Division News

  • Proposed Policy Updates & Revisions

    On March 21, 2023, the PCPS School Board received policy updates for first review. Information about proposed policy revisions are linked below.

    Policy Updates - 1st Read (March 2023) 

    If you would like to provide any feedback on the proposed policy, please complete this form by April 14.

    The School Board will consider these policies at the April 18, 2023 meeting. 

     

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • "Show Me What You Mean" - a workshop on providing visual support at home.

    Registration is now open for "Show Me What You Mean" a workshop on providing visual support at home.

    This virtual workshop will be presented by the VDOE T/TAC at VCU (Training & Technical Assistance Center) from 11am-12:30pm on Thursday, May 18th, and is sponsored by the Region 1 Parent Resource Centers.

    Materials for making a set of visual prompts that you can use at home will be distributed to all individuals who register by April 30th.

    Please see the attached flyer for the registration link and more details.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • 5 Bridges to Wellness - Identify Sources of Strength Helping Your Kids (And YOU!)

    The Powhatan Partnership for Emotional Wellness invites you to attend Identify Sources of Strength Helping Your Kids (And YOU!)

    Feel Better Supported, presented by Goochland Powhatan Community Services on Monday, April 17, 2023, at 6:30 pm via Google Meet
    Registration link: https://forms.gle/jGYGEfPP1VuvRux18

    "Sources of Strength" make us resilient when life gets tough. The more you have, the easier it is to cope when you meet a challenge. Recognizing the people, places, and things that keep you strong increases your ability to overcome difficult situations.

    In this 1 hour workshop, we will consider the habits, patterns, and stories our children are using to face adversity and build their own emotional strength. My favorite part of doing this workshop is that participants get to inspire each other with the lessons we've learned about building resilient families.

    For questions contact: rpentecost@goochlandva.us or xenia.cornick@powhatan.k12.va.us

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • 22-23 School Meal Changes

    Due to changes at the federal level, school meal programs will look different than they have for the past two years.

    School lunch and breakfast will no longer automatically be served at no cost to all students

     Breakfast will $1.50 for K-12 and Lunch k-8 $3.00 and 9- 12 $3.10

    All School will be offering Ala Carte items for your student to purchase.

    Families need to be prepared to fill out paperwork or electronic documentation for Free or Reduced-price meal status to make sure your child can continue to receive healthy meals through school for reduced or no cost.

    Food Service
  • 🏌️‍♂️ 2023 Golf Tournament

    ⛳ Join us for the Powhatan Education Foundation’s Seventh Annual Golf Tournament!

    📆 Mill Quarter Plantation Golf Course - Thursday, June 8, 2023

    For more information about the tournament please visit our website at https://www.powhataneducation.org

    🔶 Click Here to Register!  🔶 Click Here to Become a Sponsor!

    Powhatan Education Foundation
  • 2023 Youth Art Month Exhibition Live Now at PLC!

    🎨Come out and see all of the beautiful artwork our youth has done throughout this school year so far!

    📆 March 5, 2023 - April 28,23, daily in the afternoons from 3-5.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • 2023 Food Service RFP Information

    Initial Period of Contract: One year from Date of Award (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024). Performance Bid Bond: Performance Bid Bond must be included with the sealed proposal.  Sealed Proposals will be received until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, March 31, 2023, at which time they will be opened.

    • NOTE: One (1) original and five (5) copies of your proposal will be required.
    • Proposal must be sealed and clearly marked  “Proposal for Operations and Management Services”.
    • Proposals received after the 12:00 p.m. (noon) deadline will be marked late and returned unopened.

    Note: Offerors are invited to attend a mandatory pre-proposal conference at Pocahontas Landmark Building, 4290 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, VA 23139 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. A tour of facilities will follow.

    Inquiries: All inquiries for information should be directed to: Debbie Halloway, Assistant Superintendent of Finance. Telephone (804) 598-5700 extension 138, Fax (804) 598-5720, Email: debbie.halloway@powhatan.k12.va.usOpens in a new browser tab

    If proposals are mailed, send directly to issuing agency shown above. If proposals are hand delivered, deliver to: Powhatan County School Division Administration, Department of Finance, 4290 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, VA 23139; Attention: Debbie Halloway.

    Office Hours are: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 P.m.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • 📢 PHS Grad on National News for Trades!

    2017 Powhatan High School Graduate 🎓, Brady Woodel appeared on National News to discuss his decision to attend a trade school!👏👏

    📍Watch Here: 

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/shows/varney-co

     

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • 📢 Powhatan Partnership for Emotional Wellness

    The Powhatan Partnership for Emotional Wellness is comprised of Powhatan County Public Schools, Elk Hillthe Free Clinic of PowhatanGoochland Powhatan Community Services, and the Powhatan Department of Social Services.

    This partnership aims to promote access to information, resources, and supports surrounding the areas of emotional well-being and mental health.

    We will be hosting various workshops and events and we will be highlighting local and national awareness initiatives.

    Event information will be posted on this website as it comes available! 

     

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • Conveniently add money to your child's My School Bucks Account!

    To help ensure the health and safety of all our students and staff, we ask that parents please consider
    funding their student’s meal account online through MySchoolBucks.

    This will help minimize the amount of cash/check deposits that need to be handled throughout the day, which allows us to focus on serving meals as fast and efficiently as possible.

    Create your free MySchoolBucks account to conveniently and securely add money to your student’s
    meal account online or with the mobile app. With MySchoolBucks you’ll also be able to view cafeteria
    purchases, check your student’s balance, and receive low balance alerts.

    If you need assistance with your account, you can find helpful how-to videos and answers to commonly
    asked questions by visiting myschoolbucks.com. Or, you can contact MySchoolBucks directly by logging
    into your account to start a chat conversation or give them a call at (855) 832-5226.

    My School Bucks Parent Letter

    My School Bucks App Flyer

    Food Service
  • Free and Reduced Lunch!

    When students have access to nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch they perform better in school.

    Completing a free and reduced application is the first step in ensuring that your student receives the nutrition they need to excel throughout the day.

    The application process is simple and confidential!

    For an application, visit your schools district webpage, or contact the school nutrition team at 804-598-5700 x 125

    Food Service
  • Request for New Bus Stop or Location Change

    If you are requesting a bus stop for your child that is different than the one assigned to your home address, please utilize this form and turn it into your school for processing. 

    Please understand that processing may take up to three to five days. During the beginning of the school year, routing for students riding the bus to and from the bus stop associated with the home address on file takes priority.

    Additional stop/change requests will be handled as quickly as we are able to do so. Thank you for your understanding.

    Additional Stop Change Request

    Transportation
  • 🚍 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 - 5:00pm, 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
  • 2022-2023 Bus Routes

    Due to privacy concerns, bus routes will no longer be available on the website. We are currently working on process for parents to look up their child's bus information via a secure, individual user, sign on. Until then, your child's bus stop information will be available for viewing beginning Tuesday, August 16, at your child's school, in a location designated by the school. This would include events such as Fee Night and Open Houses. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your patience.  Thank you.

    Transportation
  • 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
  • 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
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💡 Spotlight on Instruction

  • 2023 Spring Regional Art Contest

    CONGRATULATIONS to our 1st Place Middle School Winner, Emily Thomas from Powhatan Middle School! Powhatan County Public Schools Each spring at the VSBA Regional Spring Networking Forums, an art contest is held to showcase art from the region. Each school divisions submits an Elementary, Middle, and High School entry. The artwork is judged and artwork selected for first place is shared throughout the year with the membership, and spotlighted at the Annual Convention. 

    Spotlight
  • 2023 District Spelling Bee 🐝

    Congratulations to our 2023 District Spelling Bee Winners, Chase Kinner (1st place) and Katleigh Sadler (2nd  place) 🏆

    Job well done 👏👏

    Please enjoy clicking through the photos below to check out all the fun that was had!

    Spotlight
  • PMS is Recognized as a School to Watch for Effective Middle School Programming!

    A huge congratulations to Powhatan Middle School for achieving recognition as a School to Watch for effective middle school programming by The National Forum! PMS was recognized for the first time in December of 2021 and will retain the designation for three years (2021-2024). 

    https://www.middlegradesforum.org/schools-to-watch

    Spotlight
  • 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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Recognitions

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