Welcome Back – Superintendent’s Message

Good evening, CCPS families! Faculty and staff are eager to welcome our Cavaliers (9th-12th graders) and Eagles (6th-8th graders) back to school tomorrow! It will be an unprecedented start to the 20-21 VIRTUAL+ school year, and truthfully, what the first day experience entails will be dependent upon each person’s individual situation. As a staff member and student, you may be kicking the year off at school in a VIRTUAL+ learning hub, wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance from your colleagues/peers, and regularly washing those hands. Or, you may be starting the school year from home, stationed in front of a computer in a spare bedroom, at the kitchen table, or at a family desk. 

As I welcome our secondary students (6th-12th) and staff back on the “Eve of Day 1”, I know that the work truly began days, weeks, and even months ago in preparation for this unique school year. Thank you – thank you for the grace and mercy shown to one another, the patience that have been offered and will be needed, and the solution-oriented mindset that both families and employees have embraced. 

We begin the year confident in the established, in-person safety measures outfitting every school facility. We begin the year proud of our food service department’s ability to provide meals for all CCPS students. We begin the year appreciative of our transportation department’s ability to prepare our VIRTUAL+ equity groups’ individualized bus route needs. We begin the year pleased with our special educators’ communication with families to appropriately amend individualized education plans to meet the needs of each child. We begin the year celebrating educators’ admirable commitment to professional learning, relationship building, and communication with students and parents. We begin the year thankful for the engagement of our school community in the evolving details associated with a pandemic reopening. 

We are also grateful for technology! While a blessing, it can simultaneously cause emotions and stressors that are less than ideal. And… while we have recently experienced an elementary demand for devices beyond our currently available supply, the collective stakeholder response has been understanding and heartwarming. Thank you for adopting this supportive approach as we embark on this new VIRTUAL+ journey on August 24th (grades 6-12). 

We anticipate device hurdles this week. We expect some connectivity issues. We know, while we strive for excellence, there will be numerous opportunities for growth and improvement. Every one of us, student, staff, and parent, is climbing a steep learning curve – but we are doing it hip-to-hip with one another – #OneCaroline. 

And so, on the “Eve of Day 1” for so many of you, I wish you a safe, healthy, and growth-producing school year. It will not be void of challenges – use these opportunities to be innovative and courageous. It is not the time to pause our collaborative efforts – reach out, communicate, share thoughts and ideas. Most importantly, we share a common goal – the success of every CCPS student. 

Let’s get this year started! 
Sarah

Sarah  Calveric, Ph.D.
Superintendent

Superintendent’s Monthly Update: November 2018

    Welcome to the November Edition of the Superintendent’s Monthly Update.  I hope you enjoy reading through all the exciting highlights of this past month as we celebrate all the work being done in Caroline County Public Schools.

I look forward to seeing each of you at the Superintendent’s Meet & Greet on Saturday, Dec. 8th at 114 Main Street Bowling Green VA 22427 from 3:00pm-4:30pm and then directly after at the Holiday of Lights Parade.

Thank you for continuing to support CCPS!

November 2018 Update

 

Superintendent’s Monthly Update: October 2018

Students, Families, and Friends of CCPS.

Here is your opportunity to take a look at all the happenings in and around the division for the month of October.  We invite you to sit back and relax as division directors, supervisors, principals, and staff share their accomplishments and activites within their respective areas.

Enjoy this edition of the Superintendent’s Monthly Update!

October 2018 Update

Superintendent’s Monthly Update: Summer Edition

The sun has been shining, the weather has been warm, and the beaches have been full, yet CCPS has been working hard to prepare and plan for the coming year and the return of our students and families for 2018-2019 school year.

Join us in taking a look at all the events, activities, and learning that has been going on this summer to gear up for a wonderful new school year.

Welcome to the SUMMER EDITION of the Superintendent’s Monthly Update.

Summer Edition Highlights 2018