Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online
Education Secretary Arne Duncan introduced a new guide to help parents educate children on Internet safety. Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online addresses safe use of social networking Web sites, cyberbullying, and the importance of protecting computers from viruses and other harmful software.
NICHCY: Behavior Suite
NICHCY is pleased to connect you with sources of information for helping children who have behavior challenges. Because "behavior" is such a huge topic, we've divided the subject up into 5 separate pages: Behavior Expertise, Behavior Assessment, Plans, and Positive Supports, Behavior at Home, Behavior at School and Bullying.
PACER Center's: Kids Against Bullying
"Kids Against Bullying" was created for elementary school children, with a unique emphasis on children with disabilities. This Web site is an informative and creative resource to educate students about bullying prevention and provide methods to respond to bullying situations. The site features an animated cast of characters, information, celebrity videos, Webisodes, interactive games, animation, contests, and other activities. Parents and professionals will find helpful tips, intervention strategies, and resources for use at home or school.
PACER Center's: TeensAgainstBullying.org
TeensAgainstBullying.org was launched by the PACER Center’s National Center for Bullying Prevention to serve as a bullying prevention resource where teens can become a powerful part of the movement to end bullying. Through the use of videos, blogs, and social networking, the site’s resounding message is “the end of bullying begins with you.
White House Conference on Bullying Prevention
The White House Conference on Bullying Prevention materials provide information on how all communities can work together to prevent bullying. The materials discuss the risk factors for bullying, effective bullying and violence prevention programs, reduction of bullying against LGBT youth, and cyberbullying.
College and Major Selection Resource
Students and their families are encouraged to use a variety of information sources to select a college and major. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) provides one such source that is available here.
Military Families Information
In nearly every community in Virginia, there are children with parents or guardians on active duty with the armed forces. In fact, Virginia leads the nation – with nearly 80,000 – in the number of students with military ties. Virginia's public schools are committed to the care and education of the children these brave men and women have left behind.
VDOE, in collaboration with a number of military authorities, provides resources concerning children of mobilized military personnel for families and educators.
Food Allergies Procedures
This manual is presented to assist schools of Cumberland County Public Schools in developing and implementing comprehensive procedures which promote healthy nutrition for all students with emphasis on students with life-threatening food allergies.
Notification of Records Destruction
Cumberland County Public Schools maintains all permanent academic records in accordance with the State Board of Education’s regulations and guidelines, the Code of Virginia, and the Records Management Division of the Library of Virginia, which manages the retention and destruction of all public agency records. Certain records, including Special Education records, discipline records, health, and immunization records, have a retention period of five years after the student moves to another school district, graduates, or (for special education records) stops receiving special education services. CUCPS will shred all material that is no longer educationally useful at the end of the five-year period. If parents wish to review and/or have a copy of this data, they must contact the individual schools before the end of the retention period. This will constitute notice and no further notification will be given at the end of the five years.
Fee Waiver Application
Download the Cumberland County Public Schools Fee Waiver Application