PAGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS NOW HIRING SCHOOL COUNSELORS! Job Description: https://5il.co/b809 Job Opportunities Page: https://pagecounty.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
This afternoon the PCPS central office received a phone call from an unknown individual who did not make a direct threat to anyone in the division but caused concern among the division staff. Out of an abundance of caution, staff contacted the Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) and Luray Police Department (LPD) who responded immediately. Appropriate steps were taken at PCPS schools to continue to ensure student and staff safety. LPD and PCSO personnel were present at all schools throughout the day and at dismissal. There will be additional law enforcement present at evening activities in the division. The LPD and the PCSO will also provide a continued presence at all schools tomorrow. We take all concerns very seriously and will continue to work collaboratively to ensure student and staff safety at all times.
This week we will be honoring our principals and assistant principals for all of the hard work they do for our students. If you see them out and about, please let them know how much you appreciate them. Luray Elementary School: Principal, Liz Dodson, and Assistant Principal, Jodi Foltz Ms. Dodson is in her first year as principal and Ms. Foltz is also in her first year as assistant principal at Luray Elementary School. Ms. Dodson said if she could have given advice to her younger self she would say not to take things personally. Her favorite time of the day is in the quiet of the early morning. Ms. Foltz says her advice to her younger self would be to practice humility- always put others first and you will receive blessings abundantly. Outside of school she enjoys working in her vegetable garden and cross stitching. Thank you Ms. Dodson and Ms. Foltz for all you do for Luray Elementary School.
Possible Inclement Weather on Monday, January 24, 2022 PCPS is currently monitoring the possibility of inclement weather tonight that could impact our Monday morning commute to school and work. If a decision is needed to move to a two-hour delay, information will be shared with everyone by 5:30am. More information about our inclement weather procedures can be found on our division webpage or by clicking HERE. Thank you.
Per our health plan, we stated we would notify the public of any positive cases relevant to our school system. Please click on the links to read the letters regarding notice for 1/21/22. https://5il.co/14m35 https://5il.co/14m34 https://5il.co/14m33 https://5il.co/14m32 https://5il.co/14m31 https://5il.co/14m30 https://5il.co/14m2z https://5il.co/14m2y https://5il.co/14m2x
Please read this letter from Division Superintendent, Dr. Antonia Fox, on masking in PCPS. Thank you. https://5il.co/14m1f
Please read this important letter from School Board Chair, Mrs. Megan Gordon and Division Superintendent, Dr. Antonia Fox. Thank you! https://5il.co/14kj6
Good Evening. This message is to inform you that Page County Public Schools will be opening ON TIME, tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2022. Thank you, and please share.
Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 Activities & Events Update All PCPS evening events are cancelled with the exception of the School Board meeting. Practices may be held at the school’s discretion but will end by 4:30pm. No student will be penalized for not being able to attend a practice due to unsafe road conditions in their area or due to a lack of transportation. Coaches will be communicating with players and families as soon as possible. Dates for events that can be rescheduled will be shared as soon as possible. Thank you.
There will be a special called meeting of the Page County School Board to review Health Mitigation Strategies on Thursday, January 20, 2022. The meeting will be held at the Page County Schools Central Office at 5:30pm and may be viewed LIVE on our YouTube Channel. The public has the opportunity to submit comments four ways: 1) In-Person: Notify the Board Clerk (email@example.com) in advance or be present by 5:30pm. 2) Submit a Comment Online by 4:00pm: https://forms.gle/Tp9faD1ZQ5XCWSsx7 3) Complete the Parent or Staff Feedback form that was shared on January 18, 2022. 4) Email the School Board or the Superintendent. Thank you. Meeting Agenda: https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/pcss/Board.nsf/ View LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/c/PageCountySchools/live
Update on School Status Thursday, January 20, 2022 Good morning, Out of an abundance of caution and with varied conditions across the County impacting the safe passage on our roads, all PCPS schools will be closed today, Thursday, January 20, 2022. Decisions about afternoon and evening activities will be made later today and communicated. Information for staff will be emailed shortly. Thank you.
School Status Update for Thursday, January 20, 2022 All PCPS schools and offices will open on a two-hour delay on Thursday, January 20, 2022. However, due to the uncertainty of this particular weather event in our area, we will be reassessing forecasts late this evening and road conditions early tomorrow morning. If conditions deteriorate to the point where it is unsafe to put our buses, student drivers, or staff on the roads, we may have to cancel school. The decision to cancel school will be made no later than 7:00am. Additionally, please be advised that we have had to make a change to the school lunch menus for tomorrow and will update Friday’s menus as soon as possible. These updates can be viewed on the division website. We thank everyone for their continued patience and flexibility as we continue to make decisions that have everyone’s safety as the primary concern. Thank you and have a good evening.
Activities and Events UPDATE for 1/19/22 Good Afternoon. This message is to provide an UPDATE for you on the status of Activities and Events scheduled for TODAY, Jan 19, 2022. Events and Activities WILL take place, however there will be adjustments to schedules. Please wait for additional information from schools with specific details. Thank you .
PCPS Status for Wednesday, January 19, 2022 All PCPS schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 due to ongoing hazardous road conditions in some parts of the division. While roads in some areas are clear, there are roads across the division too hazardous for our school buses. A decision about events and activities on Wednesday will be made by noon and communicated to staff and families. All PCPS staff are asked to please check their email for additional information. Thank you and we hope that everyone continues to stay safe and warm.
Please take a moment to read this letter from Division Superintendent, Dr. Antonia Fox, on the recent mask order from Governor Youngkin. https://5il.co/14fw2 Thank you!
Tuesday, January 18, 2022-- Activities & Events Update--- All PCPS afternoon and evening events and activities are cancelled today due to hazardous road conditions. Dates for events that can be rescheduled will be shared as soon as possible. No decisions about school on Wednesday, Jan. 19 have been made at this time. Everyone please stay safe!
PCPS Status for Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 All PCPS schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 due to hazardous road conditions. Tuesday will not be a remote learning day. A decision about events and activities on Tuesday will be made by noon and communicated to staff and families. Thank you and we hope everyone stays safe and warm.
Page County Public Schools would like to take a moment to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his service and sacrifices. Dr. King said, "The people are looking to me for leadership and if I stand before them without strength and courage, they too will falter." May his actions and words continue to be an inspiration to us all.
Monday, January 17, 2022 Activities & Events Update All PCPS afternoon and evening events and activities are cancelled today due to hazardous road conditions. Dates for events that can be rescheduled will be shared as soon as possible. No decisions about school on Tuesday, Jan. 18 have been made at this time. Everyone please stay safe!