The CES Bulldog News

Week #6 (October 7-11, 2019)

IWCS - Vision & Mission

Vision: To create a learning environment that will enable every child to discover his or her unique gifts and talents.

Mission: To enhance and expand on each child’s unique gifts and talents to ensure every child is college, career and life ready.

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Important Dates:

October 3rd - DQ Night - Fifth Grade 5:00p.m.-7:30p.m. - THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT OUR 5TH GRADE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS!

October 8th - PTA Meeting: Jump Start to Success 7:00p.m.- 8:00p.m.

***Enter a drawing for free tickets to the Haunted Gym or Face Painting (must be present to win). One student from each class will win!

October 10th - School Board Meeting @ 6:00p.m. Isle of Wight County Courthouse

October 11th - Early Dismissal at 1:00p.m.; WHS Homecoming Game @ 7:00p.m.

October 16th - All A's Ceremony @ WHS - 6:00p.m.

October 17th - Division-wide Pink Out Day (Wear pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness.)

October 25th - Fall Fundraiser Ends; Fall Festival and Haunted Gym 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.

IWCS School Calendar 2019-2020

Upcoming CES Event: October is Bully Prevention Month

Students are encouraged to participate to raise awareness against bullying.

October 7th

- Team Up Against Bullying - wear favorite team jerseys

October 8th

- Give Bullying the Boot - wear favorite boots

October 9th

- Friendship Day - wear red, pink, or white

October 10th

- Be a "Bulldog Buddy" - wear CES shirts

October 11th

- "We Are Future Dukes" - wear blue & gold

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Food Services - Important Information

Please send a note to the school if you do not want your child to have breakfast, lunch, or snacks from the cafeteria. Once a note is received, this information will be placed on your child's account.

Screening Prior Notice

In accordance with Code of Virginia §22.1-215 and the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia, 2009, Isle of Wight County Schools is completing the screening of enrolled children, including children who transfer from out of state.

The screening process for all children enrolled or enrolling in Isle of Wight County schools, including transfers from out of state, is as follows:

1. All children (through grade 3), within 60 business days of initial enrollment, shall be screened in speech, and fine and gross motor skills to determine if a referral for special education evaluation and related services is indicated.
2. All children (through grade 12), within 60 business days of initial enrollment, shall be screened in the areas of vision and hearing.
3. The vision/hearing of all children in grades K, 3, 7, and 10 shall be screened during the school year.
4. Children who fail any of the above mentioned screenings may be re-screened after 60 business days if the original results are not considered valid.
5. Children shall be referred to the Child Study Committee if results suggest that an evaluation for special education and related services is indicated. The referral shall include the screening results.
6. Provision of parent educational information on scoliosis for all students in grades 5 through 10 within 60 business days of the opening of school, with notice at least 10 business days prior to each student’s screening.

Dismissal - Identification Check

Please bring your identification when picking up your child from school throughout the day or during dismissal. The safety of your child is our #1 priority!

In addition, all parent/guardian information and emergency contact information regarding your child(ren) must be updated in PowerSchool. Please take a moment to ensure all information is correct in PowerSchool. Contact Mrs. Hatfield or Mrs. Olson if assistance is needed.


Communication is key to ensuring you are up-to-date regarding important information. Please check the website, Twitter page, and weekly newsletters for updates. Teachers will also be using a variety of ways to communicate with families this school year.

Our Superintendent: Dr. James Thornton

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