Friday, September 15th is Washington County Fair Day. School will be dismissed 3 hours early at 12:00 pm.
Thursday, September 21st is Parent/Teacher Conference Day. School will be dismissed 2 hours early at 1:00 pm.
Valley Institute Elementary School has been presented with the Heart of Gold recognition by the American Heart Association for raising $1,838 in life-saving funds during their Kids Heart Challenge Event. This resulting in the their school being the #2 fundraising school in Washington County.
This is just a reminder that schools will be closed on Monday in honor of Labor Day.
Mark your calendars. This is a free event for the community. Come on out and show your support.
We would like to thank the entire Washington County community and supporting business for school supply donations. Please click here for more details!
Washington County Public Schools' School Nutrition Department is now serving Whiteside's Fresh Local Sweet Corn. #Farm to School #WashingtonWay @WashCoSuper
All parents of school-aged children and youth with disabilities who receive special education services in Virginia are requested to complete the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) annual Parent Involvement Survey.
WCPS is pleased to share that we are offering a new resource to support mental health and wellness. This is a free resource to help provide support for all staff, parents/guardians, students, and families in our district. For complete details, click here: https://www.wcs.k12.va.us/article/1207845
Highlands Ballet Company invites WCPS students to "Get a Jump on Fall" See flyer for more details and contact information
Wee-Cycle Children's Consignment Sale is coming up. See Flyer for more details.
Washington County Moose Lodge is Accepting clothing donations through August 17th. Dates for Free Shopping will be Aug. 19, 2-6 pm and Aug. 20, 2-6 pm.
On behalf of High Point Elementary School I would like to thank the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police for their assistance with the situation that led to High Point going on a soft lockdown for most of the school day today. They provided guidance and extra personnel to ensure our students and staff were safe. We greatly appreciate their expertise, professionalism, and collaboration.
I would also like to thank the Administration at High Point Elementary for making decisions that erred on the side of student/staff safety and for communicating the status of the situation multiple times throughout the day to our parents. We will brief the situation with administration and law enforcement tomorrow to ensure that we continue best practices and improve in the areas that need adjustments.
One of the early take aways is that we can communicate more efficiently by encouraging parents and stakeholders sign up for the Washington County App. Please visit this site (https://www.wcs.k12.va.us/article/1203297
) for more information about this app and a link to download it.
Again, thanks to everyone who helped keep our kids and staff safe, nothing we do is more important. If you have suggestions on how we can make our schools safer, please don't hesitate to share your ideas with us.
Just a reminder that Dr. Perrigan will be at John Battle High School this afternoon from 5:00-5:45 pm for a Meet and Greet with anyone who would like to stop by with questions or comments. This will be immediately prior to the Meet the Trojans Program.
Please see last week's newsletter. You will be receiving these once a week to highlight VIES happenings.
Tomorrow is the big day! Everyone stay safe, be cautious, and always put student safety first! #WashingtonWay @WashCoSuper
Due to forecasts of strong thunderstorms with high winds, afternoon activities/practices for Washington County Public School students will be canceled this evening.
Unless, the forecast significantly changes, we will continue to hold registration events at schools as scheduled. However, if parents are unable to attend the registration events tonight, they can contact individual schools tomorrow to make other arrangements. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and make adjustments if necessary.