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    Summer Reading Challenge

    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

    Powhatan County Public Schools has partnered with the Powhatan County Public Library and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office to offer Imagine Your Story, a Summer Learning Challenge. This program provides a variety of activities for PK-5th grade readers while maintaining safety and social distancing. Participants may register by visiting www.powhatanlibrary.net linked here and clicking the “Summer Learning Registration” button. Summer Learning runs through August 31st and participants can earn chances to win a summer prize raffle all summer long.

    Children can complete activities on the Summer Learning Challenge choice boards throughout the summer. A new choice board is available every month!  Monthly Summer Learning Challenge Kits for children ages 2-12 may be picked up from the library beginning June 15. Each kit contains a new book, materials, and instructions for art and science projects, as well as additional enrichment activities. Summer Learning Challenge Kits help battle “summer slide” by encouraging children to find the joy of reading and provide opportunities for children to build their own library. Kits are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Powhatan Library, the Powhatan Extension Office, and the Powhatan County Public Schools elementary Parent Teacher Organizations. Future kits will be available on July 13 and August 3. Kits will also be distributed from both Feeding Powhatan and Powhatan Food Bank each month. Contactless pick up of Summer Learning Kits may be arranged by calling the library at 598-5670. All kits are available while supplies last.

    We hope you can join us for a summer filled with learning and fun!

    Happy reading!

    Tracey Ingle, M.S., NBCT
    English Instructional Specialist
    Powhatan County Public Schools

    Pocahontas Elementary School
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    Preschool Programs

    Powhatan County Public Schools is pleased to offer a Pre-Kindergarten program for four-year-old children. The goal of the program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children who may experience factors that place them at risk for poor school performance. The selection of students will be based on student & family needs according to program guidelines for the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Enrollment priority will be given to children with the greatest number of factors that may impact their learning. Factors considered include but are not limited to:

    · Income level of the parent/legal guardian
    · Education level of the parents
    · Child characteristics
    · Family stress
    · English as a second language

    Two classes will be located at Pocahontas Elementary School. The classes will operate on the same calendar and school schedule as the elementary schools. Each class will be limited to 18 students. Children will be transported from their home school zones. *Location is subject to change.

    This is not a first-come, first-served program. To be eligible for the program, children must be legal residents of Powhatan County and be four years of age by September 30, 2020. Applications must be filled out completely. Proof of residency and financial information will be requested once applications are reviewed. Families will be required to attend meetings and field trips with their children in this program.

    For additional information please contact the Powhatan County Administration Office at 804-598-5700.  Powhatan County Public Schools is pleased to offer a pre-Kindergarten program for three and four-year-old children.  Applications are available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/176N_QgAFdlzVkzavt1sknHR8XW_QxjhRxr1G8Trr5BI/edit?usp=sharing_eol.  The deadline for completing applications is May 8, 2020.

     

    Pocahontas Elementary School
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    Kindergarten Enrollment Is Online NOW!

    Enrollment for kindergarten will begin online this year. Please visit our enrollment page (linked here) for more information on this process. You can also copy and paste this link into your browser:  http://www.powhatan.k12.va.us/groups/66663/student_services_and_interventions/kindergarten_registration

    Pocahontas Elementary School
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    COVID-19 Supports for Distance Learning

    COVID-19 Documents & Archives linked here

    March 13, 2020  3 13 20 Supports for Distance Learning.pdf  Text of this document is linked here

    Pocahontas Elementary School
  • The Supply List is Ready

    The supply list is posted on the home page.  For your convenience, I have also attached it here.  Please note some supplies are meant to be kept at home for your child's use when they are learning virtually.  Thank you for your patience.

    Pocahontas Elementary School
  • Parent Resource Center

    Feel free to communicate with Kathy Walkin, Parent Resource Coordinator, at kathy.walkin@powhatan.k12.va.us and she can set up a convenient time to talk.  As always, Kathy is available to support you in any fashion she can. 

    Pocahontas Elementary School
  • Chromebooks and Technology Help Desk

    Families in need of hardware support can come to ANY Help Desk.  Help Desk hours are 10 am - 2 pm at the following locations:   

    • PMS -  Concession Stand (Monday and Wednesday)
    • PHS –  L100 (Tuesday and Thursday)
    • Elementary Schools (Friday) 

    If you still need a Chromebook, please contact Ms. Susan Stanley @ susan.stanley@powhatan.k12.va.us to schedule a pick-up. 

    In addition to wifi availability outside of PCPS buildings, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. Non-Xfinity subscribers need to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network and repeat when requested to continue to receive free unlimited access. Additional information is available through the Xfinity wifi site linked here.

    If you have any trouble with the Chromebook, please email one of the following:

    Pocahontas Elementary School
  • Food Services Distribution

    Any student under the age of 18 will be able to pick up meals while schools are closed.  These meals are provided free of charge.  Students must be present in order to pick up meals. 

    Food will be distributed on the following dates:

    • Monday, March 30, 2020 – 5 days of breakfast and lunch meals.
    • Mondays, April 6, 2020 to May 18, 2020 – 7 days of breakfast and lunch meals.
    • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – 6 days of breakfast and lunch meals.
    • Monday, June 1, 2020 – 7 days of breakfast and lunch meals.
    • Monday, June 8, 2020 - 5 days of breakfast and lunch meals.

    Food will be distributed at the following school locations:

    • Powhatan High School - 8:00am to 10:00am.  Bus loop at the rear of the school.
    • Powhatan Elementary School – 8:00am to 10:00am. Bus loop on the western side of the school.
    • Powhatan Middle School - 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Door 11 located on the western side of the school.

    Please follow the lead-in signs at each location and drive up to the distribution station and open your trunk.  Children must be with you. State the number of children you have in your car. Food Service staff members will look to verify the number of children and then place the appropriate number of bags in your trunk. If you are in a pickup truck or other vehicle without a trunk the food may be placed inside the vehicle. 

    If you are unable to pick up meals during the scheduled times, please contact Sodexo by email foodservice@powhatan.k12.va.us or phone 804-598-5700 extension 123 for an alternate time or delivery method.

    Please let the counselors know if you need help from the food pantry.  They are happy to support families in need.

    Pocahontas Elementary School
  • Coping Skills for COVID- 19

    Please use the link to access coping strategies during this difficult time.  Coping with COVID-19

    Pocahontas Elementary School
  • Music Department Receives Awards

    Powhatan County Public Schools is a 2020 Best Communities for Music Education Award Winner; this is the fourth consecutive year that Powhatan has earned this distinction. It is because of Powhatan's commitment to music education, particularly the musical lives of students. Because of your efforts, our students participate in life-changing experiences of performing and creating music, discovering an outlet for self-expression, and enjoy the community that develops through the musical connection. 

    Pocahontas Elementary School
  • Coping Resources

    We have provided a link to resources to help you help your child with the stress of dealing with the Coronavirus.  Coping with the Coronavirus

    Pocahontas Elementary School
  • Youth Art Month

    Powhatan County Public School's youth art exhibit will be held at the Pocahontas Landmark Center at 4290 Anderson Highway.  The opening will be on March 1st from 3-5 pm.  The Artwork will be on display through May 1 during regular office hours.  Please go by and take a look at the beautiful work of Powhatan County students.   Artwork will be displayed will be from all schools, elementary, middle, and high school.

    Pocahontas Elementary School
  • Course Guide for Rising 6th Graders

    If your student will be going to 6th grade next school year, you will need the secondary course guide to help you and your child navigate the choices that are available.   You can use the link here or the one posted at the bottom of our home page.  

    Pocahontas Elementary School
  • Nominate an Employee for the Helping Hands Award

    Do you know a Powhatan County Public Schools employee who is Inspiring, Empowering, or Innovating? We want to hear from you! Tell us about any staff member who is making a difference in the lives of our children by inspiring, empowering or innovating. Please use the online nomination form linked here to tell us about a Powhatan Schools staff member who deserves to be recognized. We welcome suggestions from students, families, co-workers or community members.

    Pocahontas Elementary School
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