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Pittsylvania County Schools:
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P.O. Box 232 • 39 Bank Street, SE 
Chatham, Virginia 24531  
Telephone:  (434) 432-2761 • 1-888-440-6520 • Fax: (434) 432-9560

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District nursing staff will be administering the seasonal flu vaccine this fall beginning September 23.  See home page for details.

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Flu Vaccine Clinics:
The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District nursing staff will be administering the seasonal flu vaccine this fall beginning September 23. 
Dates | Registration:  Word | PDF

 

Enterovirus D68 Information

VDOE is providing information for the public and local education agencies regarding Enterovirus D68. Find out more.
 

M1 Report Card Dates and Procedures: (Memo)
 

Need An Online Licensure or Recertification Course?
Visit our training page for listing of professional development opportunities for you.

Pittsylvania County Schools is installing a new filtering appliance called, "iboss."  This robust service will greatly enhance the classroom and work environment with the features it includes.  While we are tweaking the installation, you may encounter instances where sites are now blocked which were previously available.  To this end, we will be providing you with instructions to request access to sites which are needed. 

While no filter can give 100% guarantee to block sites which do not meet the educational standards of Pittsylvania County Schools, we are reassured that the ultimate filter in the classroom is the supervising teacher.  Step-by-step instructions.

 

Parent Portal
The Parent Portal is now open. (Direct Link)

 

First Day of School: Attendance
All homeroom teachers in the elementary/middle schools and first period teachers in high schools must enter student absences in PowerTeacher beginning on the first day of school. (Memo)


VPI and Title I Training on August 6.

NWEA MAP Training --- for Reading and Math, Grades K-8.  Division staff members are attending professional development workshops through Wednesday. (Photos)

2014-2015 Division Calendars
Division Calendar | Calendar of Events


School Nutrition/Lunch Menus

Free/Reduced Lunch Application
School Nutrition Home
 

(L to R): New PCS teacher, Beth Goard, receives new employee packet from Monica Glass, Administrative Assistant for Human Resources and Janet Hancock, Clerk of the Board. (Photos)

 

School Supply Lists
School supply lists are currently being collected and posted. If you do not see your school listed, please check back as this site is being regularly updated.School Supply lists

School Day Extensions:

Posted July 22, 2014:

The length of the school day will be extended for twelve (12) minutes [6 at the beginning of the morning classes and 6 at the end of the afternoon classes] for the 2014-2015 school year. This decision becomes necessary in order to maintain the integrity of the instructional program, remove days during spring break as possible make-up days, and eliminate the possibility of extending the school day to make up days missed due to inclement weather. The priority make-up days listed, if available, will be utilized first with the implementation of banked days to follow accordingly. Any questions relative to specific schedules should be directed to the appropriate school principal. (Division Calendar)

Excerpt from Connect5 Telephone Call to Student Homes on June 23, 2014:

We have confirmed that the General Assembly and Governor Terry McAuliffe have signed the 2014-2016 biennial budget. It includes language that allows Pittsylvania County Schools to open prior to Labor Day for the next two years because we qualified for a weather waiver in 2011-2012.

Therefore, Pittsylvania County Schools will open with the first day of school beginning on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Thank you for your patience and support of our school system and enjoy the rest of your summer!

--James E. McDaniel, Division Superintendent
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Voluntary Student Accident Coverage

Flyer | Information and Enrollment Form
(PDF versions)


en Español

escolar de accidentes:
el folleto | información

 

Parent Portal
The Parent Portal is now closed. Login | Portal Instructions

 
 
PCS Internet Privacy Policy | Educational Institutions  
 
Superintendent's Minutes:
Superintendent's Minutes are published weekly during the school year. Current  | Archives
 


Why S.T.E.M?
A Special Edition of the Supt. Minutes

 

School Report Cards by Virginia Dept. of Education

School, School Division, and State Report Cards Web Site (from the Virginia Dept. of Education)

 
 
New Work Order System
The web-based work order system for requesting Information Technology assistance has been updated. This new format is designed to allow more interaction between the technician and staff. Staff members using this new system will now receive e-mail notification that the work order has been entered into the system as well as follow up e-mails informing them of the status of their work order. Additionally, this new system will route the work order request to the appropriate technician who can then directly contact staff should questions arise. (More)
 
Find it Fast:
Not sure where to look?  Visit our text, only page for an alphabetical listing of PCS topics and web pages.

Attention Check Writers:

Please read regarding important information about the collection process for non-sufficient fund checks written to Pittsylvania County Schools.  (Memo in PDF format)

 
Military Families
In nearly every community in Virginia, there are children with parents or guardians on active duty with the armed forces. In fact, Virginia leads the nation – with nearly 80,000 – in the number of students with military ties. Virginia's public schools are committed to the care and education of the children these brave men and women have left behind.  VDOE, in collaboration with a number of military authorities, provides resources concerning children of mobilized military personnel for families and educators. (More)
 
Title I & Virginia Preschool Initiative Program  PDF
TeacherDirect is designed to establish a direct line of communication with classroom teachers and educators. The goal of TeacherDirect is to provide a way to share new instructional resources created by VDOE staff as well as make teachers aware of professional development and grant opportunities, and other information of special interest to teachers and their students
 
Approved & Proposed Policies Online
Approved Policies: The Pittsylvania County School Board Policy Manual is available for review.  The policy manual will be reviewed and revised as necessary.  The policy manual is also available to the public at each of the school libraries and at the Brosville, Chatham, and Gretna public libraries. 
Proposed Policies:
The Pittsylvania County School Board will be reviewing proposed policy changes. 

2012-2018 Comprehensive Plan Approved
A Comprehensive Plan for 2012-18 has been developed for the Pittsylvania County Schools and has been approved by the Pittsylvania County School Board.

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Last update: Friday, September 19, 2014 03:56 PM