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Division News

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    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 challenge
    When: December 16, 9am-2:30pm
    Where: Powhatan Landmark Center, 4290 Anderson Highway
    Two 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 zannatul.ferdous@powhatan.k12.va.us for 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 zannatul.ferdous@powhatan.k12.va.us for more information. 
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  • 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 katie.wojcicki@powhatan.k12.va.us.

    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.)
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  • 🚍 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.

  • 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/oQ9zVbqHzwYkGdpa7Opens in a new browser tab) to provide online feedback.  Additional information can be found in 🔥 Hot Topics.

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  • Providing Free or Reduced Price Meals

    🥪 2021-2022 PCPS Policy for Providing Free or Reduced Price Meals is linked here and attached below in PDF format.


    Food Service
  • 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/Content2/88

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  • 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.

  • 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 here

    Food 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
  • Internet Hubs

    🌐 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).

    Complete information on schedules and signing up is linked here.

    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_registration

    Powhatan 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 here

    Video information supplied by School Cash Online is viewable and linked here

    Powhatan County Public Schools
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⭐ Recognitions


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 .