A message from Superintendent Mason:
As many of you are aware, I released details of our school opening plans to the local newspapers this week. After speaking with Piedmont Health District officials over the past two days, I found that Charlotte County has had about a dozen newly-confirmed COVID cases in the past week, with more tests currently being analyzed. This increase in COVID cases is a cause for concern as we prepare for our students to begin school in roughly two weeks. Due to this increase in COVID cases, I have decided that we will open school on August 10 remotely for all students. This decision is based on the need to keep our students and staff safe. Remote learning will remain the only option for CCPS students through September 4th. At that time, we will utilize local health data to decide whether we can safely implement our hybrid model of in-person and remote instruction after Labor Day.
I am very disappointed that our students will not be able to return in-person on August 10th, but I am confident in the remote learning that our staff will be providing our students. Beginning on August 3rd, you can contact your child’s teacher at school should you have any questions. In the meantime, if you have questions, feel free to contact your child’s school or the School Board Office.
It is critical that parents schedule an appointment to pick up devices and training materials during our drive-through device pick-up next week. Since school will be opening in a fully-remote fashion, the parent meetings that are scheduled for next week have been canceled.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through these difficult challenges. It is my goal to offer the safest educational options for our students and staff.

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, the CCPS student device pick-up scheduled for next week will now be a drive-through device pick-up to accommodate everyone and to ensure proper social distancing. If you have already scheduled an appointment time, you do not need to do so again. Parents who have not signed up for an appointment time will need to do so in order to have your device ready for you. For safety purposes, we ask that you remain in your vehicle.

Please click on this link to make an appointment: https://forms.gle/QUwZsyWXZS1fEyJ67

This is what to expect when you pull up:

1st station: Sign Chromebook/iPad agreement form and pick up the device

2nd station: Pick up login/password and handouts: How to access Google Classroom Training, Printout of training, Student Quick Guide to Google Classroom, and Chromebook/iPad 1:1 Pamphlet

3rd station: Sign into device

Please view the Chromebook/iPad Help Tab on the ccpsk12.org website.

If you still have questions after you have followed the instructions placed in the handouts, please contact Tech Support at support@ccpsmail.com. 
If you need support starting August 10th, please call 434-542-9563. We will have after-hours assistance Monday-Thursday 3pm-8pm. We will be glad to help you. We hope that these changes to the device pickup process will make this a more efficient and safe experience for everyone.

We will be using the following locations for distribution:

Central Middle School- Main parking lot (car rider pick-up lane)-July 27, July 31, and August 3 Times: 1pm-2pm, 3pm-4pm, 5pm-6pm and 7pm-8pm

Phenix Elementary School- Bus Court- July 28 Times: 10am-11am, 1pm-2pm, 3pm-4pm, 5pm-6pm and 7pm-8pm

Bacon District Elementary School- Bus Court- July 29 Times: 10am-11am, 1pm-2pm, 3pm-4pm, 5pm-6pm and 7pm-8pm

Eureka Elementary School- Car rider pick-up lane -July 30 Times: 10am-11am, 1pm-2pm, 3pm-4pm, 5pm-6pm and 7pm-8pm

Superintendent Mason and the principal from each school will host school reopening meetings for parents at the schools on the following days:

Bacon District Elementary-Monday, July 27th 6:00pm-7:00pm
Eureka Elementary-Tuesday, July 28th 6:00pm-7:00pm
CMS/RHHS (at RHHS Auditorium)-Wednesday, July 29th 6:00pm-7:00pm
Phenix Elementary-Thursday, July 30th 6:00pm-7:00pm

Attendance at the meetings is not mandatory; however, information will be provided concerning school reopening plans and expectations for students. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions as well.
People attending the meetings are asked to please wear a face covering. 


Parent/Guardians please click on the link and complete the Google Form to attend one of the Parent/Student Trainings. If you do not have internet access to complete this form, please call 434-542-5151 and speak with Karen Osborne. These trainings will be conducted at all schools and students will receive their devices at the training. You will only need to attend one session and bring your child(ren) to the session. Parents and children will be screened and masks must be worn during these sessions. Please read the Device Agreement before attending the session so that you are prepared to sign the day of your training. 
Please click here: https://forms.gle/mqosyztaWQetzJQN6
/UserFiles/Servers/Server_779007/File/CCPS Chromebook Acceptance of Financial Responsibility 20-21 .pdf 
The times and locations are listed below:
Please respond by 12:00pm on Friday, July 24th

July 27th-August 3rd

July 27th CMS/RHHS
CMS Cafeteria

1pm-2pm

3pm-4pm

5pm-6pm

7pm-8pm

 

 


July 30th Eureka Elementary

10am-11am

1pm-2pm

3pm-4pm

5pm-6pm

7pm-8pm

 

 

 

 

July 28th Phenix Elementary

10am-11am

1pm-2pm

3pm-4pm

5pm-6pm

7pm-8pm

 

 

July 31st CMS/RHHS
CMS Cafeteria

1pm-2pm

3pm-4pm

5pm-6pm

7pm-8pm

 

July 29th Bacon District

10am-11am

1pm-2pm

3pm-4pm

5pm-6pm

7pm-8pm

 

 

August 3rd CMS/RHHS
CMS Cafeteria

1pm-2pm

3pm-4pm

5pm-6pm

7pm-8pm

 

                                     

CCPS Releases School Reopening Plans

A survey was mailed to all households on June 10th, 2020 regarding your plans for your child during the 2020-2021 school year. It is critical that parents complete this survey and return it in the postage-paid envelope included in the mailing as soon as possible. This survey information is critical for us to have enough information to make sound decisions concerning the upcoming school year
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Tdap Vaccine for rising 7th graders

Since the start of the 2006-2007 school year, a booster dose of Tdap has been a requirement for students entering the sixth grade. The law recently changed and it is now required for students entering the 7th grade.  It is no longer required for those entering the 6th grade. 

There are only TWO exceptions to the rule; Religious Exemption and Medical Exemption, both of which require documentation from a physician and/or Notary, otherwise the student MUST HAVE the vaccine PRIOR to entering the 7th grade.

There is no grace period for compliance with this requirement because Tdap is a single-dose vaccine, not a series, this means the shot MUST be done BEFORE your child enters school in August.    Please check with your child’s doctor to see if he/she has had the vaccine and if not, please have it done PRIOR to starting school on August 10th.

PLEASE NOTE:  If your child has not had the vaccine prior to school starting in August, by VIRGINIA STATE LAW, we MUST exclude your child from school.   We will do a check of records the first day of school and if your child is found to be missing the vaccine, he/she will NOT be allowed to return to school until a vaccine is done and documentation is provided.

Again, please check with your child’s doctor or your local health department to arrange for the vaccination or for questions or concerns.

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Vaccinations are available at your health care provider or at the Charlotte County Health Department.  The health department conducts vaccination clinics every Monday from 8:30 – 11:00 am by appointment only.  Tdap vaccinations will also be available at the health department from 8:30 – 3:30 pm on August 6, 2020 by appointment.  The health department can be reached at 434-542-5251 to set up an appointment.  Parents may call Central Middle School at 434-542-4536 if you have questions.

 


School offices are currently open from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday by appointment only. We encourage parents to call ahead to ask questions in order to limit contact.

 This is a reminder that the wireless hot spots are set up at each elementary school, middle school, high school, and at the School Board Office parking lots. The network is open twenty-four hours, seven days a week and is intended for students and the community to use until further notice. Please use the network labeled SBO Wireless when connecting to the Wi-Fi. 


“The drawing for the Charlotte County Education Foundation (CCEF) raffle fundraiser has been postponed until the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is to hold the drawing at an athletic event during the upcoming school year when the time is appropriate”.  

Charlotte County Public Schools today announced it is participating in the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program as part of a food assistance plan approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that is being implemented statewide by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

The VDSS will issue P-EBT benefits to current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households and to non-SNAP households, which include children eligible for free and reduced-price school meals, through Virginia’s SNAP EBT card system. The VDSS, in conjunction with the VDOE and local school divisions, will identify eligible children in both SNAP and non-SNAP households. Households do not have to apply for P-EBT. If a student was eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals at school before the school closure, the student will be included in the file of eligible students provided to VDSS.

The purpose of the P-EBT food purchasing assistance benefit is to supplement existing food assistance and nutrition programs for low-income households during the pandemic. It does not replace meals provided through the school feeding program operating during unexpected closures or the summer meal program that will begin when the school year is over. Students and families who receive P-EBT should also continue to participate in other food assistance programs, such as meals provided by the school division and the summer meal program.
** Please click on the link for the PEBT-FAQ.
PEBT-FAQ-households and recipients
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