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Fall Intercession--Survey

posted Oct 20, 2017, 11:05 AM by Jude Raffeinner

Parents, please take time to complete this survey and give your opinion of the Fall Intercession your child participated in. 

Parent Connect-"Promoting Family Wellness"

posted Oct 12, 2017, 12:17 PM by Web Admin

"Promoting Family Wellness" is the topic of the next Carroll County Parent Connect meeting, sponsored by Carroll County Public School Division (CCPSD). “We are very pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our parents and staff. It will give education to parents on how to implement physical activity into everyday life and encourage a healthy lifestyle among our children," said CCPSD Licensed Professional Counselor, Denice Olinger.

According to The Association for Applied Sports Psychology, adopting physical activity habits early in life will increase the likelihood of children remaining physically active adults. Family physical activity can assist your child in learning life skills such as teamwork, leadership skills, and decision-making. Parents who display positive and healthier lifestyle choices influence the decisions and behaviors of their children. As reported by UC Davis Health, physically fit individuals are less likely to have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and some types of cancer. People who exercise regularly have less feelings of depression and anxiety and feel a heightened sense of well-being. In general, families that incorporate exercise into their daily lives are happier, more relaxed and physically healthier.

The presenters will be Greg Hampton and Carrie Phipps with The Carroll Wellness Center. They will offer tips on how to eat smart, move more, and cope with stress. 

The Carroll County Parent Connect evening program will be at Carroll County Middle School on Thursday, October 26, 2017. A
free Aunt Bea's Barbeque meal will begin at 5:00 PM in the cafeteria. The program for parents, guardians, grandparents, and community members will begin at 6:00 PM. Reading For Life AmeriCorps members will be providing activities for children. For more information contact Denice Olinger 276-730-3207 or dmolinge@ccpsd.k12.va.us
Parent Connect Flyer with information from the article above

Teacher and Employee of the Month--Nominations Needed

posted Oct 4, 2017, 12:54 PM by Jude Raffeinner

Teachers, administrators, colleagues, parents, and students are invited to nominate support personnel employees or teachers for the Employee or Teacher of the Month award.

An employee from each group will be recognized each month during the regularly scheduled School Board meeting. The deadline for submission is the third Monday of each month. Please submit your nomination(s) utilizing these online forms (which replace the previous paper/pencil forms).

The CCPSD Leadership Team will determine the Employee and Teacher of the Month from the group submitted for this honor.

Employee of the Month

Teacher of the Month

First Lady of VA--Feed VA Day of Action

posted Sep 25, 2017, 7:54 AM by Jude Raffeinner

Carroll County Public Schools will be participating in the First Lady's Feed VA Day of Action on Friday. All students in the district will receive a free breakfast on September 29.

For more information please go to the Feed VA Day of Action Website.
Feed VA Day of Action Flyer

Stakeholder Survey

posted Sep 19, 2017, 2:02 PM by Jude Raffeinner

In an effort to improve our schools, our school division, and our instructional practices for our children, Carroll County Public School Division is conducting a stakeholder survey.

We value your opinion and ask that you take time to complete this survey.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZDZ52P2

Influenza Vaccination Clinics

posted Sep 15, 2017, 10:24 AM by Jude Raffeinner

Influenza is a very contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. The Mount Rogers Health District in partnership with Carroll County Public school system is pleased to provide student Flu Vaccination Clinics again this year on October 24th & 25th, 2017. The vaccine will be available free of charge to all students. Only injections will be available. Medicaid or insurance may be billed for an administration fee but parents will not be charged or billed.

The Schedule for the Clinics is as follows:

October 24, 2017

Hillsville Elementary and Oakland Elementary at 8:30 AM
Gladesboro Elementary and St. Paul School at 10:30 AM
Gladeville Elementary and Fancy Gap Elementary at 1:00 PM

October 25, 2017

Carroll Co Middle and Laurel Elementary at 8:30 AM
RAE Center at 10:30 AM 
Carroll County High at 1:00 PM

The Carroll County Health Department will return to the elementary schools on November 28, 2017, to administer the 2nd dose of the flu vaccine for student's that require the 2nd dose.

Consent forms will be coming home with students today and need to be returned no later than September 20, 2017.


Feed VA Day of Action

posted Sep 14, 2017, 8:42 AM by Jude Raffeinner

Carroll County Public Schools will participate in the Feed VA Day of Action No-Cost Breakfast for Students on Friday, September 29, 2017. This is part of Lady Dorothy McAuliffe’s Virginia Food Access Network Program and the goal is to provide breakfast to as many students as possible throughout Virginia on Friday, September 29th.

Students are encouraged to eat breakfast at no cost in their school cafeterias on this day.

If you have any questions please contact Tammy Quesenberry at (276) 730-3200.

SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENT August 21, 2017

posted Aug 15, 2017, 9:01 AM by Jude Raffeinner

Dear Parents, Guardians and School Community:

On August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. While a solar eclipse is not uncommon, this one is significant because it is not only a total solar eclipse, meaning the moon will completely block the sun from the Earth, but it will also be visible from coast to coast in the continental U.S., calling it the Great American Eclipse. The last time a total eclipse crossed the U.S. was 99 years ago. The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Carroll County, but it will be observed as a partial solar eclipse. Approximately 90% of the sun will be blocked by the moon, the making for a spectacular sight.

An eclipse is a striking phenomenon that we don’t want to miss, but it comes with some safety precautions. No one should look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse because the very bright light can burn the light-sensitive tissue in the back of your eye, called your retina. Without notice, permanent eye damage can happen in just a few seconds of looking at the sun during an eclipse. Since the retina does not have any pain fibers you can’t feel the burn; although, irreversible eye damage has occurred.

The eclipse will begin at 1:11 p.m., with the maximum eclipse reached at 2:39 p.m. and completed at 4:01 p.m. The duration of this event is 2 hours and 50 minutes. Due to this time frame and safety of our staff and children, we will extend the school day until 4:05 p.m. Buses will be released one hour later than their regular scheduled departure time. This schedule will include all students except for special transportation that will depart at 11:45 a.m.

This event will provide an excellent opportunity for our students to learn about a solar eclipse while practicing safety procedures. All students will have an opportunity to view the eclipse. Grades Kindergarten through second grade can view through live streaming such as, http://www.wdbj7.com/eclipse/, while third grade through high school will be able to view outside with protective solar eclipse glasses. Since this is a special event, parents or guardians will have the opportunity to “opt out” their child(ren) from outside viewing of the solar eclipse. Please refer to the included opt out form and return the form back to the school your child(ren) attends, if you wish to exclude your child(ren) from viewing this event on August 21, 2017. For additional information on solar eclipses, please refer to NASA at https://www.nasa.gov/.

Sincerely,

Shirley A. Perry, Ph.D.
Division Superintendent

Opt Out Form: https://goo.gl/1NynVD

Free and Reduced Lunch Reminder

posted Aug 9, 2017, 7:59 AM by Jude Raffeinner

Parents:
If any of the children in your household receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast (you have already received your approval letter), all children in the household should be approved.  You must receive an approval letter for each child.  If you have not received the approval letter for a sibling of the approved child, please contact Sharon Beasley at 276-730-3234 to ensure all children receive services.

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting-August 22, 2017

posted Aug 3, 2017, 12:14 PM by Mitzi Frazier

The Special Education Advisory Committee of Carroll County Public Schools will meet on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the large conference room on the third floor of the Carroll County Governmental Center. The purpose of this meeting is to welcome new members, plan for the Services Fair and report on the opening of school.

The public is invited to attend this meeting. The public can address concerns related to special education to Laura Goad, Director of Special Education at (276) 730-3200 or 236-8145 or to any member of the Carroll County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee. Those members are: Pam Fortner, Dan Combs, Paige Combs, Joan Weaver, Linda Rotella, Vickey Ritchie, Debbie Johnson, Katrina Alexander, Jerry Sowers, Melissa Sowers, Heather Waller (new) and Keli Meredith (new).

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