March 28, 2021 Edition

Message from the Superintendent

I hope that all of our families enjoyed a restful and joyful spring break. This week, our schools continued into the final academic quarter implementing our hybrid in-person learning while also preparing for our division-wide expansion to four days on April 12, 2021.

Below are some announcements and reminders as we look to the week ahead.

Announcements & Reminders

  • Following the school board’s approval of the recommended in-person learning expansion, we have continued to make preparations based on recent and evolving guidance from local, state, and national health officials. Part of those preparations include making adjustments and/or changes to our current Return to Learn Hybrid Addendum Document. The changes to date can be viewed here.

  • Our COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily and can be viewed in the Return to Learn section on each school’s website or by clicking this link: SCPS COVID-19 Dashboard. Also, on our webpage is a link to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Dashboard. This site provides data and statistics regarding COVID-19 positivity rates and cases per 100,000 by locality, region, and state.

  • FY2022 Budget Information & Upcoming Critical Dates:

    • On March 22nd the School Board held a budget work session to receive updates regarding the status of funding for their approved FY22 budget. The presentation is included here.

  • This Tuesday, March 30th the Board of Supervisors will hold a budget public hearing at Courtland High School. The information posted by the county is linked here. Those wishing to make public comment must follow the instructions linked here.

  • School Board meetings can be viewed online at Meetings are live-streamed. Recordings of each meeting may be accessed at the same link. Additionally, meetings may be viewed on cable channels: Comcast Channel 17, Cox Channel 18, and Verizon Channel 36.

  • 2021 Summer Institute

    • We are pleased to present various learning opportunities this summer for your child(ren) to participate in. Whether for enrichment or remediation, our Summer Institute programs are geared to foster connections and skill development. Information can be found by clicking on our division web page or by simply clicking the following links:

  • This year’s Race for Education will be virtual. This family-friendly 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk raises funds to enhance the quality and impact of student learning experiences in Spotsylvania County Public Schools (SCPS) through the Spotsylvania Education Foundation (SEF). Participants will complete their 5K or 1 Mile during April 16-18. All participants will be eligible for prizes and one elementary, one middle, and one high school will each receive $300 for the most school participation. For complete details or to register for the race go to:

  • Just a reminder that this Friday, April 2 and the following Monday, April 5 will be student and teacher holidays.

Have a great week!

Dr. S. Scott Baker