Daily Announcements

  Craig County Public Schools
 Contact Information


      Craig County School Board Office  (540) 864-5191
       McCleary Elementary School     (540) 864-5173
  Craig County MS/HS    (540) 864-5185

***** Special Called Meeting*****

of the

Craig County School Board
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Location:  Craig County High Media Center 6:30 P.M.


 INVITATION TO BID
CRAIG COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
NEW CASTLE, VIRGINIA

Craig County Schools will be accepting sealed bids for the replacement of the existing heating and air conditioning system at Craig County High School located at 25239 Craig’s Creek Rd, New Castle, VA.   

Bids will be received until 2:00 P.M. local prevailing time, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the office of Craig County Schools Administrative Offices, 6 Alleghany Circle, New Castle, VA 24127.  Bids will be publicly opened and read allowed.  Bid Documents will be available at noon Thursday, July 31, 2014 from Rife + Wood Architects, 1326 Grandin Road, Roanoke, VA 24015 tel. (540)344-6015.  Craig County Schools is an equal opportunity employer.  Minority and female owned firms are encouraged to submit a bid.  

Craig County Schools expressly reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in the bids received and to negotiate with the apparent low bidder.

A Pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 10:00 P.M. at Craig County High School, 25239 Craig’s Creek Rd, New Castle, VA.


Craig County Public School Board 

Regular Scheduled Meeting   

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 2, 2014

 at 6:30 p.m.

 Craig County High School Media Center


Craig County Public Schools would like to announce that both McCleary Elementary and Craig County High School are fully accredited.  The teachers and staff have worked very hard to move McCleary Elementary and Craig County High School out of school improvement.  Thank you to all teachers, staff, students and parents for a job well done.

PowerSchool "ParentPortal" for SY 2014-2015

The PowerSchool ParentPortal functionality will be available for SY 2014-15. ParentPortal is a tool that is integrated into the PowerSchool Student Information System. It provides parents of students in grades K-12 access to real-time information including attendance, grades, and school bulletins. Parents will be provided with logins to view their children's current grades and attendance. To obtain a private login, parents are required to stop by the CCHS/MS and/or McCleary school office in person.

To assist parents, a web-based tutorial is available for training purposes. On  the CCPS website, navigate to CCPS Schools, CCPS High School/Middle School OR McCleary Elementary School and find it above the ParentPortal link.

Or click on ParentPortal
NOTE:  If parents have a shortcut on their desktop from last year, please update it with the following:  https://schoolinfo.ccps.craig.k12.va.us/public.com


Public Information

Craig County Public Schools' Calendar
FY 2015Calendar.pdf
SchoolMessenger Rapid Notification System Update 2014-2015
CCPS will continue to use the SchoolMessenger Rapid Notification System to notify parents and/or guardians of our students of any changes in the school day, or other appropriate announcements. All changes in the school day are also posted on the Craig County Public School website, www.craig.k12.va.us, and updated as required.
If changes to contact telephone number are needed for the SchoolMessenger notification calls, inform your school secretary of the new number. As an additional notification option, to receive a text message from SchoolMessenger, send a text message to 68453, and text the word “Yes” or “Opt In” or “Subscribe” (no quotes).  Any fees or charges are based on your wireless carrier plan. For more information, go to www.schoolmessenger.com/tm.
 

The Craig County Public School Division does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in employment or provisions of service.

Website updated on 8/20/2014 at 12:25 AM  (DR)

CCPS School Board


The Craig County School Board meetings generally occur the second Tuesday of the month, at 6:30 PM in the CCHS Media Center.

  Upcoming School Board Meetings

September 2, 2014



The Craig County School Board Policy Manual is found on the website in the link to Craig County Public Information in the upper menu bar

Information concerning the Craig County Wellness Center is available under Parent Information. Links will provide the monthly calendars as well as the Parent Consent Form. Our hours of operation will be:
Mon, Wed and Fri 8am-1pm. Please feel free to contact us at 540-864-6390.

Vaccination Information
 
Parents are reminded that their school-age children are required to have periodic required vaccinations. The Craig County Health Department will reserve appointments, please call for available times and upcoming clinics.
 
Craig County Health Department
(540) 864-5136
 
Refer to the news release attachment of August 13, 2010 from the Virginia Department of Health concerning vaccinations.
Vaccinations 8.17.10.pdf
The Virginia Department of Education provides information concerning the accreditation of the Craig County Public Schools. For specific information, click on the CCPS Report Cards link in the upper bar under the General Information area.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 12
SAT Registration Deadline

College Entrance Exam, last day to register, without a penalty fee for the October 11th SAT Exam.

Register online at:

sat.collegeboard.com

Thursday, October 9
SAT Registration Deadline

College Entrance Exam, last day to register, without a penalty fee for the November 8th SAT Exam.

Register online at:

sat.collegeboard.com

Saturday, October 11
SAT
College Entrance Exam
(First SAT of School Year 2014-2015)

What to bring:
  • Admission Ticket w/ Photo
  • Acceptable Photo ID
  • Two No. 2 Pencils
  • Acceptable Calculator
sat.collegeboard.org/home

Good Luck!
Wednesday, October 15
PSAT: College Pre Entrance Exam

Juniors and Sophomores
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test: PSAT

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a PRE-COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM administered at the high school.

Test Time: 8:30 AM till 12:30 PM


McCleary Elementary School


Building Readers
Parenting Newsletter
 
SY 2013-14
Click on the icon for the current newsletter in .PDF format.

 


2012 Competence to Excellence Award Recipient
McCleary Elementary School

McCleary Elementary School receives the Virginia Board of Education Competence to Excellence Award. McCleary Elementary was one of 171 schools that "met all state and federal benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and made progress toward the goals of the governor and the board." 

Congratulations to the staff and students of McCleary Elementary for receiving this outstanding award.

Refer to 
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2012/jan05.shtml for additional information.


Please visit our new Guidance Group Page:

 

McCleary Guidance Office Information


Craig County High School

Craig County High School Lesson Plans Link

https://sites.google.com/a/craig.k12.va.us/cchs-lessons/

Click on the link to Virginia High School League
 Athletic Calendar
for Craig County High School


CCHS Exam Policy  
The following policy was approved by the School Board at the August 17, 2010 meeting, concerning high school exams.
 "All students at Craig County High School (6-12) will be required to take an End-of-Course/final exam or participate in a culminating activity. The End-of-Course exam or culminating activity will be given on Exam Days set by the school board. Exams will be 15% of a high school student's final grade and 10% of a middle school student's final grade. All students must participate in final exams or culminating activities."
 

Weather

Today, 8/21/2014
High: 82 Low: 65
Chance thunderstorms
11% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/22/2014
High: 81 Low: 65
Chance thunderstorms
37% chance of precipitation.