Dear CuCPS Families:
I hope everyone is safe and healthy. I wanted to provide you with updates on how we are moving forward as a CuCPS family and community.
As of right now, CuCPS school buildings and offices are closed. Luckily, student breakfast and lunch distribution/delivery and learning will continue. If you need to contact administration, teachers, or a staff member, the best way is through email. Email addresses can be found on our CuCPS webpage. If this is not possible, you can call 804-492-4212 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on weekdays. This number will be answered by Mrs. Sandra Raymond remotely. She will get your messages to the correct people. We are here to answer your questions. We know this is a time of uncertainty and we want to assist in relieving any stress and anxiety that we possibly can.
Seniors, I know you are anxious and disappointed about the way the senior year has ended. To alleviate any fears, please know this -- if you were on track to graduate on Friday, March 13, 2020, you will be graduating this May. We do have a request from you regarding senior projects that I hope you will commit to and follow through on. You will hear more from Mr. Williams about this in days to come. We will hold a commencement ceremony when it is safe to do so.
For those seniors who were not on track to graduate by Friday, March 13, you will be contacted by the high school administration on what work needs to be completed in order to graduate.
As for high school students who are not seniors and are failing a course, you will also be contacted by the high school administration on what work needs to be completed in order to pass the course.
Governor’s School and Dual Enrollment students will also have specific work that must be completed in order to receive dual enrollment credit. If you haven’t already, you will be hearing more from your teachers.
In regards to all other CuCPS students, nongraded learning packets and modules will continue for the remainder of the school year. Parents and guardians, please know this -- we feel it is important for students to continue learning throughout the school closure; there tends to be a loss of skills previously learned when they are not practiced or used. If at any time this becomes too much -- take a break from it, reach out for assistance from teachers and administrators, or let us assist your child with the work when we return. However, the last suggestion is not recommended.
Students and families should expect the following from each school:
CCES: A two week packet was mailed out today. CCES will provide additional learning experiences following that time period.
CMS and CHS: New learning modules will be provided on April 6, 2020.
Additional information will be forthcoming concerning the availability of electronic devices for those in need and wireless hotspots within the community for those without Internet access.
We continue to offer student breakfast and lunch meals at the three distribution centers and to provide delivery. The time to request a delivery has changed to between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. We are reviewing our meal distribution/delivery process and may make changes soon. We will keep you informed of this.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document with this information and more will be included on our website.
As always, thank you for being understanding, patient, and flexible during this time. We love and miss all of our students, staff, and families. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay home!
Amy W. Griffin, Ed. D.