For those families who may still want to get internet at an affordable price, Comcast is offering a special deal during this time. Check out the link for qualifications for the service. https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Message Regarding Review Assignments for Students With Online Access: For those students with online access the materials for review are now available. You can find the link on our main PCPS web page at pagek12.org and go to the Covid-19 page (click on Review Materials for Students With Online Access) select your school, and then teachers/grades etc. The link is also listed below for your access. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1__joGR1_awGIxCVTRYqyzv7NJTqaZyagcnoyjUqJEDc/edit?fbclid=IwAR3dAcp28n1Z0BZsG9ObekjIl_SHYdeRDkva4qMG2r6at8ovPcVEBX8QhxY
Quarter 3 report cards will be mailed home on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Quarter 3 grades will be determined from student work completed through Friday, March 13, 2020. Information regarding Quarter 4 grades, and end of the year report cards, will be coming soon. Please share.
Announcement regarding buildings and facility usage: At this time,all Page County Public Schools school buildings and facilities are closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020. We will reevaluate outside requests for facility use for the remainder of the school year at a later date.
Important Message Regarding Testing: SOL tests are expected to be canceled this year. The Virginia Department of Education is preparing an application for the testing waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. Please share.
PCPS Facebook Family: Please be sure to check on our webpage (pagek12.org) and/or Facebook pages (Don't depend on the algorithms of Facebook).An abundance of necessary information is being posted as decisions are made. Stay up to date about the coming weeks.Please share and stay safe.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THOSE STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES: Advanced Placement (AP) exams will still take place, but with a lot of changes. Students - here's what you need to know: Shorter: Exams will be only 45 minutes long (vs. 3 hours normally) No multiple choice! The exam will be entirely comprised of free response questions (FRQs). Limited Content: Exams will NOT include any content typically covered after early March. Online: Exams can be taken online and will not be face-to-face. 2 exam dates: One in May one later (TBD). Students can decide if they want to test while the material is fresh or wait to give themselves extra study time. College Credit Intact: Colleges are on board with this exam approach, and there's precedent for them accepting shorter exams in emergencies. Please share.
Announcement for students who have school-issued library books: (All Grades) Students are asked to return school-issued library books on March 31 or April 1, 2020. Schools will be open for drop-off of these items from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. and from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Stanley Stingrays Swim Team will continue to hold registration ONLINE next Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. Open to the towns of Rileyville, Luray, Shenandoah, and Stanley, ages 4-18. There is a 90 swimmer capacity. First come, first serve.To find the registration link, please visit the team's Facebook page @Stanley Stingrays Swim Team or email StanleyStingrays@gmail.com
The VHSL has announced that it will delay a decision until May in regards to spring sports and potential competition in the summer. Please see the official press release attached for further information.
Following Governor Northam's school closing announcement, Page County Public Schools has developed the following schedule to provide opportunities for students to make academic progress and continue to learn and grow. April 2-15, 2020 - Students will complete instructional activities that assist in continued thinking, learning, and inquiry. Students may access these materials online or pick-up these items at their school on March 31 or April 1, 2020 (8:00 - 11:00 a.m. / 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.) Online materials may be accessed using the link below or via a student's Google Classroom account. Please share. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1__joGR1_awGIxCVTRYqyzv7NJTqaZyagcnoyjUqJEDc/edit (click the link or copy and paste into your browser).
The VDOE has created the COVID-19: A Parent Guide for School-Aged Children to serve as a resource for parents, families and caregivers on a variety of topics related to COVID-19 and their students. Continue to visit the VDOE website for additional updates and guidance on COVID-19. http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/office/covid-19-parent-guide.shtml http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/office/covid-19.shtml
The School Board meeting for Monday, March 30, 2020, will be held at Luray High School.Closed Session will be at 5:30 and the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Please share.
To the class of 2020: We never thought your senior year would end this way, and for that we are truly sorry. Our hearts go out to you during this time, and we regret that your senior memories have been cut short. While we do not know the fate of proms or graduation ceremonies yet, we are happy to say, that seniors that were set to graduate in the spring, the state will be waiving some of the requirements necessary, therefore allowing your graduating to proceed. Your high schools will be in touch with you soon to provide more information and answer any questions you may have. We are proud of all of your hard work and accomplishments!
Good evening Page County Public Schools Community: This is information is regarding distribution and pick-up/Dates: On 3/31 and 4/1 from 8-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m staff will be available at each school. At this time you will pick up review packets, student belongings, etc. in the following fashion. For elementary students, it will be drive-through style with staff bringing out student belongings and work packets. For secondary students, you will be allowed in to clean out lockers and receive work. (No more than 10 people are allowed in at a time) This work will be distributed by either online access or if internet/device is an issue, paper packets will be provided. For those unable to pick up the packets and belongings, please contact your school. For the next two weeks, students will complete the work that is provided during this time. To pick up medications, you will need to go to the nurses office one at a time. Thank you and please share.
Per Governor Northam’s announcement today, all schools will remain CLOSED for the remainder of this school year. Within the next 24 hours, all school divisions will be given guidance from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) pertaining to graduation credits, continuity of learning with a focus on equity and other matters. Meals will continue to be provided to students. We know you will have many questions and we ask for your patience and understanding while we work on the details in collaboration with our federal and state agencies. We will have more to share with our stakeholders later this week, and we will continue to communicate the next steps and plans as they evolve throughout the upcoming weeks and months as we navigate these uncharted waters together. Please stay safe, and please share. Thank you.
Update from the superintendent's office: PCPS has been working in consultation with various agencies regarding school closures due to COVID-19. While we are awaiting official guidance from local and state agencies, we would encourage families to plan for the likely event of an extended school closure beyond the original March 27th date. While we do not have an official announcement just yet, we want our PCPS families to be prepared for this strong possibility, as an official decision is likely to be made sometime next week. When, and if, that happens, more communication regarding our instructional plans will be forthcoming. There is no academic emergency right now, so do not feel pressured to begin teaching your students at home; however, if you want things for your children to do, we have lots of resources listed on our website, pagek12.org (click on the Covid-19 button). Right now, students only need to be enjoying the safety of their homes and an extended spring break.
Each day our numbers continue to grow in our meal deliveries for children. Almost 600 meals were delivered on the first day. On the second day, 737 were delivered, and we have orders for almost 800 meals today. None of this would be possible without the help of our volunteers who are helping to serve our community. Thank you for all you do! If you, or someone you know is need of meals, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGd70TkPEXF5N-0nnbhVPFKYDDSc-Zd3UhvZCRJMKMD7WsJg/viewform Please share.
Not all educational activities have to be worksheets and online activities. Grab a laundry basket, get inside, and sit in front of your TV or computer...and go on a virtual trip of Disney World, Animal KIngdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios, right from your living room. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYyJUEtYv-ZW7BgjhP3UbTg
Check out new links added to Covid -19 Page on pagek12.org. Suggestions for lots of engaging things to do while you are at home. Just recently added We Are Teachers-- 40 More Things to Do During Covid-19. Other great links, Scholastic Learn At Home, ABC Mouse, 30+ Virtual Field Trips. Enjoy, and please share.