A Message from Superintendent Mason:
Charlotte County Public Schools will make mask-wearing for students and staff optional to begin the 2021-22 school year. Despite mask-wearing being optional, we strongly encourage all of our students and staff to wear masks, especially those who have not been vaccinated. Students and drivers on Charlotte County school buses and county cars will be required to wear face coverings at all times as required by a federal order from the CDC. The decision to make mask-wearing optional is being made with a week and a half left before school opens; therefore, mask-wearing could become mandatory should we have drastic increases in COVID cases over the next week. School officials will be carefully monitoring COVID data daily, and if we have significant increases in COVID case counts in our county or schools at any point during the school year, masks may become mandatory for all students and staff until cases decrease. These decisions will be made through consultation with district health officials. We ask parents to please be patient and supportive as we work through these fluid situations that may occur throughout the year. Our goal is to keep our schools open for in-person instruction every day. The best way to ensure that our schools remain open for in-person instruction every day is to screen your children before sending them to school and if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID, do not send them to school.

In CCPS schools this year:

  • Distancing in classrooms and other areas will be maximized to the greatest extent possible. Distancing in some classrooms, cafeterias, school buses, and other areas will be less than three feet due to capacity.
  • Disinfecting will take place in classrooms daily and more frequently for highly occupied areas such as cafeterias and restrooms.
  • Students and staff with COVID symptoms will be sent home immediately. Again, please do not send your child to school with a fever or other COVD symptoms.
  • Parents will be notified if their children have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID in their school.
  • Remote instruction for CCPS is being provided only through Virtual Virginia this school year. The deadline for notifying CCPS of the intention to participate in remote instruction has passed (June 30, 2021). All students are required to attend school in person five days per week unless the Virtual Virginia option was chosen.

In an effort to adhere to CDC guidance that recommends the avoidance of large congregate gatherings, each school will require appointments to be scheduled for Open House. Each school will be sending out alerts to notify parents about how they can sign up for times to meet with their children’s teachers. Everyone entering schools for Open House appointments will be required to wear a face-covering, as will CCPS staff.
If you have any questions about the mask policy, please feel free to contact your child’s school or contact me at the School Board Office.
Robbie Mason Superintendent

Please join us for the Randolph-Henry Open House! In an effort to better serve our families and reduce wait times, we ask that everyone schedule an appointment time. Should you have any difficulty accessing the online scheduling form, please call our main office so that we may assist you. 434-542-4111. For more information about Open House and scheduling an appointment, click on the link to our newsletter. https://www.smore.com/1vb69

Please click on the appropriate link to set an appointment for CMS students. 6th grade link

https://app.awesome-table.com/-MfegpqJQFjBY_aiSAiz/view

7th grade link

https://app.awesome-table.com/-Mff4fA7SfyS15soeB6_/view

8th grade link

https://app.awesome-table.com/-MffK8QW7jcfn6oWBZI9/view
Please click on this link for news from Phenix Elementary and information on Open House.
https://www.smore.com/uxy6h-pes-open-house?embed=1

Eureka Elementary School will be holding an in-person Open House by appointment on August 5th, with additional times on August 4th and August 6th if necessary.  You can start calling Eureka, (434) 736-8458, on Friday, July 30th at noon to find out who your child's teacher is and to schedule an appointment time for Open House.  Everyone entering the school for Open House appointments will be required to wear a face-covering, as will CCPS staff.  We also ask that only parents and guardians accompany the elementary student to the Open House.  We look forward to seeing you at Open House, and working with your family this school year!


CMS Sports
Charlotte County School Board Recognizes Academics and Athletes at the July 13th meeting. Please click on the link below.

Photo courtesy: Tyler Mason
  We are still accepting applications for Pre-K.
July 2

VACCINATION IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH COVID VACCINATION.
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/

Entry
Entry 2

Due to COVID 19 and our inability to recognize the Class of 2020; the class of 2020 and 2021 will be recognized together on Oct. 1st and 2nd.  Nominations for the Class of 2022 are being accepted now!
Hall of Fame

          Please click here to view the Kindergarten 2021 Zoom Video

 

   Wifi

This is a reminder that the wireless hot spots are set up at each elementary 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. 
  

Our current mask policy requires students and staff to wear face coverings in our schools and classrooms whenever social distancing cannot be maintained. On October 21st, CCPS received guidance from Piedmont Health District officials recommending that students and staff wear face coverings in the classroom even when social distancing can be maintained. As a result, your child will be required to wear face coverings more frequently in his or her classroom. The intent of this change is to make school an even safer place for our students and staff as we adjust to in-person instruction during this pandemic. Thank you for your understanding concerning this procedural change.

 

When Your Child Is Sick  

Sick

Due to continuing concerns with COVID 19 spreading so rapidly in our county, Charlotte County Public School staff may ask that you keep your child home for a longer period of time than usual.  If your child has a fever, cough, cold symptoms or any symptoms that can be related to the COVID 19 virus, we may ask that you keep your child home for 10 days or more, depending on symptoms.  If at the end of 10 days your child still has symptoms, you must continue to keep your child home until he/she is symptom-free for 3 days/72 hours (that’s symptom-free without the help of medications).

 If you feel your child’s symptoms are related to allergies or some other alternative diagnosis, you should have your child evaluated by their medical doctor.  If the medical doctor can attribute your child’s symptoms to an alternative diagnosis or if your child has a negative Covid-19 test, your child’s time out of school could be lessened with written documentation of this diagnosis.   Even with an alternative diagnosis or negative Covid-19 test, your child must be symptom-free (no fever, no cough, etc., without the help of medication) for 3 days/72 hours, BEFORE returning to school. Please do not hesitate to call your school nurse for questions or concerns. 

Thank you for helping us slow the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases by following this protocol.   

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