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    School Board invites Citizens to Serve

    The Powhatan County School Board invites interested citizens to join one of its advisory committees for the 2019-2020 school year.  Advisory committees are voluntary and serve to offer suggestions to the School Board on a variety of topics.  Generally, the committees meet three to four times during the school year.

    By policy, the School Board Advisory Committees are appointed for one year terms.  The School Board has the following advisory committees:

    Special Education Advisory Committee

    Gifted Education Advisory Committee

    Title I Parent Advisory Committee

    School Health Advisory Committee

    Career and Technical Advisory Committee

    Please complete the application attached and send to Linda Hockaday at linda.hockaday@powhatan.k12.va.us or by mail:  2320 Skaggs Road, Powhatan, VA 23139.  Applications are due by October 3, 2019.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
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    Operation School Supplies 2019-2020

    Operation School Supplies is a program that provides free backpacks and school supplies to Powhatan County children whose families are in economic need. Students must be enrolled in grades K-12 in the Powhatan County School District to be eligible to receive free school supplies.
    Please complete the attached application in its entirety and submit it to Community Life Church, 2410 New Dorset Circle, Powhatan, VA 23139, on school supply distribution day. Your child/children may be eligible for a free backpack and school supplies if your family’s income is at or below 200% of the 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines. You must attach one of the following documents with your application to be considered:
    • If your child is eligible to receive SNAP or reduced price/free school lunches, attach your letter from Powhatan Social Services, or
    • If your child is not eligible for the reduced/free lunch program, attach a copy of your 2018 Tax Return (delete social security numbers on tax return).
    Please list all social services being received by the family so that your family’s need can be determined. School attendance, county residency, and economic need will be verified for determination of eligibility.
    Backpacks and school supplies will be distributed at Community Life Church located at 2410 New Dorset Circle in Powhatan on Friday, August 2, from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, August 3, from 10 a.m.–2:00 p.m. for all Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle School students. The distribution date for Powhatan High School and Middle School students will take place on September 6 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. High School students must attach a copy of the school supply lists required by each teacher to the application.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
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    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
  • 2019-2020 Powhatan County Preschool Application Available

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year Preschool program. Children must be 3- or 4-years old by September 30, 2019. An application does not guarantee enrollment in the programs. All information provided is confidential and is used in determining eligibility.

    Proof of income, original birth certificate, proof of residency, and current school health form are required for all programs. Additional information may be required for eligibility.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • 2019-2020 School Calendar Approved

    At its February 12, 2019 meeting, the Powhatan County School Board approved the proposed 2019-2020 School Calendar which is attached below in PDF format.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • 2019-2020 Secondary Course Guide Approved

    At its February 12, 2019 meeting, the Powhatan County School Board approved the proposed Secondary Course Guide which is attached below in PDF format.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • Powhatan Welcomes Sodexo School Food Services

    Powhatan County Public Schools and Sodexo School Food Services have partnered to provide the most innovative, nutritional, fun School Food Service Program. 

    Attached below is a welcome letter from Sodexo to the Powhatan community. Now is the perfect time to encourage your children to choose school breakfast and lunch! 

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • 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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