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Return to School Video for Students and Parents
07/30/2020
Check out our Return to School video on YouTube, social media, and our Return to School website.
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Return to School Plan (July 21)
07/23/2020
See the attached image outlining key changes to the BCPS Return to School Plan, approved at the July 21 School Board meeting.
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Regular School Board Meeting ~ August 13, 2020
07/22/2020
Please see the attached information regarding the regular school board meeting scheduled for August 13.
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In-person Graduation Update
07/17/2020
Please see the attached message from Michelle Crook, Botetourt County School Board Chairperson, regarding an update on in-person graduation ceremonies.
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Drive-by Meet and Greet with Dr. Jonathan Russ
07/16/2020
Come join us for a drive-by meet and greet with our new superintendent, Dr. Jonathan Russ! See the attached flier for dates and locations.
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Letter of Introduction from Dr. Russ
07/08/2020
A letter of introduction from our new Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Russ.
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July 9th School Board Meeting Moved
07/02/2020
Please see the attached public notice regarding the change in location for the July 9th School Board meeting.
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2020 - 2021 Return to School Plan and Summer Athletic Health Plan
06/30/2020
Information regarding our health plan for summer athletic activities as well as the return to school plan.
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Press Release ~ Botetourt County Pubic Schools Names New Superintendent
06/29/2020
Dr. Jonathan Russ has been appointed the next superintendent of Botetourt County Public Schools at today’s school board meeting. His new position will be effective July 1, 2020. Russ has 29 years of experience working as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of assessment and accountability, director of human resources, chief administrative officer and deputy superintendent. Since 2019, Russ has served as the Deputy Superintendent of Fredericksburg City Public Schools.
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Regular School Board Meeting Rescheduled ~ June 29, 2020
06/22/2020
The June 25, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, June 29, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. and will be held at Central Academy Middle School,
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Regular School Board Meeting ~ June 25, 2020
06/18/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Central Administration Building and broadcast through Facebook Live.
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Parent Survey for Returning to School
06/17/2020
Botetourt County Schools would appreciate your time and feedback in completing the parent survey for returning to school. Your responses are important as we plan to return to school on August 11, 2020. If you are unable to complete the survey online please contact your child's school for assistance. The survey will be open until 12:00 pm on Monday, June 22. Thank you for participating in the survey. We appreciate your time and support.
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SEAC Public Notice - Meeting Change ~ June 23, 2020
06/15/2020
In order to meet social distancing guidelines, the location of the next scheduled SEAC business meeting has been changed to the Central Academy Middle School, 367 Poor Farm Road, Fincastle, VA 24090.
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Letter To The Community Regarding School Opening
06/12/2020
Information regarding the opening of schools for the 2020 - 2021 school year.
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Regular School Board Meeting: Amended Notice ~ June 11, 2020
06/03/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Central Administration Office. Due to Governor Northam’s announcement that our area will enter Phase II of Guidelines for All Businesses on June 5, 2020, there will be no live streaming of this meeting.
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Update - Pandemic EBT Information
05/22/2020
The VDOE has updated it's flyer of Pandemic-EBT information, including a Spanish version.
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JRHS On-Line Graduation Ceremony
05/19/2020
James River High School On-Line Graduation Ceremony on May 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
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Pandemic - EBT Information
05/19/2020
Information regarding SNAP Pandemic EBT Cards
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Participation in Pandemic-EBT for Eligible Households
05/11/2020
Botetourt County Public Schools today announced it is participating in the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program as part of a food assistance plan approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that is being implemented statewide by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
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2019-2020 Lunch Dept Coverage Thank You
05/07/2020
We are very appreciative for the members of the American Legion Post 240 Troutville, Bonsack Baptist Church, and WoodmenLife Roanoke Chapter 66 and your contributions.
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2020 High School Graduation Information
05/06/2020
Please see the latest message from the Interim Superintendent regarding graduation for James River High School and Lord Botetourt High School.
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Reminder - Regular School Board Meeting ~ May 7, 2020
05/06/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Central Administration Building. Meeting to be broadcast on Facebook Live.
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Special School Board Meeting ~ May 5, 2020
04/29/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Central Administration Building. The meeting will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
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Regular School Board Meeting ~ May 7, 2020
04/26/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Central Administration Building. Meeting to be broadcast on Facebook Live.
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Superintendent Qualifications Survey
04/24/2020
The School Board is seeking your input on the desired qualifications for our next superintendent.
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Regular School Board Meeting ~ April 23, 2020
04/22/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. at the Central Administration Building. Meeting to be broadcast on Facebook Live.
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Regular Budget Meeting ~ April 23, 2020
04/16/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Regular Budget Meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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School Board Special Work Session ~ April 16, 2020
04/13/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Special Work Session on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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Regular School Board Meeting ~ April 9, 2020
03/30/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the Central Administration Building. Please see the note about Google Meet and Facebook Live.
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SEAC Meeting Location Change ~ March 31, 2020
03/24/2020
Due to the statewide school closures, the location of the next scheduled SEAC business meeting has been changed to the Central Administration Office, 143 Poor Farm Road, Fincastle, VA 24090. At this meeting, the public is invited for input in the development of the Annual Plan for Special Education.
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Update - Amended Special Meeting & Public Hearing ~ March 26, 2020
03/23/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Public Hearing to receive the views of the community regarding the proposed 2020-2021 School Board Budget during its special meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Academy Middle School. Please see the note about Facebook Live.
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Update - Special Meeting & Public Hearing Notice - March 26, 2020
03/19/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Public Hearing to receive the views of the community regarding the proposed 2020-2021 School Board Budget during its special meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building. Please see additional notes about Facebook Live.
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Special Meeting & Public Hearing Notice - March 26, 2020
03/16/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Public Hearing to receive the views of the community regarding the proposed 2020-2021 School Board Budget during its special meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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Information Regarding Coronavirus ~ March 9, 2020
03/09/2020
This is to inform you that your child will be bringing home a letter about the Coronavirus and our existing plan. Attached you will find a copy of the letter. Thank you.
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Special School Board Meeting ~ March 5, 2020
03/02/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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March 3rd 2020 - Teacher Work Day
02/27/2020
Tuesday March 3rd is a Teacher Workday. No School for Students.
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Regular School Board Meeting ~ March 12, 2020
02/24/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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Budget Work Session ~ March 5, 2020
02/18/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Budget Work Session on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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Now Taking Applications ~ Principal - James River High School
02/14/2020
We are now taking applications for the position of Principal at James River High School, starting in the 2020-2021 school year.
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2020 School Board Appreciation Month
02/14/2020
February is School Board Appreciation Month. Our students and staff put together a video to say thank you to our School Board members for all they do for us.
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Budget Work Session ~ February 27, 2020
02/13/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Budget Work Session on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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Special School Board Meeting ~ February 27, 2020
02/13/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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Regular School Board Meeting ~ February 13, 2020
02/06/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Office, 143 Poor Farm Road, Fincastle, VA, 24090.
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School Board Work Session ~ February 7, 2020
01/30/2020
The Botetourt County School Board has scheduled a Work Session on Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the board room at Virginia School Board Association, 200 Hansen Road, #2, Charlottesville, VA, 22911.
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2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration
01/29/2020
Information regarding the upcoming Kindergarten Registration.
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February 7, 2020 ~ Special School Board Meeting
01/24/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, February 7, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. at the Virginia School Board Association, 200 Hansen Road, #2, Charlottesville, VA, 22911.
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Botetourt County Economic Development - Child Care Survey
01/17/2020
The following survey is NOT about the Botetourt County Public Schools’ preschool or its childcare programs. The Botetourt County Economic Development Office has launched a Childcare Needs and Assessment Survey to aid in the understanding of the current and potential future needs of childcare for the County itself. Botetourt County Public Schools is assisting the County in disseminating this survey.
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January 24, 2020 ~ Special Board Meeting
01/14/2020
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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2020 School Board Members
01/10/2020
Here are our 2020 School Board Members.
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January 20th - No School
01/08/2020
We are not using January 20th as a make-up day for January 7th. Students and staff are NOT in school on Monday, January 20th. Please enjoy and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
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Regular School Board Meeting ~ January 16, 2020
12/19/2019
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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School Board Work Session ~ January 9, 2020
12/19/2019
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Work Session on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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January 9, 2020 ~ Special Board Meeting, Including Reorganization
12/19/2019
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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Proposed 2020-2021 Calendar
12/16/2019
Please see proposed 2020-2021 calendar. It is now open for public comment. Please send feedback to Dr. Janet Womack, jwomack@bcps.k12.va.us.
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December 20th 2019 - Teacher Work Day
12/13/2019
December 20th will be a Teacher Work Day. Students are NOT in school.
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Help Wanted - Substitutes Needed
12/05/2019
Botetourt County Public Schools is looking for substitutes who are interested in working in a dynamic, technology-driven school system and interested in sharing their passion for teaching and learning with Botetourt youth.
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Special School Board Meeting ~ December 2, 2019
11/25/2019
The Botetourt County School Board will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Building.
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SEAC Information Session
11/22/2019
The BCPS Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is hosting an informational session entitled Everything You Need to Know about Medicaid Waivers on December 3, 2019, at Cloverdale Elementary School from 6-7pm.
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Superintendent Entry Plan Update
11/17/2019
Please view the Superintendent Entry Plan Update ~ November 14, 2019
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2019-2020 Adult GED Classes
08/02/2019
Adult GED Classes will be held at Read Mountain Middle School (182 Orchard Hill Drive, Cloverdale, VA 24077) from 5:30 PM - 8PM every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Computer Lab D17.
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CTE Annual Public Notice
07/16/2019
Please see the Annual Public Notice for our Career and Technical Education program.
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Superintendent's Entry Plan
07/01/2019
Please see Dr. Chen's Entry Plan as she begins her time as Superintendent of Botetourt County Public Schools!
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