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Chatham, Virginia 24531  
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Pittsylvania County Schools...A Great Place to Learn and Work!

Employee of the Week
Emily Hall

Twin Springs Elementary

M5 Report Card Dates and Procedures:
Report cards for the fifth marking period will be distributed to students on Monday, April 21, 2014. Please adhere to the following dates and procedures for storing grades, running the honor roll, and printing report cards for this marking period.
Prior to storing grades, see the attachment, PowerSchool Report Card Procedures Overview, for additional procedural details.   (MEMO)


The Pittsylvania County School Board reviewed the school calendar and, after taking into consideration the number of days missed, the hours of instruction required by law, and the need to have sustained, quality instructional time, made changes to the 2013-2014 school calendar.

Note: The school day will be lengthened by
30 minutes from March 31 – April 17, 2014, on Monday – Thursday.
See Full Calendar and Schedules



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A Special Edition of the Supt. Minutes: Feb. 5
Why S.T.E.M? A Special Edition of the Supt. Minutes

Calendar of Events | Lunch Menu
Hybrid Retirement Plan
The Hybrid Retirement Plan is effective for new eligible members January 1, 2014.  Most Plan 1 and Plan 2 members may opt into the plan beginning January 1-April 30, 2014.

For more information, view:

The Special Edition of Member News (December 2013) features information on the new Hybrid Retirement Plan and the opt-in period (January 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014) for Plan 1 and Plan 2 members.  It may be accessed at   Additional member information may be accessed at

Chairman and Vice-Chairman Elected
During a special session held January 2, 2014, Mr. Calvin “Bunky” Doss (Callands-Gretna) was elected Chairman. Mr. Neal Oakes (Dan River) was elected Vice-Chairman. Both terms are effective immediately. Other members of the Board include Mr. Wayne Robertson (Chatham-Blairs), Mr. Charles Miller (Banister), Mr. Morris Stowe (Tunstall), Mr. Don Moon (Staunton River) and Mr. Todd Sanders (Westover).  (More)

2014-2015 Budget Calendar
The 2014-2015 Budget Calendar has been posted. PDF


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


Employee of the Week Reminder
The Schedule for Employee of the Week may be found here:  Schedule of Honorees


School Lunch Menus

School lunch menus, pricing, and myLunchmoney may be found on the School Nutrition page. 

Citizen and Teacher Advisory Committees
Minutes from the March meetings of the Citizens and Teachers Advisory Committees have been posted.


2013-2014 Budget Posted
The 2013-2014 budget has been posted.  Budget Web Site


2013-2014 Division Calendar Approved
The 2013-2014 School Calendar was approved by the Pittsylvania County School Board at its January 8, 2013 meeting.  Division Calendar | Calendar of Events

Tray Talk
National School Lunch Week may be over, but there's still lots of good information to sink your teeth into!  Check out Tray

Are you getting a message on your email screen telling you that you need a "modern browser?"   Don't let this worry you.  Your IT Department is aware of what's needed and is on the job!  Find out more...

Governor's School and Division Calendars 2013-14:
Visit this site to review Division Calendars for 2013-14 for PCS and  Piedmont Governor’s School 2013-2014 Calendar
 | Calendar of Events

School Nutrition/Lunch Menus
Free/Reduced Lunch Application | School Nutrition Home
School Supply lists are now available.  Tax Free Holidays

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. 
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)

Badge Requests or Replacements
Need a replacement badge?  Here's how to get one delivered to your school.  (More)
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
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.
iPrism Update: 

Recent updates to our Internet filtering system may have resulted in sites becoming blocked which were previously available to you. Should you encounter this situation, please send the actual web site address, along with an explanation of how it will be used, to either   We apologize for any delays you may encounter accessing sites.


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