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    American Rescue Plan

    On 6.8.21, the School Board received information about the American Rescue Plan (ARP). You may review the presentation on Board Docs. http://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/powhatan/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=C3KPCR637B7A

    Funds from this plan must address effects of COVID-19 on school operations.  We are seeking community input in two ways.

    Review the presentation linked above and submit a recommendation using this online form. https://forms.gle/UPZFRFNwpCpxG1XM6
    Volunteer to participate in a committee to review the ARP process and work with other stakeholders to identify potential needs for the funding. This will take place during the week of July 19. Please complete an application.  https://forms.gle/FHR2mtCTdnD5KUYE8

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    Public Comment to Draft of Student Rights & Responsibilities (Code of Student Conduct)

    Annually, a division team reviews the guide for Student Rights and Responsibilities (Code of Student Conduct). The School Board received the first draft of a newly formatted version that is in line with the Model Guidance for Positive and Preventative Code of Student Conduct Policy. The School Board welcomes public comment on the draft. More details can be found on Board Docs at http://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/powhatan/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=C3KP6W632798

    Please submit your comments or questions at https://forms.gle/EHc7CLurZP7VAcDE6

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    Food Service Press Release Effective 6-9-21

    The meal distribution program at PCPS will continue serving free breakfast and lunch meals through the Summer Food Service Program to ALL students who attend Powhatan County Schools, and to any other child 18 years or younger.
    Effective June 9th - through August 18th. Distribution Times and Location for Parent Pick-up are as follows:

    Powhatan Middle School - 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Door 11 located on the western side of the school.
    Lead-in and exit only signs are visible to help with traffic flow. 

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

    Summer School: 

    Powhatan Elementary School and Powhatan Middle Schools
    June 21, 2021 – July 1, 2021
    July 12, 2021 – July 22, 2021
    Breakfast and lunch meals will be available for free for all students attending summer school at either Powhatan Elementary School or Powhatan Middle School.

    Food Service
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    Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

    June 1, 2021

    This plan describes how Powhatan County Public Schools will maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other school and division staff during and following the return to full in-person instruction. 

    This plan has been developed to comply with Section 2001(i)(1) of the ARP Act and U.S. Department of Education’s Interim Final Rule requiring each LEA that receives ARP ESSER III funds to submit a plan that describes how it will safely return to in-person instruction and ensure continuity of services, including LEAs that have already returned to in-person instruction.

    Powhatan County Public Schools

    4290 Anderson Highway

    Powhatan, Virginia 23139

    804-598-5700

     

     

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    PCPS Summer School Bus Stops 2021

    2021 Summer School Bus Routes are attached below.

    Transportation
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    Summer Opportunities 2021

    We are excited to offer enhanced and expanded Summer Opportunities for PCPS students PreK-12. Powhatan Middle School and Powhatan Elementary School will host the majority of summer activities, with select camps at Powhatan High School. The summer session will be June 21-July 1 and July 12-July 22. We hope to see many of our students taking advantage of these opportunities. The flyer is attached. Full details of all summer learning opportunities found at http://www.powhatan.k12.va.us/groups/66646/instruction/summer_school.

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    Preschool Programs

    Powhatan County Public Schools is pleased to offer a Pre-Kindergarten program for three or 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

    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, 2021. 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 https://forms.gle/4C6a4Vy9Cd41E5n4A Applications should be returned to any elementary school or the School Administration Offices. 

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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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    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.

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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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
  • PCPS Continuity of Learning - June 1, 2021

    Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

    June 1, 2021

    This plan describes how Powhatan County Public Schools will maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other school and division staff during and following the return to full in-person instruction.

    This plan has been developed to comply with Section 2001(i)(1) of the ARP Act and U.S. Department of Education’s Interim Final Rule requiring each LEA that receives ARP ESSER III funds to submit a plan that describes how it will safely return to in-person instruction and ensure continuity of services, including LEAs that have already returned to in-person instruction.

    Powhatan County Public Schools

    4290 Anderson Highway

    Powhatan, Virginia 23139

    804-598-5700

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  • 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
  • P-EBT Benefits Extended Through End of School Year

    Benefits will be automatically loaded to your existing P-EBT or EBT card. If this is your first time receiving benefits, a preloaded P-EBT card will be mailed to the current address in the student’s school record or funds will be added to your SNAP EBT card. Ensure your address is correct within your local school division records. Additional program details such as benefit amounts and issuance dates are available at PEBTva.com. If you don’t receive P-EBT benefits, but believe there are eligible students in your household, please call the P-EBT call center at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633. Updated Flyer & FAQ sheets are attached.

    Food Service
  • Media Release

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

    Food Service
  • 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.

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    Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

    June 1, 2021

    This plan describes how Powhatan County Public Schools will maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other school and division staff during and following the return to full in-person instruction. 

    This plan has been developed to comply with Section 2001(i)(1) of the ARP Act and U.S. Department of Education’s Interim Final Rule requiring each LEA that receives ARP ESSER III funds to submit a plan that describes how it will safely return to in-person instruction and ensure continuity of services, including LEAs that have already returned to in-person instruction.

    Powhatan County Public Schools

    4290 Anderson Highway

    Powhatan, Virginia 23139

    804-598-5700

     

     

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    2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

    On May 26th, the High School awarded several scholarships to many of the 2020-2021 graduating seniors. Congratulations to all recipients! 

    Curtis Family Scholarships

    $7000 – Kayla Davis and Brianna Tribble

    $6000 – Sean Hall and Lani Yohman

    $5000 – Ashlee Blankenship and Eliza Samuels

    $4000 – Anthony Bastiaensen and Sadie Tucker

    $3000 – Alisha France and Ashton Ingle

    Powhatan Education Foundation (2 @ $1000)

    Emmalee Lawson

    Brianna Tribble

    PEF Cynthia D. Wilkinson Scholarship ($1000)

    Julie Fens

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    2020-2021 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Rolls

    Congratulations to all students that achieved honor roll for the third 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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    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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  • PCPS Continuity of Learning - June 1, 2021

    Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

    June 1, 2021

    This plan describes how Powhatan County Public Schools will maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other school and division staff during and following the return to full in-person instruction.

    This plan has been developed to comply with Section 2001(i)(1) of the ARP Act and U.S. Department of Education’s Interim Final Rule requiring each LEA that receives ARP ESSER III funds to submit a plan that describes how it will safely return to in-person instruction and ensure continuity of services, including LEAs that have already returned to in-person instruction.

    Powhatan County Public Schools

    4290 Anderson Highway

    Powhatan, Virginia 23139

    804-598-5700

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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.