💡 Spotlight On Instruction

Welcome  

The Powhatan Education Foundation is made up of a group of dedicated future-thinking individuals who formed the 501(c)(3) charitable Powhatan Education Foundation in 2011 to help ensure Powhatan County Public Schools students can continue to have access to a well-rounded, comprehensive educational experience. The Powhatan Education Foundation’s goals are to enhance the learning experience for Powhatan County Public Schools' students and to support teachers and staff. The Foundation promotes innovative educational opportunities, recognizes outstanding achievements, and maintains and develops community partnerships to help further these goals. The Powhatan Education Foundation generates and raises funds to support excellence in Powhatan County Public Schools so students can:
🌟Make the most of their education
🌟Participate in activities that enhance their educational experience
🌟Be successful in school
🌟Be prepared for life after high school

📰 News and Events

  • Proposed Policy Updates & Revisions - January / February 2023

    On Tuesday, January 10, the PCPS School Board received information about regular policy updates, as well as a proposed revision to Policy INB - Teaching About Controversial Issues.  

     Information about each of the policies is linked below.

     http://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/powhatan/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=CMJNLA606CD3

    If you would like to provide any feedback on the proposed policy, please complete this form by February 17. 

    👉https://forms.gle/mz6QiGjA5vKX2dLL8

    These policies will be on the agenda for the School Board to vote at the February 21 meeting.

     

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  • Student Internet Safety: Follow- Up to the Panel Discussion

    Click here to view the live streamed Internet Safety Panel discussion.

    As a follow-up to the Student Internet Safety Panel, here is a list of some resources which were mentioned during the course of the discussion.

    Blocksi

    The Blocksi student safety program is currently in use at Powhatan Middle School and will be piloted at Powhatan High school beginning in February. We hope to have this product in place division-wide as we begin the 2023-24 school year.

    Blocksi provides our core web filtering as well as additional features such as classroom management, and a parent portal which allows parents to directly monitor their child’s internet activity. For more information about the product, please access their website here: https://blocksi.net/

    If you are a parent of a middle school student, or you would like to help us pilot the parent portal at PHS next month,  please go to https://blocksi.net/ In the upper right corner, select to sign in as Parent or Guardian. You can create an account here, which we will activate on the back end. Once you receive the confirmation email from Blocksi that your account is created, you may sign in to view your child’s web activity.

    Here is a video which explains the entire process.

    https://blocksi.net/howto_parent.php

    Parent Resources:

    Several resources were discussed which parents may consult for information about how to better protect their children at home.

    Here are several that were mentioned:

    Commonsense Media

    Commonsense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ is a great site which enables parents to choose vetted resources, and access guides to help your be safe on social media

    The Circle App

    Circle https://meetcircle.com/ is a subscription service which allows parents to control screen time on their home devices. The site also offers articles and tips for keeping students safe.

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  • CodeRVA Regional High School's Lottery Process Open Now!

    CodeRVA Regional High School's lottery process for the 2023-24 school year is now open!

    Families can apply online here before February 17 at midnight.

    No late applications will be considered.

    First round acceptances will be sent on March 10, but students will be selected for enrollment (based on seat availability) through September 30.

    Applicants should use an email address that is checked regularly and have their middle school counselor's email address handy. School Counselors may want to check out this FAQ about our lottery process.

    Call us at 804-968-1820 or email us at info@coderva.org for any questions. We can't wait to welcome the Class of 2027!

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  • PCPS 2023 Career Fair!

    REV IT UP for the 2023 Career Fair!

    In person or virtual interviews with school administrators!

    Click here to Register!

    When? February 18, 2023 from 9-12

    Where? Flat Rock Elementary School

    2210 Batterson Road
    Powhatan, VA 23139

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  • PCPS Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Learning

    Powhatan County Public Schools has developed a Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Learning to comply with Section 2001(i)(1) of the ARP Act and U.S. Department of Education’s Interim Final Rule requiring each LEA that receives ARP ESSER III funds to submit a plan that describes how it will safely return to in-person instruction and ensure continuity of services, including LEAs that have already returned to in-person instruction.

    This plan is updated every six months. Input has been received on the current draft from division leadership, as well as, via a stakeholder survey through schools’ weekly email to families, as well as,
    available on the division website.

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  • Come Check Out What's New at the Parent Resource Center!

    The Powhatan Parent Resource Center offers assistance to families and educators by encouraging effective partnerships between home and school. The goals of the Parent Resource Center are to:

    *Provides direct support through listening and problem-solving with families and educators. These communications can take place in-person, and/or through phone and email conversations.

    *Assists family members and staff in locating resources and information relevant to topics of interest, both in the Parent-Community area in PCPS school libraries and with outside agencies and organizations.

    *Offers information on local family support groups and programs.

    *Collaborates with other local agencies and PCPS Committees to provide interactive workshops on general and specific topics.

    *Shares information on the Special Education process.

    Click here to navigate to the PRC site!

    For more information, please contact:

    Becky Boswell, MBA
    Coordinator - Parent Resource Center
    Powhatan County Public Schools
    804-598-5700 ext. 147
    prc@powhatan.k12.va.us
    Regular PRC Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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  • Amazon Smile and the Powhatan Education Foundation

    Sign up with Amazon Smile and the Powhatan Education Foundation will receive a donation from the proceeds of your purchase! 

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  • 📢 PHS Grad on National News for Trades!

    2017 Powhatan High School Graduate 🎓, Brady Woodel appeared on National News to discuss his decision to attend a trade school!👏👏

    📍Watch Here: 

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/shows/varney-co

     

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  • 📢 Save the Date!

    📅 The Powhatan Education Foundation’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Millquarter Golf Course on June 8, 2023.

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  • 🏌️‍♂️ 2022 Golf Tournament

    The 2022 Golf Tournament raised $15,000!!

    Thank you to all sponsors and participants who helped support the Powhatan Education Foundation and the students, teachers and staff of Powhatan County Public Schools!

     

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  • 📢 Powhatan Partnership for Emotional Wellness

    The Powhatan Partnership for Emotional Wellness is comprised of Powhatan County Public Schools, Elk Hillthe Free Clinic of PowhatanGoochland Powhatan Community Services, and the Powhatan Department of Social Services.

    This partnership aims to promote access to information, resources, and supports surrounding the areas of emotional well-being and mental health.

    We will be hosting various workshops and events and we will be highlighting local and national awareness initiatives.

    Event information will be posted on this website as it comes available! 

     

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  • 😋 Lunch Buddies Program Returns to PCPS

    PCPS is excited to re-launch our Lunch Buddies program at our elementary schools. Volunteers who previously acted as a mentor will be invited back beginning the week of December 6th. New mentors will begin after the new year. Anyone interested in becoming a mentor is asked to email Ms. Ferdous at zannatul.ferdous@powhatan.k12.va.us for more information. 

    🍎 "Snack" Buddies:  PMS is excited to re-launch our Lunch Buddies program with a new look! Volunteers who previously acted as a mentor will be invited back beginning the week of December 6th to join their mentees during snack time. New mentors will begin after the new year. Anyone interested in becoming a mentor is asked to email Ms. Ferdous at zannatul.ferdous@powhatan.k12.va.us for more information. 
     
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  • Little Free Libraries Provided

    📚 Do your kids love to read? Need more books? Want to donate old books?

    PHS CTE students built and donated 5 "Little Free Libraries" to the Powhatan community. Please visit them at the Pocahontas Landmark Center, the Powhatan County Administration Building, and the Academy Road Food Lion. Two additional libraries will be located at the Powhatan Fire Department Company 2 and Company 4.

    Feel free to take a book and leave a book when you are in the area!

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  • School Cash Online - Now Available!

    • Gives Parents the ability to pay for student items (field trips, sports events, activity fees, etc.) online with secure credit card payment, 24/7, easy registration
    • Parents can make payments, print/view receipts and their current account history in real-time; with electronic reminders and notifications means no missed events/deadlines
    • Parents can register at https://powhatan.schoolcashonline.com/ beginning February 23, 2021
    • If you require assistance, select the SUPPORT option in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen or go to helpdesk.supportschoolcashonline.com

    More information is available at http://www.powhatan.k12.va.us/parentscommunity linked here

    Video information supplied by School Cash Online is viewable and linked here

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