In an email to Rappahannock County High School teachers, Principal Jimmy Swindler called for an all-hands-on-deck effort to “as legitimately as we can reduce the number of failing grades.”
In a survey sent out to both parents and teachers, respondents were asked to weigh in on the decision. The majority of both parents and teachers favored the return to in-person lessons. Dr. Grimsley shared comments from teachers as well as parents.
At their regular meeting on Tuesday night, the Rappahannock County School Board unanimously decided to move forward with a plan to resume in-person classes, which for some lower grades would begin on Jan. 5.
During his visit last Thursday, US Assistant Secretary of Education Frank Brogan applauded Rappahannock County Public Schools for being “probably the northernmost schools in the state of Virginia that are reopened in a traditional model.”
RICHMOND — There are no dodgeball games, cookouts or other rushing events at Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Richmond, but fraternities and sororities are still recruiting new brothers and sisters.
RICHMOND — Social isolation due to the coronavirus has become a stressor for many college students across Virginia, who report that studying is more difficult and their mental health is suffering.
RICHMOND — An effort to require Virginia school districts provide in-person classes to students with poor internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic is most likely dead.
Having overcome daunting multi-layered obstacles during the course of the past year perhaps it’s not too surprising that Wakefield Country Day School hasn’t let the unprecedented pandemic stop its forward momentum.
Rappahannock County Public Schools Wellness Center Grants Project Coordinator Susan Stoltzman delivered a status update to the School Board Tuesday night on funding for the school’s planned wellness center, including the search for a “medical arm.”
It didn’t take long for Rappahannock County Public School officials to confirm the first case of COVID-19 at the high school.
RICHMOND — Virginia college students returning to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic have been equipped with masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Now, many also have coronavirus testing data available at their fingertips.
At two private schools in Rappahannock County, faculty and staff are preparing themselves to teach classes five days a week starting Wednesday, Aug. 26.
With school about to reopen, many parents are in need of child care for the days when their children are remote learning and then, if they’re able to find it, needing to scrape together the money to pay for an expense they hadn’t planned for.
Rappahannock County Public Schools (RCPS) is moving forward with plans to establish a school-based wellness center, and it just so happens that the person with the experience to do so lives right here in the county seat.
It may be impossible to predict the future while mired in a raging pandemic, but Rappahannock County Public Schools (RCPS) has prepared protocols for virtually every COVID-19-related scenario it can imagine in advance of a looming August 24 reopening.
Benjamin Allen Temple, former principal of the Rappahannock County Elementary School, has been acquitted in Hanover County Circuit Court of serious charges stemming from an incident last September at King’s Dominion.
Thanks to a forward-thinking group of Rappahannock community members, COVID-19 didn’t stop 89 Rappahannock youth from enjoying the month of July with their friends in outdoor camp-like settings.
In the shade under a picnic shelter at the Rappahannock County park, nine-year-old Lucas Morey holds up his still-wet painting of a farmer and a pig in a green field. “The pig’s got mud running down his face,” he says, gesturing to a squiggly brown line. Lucas says art has been his favorite part of summer camp so far.
Finally, Wes, the you’re-a-commie thing went out with Richard Nixon. I fear you are stuck in the past. It is one thing to say you support the message Black lives matter.
“We are so fortunate that during these difficult times amidst polarization and divisiveness plaguing the state and nation as a whole that we live in a community that truly does come together to do what is right, especially for our most vulnerable populations,”
Following Bynum’s speech, Chairman Wes Mills delivered a statement expressing his consternation at Bynum’s appearance at the gathering.
Before the pandemic Lindsey Wangsgard was the keeper of a busy family calendar. She planned family vacations and many activities — all while running her own small skincare business from home.
“The [$69,000] planning grant is to study the feasibility of establishing a school-based wellness center in the schools,” Rappahannock County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shannon Grimsley educates the News.
Hearthstone School, which closed its Sperryville campus on March 16 in response to COVID-19, will implement distance learning for the entire 2020–21 school year.