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    Summer School 2020

    Good Evening,

    As we are in the final weeks of the 19-20 school year, we would like to update students and families about summer activities in PCPS. 

    Due to current conditions, Summer Athletic and Enrichment Camps will not be held.

    All summer school activities will be held virtually.

    • Elementary and Middle School students who have been chosen for summer school in preparation for next school year will be notified by school staff.
    • Students eligible for Extended School Year (ESY) will be notified by school staff.
    • High School students, including rising 9th graders, may take online options for credit recovery, credit advancement, Economics and Personal Finance, Health/PE 9 and 10, and Driver Education.  Information about those options is listed here: PCPS Summer School 2020 - Grades 9-12.  Parents may register for the courses through a Google form linked here.

    Summer Reading options will be provided by Powhatan High School and Powhatan Middle School by June 1.  Elementary summer reading is being coordinated with the Powhatan Public Library.

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    Pandemic-EBT Program

    Dear Parent:
    Powhatan County Schools is participating in the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program as part of a food assistance program. The Virginia P-EBT Card will have food assistance benefits on it that can be used for food items anywhere Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are accepted. You did not apply for these benefits, but you have a student or students in your household who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at their school. Because they are not in school right now, Virginia can give you these P-EBT food benefits for use.
    You will receive a Virginia P-EBT Card in the mail in the next 30 to 45 days. If your child already receives SNAP benefits the P-EBT benefits will be loaded onto your SNAP card.
    If you have questions regarding the P-EBT program please visit the Powhatan County Schools website to view the posted Pandemic-EBT flyer or the FAQ for Household.
    Thank you.

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    WiFi Bus Hotspots Updated 5.21.2020

    PCPS has equipped school buses with wireless internet access and located them in the western region of the county for students to be able to access the internet for their school work. These buses will be in place with accessible internet by 3:00 PM Friday, April 24, 2020.

    SSID: Kajeet SmartBus

    Password: smartbus

    Little Zion Baptist Church - 5680 Cartersville Road

    Muddy Creek Baptist Church - 3470 Trenholm Road

    Mount Zion Baptist Church - 2951 Ridge Road (was formerly located at Deep Creek Fire Dept.)

    Providence Presbyterian Church - 1950 Ridge Road

    Powhatan Rescue Squad Sub Station - 5901 Old Buckingham Road

    Co 3 Fire Station "Macon" - 6377 Old Buckingham Road

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    Schoology Experiencing Some Service Interruptions

    Due to the recently increased usage of students using Schoology for distance learning during COVID-19 closures across the country, Schoology is experiencing some service interruptions. This is not an issue with our local internet networks or PCPS. Schoology is providing more information about their efforts to increase their capabilities on their website Scaling Schoology Information Linked Here

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    Xfinity & Other Free Wireless Internet Available

    Find information on Free Xfinity WiFi Hotspots as well as Powhatan County Schools & Powhatan County Gov WiFi access at http://www.powhatan.k12.va.us/home_page under "Where & How to Connect to FREE WiFi"

    • Powhatan County Schools Best Wi-Fi Locations: 
      • 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
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    FAQ's

    PCPS has updated FAQ's for staff, students & parents. https://boomi.to/qbtm linked here

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    Student Meal Distribution

    Any student under the age of 18 will be able to pick up meals while schools are closed.  These meals are provided free of charge.  Students must be present in order to pick up meals.  Food will be distributed on the following dates:

    • Monday, March 30, 2020 – 5 days of breakfast and lunch meals.
    • Mondays, April 6, 2020 to May 18, 2020 – 7 days of breakfast and lunch meals.
    • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – 6 days of breakfast and lunch meals.
    • Monday, June 1, 2020 – 7 days of breakfast and lunch meals.
    • Monday, June 8, 2020 - 5 days of breakfast and lunch meals.

    Food will be distributed at the following school locations:

    • Powhatan High School - 8:00am to 10:00am.  Bus loop at the rear of the school.
    • Powhatan Elementary School – 8:00am to 10:00am. Bus loop on the western side of the school.
    • Powhatan Middle School - 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Door 11 located on the western side of the school.

    Please follow the lead-in signs at each location and drive up to the distribution station and open your trunk.  Children must be with you. State the number of children you have in your car. Food Service staff members will look to verify the number of children and then place the appropriate number of bags in your trunk. If you are in a pickup truck or other vehicle without a trunk the food may be placed inside the vehicle. 

    If you are unable to pick up meals during the scheduled times, please contact Sodexo by email foodservice@powhatan.k12.va.us or phone 804-598-5700 extension 123 for an alternate time or delivery method.

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    Chromebooks Pick-Up & Support

    Parents & students:

    In order to facilitate distance learning, PCPS will make Chromebooks available to any K-5 student. If a student has not already received a Chromebook, we will hold a distribution at all three elementary schools next week.

    Monday (3/30) 8-11am
    Tuesday (3/31) 12-3pm
    Friday (4/3) 3-6pm.

    We will also hold help desk hours for students who are experiencing hardware issues with their Chromebooks. Help Desk hours are 10am - 2pm at the following locations:

    PMS - Concession Stand (Monday and Wednesday)
    PHS – L100 (Tuesday and Thursday)
    Elementary Schools (Friday) - beginning after Spring Break

    In addition to wifi availability outside of PCPS buildings, 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.

    Chromebook & assignment support may also be obtained by emailing: helpdesk@powhatan.k12.va.us

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    PCPS COVID-19 Information

    For PCPS documents, updates, and archived communications related to COVID-19, please visit http://www.powhatan.k12.va.us/groups/79021/covid19/covid19

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5.26.20 Communication on Summer School 2020

As we are in the final weeks of the 19-20 school year, we would like to update students and families about summer activities in PCPS.

Due to current conditions, Summer Athletic and Enrichment Camps will not be held.

All summer school activities will be held virtually.

Summer Reading options will be provided by Powhatan High School and Powhatan Middle School by June 1. Elementary summer reading is being coordinated with the Powhatan Public Library.

Zoom Meeting: Participant Guide

  • Enter the Zoom Meeting: The link to the Zoom meeting is posted on the website. Simply click the link or paste into your browser of choice to open the meeting. You should see a window similar to the one below after clicking the link. Click the button which says OpenURL:Zoom Launcher as indicated below:

 Enter the zoom meeting by clicking Open URL:Zoon Launcher 

  • You will see a window asking you to confirm audio settings. For the purpose of this meeting, we will not enable audio participation. You may close this window, and confirm that you want to continue without audio.

 Enabling Audio won't be used - close out this box and confirm continue without Audio 

  • Instead of audio participation, we’ll be using the Chat feature to send comments to Board members. At the bottom of the Zoom window you will see a series of controls. To send comments to the Board members, you’ll use the Chat feature as indicated below:

 To submit questions or comments to the meeting use the Chat feature      

 

  • Chat Click the Chat button to send a comment. After you type your comment, simply hit Enter to send your comment to the board members.
    Comments will be sent to all members of the Board and will be displayed in the board meeting room. Comments will also be visible to any community members who are also logged into the Zoom meeting.
  • If you desire to leave the meeting prior to the Host closing the meeting, you may use the Leave Meeting button as shown below.
     To exit the meeting before the end of the session, choose Leave Meeting