• September 18, 2020

     

    KQPS Covid-19 Update September 18, 2020

     

     

    August 5, 2020 - Updated 8/20/20

    KQPS Health Mitigation Plan

     

    KQPS 2020-2021 Instructional Plan

     

    July 30, 2020

    KQPS Reopening 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

     

     

    July 15, 2020

    KQPS Reopening Plan Letter to Parents for 2020-2021 School Year

    KQPS Letter to Parents - Spanish Version

    KQPS Letter to Parents - Arabic Version

     

    King and Queen County Public Schools Reopening Plan for 2020-2021

    "King and Queen County Public School Board approved a Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year on July 15, 2020.  King and Queen Public Schools (KQPS) schools will begin the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  This later start date provides additional time for the staff to prepare for instruction through a hybrid in person and remote learning model.  It also ensures buildings are outfitted with the necessary items to support a safe and healthy learning environment. 

    Students in grades PK-7 will follow an AA/BB schedule.  Students in Group A will receive instruction on-site Monday and Tuesday and work remotely from home Wednesday through Friday.  Students in Group B will work remotely from home Monday through Wednesday and receive instruction on-site Thursday and Friday.  Wednesdays will be utilized for cleaning procedures, teacher planning and professional development. 

    Students in grades 8-12 will follow an A/B/C schedule.  Grade 8 will attend on A days; grades 10 and 12 will attend on B days and Grades 9 and 11 will attend on C days. Student schedules will be based on a 7-period day for the 2020-2021 school year.  Teachers will utilize non-instructional time to provide remediation, plan for remote learning and participate in professional development.  

    Any siblings throughout the division will be on-site the same days, regardless of which schools they attend.   Students will be required to wear masks on the bus and in the building when 6’ distancing cannot be maintained.  The division will request a variance to have students sit one per seat and will maintain physical distancing on routes with fewer students. 

    Families can select a virtual-only learning option if they would prefer.  Families must have internet access or the means to access through other options such as driving to an area with open WiFi access. More detailed information is forthcoming in reference to class schedules, transportation and virtual learning options.  Information will be posted to the division website and Facebook pages as well as mailed to all families."

     

    Thank you all for your support,

    Dr. Carter

     

    June 11, 2020

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    Spanish Translation

    Dear Tiger Families,

    We are committed to keeping you up to date with information as it becomes available.  Things continue to evolve daily which translates into us having to remain fluid.  We will continue to work on providing you with up to date information as the summer unfolds.  Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work to move forward.  

    Graduation for the Class of 2020: The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 is tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 24, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. with a rain date of Friday, July 31, 2020.  Final details for the ceremony will be provided to all seniors and their families by the Central High School Administration during the week of June 29, 2020. At this time we are waiting to see what CDC guidelines and Governor Northam’s guidelines will allow at the time the event is scheduled. All plans must be approved by the regional department of health. Thank you for your patience, as we work to create an event that will celebrate the successes of the Class of 2020.

    7th grade Promotion: Ceremonies have been scheduled for both elementary schools during the week of June 22, 2020.  Lawson-Marriott Elementary will hold their Promotion Ceremony on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  King and Queen Elementary School is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  Families of rising 8th graders received details related to the organization of this event via mail last week.  If you did not receive the letter please contact your student’s school administrator.  Thank you in advance for following the provided guidelines to ensure we are in compliance with the current CDC guidelines during this celebration.

    Wi-Fi Hotspots:  Students and families may continue to access wi-fi hotspots at all schools.  The hotspot areas will be designated outside each building and may be accessed Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

    Meal Distribution: The KQPS School Nutrition Team will continue our meal distribution program.   Meals will be distributed on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the designated locations and continue through June 30, 2020.Locations are the Lower King and Queen Fire Department, King and Queen Elementary, Central High School, Lawson-Marriott Elementary and the Upper King and Queen Fire Department. Starting July 1, 2020, meal distribution will only take place at the school sites and this will continue until July 31, 2020.

    Special Education Support:  Please contact Mrs. Stephanie Lambrecht, Director of Special Education (slambrecht@kqps.net ) with any questions you have as it relates to special education services.    

    School Buildings: All KQPS school buildings will remain closed to the public.  Office hours for essential personnel will be observed Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. through June 30, 2020.  Starting July 1, 2020 school building hours will be 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. All essential personnel will continue to follow CDC social distancing and personal hygiene protocols.  The safety and health of all staff members will continue to be monitored.  Please call or email your child’s school with any questions.

    Division Offices: Main office operating hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday through June 30, 2020.  Starting July 1, 2020 school building hours will be 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Please continue to communicate through email or telephone. Staff and administrators will respond as quickly as possible.  Please note the King and Queen County Courthouse remains closed to the public until further notice.

    Communication: The division will continue to rely on the School Messenger system as our principle means of communication.  We will also post information on the division’s Facebook page and website.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school administrator for school-specific questions via email or to me (ccarter@kqps.net)  for division concerns.  We will share any changes and updates as quickly as possible. 

    I am so grateful to the students, staff, parents, and guardians.  I know the past several months have not been easy but we got through it together.  The challenge of educating our students outside of the classroom and with teachers working remotely was monumental.

    Thank you again for your continued support and patience as we worked through an unprecedented finish to our school year.  We are thinking of you all each and every day and hope that you are well.  Enjoy your summer!

    All the best,

    Dr. Carol B. Carter 

     


    May 21, 2020

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    Dear Tiger Families,

    As we prepare to wrap up the 2019-2020 school year, it is our hope that all students and families are in good health and have had success with the continuity of learning activities.  Updated information in reference to instructional packet turn-in, virtual parent-teacher conferences, Class of 2020 graduation and senior celebration activities, and promotion activities for our current 7th grade students has been provided below.  Please also note a change in the dates for the meal distribution schedule for the week of May 25, 2020.

    Instructional Packet Turn-In: Instructional packets are due by May 28, 2020. Bins will be provided at the entrance of each school for packet drop-off May 27, 2020 and May 28, 2020 from 9AM-2PM and on May 28, 2020 from 4PM-6PM.  Please drive up, place packet in the appropriate bin and proceed out of the parking lot. We ask that you follow CDC guidelines and practice physical distancing by waiting if there is a person at the bin to get back into their car before proceeding to get out to leave your packet.  If you are unable to make those dates, packets bins will be available at each school June 1, 2020-June 4, 2020 from 9AM-3PM.  High school students may drop their packet at the elementary school closest to their residence.  Please ensure you have clearly labeled the packet with your students name and grade and placed it in the appropriate bin.  The bins will be marked to provide guidance.  *Note packets can only be dropped off at the school buildings.

    Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences:

    Elementary School Conferences- Teachers are holding virtual parent teacher conferences through May 22nd.  If you would like to have a conference, and have not yet scheduled one, please send an email or Dojo message to your child’s teacher.

     

    High School Conferences-   If students have specific questions, teachers will hold “office hours” from 11:00AM. until 1:00 PM through May 22, 2020. During these hours, students and parents will be able to ask questions by using email. Teacher email addresses are located on the KQPS web page under the CHS tab and by clicking on the Staff Directory link.

     

    Graduation for the Class of 2020: The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 is tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 24, 2020 with a rain date of Friday, July 31, 2020.  More detailed information will be provided by the Central High School Administration during the week of May 25, 2020.

     

    Senior Celebration June 5, 2020:  On June 5, 2020, we will hold a Senior Celebration event at Central High School. The event will take place in the front parking lot of the school. Each senior will be assigned a spot to park a decorated vehicle. The community will be asked to drive by between 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to show their support for the Central seniors. A small meal will be provided for each student. Social distancing and other prevention measures will be extremely important during this event. More information will be communicated to both seniors and the community within the next several days.

     

    7th grade Promotion: Information will be provided during the week of May 25, 2020.

    PK/K Moving Up Ceremony: Will be postponed until the return of students in the fall.  Details will provided closer to the opening of the 2020-2021 school year.

    Wi-Fi Hotspots:  Students and families may continue to access wi-fi hotspots at all schools.  The hotspot areas will be designated outside each building and may be accessed Monday through Friday from 5PM-8PM and Saturday and Sunday from 8AM-8PM.

    Meal Distribution: The KQPS School Nutrition Team will continue our meal distribution program.  *Due to the observance of Memorial Day, our meal distribution next week will be on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and Thursday, May 28, 2020.   During the week of June 1, 2020, meals will be distributed on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. until noon at the designated locations and continue through June 11, 2020. Locations are the Lower King and Queen Fire Department, King and Queen Elementary, Central High School, Lawson-Marriott Elementary and the Upper King and Queen Fire Department. 

    High School Course Credit:

    Students will be awarded a standard credit for the credit bearing courses they are currently enrolled in if they have successfully completed the majority of the required standards, competencies, and objectives, including those that are essential for success in subsequent coursework.

    High School Verified Credit:

    The U.S. Department of Education has waived accreditation requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.  Consequently, the Virginia Department of Education has approved the cancellation of the spring 2020 Standards of Learning (SOLs) assessments.  This flexibility applies to students seeking either a Standard or an Advanced Diploma.

    Special Education Support:  Please contact Mrs. Stephanie Lambrecht, Director of Special Education (slambrecht@kqps.net ) with any questions you have as it relates to special education services.    

    School Buildings: All KQPS school buildings will remain closed to the public.  Office hours for essential personnel will be observed Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00AM - 2:00PM.  All essential personnel will continue to follow CDC social distancing and personal hygiene protocols.  The safety and health of all staff members will continue to be monitored.  Please call or email your child’s school with any questions.

    Division Offices: Main office operating hours will be 9:00AM – 2:00PM, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the week of May 25, 2020.  Beginning the week of June 1, 2020, the main office operating hours will be 9:00AM-3:00PM, Monday through Thursday. Please continue to communicate through email or telephone. Staff and administrators will respond as quickly as possible.  Please note the King and Queen County Courthouse remains closed to the public until further notice.

    Communication: During the prolonged closure, the division will continue to rely on the School Messenger system as our principle means of communication.  We will also post information on the division’s Facebook page and website.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school administrator for school-specific questions via email or to me (ccarter@kqps.net)  for division concerns.  We will share any changes and updates as quickly as possible. 

    Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to work through providing continuity of learning for our students.  We are thinking of you all each and every day and hope that you are well.  Please continue to reach out to your child’s teachers, your principals, or to me if needed. Enjoy your holiday weekend and as always keep safe!

    Dr. Carol B. Carter 

     

     

    5/6/2020 Update

    Dear Tiger Families,

    Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to work to iron out all of the areas we need to address to successfully complete the 2019-2020 school year.  There are a few updates we need to share in reference to the following areas:

    Wi-Fi Hotspots:  Students and families may access wi-fi hotspots at all schools beginning Friday, May 8, 2020.  The hotspot areas will be designated outside each building and may be accessed Monday through Friday from 5PM-8PM and Saturday and Sunday from 8AM-8PM.

    Meal Distribution: The KQPS School Nutrition Team will continue our meal distribution program.  Meals will be distributed on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. until noon at the designated locations and continue through June 11, 2020. Locations are the Lower King and Queen Fire Department, King and Queen Elementary, Central High School, Lawson-Marriott Elementary and the Upper King and Queen Fire Department. 

    Virtual Office Hours for Teachers: All teachers will continue to have virtual office hours from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Teachers may be reached via email during these hours.  Hours may vary based on an individual student’s needs. Teachers will share with their students and families how to arrange a contact outside of this timeframe.  

    Instructional Packet Turn-In: Update will be provided during the week of May 14, 2020.

    Graduation: Central High School Administration continues to work to plan a graduation celebration for the Class of 2020.  King and Queen Elementary and Lawson Marriott Elementary School administration continue to work on a plan as well for a 7th Grade Promotion ceremony.  Information will be forth coming as soon.  All seniors who ordered caps and gowns should have received them in the mail this week. If you did not receive your order, please contact our Herff Jones representative, Bob Stratton at 804-598-0971.

    School Buildings: All KQPS school buildings will remain closed to the public.  Office hours for essential personnel will be observed Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  All essential personnel will continue to follow CDC social distancing and personal hygiene protocols.  The safety and health of all staff members will continue to be monitored.  Please call or email your child’s school with any questions.

    Division Offices: Main office operating hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the duration of the Stay At Home Order which was issued by Governor Northam to run through June 10, 2020.  Please continue to communicate through email or telephone. Staff and administrators will respond as quickly as possible.  Please note the King and Queen County Courthouse is closed to the public until further notice.

    Communication: During the prolonged closure, the division will continue to rely on the School Messenger system as our principle means of communication.  We will also post information on the division’s Facebook page and website.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school administrator for school-specific questions via email or to me (ccarter@kqps.net)  for division concerns.  We will share any changes and updates as quickly as possible. 

    Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to work through providing continuity of learning for our students.  Please continue to reach out to your child’s teachers, your principals, or to me if needed.

    Stay safe,

    Dr. Carol B. Carter 

     

    4/16/2020 Update

    Dear Tiger Families,

    We are now several weeks into the Governor’s mandated closure of Virginia’s schools.  As we transition into continuity of learning, we will continue to partner with you to provide at-home learning materials, meals-to-go and other helpful resources.  King and Queen County Public Schools (KQCPS) teachers have developed instructional learning packets which will include learning activities through May 22, 2020.  Continuity of learning will resume on April 23, 2020 with the distribution of new instructional learning packets.  More information is provided below in reference to distribution and the school division’s plans to move forward. 

    We are committed to keeping you up to date on information as it becomes available.  Things continue to evolve daily which translates into us having to remain fluid.  Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work to iron out all of the areas we need to address to successfully complete the school year.

    Meal Distribution: The KQCPS School Nutrition Team will continue our meal distribution program.  Meals will be distributed on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. until noon at the designated locations and continue through June 11, 2020. Locations are the Lower King and Queen Fire Department, King and Queen Elementary, Central High School, Lawson-Marriott Elementary and the Upper King and Queen Fire Department. 

    Virtual Office Hours for Teachers: All teachers will have virtual office hours from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Teachers may be reached via email during these hours.  Hours may vary based on an individual student’s needs. Teachers will share with their students and families how to arrange a contact outside of this time frame.  

    Personal Belongings Pick-Up: Student belongings have been packed up and are ready for distribution.  Personal belongings will be distributed at each school on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 11am- 12pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm. Please note personal belongings will only be available for pick up at your student’s respective school.     

    Instructional Activities: Beginning April 23rd, KQCPS will provide instructional learning packets which will include extension opportunities to re-emphasize competencies students will need to be successful at the next level/course. Packets will be distributed at each school on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 11am-12pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm.  Please note that instructional packets will only be available for pick up at your student’s respective school.  An update with packet return information will be provided during the week of May 18th.   At that time we will also share information on the return of library books and textbooks.

    Elementary Packets:

    Instructional Packets with Extension Options - Each grade level teacher has  created four, one week long, modules covering each content area (ELA, Math, Science,and History). Activities or projects were designed to promote thinking, learning and inquiry.  Specific attention was made to include resources and materials that are familiar for students. Extension activities are included to  expose students to new content, a type of "see if you can ...." option for students that may be ready to explore content that has not yet been taught.

    High School Packets:

    The instructional packets will include review materials and may include new material/new learning as appropriate for the individual class. The goal of the instructional material is to familiarize students as much as possible with material that may be needed in the next class. The packets may include notes, explanations, instruction, literature and/or web resources that may be necessary in order to facilitate student comprehension and/or learning. Instructional packets may include enrichment and/or extension assignments that will extend learning beyond the minimum learning expectation. Students are encouraged to complete all assignments to the best of their ability.

    Instructional packets are due on May 28, 2020. There will be a drop off location at Central High School. Specific directions will be communicated the week of May 18th.

    If students have specific questions, teachers will hold “office hours” each day from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. During these hours, students will be able to ask questions by using email. Teacher email addresses are located on the KQCPS web page under the CHS tab and by clicking on the Staff Directory link.

    *NOTE:  During distribution, families will drive up and remain in the car while staff locates items and packets.  The items will be brought to your car.  We ask that everyone remain in their car to assist us with following CDC guidelines and social distancing practices. 

    Grading: Reports cards for grades K-12 will be issued with the instructional learning packets on April 23, 2020.  As you are aware, once schools were initially closed on March 13, 2020 by order of Governor Northam, schools have not and will not reopen for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  All grading stopped with the closure that took place on March 13, 2020.  The grading process for each level is as follows:

    Elementary School Grading (K-7):

    Third quarter grades were determined by using the 3rd quarter interim grades.  Students in credit bearing courses received a grade in that respective course based on the high school grading method described below for high school grading.  The report card includes information on promotion or retention and a notation in reference to mandated closure of schools. 

    High School Grading (8-12):

    Third quarter grades were determined by using the 3rd quarter interim grades.  Final, year-end grades for all students were determined by using the following calculation:

    • 80% first semester (4 parts included - 4 grading periods using interim reports as basis)
    • 20% second semester (1 part included - 3rd nine week’s interim issued before closing)

    Students that are failing a course after the adjustments to the grade book have been made and final grades have been calculated will be afforded the opportunity to improve their performance. The specific methods and criteria for a student to achieve a passing grade have yet to be determined. Central High School administration, counseling and teaching staff will be communicating directly with each student and offering additional learning opportunities once this process is finalized. 

    High School Course Credit:

    Students will be awarded a standard credit for the credit bearing courses they are currently enrolled in if they have successfully completed the majority of the required standards, competencies, and objectives, including those that are essential for success in subsequent coursework.

     

    High School Verified Credit:

    The U.S. Department of Education has waived accreditation requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.  Consequently, the Virginia Department of Education has approved the cancellation of the spring 2020 Standards of Learning (SOLs) assessments.  This flexibility applies to students seeking either a Standard or an Advanced Diploma.

    Graduation: Students who were enrolled in classes and on track to meet requirements to earn a diploma as of March 13, 2020, will graduate on-time if they turn in their completed instructional packets by May 28, 2020.  Virginia is providing flexibility for seniors and looking to waive some of the “normal” requirements.  Mrs. Shepard will contact any student who is not on track to graduate and create a plan that allows the student to complete the requirements necessary to graduate.  More detailed information in reference to graduation plans will be shared as soon as possible and will be based on the latest CDC and state guidance regarding public gatherings.  For now, we are tentatively planning a July ceremony.

    Special Education Support: Students who currently receive special education support will be contacted by their individual case manager to determine how best to address individual needs during this time.  Please contact Mrs. Stephanie Lambrecht, Director of Special Education (slambrecht@kqps.net ) with any questions you have as it relates to special education services.    

     

    School Buildings: All KQCPS school buildings will remain closed to the public.  Office hours for essential personnel will be observed Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  All essential personnel will continue to follow CDC social distancing and personal hygiene protocols.  The safety and health of all staff members will continue to be monitored.  Please call or email your child’s school with any questions.

    Division Offices: Main office operating hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the duration of the Stay At Home Order which was issued by Governor Northam to run through June 10, 2020.  Please continue to communicate through email or telephone. Staff and administrators will respond as quickly as possible.  Please note the King and Queen County Courthouse is closed to the public until further notice.

    Special Programs: For students enrolled in Dual Enrollment courses, state-level conversations are still ongoing regarding the conflicting expectations between the community college system and K-12 public education regarding how to complete the 2019-20 academic year.  Information will be shared assoon as the matter is resolved.  Students should be receiving information from their instructors.  Please contact Central High School Counselor, Mrs. Kristie Shepard, at kshepard@kqps.net with any questions.

    Students enrolled attending Bridging Communities, Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School should be receiving information and assignments from their teachers.  If you have questions, please email Central High School Counselor, Mrs. Kristie Shepard at kshepard@kqps.net

    Communication: During the prolonged closure, the division will continue to rely on the School Messenger system as our principle means of communication.  We will also post information on the division’s Facebook page and website.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school administrator for school-specific questions via email or to me (ccarter@kqps.net)  for division concerns.  We will share any changes and updates as quickly as possible. 

    Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to work through providing continuity of learning for our students.  We are thinking of you all each and every day and hope that you are well.  Please continue to reach out to your child’s teachers, your principals, or to me if needed.

    Dr. Carol B. Carter 


    4/13/2020 Update

    Good morning Lawson Marriott Community,

    This is Dr. Carter calling with an update. Due to no power at Lawson Marriott Elementary School, meal distribution at Lawson Marriott and the Upper King and Queen firehouse will be cancelled today. We will resume meal distribution on Thursday, April 16. Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and continued support. Be safe.


    4/12/2020 Update

    Good afternoon King and Queen Community, this is Dr. Carter calling with an update.  I would first like to give a shout out to the families that participated on our Facebook Spirit Week.  It was nice to see everyone’s virtual spirit. Also, a congratulations to Ms. Doan and Ms. Walsh for their 4th grade class winning the March Madness with their book, The BFG. 

    Another shout out goes to our school nutrition team.  They will start back up with meals tomorrow, Monday, April 13th.  We will continue to have meals distributed on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 A.M.  till 12:00 P.M. and continue through June 11th.  We will be using the same 5 locations: Upper King and Queen Firehouse, Lawson Marriott Elementary, Central High School, King and Queen Elementary, and the Lower King and Queen Firehouse. 

    There will be another update mid-week regarding instruction, communication, personal student belongings, and grading.

    Happy Easter to all and be safe.

    Thank you.

     


    4/2/2020 Update

    Dear Tiger Families,

    We are now three weeks into the Governor’s mandated closure of Virginia’s schools.  I want to reassure everyone that while our buildings may be closed, King and Queen County Public Schools (KQPS) is still open and committed to providing educational services to our students.  As we continue the transition into continuity of learning, we will continue to partner with you to provide at-home learning materials, meals-to-go and other helpful resources.  KQPS teachers will continue to develop instructional learning packets which will include learning activities through May 22, 2020.  This date was selected to end the 2019-20 academic year since traditionally May 15, 2020 marks the beginning of the SOL testing window, as well as the kick-off for many end-of-year school celebration activities.  We adjusted our date to May 22, 2020 to allow for the time we needed to prepare packets after the Stay at Home order was issued on March 30, 2020 by Governor Northam. After observing April 6– 13, 2020 for spring break, continuity of learning will resume on April 23, 2020 when new instructional learning packets will be distributed. Details in reference to the next packet distribution will be shared during the week of April 14, 2020.

    Listed below are the school division’s current plans to move forward.  Things continue to evolve on a daily basis and this list does not cover everything that remains to be considered.  Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to iron out all of the areas we need to address to successfully complete the school year.

    Meal Distribution – The division’s School Nutrition Team will continue our meal distribution program.  Service will resume the week after spring break starting on Monday, April 13, 2020 and Thursday 16, 2020 from 11am-12pm at the designated locations and continue through June 11, 2020. Locations are the Lower King and Queen Fire Department, King and Queen Elementary, Central High School, Lawson-Marriott Elementary and Upper King and Queen Fire Department. 

    Instructional Activities – Instructional learning packets have been distributed to provide students with continuity of instruction through April 3rd. We encourage you to continue to establish a daily routine at home with your child which includes working on learning activities.  Take a moment and ask them what they are working on or reading.  Have family discussions about current events and share in family exercise time with a “dance party”.  Please continue to reach out to your child’s teacher via email if you have questions or need suggestions to better support learning at home.

    We will observe spring break from April 6, 2020 through April 13, 2020.  Beginning, April 23th KQPS will provide instructional learning packets which will include extension opportunities to re-emphasize competencies students will need to be successful at the next level/course. Details on distribution and expectations will be shared during the week of April 14, 2020.

     

    Virtual Office Hours for Teachers- All teachers will have virtual office hours from 11am-1pm Monday through Friday. Teachers may be reached via email.  Hours may vary based on student needs and will be shared by teachers with their students and families.  Please note April 6 - April 13, 2020 will be observed as spring break and teachers will not hold office hours.

    Personal Belonging Pick-Up- Student belongings have been packed up and are ready for distribution.  We had initially planned to distribute belongings on April 1 and April 2 but cancelled the pick-up after Governor Northam issued the Stay at Home Order on Monday, March 30, 2020.  Details on distribution will be shared during the week of April 14, 2020.

    Grading – The work students are completing through their instructional learning packets will be reviewed by teachers, and general feedback will be provided.  Students who are at risk of failing a course which is needed for a course credit will be given an opportunity to improve their grade.  More information about grading will be provided during the week of April 14, 2020.

    Special Education Support – Students who currently receive special education support will be contacted by their individual case manager to determine how best to address individual needs during this time.  Please contact Mrs. Stephanie Lambrecht, Director of Special Education (slambrecht@kqps.net ) with any questions you have as it relates to special education services.    

    Graduation – The division is committed to ensuring that the Class of 2020 is provided the opportunity to participate in a graduation ceremony. For now, we are tentatively planning a July ceremony. As we get deeper into May, we will begin finalizing plans based on the latest CDC and state guidance regarding public gatherings.  Should we need to go to a later date, families will be kept informed and provided information as soon as it is available. Currently, the caps and gowns are scheduled to arrive at Central High School on April 23, 2020 and we will keep them and provide information at a later date for how we will disseminate.  The high school staff will continue to work on a variety of plans regarding graduation and other traditional senior activities.  We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through the details. We are dedicated to ensuring that the Class of 2020 is celebrated for their accomplishments.

    School Buildings – All KQPS school buildings will remain closed to the public.  The buildings are currently closed March 30, 2020-April 13, 2020 for essential staff.  Essential staff will resume work on April 14, 2020 in the facilities and on the grounds following CDC social distancing and personal hygiene protocols. The safety of the Operations Team personnel will be continually monitored.  Office hours will be observed Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-2pm.  Please call or email your child’s school with any questions.

    Division Offices – School Board main offices will be closed March 30, 2020– April 13, 2020 with staff working from home.  Main offices will open again on April 14th on reduced hours and with reduced staff.  Operating hours will be 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please communicate through email or telephone. Staff and administrators will respond as quickly as possible.  Please note the King and Queen County Courthouse is closed to the public until further notice.

    Special Programs - For students enrolled in Dual Enrollment courses, state-level conversations are still ongoing regarding the conflicting expectations between the community college system and K-12 public education regarding how to complete the 2019-20 academic year.  Information will be shared with as soon as the matter is resolved.  Students should be receiving information from their instructors.  Please contact Central High School Counselor, Mrs. Kristie Shepard, at kshepard@kqps.net with any questions you may have.

    Students enrolled in Bridging Communities, Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s should be receiving information and assignments from their teachers.  If you have questions, please email Central High School Counselor, Mrs. Kristie Shepard at kshepard@kqps.net

    Communication – During the prolonged closure, the division will continue to rely on the School Messenger system as our principle means of communication.  We will also post information on the division’s Facebook page and website.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school administrator for school-specific questions via email or to me (ccarter@kqps.net)  for division concerns.  We will share any changes and updates as quickly as possible. 

    We miss our students, teachers and staff.  We miss what we viewed as “normal”. In the meantime, we are here for you and encourage you to reach out to your teachers, principals, or myself. Again, thank you for your continued patience and support.

    Dr. Carter 

     

    4/1/2020 Update

    Good afternoon King and Queen community,

    This is Dr. Carter calling with an update on Meal Distribution.  One of our local churches will be distributing meals tomorrow, Thursday, April 2 and next week during our scheduled Spring Break.  The distribution sites will be the same 5 locations and the same time of 11:00 A.M. till 12:00 P.M.  King and Queen County Public Schools will start distribution of meals the week after Spring Break.  We are pleased to have this partnership from a local church. Thank you for your support and be safe. 

     

    3/30/2020 Update

    Good afternoon Tiger Community,

    This is Dr. Carter with an update. Due to Governor Northam's stay at home order, all meal distributions and pick up of student belongings have been cancelled. All schools, school offices, and the school board office will be closed for the next 2 weeks. We will provide an update on Tuesday, April 14th. Thank you for your flexibility, patience and support. Be safe.

     

    3/26/2020

    Good afternoon Tiger Families,  

    This message is in regards to picking up your student’s belongings.  Student items will be bagged and ready for pickup on a drive through basis.  The drive through will occur on Wednesday, April 1 from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. and Thursday, April 2 from 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Staff will direct you,,upon arrival in the parking lot, in a manner that promotes social distancing. Please bring back any textbooks or library books when you are picking up your child’s belongings.

    Information pertaining to instructional activities, continuity of learning, and report card distribution will be forth coming after Spring Break.   

    Thank you for your patience and continued support.

    Dr. Carter