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November 16, 2009


Pittsylvania County Schools were closed on Friday, November 13, 2009, due to inclement weather. Be advised that Thursday, November 12, 2009, was the last day of the second six-weeks. Report cards are scheduled for distribution on Monday, November 23, 2009. According to the calendar, Monday, December 21, 2009, is designated as a priority make-up day for students and staff. Please adjust your schedules and calendars accordingly.  


Students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2009. Teachers and teacher assistants will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. Division operations will cease at 3:00 p.m. in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.



On Thursday, November 5, 2009, Southside Elementary School held a Veteran’s Day Program to honor those who have courageously served America in the military. Mr. William R. Snead, Veteran and 5th grade science instructor Laura Snead’s grandfather-in-law, said, “I am glad to be here today to be a witness for our great country.” He served in World War II and was one of the men who stormed the beach at Normandy. The Dan River High School JROTC presented arms and lead in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Also, 5th grade students performed patriotic songs accompanied by PowerPoint presentations for the distinguished guests, students, faculty and staff. Mr. Snead concluded his comments with these encouraging remarks, “You get a good education and you can do anything with determination.”


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PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE DATE:  Wednesday, November 18, 2009, is the deadline to provide extra pay submissions to our payroll department for the month of November.  The early deadline date is because of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

American Education Week (AEW) is scheduled for November 15-21, 2009. AEW spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great. The annual theme of Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility reflects the challenge of providing students with quality public schools so that they can grow, prosper, and achieve in the 21st Century. The calendar of events includes the following:

  • Monday, November 16: American Education Week begins. 

  • Tuesday, November 17: Parents Day. Schools invite parents into the classroom for a hands-on experience of what the day is like for their child.

  • Wednesday, November 18: Education Support Professionals Day. Individuals who provide invaluable services to schools are recognized for their outstanding work.

  • Thursday, November 19: Educator for a Day. Community leaders are invited to serve as educators to get a glimpse at a day in the life of a school employee.

  • Friday, November 20: Substitute Educators Day. This day honors the educators who are called upon to replace regularly employed teachers.

The Budget Calendar has been approved for the 2009-2010 school year. Public presentation of budget priorities may be presented to the School Board on November 10, 2009, and again on December 8, 2009. Other dates and times relative to the budget process are to follow. Now is the time to begin reviewing new initiatives and submitting them to your supervisor. The School Board has adopted a process that can be outlined by your immediate supervisor. On behalf of the Pittsylvania County School Board, may I say thanks for your continued involvement in the budget process. Budget Web Site

The Employee of the Week schedule is on-line. You can review the schedule by clicking on this link:

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