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Teacher Appreciation Week in Virginia May 4-8, 2015

posted May 8, 2015, 8:59 AM by bcps web   [ updated May 8, 2015, 8:59 AM ]

On behalf of Botetourt County Public Schools and the Virginia Department of Education, we would like to recognize the tireless efforts of our teachers across the Commonwealth.

Teachers are essential to the growth and development of our children and the Commonwealth takes great pride in recognizing and celebrating the important role they play. 

The VDOE will be tweeting #ThankATeacher messages all week long – please join with us by following @VDOE_news.  I hope that you and other officials in your division will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by planning a special community event and that you will take time out to#ThankATeacher next week.



Textbook Adoption

posted Apr 20, 2015, 6:14 PM by bcps web   [ updated May 5, 2015, 9:51 AM ]

BCPS is reviewing textbook materials for:
  • Foreign Language
  • Introduction to Fashion Design and Marketing 
  • Welding I, II, and III
  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Sports Medicine
Materials are available for preview at your child's school.

The Textbook Expo will be held on April 23rd from 3.30 to 5:00 at Greenfield Elementary School (Art Room).  This is a great opportunity to visit each textbook representative and ask questions.

Text Book Adoption Comments & Questions

SEAC Parent Meeting

posted Apr 20, 2015, 10:05 AM by bcps web

Please come and join us on Tuesday, April 21st for a Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) meeting.  The meeting will take place at Cloverdale Elementary School in the school library at 7 pm.  We will have an evening focused on “What Will My Child Need to Know for Kindergarten?”  Botetourt County teachers will share kindergarten readiness skills and provide information and activities to help you prepare your child for kindergarten and learn how teachers plan for differentiation.

Boundary Adjustment Proposal Greenfield and Cloverdale Elementary Schools

posted Apr 13, 2015, 11:29 AM by bcps web   [ updated Apr 13, 2015, 11:29 AM ]

Proposal intent:
This proposal addresses logistical issues for a possible bus route. The bus route would start in Roanoke County and enter into Botetourt County. A total of eleven houses would be adjusted to the Cloverdale Elementary School attendance zone. There are no current elementary students within this area, however, there is one student registered for kindergarten next year.

Please see attached for more information.

Contact Dr. Brian Austin, Director of Administration and Business Operations, by phone 540-473-8263 or email, baustin@bcps.k12.va.us with questions.


School Board Meeting

posted Mar 27, 2015, 4:27 PM by bcps web   [ updated Apr 16, 2015, 12:40 PM ]

May 14, 2015

Location
: School Board Office, 143 Poor Farm Road   Fincastle, VA 

Time: 6:30-Agenda will be available in BoardDocs 

SEAC - Parent Meeting

posted Mar 18, 2015, 9:34 AM by Beth Allen   [ updated Mar 28, 2015, 6:34 AM by bcps web ]

The Botetourt County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will show the documentary I Have Tourette’s but Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11am at the School Board Administration building at 143 Poor Farm Road in Fincastle. The This Emmy Award winning film helps to dispel some of the myths that surround this neurological disorder. Resources available to families and educators who want to learn more about Tourette Syndrome will also be shared.  A brief business meeting will take place prior to the presentation at which time the Annual Plan will be presented for review.

Vaccination Clinics offered at local Health Departments over Spring Break

posted Mar 11, 2015, 9:33 AM by bcps web   [ updated Mar 11, 2015, 9:37 AM ]

The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Departments will be offering vaccination clinics during Spring Break for students who are in need of immunizations required for school attendance. Vaccinations required for school attendance are provided at no cost.  All students must be accompanied by and adult and have an up-to-date vaccination record with them at the time of the visit.  Please see the attached schedule for more information. Contact the health department at the numbers provided to schedule an appointment. 


2014-2015 School Calendar: Make Up Days

posted Mar 6, 2015, 2:06 PM by bcps web   [ updated Mar 28, 2015, 6:36 AM ]

Due to days missed and delayed openings this school year, BCPS will use the non-school day of Friday, April 3, 2015 in the current calendar as a "school day". Please note: This is in addition to the designation of Friday, March 13, 2015 as a "school day". 

Reminder: Should the school year fall below the required instructional days (180) or hours (990), the difference will be made up by converting the following non-school days to schools days, not necessarily in the order listed. There are no days "available" in the approved school calendar for conversion.

Please be advised that the school calendar may be subject to additional adjustments based upon inclement weather. The Botetourt County School Board reserves the right to amend the school calendar if additional instructional time is needed.

2014-2015 School Calendar: Make Up Days

posted Feb 27, 2015, 9:57 AM by bcps web   [ updated Mar 28, 2015, 6:35 AM ]

Due to days missed and delayed openings this school year, BCPS will use the non-school day of Friday, March 13, 2015 in the current calendar as a "school day". 

Reminder: Should the school year fall below the required instructional days (180) or hours (990), the difference will be made up by converting the following non-school days to schools days, not necessarily in the order listed. Remaining available day: April 3, 2015.

Please be advised that the school calendar may be subject to change based upon any additional inclement weather. The Botetourt County School Board reserves the right to amend the school calendar if additional instructional time is needed.


School Board Meeting

posted Feb 23, 2015, 11:56 AM by bcps web   [ updated Feb 23, 2015, 11:57 AM ]

March 12, 2015 

Location
: School Board Office, 143 Poor Farm Road   Fincastle, VA 

Time: 6:30-Agenda will be available in BoardDocs 

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