Is it a scam?
about 4 hours ago, Page County Public Schools
Is it a scam?  It seems too good to be true. You won a new iPad!  Free three-night cruise! You just won a $1000 gift card!  You were contacted unexpectedly. They call, text, or email you when you did not reach out to them.  There is a sense of urgency. They say it is an emergency, or you must respond immediately.   You are asked not to contact the person directly, or to keep it a secret. Scammers have a better chance of fooling you if you don't talk to anyone else.  You are asked to give money in an unusual way. You are asked to pay with a gift card, iTunes card, or wire transfer.  You are asked for your username, password, or pin. No one should be asking you for this information.  You are asked to give a code that was texted to you. Using a code to complete your sign-in is great, but no one should be asking you to tell them this code.
Historically, counselors began working in schools to provide vocational guidance to those joining the workforce. However, the term "guidance counselor" no longer encompasses the broad scope of work and duties provided by today's school counselors. The role of the school counselor has evolved to become a central and important part of a child’s development and educational career. PCPS is thankful for our School Counselors!
about 5 hours ago, Page County Public Schools
"School Counselors"
Page County Public Schools encourages Digital Awareness. Follow us this week to learn more about what you should do to prevent yourself from being scammed or a victim of cyber attacks.
1 day ago, Page County Public Schools
Steps to avoid cyber attacks  Don’t give out personal information. Don’t give out phone numbers, social security information, or banking information to someone you don’t know. Confirm that people are who they say they are before trusting them.  Use strong passwords.  Create passwords with a combination of capital, and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Use different passwords for different sites, so that when someone gets one password, they don’t have them all. Passwords should be at least 8 characters.  Avoid suspicious links. Be careful of websites, messages, or emails containing links. Some websites may use quizzes, surveys, freebies, or stories to get you to click on them and then steal your personal information.  Check website reliability, Before purchasing anything on a website, ensure that it is safe. Check that it has a small lock icon or “https” before the URL. The “s” in “https” stands for ‘Secure’ and the lock means it is confirmed as a safe site by your browser. Also, make sure the company has a physical address and contact information.  Keep your computer updated. Computer developers release updates to keep products safe. Keep your device software up to date so it is not vulnerable to malware.  Be cautious with public Wi-Fi. Be careful when you use public Wi-Fi. Never share any personal information over public Wi-Fi: credit cards, banking info, social security numbers, etc.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." –Nelson Mandela
1 day ago, Page County Public Schools
Nelson Mandela "Let Freedom Reign"
National School Counseling Week 2023, "School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big," will be celebrated from February 6-10, 2023, to recognize the unique contribution of school counselors within PCPS and the tremendous impact they have in helping students achieve academic, career, and personal success.
1 day ago, Page County Public Schools
School Counselors Helping Students Dream Big
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." –Frederick Douglass
5 days ago, Page County Public Schools
Frederick Douglass
Page County Public Schools students, Whitney Miner and Kinsley Burker, are participating in the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum in Maryland this week. Whitney and Kinsley were on Capitol Hill yesterday and got to meet with Senator Tim Kaine and Representative Ben Kline.
5 days ago, Page County Public Schools
Whitney and Kinsley in Maryland
Kinsley and Whitney meet senator Tim Kaine and Representative Ben Kline
February is a busy month in our schools. Be on the look out for posts and recognitions for African American History Month, National Career and Technical Month, School Board Appreciation Month, National School Counseling Week, National School Resource Officer Day, Digital Learning Day, and so much more.
6 days ago, Page County Public Schools
Coming Soon
Wednesday, Feb. 1 - Weather Alert Due to varied conditions across the county, Page County Public Schools will open two-hours late today, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Staff will continue to assess conditions and if any additional changes to the schedule need to be made, we will notify staff and families as soon as possible. Thank you and please be safe.
6 days ago, Antonia Fox
alert
This is an important weather related message from PCPS: Weather forecasts and conditions are being monitored closely this evening. IF any changes need to be made to the school day tomorrow, a decision will be made and announced by 5:30 a.m. Thank you.
7 days ago, Page County Public Schools
Weather Alert
This is a reminder that Report Cards are NOW AVAILABLE on the PCPS Parent Portal. If you are accessing the Parent Portal on your cell phone through the app, and you receive a message that says it is not syncing properly, please log out of the app and then log back in. You can do this by going to More--->Account--->Sign Out. Then, sign back into your account.
11 days ago, Page County Public Schools
Using Parent Portal To View Report Cards
Important Bus Route Information- Notice to Parents in the Stanley area: Late Bus On Friday, January 27, 2023, Bus 68 will be approximately 35 minutes late for the PM route ONLY. The morning route will be On Time. Thank you.
12 days ago, Page County Public Schools
Important Bus Route Information
This is a reminder that tonight, Thursday, January 26, 2023, is the regularly scheduled school board meeting . The meeting will be held at Page County High School, at 6:30 p.m. and may be viewed LIVE on our YouTube Channel. Comments are due by 4 p.m. Thank you. Agenda: https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/pcss/Board.nsf/Public Comments: https://forms.gle/qCUzGmnAZXF4CutcA View LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/c/PageCountySchools/live
12 days ago, Page County Public Schools
school board meeting
Activities Update - Wed., Jan. 25, 2023 Games that were scheduled today at LMS and PCHS are being postponed or cancelled. Practices and rehearsals may be held at the school’s discretion but will end by 6:00pm. No student will be penalized for not being able to attend a practice or rehearsal due to unsafe road conditions in their area or due to a lack of transportation. Coaches and sponsors will be communicating with students and families as soon as possible. The LifeSpot makeup training scheduled for staff will be held as scheduled at 6:00pm at Luray High School. PCPS is continuing to monitor conditions and if additional changes need to be made, we will communicate as soon as possible. Dates for events that can be rescheduled will be shared as soon as possible. Thank you.
13 days ago, Antonia Fox
weather
Weather Update Out of an abundance of caution with everyone’s safety in mind and with current forecasts varying across the division, all PCPS schools are closed today, Wednesday, January 25 2023. 10 and 11 month staff do not need to report. Information will be forthcoming for all 12-month staff. A decision about afternoon and evening activities will be made later today. Thank you and everyone stay safe.
13 days ago, Antonia Fox
weather
Important Weather Related Information: Page County Public Schools will open on a two-hour delay for all staff and students on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Division staff will reassess conditions in the morning and the decision may need to made to close school altogether. Additional notifications will be made as early as possible tomorrow morning. Thank you.
14 days ago, Page County Public Schools
Weather Alert
Weather Update Page County Public Schools will open on a two-hour delay for all staff and students on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Division staff will reassess conditions in the morning and a decision may be made to close schools altogether. Additional notifications will be made as early as possible tomorrow morning.
14 days ago, Antonia Fox
weather
This is a reminder that report cards will be available electronically through the PCPS Parent Portal on Friday, January 27th (please click the link for instructions on how to access). If you have not yet set up your Parent Portal, please do so as soon as possible. You may contact your child's school to obtain your access code. Thank you. https://5il.co/1ng0b
14 days ago, Page County Public Schools
Parent Portal to view report cards
Please mark your calendars and join us for the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Sunday, January 29, 2023. We hope you will join us!
15 days ago, Page County Public Schools
MLK JR Celebration
Attendance Information for Parents/Guardians Please take a moment to read this important information about student attendance - https://5il.co/1nm58 Thank you!
16 days ago, Antonia Fox
Important Info