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


Ballasted Single Ply Membrane Roof Proposals
Craig County Schools will be accepting sealed proposals for the roof replacement at Craig County High School and McCleary Elementary School located at 25345 Craigs Creek Rd, New Castle, VA.
Proposals will be received until 2:00 P.M. local prevailing time, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the office of Craig County Schools Administrative Offices, 6 Alleghany Circle, New Castle, Virginia 24127. Interested vendors may call Mr. Kelly Wilmore at (540)864-5191 for additional information or a copy of the Request for Proposal. Craig County Schools is an equal opportunity employer. Minority and female owned firms are encouraged to submit a proposal.
A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference meeting will be held on April 14, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. at the office of the Craig County School Superintendent, 6 Alleghany Circle, New Castle, VA 24127.

School Calendar Update:
May 2, 2014 (Friday) has been changed to a full day.

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.

CCPS Policy Update For Public Review

Please see Public Information Below

PowerSchool "ParentPortal" for SY 2013-2014

The PowerSchool ParentPortal functionality will be available for SY 2013-14. 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

Guidelines on the Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion for public review
Local Special Education Policies and Procedures for Public Review
CCPS_Local Special Education Policies and Procedures_2014.pdf
Student Threat Assessment Policy for public review
SchoolMessenger Rapid Notification System Update 2013-2014
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 4/15/2014 at 3:03 PM  (DR)

CCPS School Board

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-Noon. 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 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

February 11, 2014  Department Head Budget Presentation
March 6, 2014       Joint Meeting: Craig County Board of Supervisors with
                                                    Craig County Public Schools at Court House

March 11, 2013      Public Hearing/Regular Board Meeting
March 25, 2014      Public Hearing on Budget

April 8, 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.

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

Wednesday, April 16
Friday, April 18
School Closed -Spring Break Begins
Monday, April 21
School Closed - Spring Break
Tuesday, April 22
School Closed - Spring Break or make up day
Wednesday, April 23
School Closed- Spring Break or make up day

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

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."


Today, 4/16/2014
High: 46 Low: 28
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