Chancellor Charger Weekly Update

News You Can Use for the Week Beginning September 7, 2020

From the Principal

Chancellor Parents, I cannot thank you enough for your support during this first month of school in the distance learning environment. It is hard to believe that Tuesday begins the fourth week of school for the 2020-2021 school year. September is off to a great start! Not only did students complete their third week of classes, but student-athletes also began participating in Covid-19 modified sports conditioning. Indeed, the fall season is almost upon us. In fact, this Thursday, September 10th, marks the 1st qtr Interim period. Have a great week!


Leading the Charge!

Cassandra Crawford, Principal

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

As we head into Labor Day weekend, I want to thank our amazing, dedicated staff, students, and parents for working so hard together through the early weeks of distance learning. Every single day we remain focused and determined in our efforts to improve these services. Thank you for continuing to reach out to provide feedback and request on-going, needed support.



Division Updates


We continue to develop and work through the many complex challenges involved with the hybrid in-person learning model outlined in our Return to Learn Plan. We still plan to be prepared to transition into this model for those students/families who have chosen it on October 12th.



Over 200 hotspots have shipped and will arrive shortly! We can then begin our process of issuing them to students and families in need.



Beginning Tuesday, September 8th, eligible students may access activity-bus transportation to support use of the school’s internet/WiFi. Parents/Guardians will need to provide transportation and supervision to and from activity-bus hub sites.



The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) have authorized school division's to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students regardless of financial need. We are pleased to share that SCPS will begin distributing free grab and go meals twice a week beginning September 8th. Complete details are posted on each school and the division’s website.



Family Connection Webinars


As was shared last week, we will be providing a monthly Family Connection Webinar to support on-going and emerging needs of our many families. Relevant updates, topics, and resources will be shared along with answering pertinent questions. Below are the dates scheduled, with our first webinar scheduled for September 24th. Each meeting will be on a Thursday beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.


September 24


October 22


November 12


January 28


March 4


May 13



Our first meeting will focus on a summary and insights into how distance learning has been progressing. This will include the sharing of testimonials, tools, and strategies from and for parents/caregivers. Each webinar will be accessible via livestream and saved to be viewed later for convenience.



I hope you are enjoying a beautiful, restful family weekend!



Have a great week!


Dr. Scott Baker

Teen Enrichment Network (TEN) Mentoring Support

Parents, the Teen Enrichment Network (TEN) is a great organization that partners with Spotsylvania

County Schools to empower our students. Every Tuesday, TEN hosts a virtual mentor/guidance

meeting on CISCO WEBEX at 8 pm. This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about


pm, TEN sponsors a Safe Zone where teens can talk openly and freely about topics important to

them. For more information, go to https://teenenrichment.org/