TITLE

DESCRIPTION

Home

All Charles City County Public Schools will be opening on a one hour delay on Monday, October 15, 2018.
PowerSchool Button
Closing & Delay Button
Staff Directory Button
District Calendar Button

UPCOMING EVENTS

October

4          Early Release/Parent Academy

16         SB Meeting 6:30 p.m.

25         Senior Convocation

 

November

5          Q1 Ends

5          Early Release

6          Parent Conferences

13         SB Meeting 6:30 p.m

21-23   Thanksgiving Holiday

December

6          Early Release

18        SB Meeting 6:30

19        Early Release

20-31  Winter Break

 

NEWS & INFORMATION

One hour delayed Opening on October 15, 2018.

CCPS Schools will be on a one-hour delay tomorrow, Monday, October 15th in an effort to provide our students and families with additional time to prepare for the bus stop and the school day.

CCES "Fall" Math & Literacy Night= Full for All!

Parents and students spent the evening walking around to classrooms searching for the next fun reading or math activity.  Students had the chance to:

Justify their answers to "Which One Doesn't Belong"

Search, identify, and color letters in the "ABC Sensory Bin"

Build catapults to estimate and measure distance Create funny phrases and stories with "Fall Mad Libs"

Take home a book after creating their own "Seasonal Poem"

Practice their number sense with a variety of card games Practice computation skills in the "Zombie Attacks" room

Kinesthetics was the theme as students took a "Book Walk" for prizes

Take home resources and even a homemade scrapbook!

CCES Literacy and Math Night teacher and student  CCES Literacy and Math Night book walk  CCES Literacy and Math Night activity

Cafeteria Update

In recent weeks, considerable concern has been expressed regarding the presence of mold in the cafeteria of the high school. This community concern is certainly understandable. However, we hope that it is also accompanied by a sense of confidence that school system leadership has taken the steps necessary to address the situation effectively. We realize that maintaining the confidence of our community is also built on our commitment to communicate quickly and thoroughly with you. Consequently, the purpose of this letter is to share the results of extensive testing and to advise you of our actions thus far.

Last Friday, Sept. 21, Mold USA, a national mold inspection and consultation company, conducted extensive testing at the high school. Specifically, samples were taken from the cafeteria dining room area; heating and air conditioning vents were also swabbed for testing; and comparative air quality samples were taken (i.e. outdoor air samples are to be compared with indoor air samples from the affected area). Results revealed that spore counts for all indicators were light to undetectable in the high school cafeteria, thus testing below all normal limits.

Per the events of this past week, the school division has done the following to address the situation in the interim:

  • A discoloration in the ceiling tiles in the cafeteria was first noticed the morning of Sept. 17 and reported to the principal and my office around 7:15 a.m.
  • My office immediately dispatched staff to replace the affected tiles and to check the school’s HVAC system.
  • The school, on the advice of my office, moved meal services to the common area. Later Mold USA confirmed this was the appropriate response because it allowed the company’s professional staff to conduct testing in an expedient, professional manner.
  • The Chickahominy Health Department was also contacted on Sept. 19 for additional support. Health department staff concentrated on inspecting for the safety of food preparation. They subsequently noted that the school division’s response to the situation was immediate and quite satisfactory.
  • Staff and students continued to eat in the common area until the results of the testing were in hand.

While we regret any inconvenience and concern this situation has caused, we trust you can see that the CCPS response to this situation was immediate. Not only were the affected tiles removed and professional air quality testing secured, students and staff were relocated from the affected area in a timely manner. With this last round of testing complete, our students will return to the cafeteria tomorrow, Friday, September 28 to resume regular dining service.  Additionally, the school division will be completing a full building test for mold at both school buildings and will share the results when we receive them late next week. 

In the meantime, school system leadership thanks you for your ongoing support during this challenging time.

Celebrating Constitution Day

DConstitution Day HS 2018-19uring Mr. Brown’s Civics classes students had the opportunity not only to be introduced to replica primary document of the Declaration of Independence but also had the opportunity to explore the Bill of Rights in depth with partners.  Students were given the opportunity to modernize these documents by putting them in their own words.

Charles City County Public Schools Are Fully Accredited 

It is official!  The Virginia Department of Education has released final results and  they show that for a second consecutive year both CCES and CCHS are fully accredited by the state.  Way to go CCPS students and staff!

Bus Routes for 2018-2019

Click on the school bus below to view the bus routes for 2018-19 school year.

Yellow School Bus Clip Art

Virginia Secretary of Education Visits CCES

This morning, the Virginia’s Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, visited CCES with officials from the Governor’s and Educational Offices, to deliver school supplies for our teachers and students. The Secretary was treated to a tour of CCES and was able to see everything, from our newly-installed playground equipment for greater student equity, to our teacher classrooms. He took time to talk to our teachers and wish them well for the coming school year. Additionally, we had a great opportunity to speak with the Secretary regarding the challenges we continue to work with here in Charles City, as well as some of the possible legislative items that his office and the Governor can support in the upcoming General Assembly Session to assist us in better assisting our students.

Our Central Office has Moved

Our Central Office has moved! Our new location is at 10035 Courthouse Road, Charles City, VA 23030.

CCHS Makes National Ranking In U.S. News

Well….we did it! For the second year in a row, Charles City High School made the top state and national rankings of high schools, maintaining its consistent Bronze Medal Ranking in the nation (within the top 20% of high schools in the country) and moving up to what appears to be 71 in the rankings of top 118 high schools in their statewide rankings in Virginia. The link below should take everyone to the report and overview for the 2018 data:

 

While this is one ranking and set of indicator criteria, as I shared last year, the national nature and name-recognition that goes with this publication and their annual rankings of high schools, colleges and universities is significant.

Congratulations to our faculty and staff for their continued success.  We are pleased to be able to count our high school among the best in the state and the nation!

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/virginia/rankings

Charles City County Public Schools

10035 Courthouse Road | Charles City, VA 23030

Office: 804-652-4612 | Fax: 804-829-2363