The CES Bulldog News

Week of November 20, 2022

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:

Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 25th

- All Schools/Offices Closed (Thanksgiving Holiday)



Upcoming Important Dates:


December 3rd: Windsor Christmas Parade @ 4:00p.m.

December 8th: School Board Meeting @WSES 5:00p.m. Closed Session/6:00p.m. Open Session

December 9th: Elementary Student Holiday - Elementary Parent Conference (Regular day for MS/HS)

December 15th: Interim Reports Issued

December 16th: Last Day of School Before Winter Break

December 19th-30th: All Schools/Offices Closed (Winter Break)


January 2nd: Student Holiday/Staff Workday

January 16th: All Schools/Offices Closed (MLK, Jr. Day)

January 26th & 27th: Three Hour Early Dismissal for MS/HS: Regular Day for Elementary Schools

January 27th: End of Second Quarter/First Semester

January 30th: Student Holiday/Staff Workday

January 31st: Student Holiday/Staff Professional Learning Day



IWCS School Calendar 2022-2023

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Volunteers Needed : Christmas Parade Float Committee

Do you have a trailer that could be decorated as a float to be used in the Christmas parade? Do you want to lead or be a part of the Christmas Parade Float Committee? If so, please contact Mrs. Amy Maye, PTA President, at 757-357-8844. Let's represent CES in the upcoming Windsor Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00p.m.

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Meal Information from Mrs. Byrd, CES Cafeteria Manager

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SROs in IWCS Elementary Schools

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to help pay for four new sheriff’s deputies to be used as elementary School Resource Officers (SRO) . Isle of Wight supervisors included funding in the county’s 2022-23 fiscal year budget in May for one additional officer. In total, the funding will allow for one permanent full-time officer in each of the county’s five elementary schools. The Sheriff’s Office anticipates having SROs in all IWCS elementary schools by the end of November. Principals will be introducing their specific SRO to families through their weekly newsletter, website, social media, or other means of communication. IWCS is appreciative of the joint efforts of the Sheriff's Office, Board of Supervisors, and School Board to enhance the safety and security of students and staff at all schools throughout the division.

Welcome Deputy Phipps - School Resource Officer

Deputy Phipps started with Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office in February 2009. He has served as Patrol Officer, Court Security, SRO at Smithfield High School, and Windsor High School, Basic Law Enforcement Instructor, Virginia Rules Instructor, and D.A.R.E. Instructor. Prior to his tenure with IWSO, Deputy Phipps served in private sector security and special ops. He resides in Isle of Wight County with his wife. Deputy Phipps and his wife have four grown children, and one granddaughter. In his down time he is a drummer, and shares his talent of gourmet cooking alongside his wife. As SRO he enjoys interacting with and building positive relationships with the students and their families. Deputy Phipps strives to keep the students and community safe.
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Attention all 2nd Grade Parents:

Beginning on November 1st, all IWCS second graders will participate in division-wide screening for the Gifted Education Program through the use of a standardized test (Cognitive Abilities Test--CogAT). The screening assessment will only be given in person.

Once students have completed the assessment, we will reach out to parents of students scoring in the 89th percentile or above with a letter requesting permission for your child to continue in the identification process. More information on the gifted program for Isle of Wight County Schools can be found on the division’s website under Departments: Instruction.

Here are a few suggestions for ensuring your child’s best performance:

  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep each night during testing

  • Have your child eat a healthy breakfast at home or at school in the morning

  • Encourage them to do their best

Please contact your child’s school if you have questions about the administration of the test, the identification process or the gifted program for Isle of Wight County Schools.


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Upcoming Student Screenings

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Attention 5th Grade Families

D.A.R.E. IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION & EDUCATION

Our CES 5th grade students, along with their classroom teacher, will participate in an 11 week instructional session utilizing the D.A.R. E.

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Deputy Phipps, with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Department will be implementing the D.A.R.E. instruction with all of our 5th grade students. Click here for more information about this program. Additional information from the school is forthcoming.


https://dare.org/the-return-of-d-a-r-e/


Thank you!

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Carrsville Elementary Quality School Profile

Click here to view the Carrsville Elementary Quality School Profile. Congratulations to all of our CES students, families, teachers, and staff for the academic successes achieved during the 2021-2022 school year!
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November 2022 - ISLE Award: Carrsville Elementary

The award focuses on the four broad areas of the Strategic Plan: Inspire, Succeed, Lead, Empower. The first letter of each word spells ISLE. When read together, the sound you hear is “I’ll Inspire” or “I’ll Succeed”, giving everyone ownership of the key actions throughout the plan.


Across CES, people are demonstrating acts of inspiration, success, leadership, and empowerment. The ISLE award welcomes nominations that demonstrate how someone in the CES community has embodied one of these areas.



From October through June, four nominees will be selected for recognition--one in each category-- and will be highlighted on our social media pages, website, and newsletters for our school and for IWCS.


Thank you for taking time to nominate someone for a Carrsville Elementary ISLE Award.

CES ISLE Award Nomination Form

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Click here to view the IWCS Fine Arts Newsletter.

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CES Family Resources:

CES has reading and math resources available for families to check out. These games and activities can be used at home to support your student's learning. Please email or call Mrs. Hatfield (phatfiel@iwcs.k12.va.us) or Mrs. Reeder (kreeder@iwcs.k12.va.us) 357-8844 if you are interested in checking out these resources.

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Click here for the current newsletter.

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Preschool Corner (Great Resources for Kindergarten Friends, Too!)

Attention Preschool Families:


Below you will find a newsletter and resources from Mrs. Haley Cooprider, Preschool Coordinator.


VPI Newsletter November 2022


Relate Family Letter


Regulate Family Letter


Core Skill Routines


Routine Cards for Home

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IWCS Student Code of Conduct 2022-2023

Click here for the Code of Conduct document.

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#SchoolEveryDay

Message from IWCS

As we resume normal school operations and begin to move past the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that families understand the importance of regular, on-time attendance to school. As demonstrated by the recent COVID-19 closures, absences from school have a tremendous impact on student learning and achievement. In an effort to help every student meet with success, the division wants to take a moment to remind families of the attendance policies and regulations for Isle of Wight County Schools. It is especially important to note the expectations for student attendance as it relates to student retention and course credit.


Elementary school students may not be promoted to the next grade if unexcused absences from school total more than ten (10) days.


Middle school students may not be promoted to the next grade nor granted credit for a course if unexcused absences from school or from a class which earns high school credit total more than ten (10) days.


High school students may not be granted credit for a course if unexcused absences from class total more than five (5) class periods for a semester course, or ten (10) class periods for year-long courses.


The entire policy JED and regulation JED-R may be found on the division's website by clicking: Board → Policy → J. Students → JED and/or JED-R. Please contact Mrs. Hatfield, CES Principal, if you have any questions.

Absences

Absences:

When a student has missed school, a note from the parent/guardian must be received by the school office. The note must contain the following information:

- reason for the absence,

- the date(s) of the absence,

- the signature of the parent or other authorized person, and

- a telephone number where the parent or other authorized person may be reached during the day.

When a note is not submitted, the absence will be considered unexcused. Each student is allowed 5 notes per semester. Please submit doctor's notes or other professional notes to excuse a student if the absence is due to an appointment. School personnel will implement the following steps to improve attendance:


1st - 2nd continuous unverified/unexcused absences - AUTOMATED CALL home is made

3rd unverified/unexcused absences - CALL home is made

4th unverified/unexcused absences - LETTER is sent home

5th-7th unverified/unexcused absences - ATTENDANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN is developed with follow-ups

8th unverified/unexcused absences - Attendance Care Team makes TRUANCY REFERRAL and meeting scheduled with administrator

10th unverified/unexcused absences - TRUANCY court process initiated

12th-15th unverified/unexcused absences - family may be referred to Social Services/CARES team

15th + unverified/unexcused absences - CHINS disposition/CHINS order filed; other violations may result per court liaison or judge

*CHINS: Child in Need of Services/Supervision

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Dr. Theo Cramer, IWCS Superintendent

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