|Conway Announcement||The Week Ahead|
Principal JR Raybold
2016 Stafford County Principal of the Year
Standards of Learning (SOL) testing is just around the corner. We have created some helpful resources for you to use to help your child prepare for these tests.
Overview Document: HERE
SOL Slide Presentation from Parent Night: HERE
SOL Testing Schedule: HERE
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Tips for Reading Success
October: Technology with Mrs. Wiltshire
November: Challenge from Mr. Raybold (ended 11/30/15)
December: Reading with Mrs. Monday
January: Random Acts of Kindness with Mrs. Snow & Mrs. Vines
February: Food Lion Family Night with Mrs. Ryder & Mrs. Orcutt
March: Music with Ms. Johnson
and Art with Ms. Nicholson
April: PE with Mrs. Clark and Mr. Black
May: Challenge from Mrs. Ochs
Online School Payments: Parents/guardians can now pay for fieldtrips, school fees, products, and services online using this link.
Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:00,
Parent Input for Student Placement
School Year 2016-2017
We are already looking forward to the next school year. Class placement is something we take very seriously here at Conway. Teachers, specialists, Mrs. Ochs, and I spend about 5 hours per grade level to hand select every child’s teacher. Each child is considered individually in order to make the best placement possible. We utilize parental input as we go through this process, because we consider you to be a valuable member of our team. Parents who wish to share information regarding their child’s placement may fill out this form and return it to the school office by June 17th. (Forms received later than this date may arrive too late to be considered for placement.)
Please use the following online link to register to volunteer for Field Day 2016.
Field Day - Friday, May 27, 2016
( Volunteers needed 9:15-11:15)
Volunteers are asked to please report to activity room by 9:00 am.
Click HERE to register.
June 2, 2016 5:00 pm
Please join us for a night planned just for our new kindergarteners and their families.
Come meet our kindergarten teachers, tour the classrooms, and learn how to help prepare your kindergartner for school over the next few months. We will also have a variety of specialists and resources for families to access. We will have special activities for your kindergartners during the rotations so parents can concentrate on learning. We hope to see you here! Please click HERE to RSVP.
If your child turns 5 by September 30th, it's time to sign up for Kindergarten. Stop by our front office during the hours of 9:00- 3:00 to register for Fall 2016 school year. For additional information click HERE.
HEAD START/VIRGINIA PRESCHOOL INITIATIVE PROGRAM & EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM
Children ages 3 and 4 years old by 9/30/16 are eligible to apply for the head start program. Please click HERE for additional information.
It's that time of year! BOB is back! Battle of the Books has begun. Click HERE for more information.
Special Education Advisory Committee
Records Destruction Notification
Stafford County Public Schools will be destroying short-term retention documentation from official student records of students who graduated or left Stafford County Public Schools in 2010-2011 or prior years (if not previously shredded). Documents (including special services, special education files, health files) may be removed and shredded. If you would like copies of these records from your child’s file, please call the school from which your child left by June 15, 2016. If we do not hear from you by this date the records will be destroyed. **Long-Term Documents will be retained as required by the Library of Virginia.
The Library of Virginia's record retention and disposition schedule can be found at:
2016 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION
During the summer of 2016, Stafford County Public Schools will offer academic classes for new and repeat credit, and driver’s education (both classroom and Behind the Wheel). Information about the SOL remediation/test review for students, who pass a class but fail the SOL test, is also included. Please use the links below for program information.
EXTENDED OPEN REGISTRATION: Thursday, June 16, to Wednesday, June 22, at each high school. Students will have one final opportunity to submit the Driver’s Education Behind-the-Wheel tuition ($225) at Brooke Point High School on Thursday, June 16, 8:00 am -11:00 am., if space is still available.
Note: Pre-registered students will receive priority in class placement. Enrollment on June 16-22 is on a space available basis. Stafford County students will be placed before students from other school divisions. Students from other school divisions must register on June 16, 8:00 am – 11:00 am, at Brooke Point High School.
2016 Summer Arts Camps
Arts Summer Camps are open to students whose families are residents of Stafford County. Students will explore topics in visual art, drama, and music through hands-on experiences. Camps are designed to be fun and educational; they are taught by licensed teachers from Stafford County Public Schools. Grade level for participants is grade level in September 2016. Dates, hours and tuition vary for each camp. Parents must provide transportation to and from the camp site at the stated times. Extended day services are NOT available and all children must be picked up on time at the conclusion of camp. Please indicate first, second or third choices, (per week) if desired. Payment must accompany registration; students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Camps may be canceled due to low registration. Camp registration and payment must be received by June 27. Please use the link below for complete details and registration.
HEAD START/VIRGINIA PRESCHOOL INITIATIVE PROGRAM & EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM NOW ENROLLING
Stafford County Head Start/Virginia Preschool Initiative Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Head Start is a free, full-day preschool program, which offers children an exciting curriculum, a stimulating learning environment and an excellent teaching staff. Transportation, meals and supplies are provided. This program is open to children who are 3 or 4 years of age by September 30, 2016, live in Stafford County, and meet the federal income-eligibility guidelines. The Early Head Start program is also accepting applications. This program is a free federally funded program that serves low-income families of infants and toddlers and pregnant women. Transportation is not provided. Enrollment in both programs is available to children regardless of race, sex, creed, national origin, or handicapping condition. The Head Start program encourages the active recruitment of children with special needs. If you or someone you know would like to know more about Head Start or Early Head Start, please call Head Start at (540) 368-2559 or Early Head Start at (540) 373-2072 for more information.
Approved Staffing Standards Plan 2016-2018
The newly approved SCPS Staffing Standards Plan 2016-2018 may be viewed here.
The Governor's Nutrition and Physical Activity Scorecard recognizes and rewards schools for encouraging healthy habits. The Web-based Scorecard application allows schools to compete locally and on a statewide level to see which school is healthiest.
We received a Silver Medal!
Conway is a CAREing and safe place where all children will become leaders of their lives.
At Conway we C.A.R.E. by being committed and accountable to one another through showing respect and effort in all we do.