IB INFORMATION NIGHT
Stafford County Public Schools will hold a International Baccalaureate program information night on February 11, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., at Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554. The "Senior Showcase" will be from 6:00 - 7:30 pm., with the information session starting at 7:30 p.m.
High School Transition Night - February 17, 2016
All high schools will hold a transition information night for 8th grade students and families on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. In the event of inclement weather and/or school closing, the alternate date is February, 24, 2016. This event is intended to assist with the transition for students and families to their respective high schools.
Update on Inclement Weather and Make-Up Day Status for Stafford Schools
Stafford County Schools announced the current inclement weather make-up day status for the division at the School Board meeting on January 29th. As of Friday, January 29th, our students have missed seven days of instruction this school year. The division had six banked days and along with the subsequent use of Monday, February 1, as an instructional day, the division currently has no days left for inclement weather closures. Should there be any further time missed, the division will follow their procedures for making up days which is posted on the 2015-16 calendar on our website at www.staffordschools.net.
In accordance with the approved calendar, February 15, 2016 (President’s Day holiday) is the next day scheduled for use as a regular school day if inclement weather occurs. Should schools close between now and February 12, the holiday will become a regular school day. The School Board asked that the community be notified of the possibility of this day becoming a regular school day.
The approved calendar also calls for the early release days on March 25, May 27, and June 13 to be converted to full days should the division fall below the required instructional days or hours. The next option the make-up plan calls for is to add June 16 and 17 as school days. News Release 15-51
TEXTBOOKS UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR ADOPTION AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
All teachers and interested parents are encouraged to review textbooks under consideration for adoption and to complete and evaluation rubric.
Locations to review Art (K-12), Health (K-12), and selected IB books will be at the Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex in the Professional Development Center, Room 16 located at 37 Stafford Avenue, Stafford, VA and England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22406. Completed rubrics will be forwarded to the appropriate textbook committee. For detailed information on specific textbooks under consideration, please click here
Stafford School Board Announces Possible Change to Meeting Schedule
In anticipation of forecasted inclement weather on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the Stafford County School Board is announcing a possible change to their meeting schedule for next week. Should inclement weather on Tuesday cause a change in school operations, the Stafford County School Board work session and regular meeting that evening will be rescheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The advertised budget public hearing also scheduled for Tuesday will move to Tuesday, February 23.
Should inclement weather not occur on Tuesday, the work session, regular meeting and public hearing will remain as currently scheduled. For information regarding the Stafford County School Board, please contact the Clerk of the Board at 540/658-6630. News Release 15-55
2016 Commonwealth Governor’s School Applications
The 2016 Commonwealth Governor’s School applications are now available. Return your completed application to your Gifted Education Resource Teacher or to the district supervisor by Friday, February 12, 2016. Links to the application packet are provided below.