The first day of school is Tuesday, September 8th. We are looking forward to the start of a great year!
All rising 6th graders must have a Tdap shot before they are allowed to attend school. The Shenandoah County Health Department will be open on Friday, September 4, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. specifically for Tdap shots. No appointment is necessary. If your child does not have their Tdap shot, please take advantage of this opportunity. Your child’s physician is also available to provide the shot. Documentation of the immunization must be received by the school nurse.
Special Education Parent Involvement Survey
All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginia’s schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s Parent Involvement Survey. This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program. It is designed to determine whether or not the school facilitated parent involvement. The English and Spanish versions of the survey have been combined into one survey with both languages.
Great communities come from great schools; therefore, we believe.....
The Comprehensive Plan is designed to provide a vision for the future of the Shenandoah County Public Schools. The Comprehensive Plan reflects involvement from various stakeholders including the School Board, Superintendent, staff, principals, teachers, parents, and citizens. This document aligns with the Standards of Quality as outlined in the Code of Virginia. It is rooted in local school board philosophy and is aligned with all division planning documents, specifically the School Board’s approved technology plan.
The Plan is submitted pursuant to § 22.1-253.13:6 of the Code of Virginia. This document is a comprehensive, unified, long range plan based on data collection, analysis, and evaluation. The development process is a continuous cycle involving staff and the community.
The Shenandoah County Public Schools Comprehensive Plan is divided into five different sections including: 1)Culture, Climate, and Community 2)Building from the Start: Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Years 3)Teaching and Learning 4)Leadership and 5)Employee and Organizational Success. The full plan can be viewed at the following link:
Comprehensive Plan 2012 - 2018
School Board Goals 2015 - 2016
Student Opportunity and Achievement
Create a systemic culture of deeper learning where students are empowered to learn in an interdisciplinary environment where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with authentic experiences that provide students with the skills needed to be future-ready in a global economy.
Ensure proactive external and internal communications to foster a community-wide conversation and understanding regarding the excellence of SCPS and the role that the school division plays in preparing students to be connected, global citizens.
Attract, retain, develop and support high quality and diverse staff to support organizational excellence.
Critically analyze current practices to strategically and equitably align all resources to support the division's beliefs while achieving efficiencies of operations and relief for overcrowded schools.
According to Policy GBA/JFHA, the Shenandoah County Public Schools prohibits sexual harassment and harassment based on sex, gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Any student or school personnel who believes he or she has been the victim of or has witnessed sexual harassment or harassment by a student, school personnel or a third party should report the alleged incident to one of the compliance officers or to any school personnel
The following persons have been designated as the contacts regarding compliance issues associated with this sexual harassment and harassment policy:
Ms. Evelyn Linaburg, Assistant Superintendent, (540) 459-6701
Dr. Mark A Johnston, Director of Human Resources, (540) 459-6714
Shenandoah County School Board Office, 600 N. Main St., Suite 200,
Woodstock, Virginia 22664