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    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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    Secondary Course Guide 2021-2022 Released

    The 2021-2022 PCPS Secondary Course Guide has been approved by the School Board. A PDF of the document is attached. The full detailed text of the document will be available on the Course Guide page linked here as soon as administratively possible.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
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    Operoo!

    We are excited to let you know we are adopting a new system named Operoo.

    The Operoo system makes it very easy for you to respond to forms using your mobile phone, tablet, or PC. No more paperwork! No more lost forms or notes covered in a squashed banana in a backpack. No more concerns about children missing out on information when they are absent.

    It will greatly reduce the burden on you to provide information that is repetitive. For example, it will allow you to keep your or your child’s emergency contact and medical information up to date; so you don’t need to repeat this information again while your child is at Powhatan County Schools. It also puts you in control of this data so you’ll always know what information is shared with us.

    You don’t need to do anything else until you receive an email invitation from us asking you to sign up for your Operoo account. After that, you’ll receive notifications whenever there is an electronic form to complete for your child’s school.

    Powhatan County Schools will ensure that your or your child’s information is only visible to relevant teachers and staff and will be managed in accordance with our privacy policies. Details about Operoo’s security and privacy procedures can be found here: https://www.operoo.com/terms-policies-security/.

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. You can visit the Operoo website for more information here: www.operoo.com. There is also a parent introduction page here: https://www.operoo.com/intro-for-parents/.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
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    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
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    Free Meals Flier

    Food Service
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    Day A & B Bus Routes Released

    Bus routes are attached below in PDF format.

    Transportation
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    Hours and Phone Numbers

    Office Hours: 6:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday

    Transportation Department Phone Numbers: 804-598-5706 or 804-598-5709

     

    Transportation
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    Media Release

    August 21, 2020 Media Release: 2020-2021 PCPS Policy for Providing Free or Reduced Price Meals is linked here

    Food Service
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    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
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    Electronic Home School Enrollment

    Due to COVID 19, PCPS Office of Student Services has instituted an electronic Home School enrollment for the 20-21 school year. All information and supporting documentation will be collected through this Google Form linked here or URL:  https://forms.gle/v2kBjP4CTof6gKFj6. For more information please contact Kelsey Brice at kelsey.brice@powhatan.k12.va.us.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
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    "If the Lights are Flashing, Don't Try Passing"

    PCPS Bus Drivers show off their new shirts.

    Transportation
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    Substitute Bus Drivers Wanted

    Excellent Benefits:
    CDL Bus/Passenger training provided. School Bus Work schedule aligned with the school calendar. Drivers typically work four hours each day. This work schedule is great for parents of school-aged children.
    Apply online through our TalentEd Hiring Portal linked here

    Transportation
  • 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. 

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • School Division Policies & Regulations

    All PCPS Policies and Regulations are posted and maintained at https://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/powhatan/Board.nsf. Printed copies of school division policies and regulations are also available to citizens who do not have online access upon request.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • **New** 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
  • 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.

     

    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
  • Thank you to all PCPS Bus and Car Drivers who work hard to safely transport the children of Powhatan County every day.

    Transportation
  • 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.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
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Spotlight

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    2020-2021 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Rolls

    Congratulations to all students that achieved honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2020/2021 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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    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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    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. 

    Instruction
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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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  • 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. 

    Instruction
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Division Highlights 2020-2021

Virginia Guidelines for Reopening Schools

Please see below for links to guidelines that were released from the Virginia Department of Education and the Governor of Virginia regarding the opening of schools. They contain comprehensive information on how schools will be allowed to reopen as well as measures we will put in place to ensure staff and student safety.