COVID-19 FAQ's

Charlotte County Public Schools – COVID 19 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document

 

This document will be updated as additional information becomes available.

When are school offices currently open?

  • School offices are currently open from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Wednesdays, only. The School Board Office is open daily from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. We encourage parents to call ahead to ask questions in order to limit contact.

    What is the schedule for meal delivery?

  • Enough breakfasts and lunches to last students for seven days are being distributed at various sites throughout the county once per week. There is a flyer posted on the division website, www.ccpsk12.org, which provides dates, times, and other pertinent details.

    What is the plan for instruction moving forward?

  • CCPS teachers have been provided with a complete list of standards which have not been taught as of March 13th. Teachers are working to determine the best way to incorporate these missed standards into instruction in the fall of 2020. Because CCPS started school in early August, most elementary and middle school standards have been taught for the school year, and much of the remaining time after March 13th would have been review.

    Will my child have to take SOL tests this spring?

  • Virginia has been granted a testing waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. As a result, all SOL testing for the spring has been cancelled.

    What should students do with completed instructional packets from March?

  • Students should complete the work assigned in March, and keep it until they return to school. Individual teachers may ask students for this work to help assess where students require specific remediation upon return to school. School divisions have been issued guidance from the Virginia Department of Education advising not to grade work when schools are closed. As a result, these review packets will not be graded.

    Will additional instructional packets be made available to students?

  • The CCPS instructional team will be creating additional review packets for students. These packets are not specifically designed by your child’s teacher, but are designed for entire grade levels (ex: all third graders in CCPS would receive the same packet). Since high school students take a variety of courses, parents of high school students who would like a review packet for their child are asked to complete the online survey to request a packet and schedule a time with school board office staff to pick up. The review packets will be available beginning Tuesday, April 28th at all meal distribution sites. These packets are designed for parents who are looking for additional resources for their child. It is not mandatory that you pick up a packet. Again, this work is designed to provide continuity of learning and will not be graded

    How can I access additional resources for my child?

  • Our CCPS website and Facebook page is constantly being updated with quality instructional materials for children and parents to utilize.

    How will final grades be calculated for my child?

  • For elementary and middle school studentsAll students will receive a grade of 100 (or “outstanding” for lower grades) for the fourth nine-weeks. This will allow students to receive the highest grade that they could have earned if school were in session for the fourth nine weeks. Final grades will be computed based on the average of the four grading periods, as usual.
  • For high school students Students’ third nine weeks grades will serve as their final grade. Final grades for students in year-long classes will be computed by an average of the first three grading periods. Students who are failing high school courses will receive additional information from the school.

Will my child receive a final report card?

  • Yes. All CCPS students will receive a final report card in May.

    Will graduation for seniors still be held?

  • Yes. Commencement will still take place for the Class of 2020. A date will be set when government and health officials deem it safe to do so.

    When can I pick up my child’s belongings from school?

  • We only want essential personnel in our schools at this time. We will schedule later dates for students to collect belongings. If you have an emergency item to collect from school, please call the school to schedule a time to do so. Please refer to office hours discussed in item #1.

    When can I drop off my child’s textbooks and/or library books?

  • We encourage parents to collect library books and textbooks from your students for safe keeping. We will designate a date/time for collection when it is safe to do so.

    What should I do with my child’s school picture proofs from CMS if I do not want to purchase them?

  • If you choose not to purchase these pictures, please return them to CMS staff when textbooks and library books are returned.

    When will screenings be completed for children who have applied for Pre-K for the 2020-21 school year?

  • Pre-K applications are due by April 30, 2020. These applications may be placed in the drop box outside the elementary school to which your child is applying. Screenings will be completed once officials deem it safe to do so. 
 

When will students be able to drop off items belonging to the schools and pick up personal belongings?

  • Students and ONE adult will be allowed to pick up personal belongings and drop off school items on Monday, May 11th, Wednesday, May 13th and Thursday, May 14th from noon until 7:00 P.M. Please be advised that you may have to wait outside your child’s school for a while as only a few people will be able to access the school at one time. 

 

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