month Exhibit

    The 2020 Youth Art Month Exhibit is Opening March 1, 3-5 PM at Pocahontas Landmark Center @ 4290 Anderson Highway and the exhibit will be on display through May 1 during regular office hours. 

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    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!

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    Nominate an Employee for the Helping Hands Award

    Do you know a Powhatan County Public Schools employee who is Inspiring, Empowering, or Innovating? We want to hear from you! Tell us about any staff member who is making a difference in the lives of our children by inspiring, empowering or innovating. Please use the online nomination form linked here to tell us about a Powhatan Schools staff member who deserves to be recognized. We welcome suggestions from students, families, co-workers or community members.

     

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  • 2019-2020 School Calendar Approved

    At its February 12, 2019 meeting, the Powhatan County School Board approved the proposed 2019-2020 School Calendar which is attached below in PDF format.

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  • 2019-2020 Secondary Course Guide Approved

    At its February 12, 2019 meeting, the Powhatan County School Board approved the proposed Secondary Course Guide which is attached below in PDF format.

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  • Powhatan Welcomes Sodexo School Food Services

    Powhatan County Public Schools and Sodexo School Food Services have partnered to provide the most innovative, nutritional, fun School Food Service Program. 

    Attached below is a welcome letter from Sodexo to the Powhatan community. Now is the perfect time to encourage your children to choose school breakfast and lunch! 

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  • Powhatan County School Board Approves School Attendance Area Variance Guidelines

    At its January 9th meeting, the School Board approved  a revision to its policy on school attendance areas. School Board members requested this revision to the policy so that parents may request a variance for their children to attend a school other than their assigned school. The variance must meet the following specific circumstances:
         >In-home before or after school care provided in the requested school zone; daycare that does not service the home school; or a documented hardship (i.e. financial, work schedule for which reasonable child care is difficult to obtain)
         >Residents planning to move to a new school zone, with a legally binding contract signed by all parties which is free of contingencies and to be completed within 90 days
    Parents requesting this variance must provide transportation to and from school. Any parent that wishes their child to attend a school other than their assigned school must complete the variance request form and submitted it to their child’s principal for approval.

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    Preschool Programs

    Powhatan County Public Schools is pleased to offer a Pre-Kindergarten program for four-year-old children. The goal of the program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children who may experience factors that place them at risk for poor school performance. The selection of students will be based on student & family needs according to program guidelines for the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Enrollment priority will be given to children with the greatest number of factors that may impact their learning. Factors considered include but are not limited to:

    · Income level of the parent/legal guardian
    · Education level of the parents
    · Child characteristics
    · Family stress
    · English as a second language

    Two classes will be located at Pocahontas Elementary School. The classes will operate on the same calendar and school schedule as the elementary schools. Each class will be limited to 18 students. Children will be transported from their home school zones. *Location is subject to change.

    This is not a first-come, first-served program. To be eligible for the program, children must be legal residents of Powhatan County and be four years of age by September 30, 2020. Applications must be filled out completely. Proof of residency and financial information must be attached in order for the applicant to be considered for the program. Families will be required to attend meetings and field trips with their child in this program.

    For additional information please contact the Powhatan County Administration Office at 804-598-5700.

    Applications are available at all elementary schools: Flat Rock, Pocahontas, Powhatan and the School Administration Offices at 4920 Anderson Hwy, or online at www.powhatan.k12.va.us Applications should be returned to any elementary school or the School Administration Offices. The deadline for returning applications is May 8, 2020.

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    Helping Hands Award Recipients

    Please visit our Helping Hands web page linked here where we recognize some of our outstanding staff members.

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    2019-2020 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Rolls

    Congratulations to all students that achieved honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2019/2020 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 Rolls page linked here.

     

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    Instructional Framework

    PCPS has developed an instructional framework to guide teaching and learning.  The DL421 (Deeper Learning for the 21st Century) Instructional Framework [attached below in PDF format] focuses on four student outcomes: Communication and Collaboration; Creativity and Innovation; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; and Digital Fluency.  These outcomes are part of our Portrait of a Graduate [attached below in PDF format] which is a collective vision that articulates the community’s aspirations for all of our students. 

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    All Powhatan Schools Accredited

    On Tuesday, October 8th the School Board received the linked report on accreditation for the 2019-2020 school year. We are thrilled that each school in Powhatan is accredited. Moreover, we celebrate the hard work of our students and staff in closing achievement gaps. It is important to note that accreditation is almost entirely based on SOL test performance. In Powhatan County, our teachers and students teach and learn deeply well beyond SOL level knowledge. While we are proud of our SOL performance, we assess student learning in many more authentic ways to insure that our students are college and career ready.

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  • Welcome Back!

    2019 Welcome Back Video Montage

     
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  • Best Communities for Music Education Award

    For the third consecutive year the Powhatan County Public Schools has been recognized with the Best Communities for Music Education designation by the NAMM Foundation, the education wing of the National Association of Music Merchants.  Powhatan is one of only seventeen divisions in Virginia to be recognized for the efforts by teachers, students, administrators, parents and the community to make music education a critical part of a well-rounded education.  The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.  To qualify Andrew Snead, Lead Teacher for Performing Arts completed an extensive survey, which included questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities and support for music education; responses are verified by the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. The following music faculty was recognized:  Terrell Dean, Cami Graham, Gina Dickerson, Joshua Wright, Chris Thomas, Linda Utt, Sandra Parker, Nicholas Snead, Neil Landini, Andrew Snead, Tom Beekman (not pictured).  

     

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  • Recognition of Achievement for Schools with Continuous Improvement

    The Virginia Department of Education presents this award to schools for actively being Accredited or Accredited with Conditions and significantly improving academic and school quality indicators for the past three years.  Congratulations to Powhatan Elementary School (Mrs. Constance Deal), Pocahontas Elementary School (Mr. Tom Sulzer) Flat Rock Elementary (Mrs. Tanja Atkins-Nelson) and Powhatan Middle School (Dr. Samantha Martin).

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  • Welcome Back Message from the Superintendent

    A welcome-back message from Dr. Eric Jones, Superintendent is linked here http://www.powhatan.k12.va.us/superintendent

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