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The public is invited to attend the facility meeting on Wednesday, September 2 in the cafeteria at Central High School


The first day of school is Tuesday, September 8th.  We are looking forward to the start of a great year!

Bus Routes for 2015-2016

Parents please note that times are approximate and may change once school starts  Please have your student at the bus stop 10 minutes early for the first week of school, after that we ask that they be out at least 5 minutes early each day. We will update times as we get the information from our drivers.

Northern Runs
Central Runs
Southern Runs


Announcement

All rising 6th graders must have a Tdap shot before they are allowed to attend school. The Shenandoah County Health Department will be open on Friday, September 4, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. specifically for Tdap shots. No appointment is necessary. If your child does not have their Tdap shot, please take advantage of this opportunity. Your child’s physician is also available to provide the shot. Documentation of the immunization must be received by the school nurse.


Shenandoah County Public Schools
 uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents/guardians regarding school closings, delays, early dismissals, attendance, general interest activities, and campus/division emergencies. In order to enhance our ability to accurately deliver that information, we kindly request that you manage your contact phone numbers through your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Click here for instructions on how to manage your contacts

Belief Statements
Great communities come from great schools; therefore, we believe.....

  • All decisions are based on the best interest of our students.
  • Meaningful learning occurs only in the presence of meaningful relationships.
  • Measures of success are unique and individualized for each learner.
  • Continuous growth and improvement is expected for everyone.
  • Problem-solving is an essential skill.
  • An atmosphere of respect must exist.
  • The education of our children is an investment of time, labor, and resources in our future
Did you know that all nine schools in Shenandoah County have been awarded full accreditation for thirteen consecutive years?  Did you know that one out of four students take an Advanced Placement and/or Dual Enrollment class?  To read more about interesting facts about our school division, check out our Fast Facts.

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Mission:
The Mission of Shenandoah County Public Schools is to prepare each student for a future of life-long learning. We believe that:

  • The success of Shenandoah County Public Schools rests with how well we prepare our students for the future
  • All members of the learning community are valued and respected
  • A work environment must encourage and support trust, mutual respect, open communications, and risk taking
  • Processes which allow for continuous improvement and problem solving are essential
  • The education of all members of the learning community is a shared responsibility.

Vision:
The Vision of Shenandoah County Public Schools is to be the first choice for education by:

  • Producing individuals who have the skills, ability, and attitudes to succeed as productive citizens and develop a mindset of life-time learning
  • Demonstrating high standards and expectations for all school personnel
  • Maximizing the utilization of school resources
  • Fostering goals and values that will be embraced by those whom the school division touches
  • Recognizing superior performance
  • Comparing favorably with Virginia standards.

Belief Statements
Great communities come from great schools; therefore, we believe.....

  • All decisions are based on the best interest of our students.
  • Meaningful learning occurs only in the presence of meaningful relationships.
  • Measures of success are unique and individualized for each learner.
  • Continuous growth and improvement is expected for everyone.
  • Problem solving is an essential skill.
  • An atmosphere of respect must exist.
  • The education of our children is an investment of time, labor, and resources in our future

The Comprehensive Plan is designed to provide a vision for the future of the Shenandoah County Public Schools.  The Comprehensive Plan reflects involvement from various stakeholders including the School Board, Superintendent, staff, principals, teachers, parents, and citizens.  This document aligns with the Standards of Quality as outlined in the Code of Virginia.  It is rooted in local school board philosophy and is aligned with all division planning documents, specifically the School Board’s approved technology plan. 

The Plan is submitted pursuant to § 22.1-253.13:6 of the Code of Virginia.  This document is a comprehensive, unified, long range plan based on data collection, analysis, and evaluation.  The development process is a continuous cycle involving staff and the community.

The Shenandoah County Public Schools Comprehensive Plan is divided into five different sections including:  1)Culture, Climate, and Community 2)Building from the Start:  Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Years 3)Teaching and Learning 4)Leadership and 5)Employee and Organizational Success.  The full plan can be viewed at the following link: 

Comprehensive Plan 2012 - 2018

School Board Goals 2015 - 2016

Student Opportunity and Achievement
Create a systemic culture of deeper learning where students are empowered to learn in an interdisciplinary environment where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with authentic experiences that provide students with the skills needed to be future-ready in a global economy.

Effective Communication
Ensure proactive external and internal communications to foster a community-wide conversation and understanding regarding the excellence of SCPS and the role that the school division plays in preparing students to be connected, global citizens.

Staff Excellence
Attract, retain, develop and support high quality and diverse staff to support organizational excellence.

System Efficiencies
Critically analyze current practices to strategically and equitably align all resources to support the division's beliefs while achieving efficiencies of operations and relief for overcrowded schools.

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