February 14, 2021 Edition

Message from the Superintendent

Below are some announcements and reminders as we look to the week ahead, including reminders of messages sent out earlier in the week:

Announcements & Reminders

  • As a reminder, Monday, February 15th is a student and teacher holiday.

  • As a reminder, Monday, February 22nd will be our transition back to full Hybrid In-person Learning Pre-k-12.

  • The latest Family Connection webinar is available for viewing and focuses on Academic and Career Planning for middle and high school students. Be sure to check it out at As a reminder, previous Family Connection webinars are available for viewing any time using the same link.

  • As a reminder, 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.

  • Important Budget Dates for Information & Engagement:

    • On February 3rd, the school board held a public hearing, followed by their second FY2022 budget work session. The budget presentation from that evening is linked here.

    • On February 8th, at the school board’s general monthly meeting, the school board unanimously approved the FY2022 budget. This meeting was held virtually and is linked here.

As a reminder, the below are upcoming important budget dates:

  • The next step in the budget process is for the School Board to present their approved budget to the Board of Supervisors. The meeting can be watched here on February 23rd at 6:00pm.

  • Please see the detailed calendar here: FY 2022 Approved Critical Budget Dates.

  • Please Join Us: 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.

Congratulations to Ms. O’Leary at Riverbend High School who was selected to be a recipient of the W!se’s 2019-20 Gold Star Teacher Award!

Have a great week!

Dr. S. Scott Baker