Mark your calendars: Gloucester Health Department is holding a Back-to-School Vaccine Clinic on July 18th. See image for details.
Final All Call Message from Dr. C. 06/30/2023 Good Evening GCPS Family: This is Dr. Clemons calling. I hope that you are doing well on this Friday evening. As I close out my tenure today as Superintendent of Gloucester County Public Schools, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the community for the unwavering support that I have received over the last nine years. Gloucester County Public Schools is blessed to have outstanding students, families and staff and I could not have asked for a better community in which to work and live. Please know that I greatly appreciate your continuous and steadfast support for GCPS. I can truly say that we would not have been as successful over the years without your support, and for that I am forever grateful. I am confident that GCPS will continue to thrive with a continuing focus on improving student academic achievement where all students consistently receive first-class educational experiences and opportunities in safe and orderly environments conducive to learning. I hope that you have a great weekend and enjoy the Fourth of July holiday. As a reminder, the school division will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th and will resume normal operations on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, it has been an honor to serve as “Your Superintendent” and I wish GCPS nothing but the best of success in the future. I am thankful to God that he gave me an opportunity to serve, and my family and I have been truly blessed to have been a part of your lives. Please know that I love each and every one of you, and I will continue to pray for you and the entire Gloucester community and hold GCPS forever close to my heart. So in closing, thanks so much for everything. Stay safe, be blessed and for the final curtain call and last time: Dr. C., Signing Off!!
Celebrating Dr. C! Join us at a drop-in reception from 4:00-6:30 PM on June 7th in the TCWEC Cafeteria.
Mark your calendars! Kindergarten registration begins April 17! Look for more information and links in the News Feed section of our website on the 17th.
GCPS Preschool information for 2023-2024 is available online--save this image to remember the steps! Visit our website to learn about the program. Then, complete the interest form to see if your child meets eligibility requirements for state funding and to receive the application form: https://gets.gc.k12.va.us/o/gcps/page/early-childhood-education
GCPS would like to thank our principals for their dedication and commitment to our students and community during Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week!
The GCPS teacher job fair is quickly approaching! Check our website for the most up-to-date employment opportunities and to pre-register for this event.
Join us on Saturday, January 28, 2023, for a Teacher Job Fair from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Page Middle School. For more information call the Office of Human Resources at 804-693-5300 or visit https://gets.gc.k12.va.us/ to pre-register.
OUR PTO NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!! We are asking for donations of pre-wrapped candy to help with our PTO Trick or Treat Walkabout! You can grab a bag at a local store and send it in with your child this week. YOUR candy DONATIONS will make this event possible!!!!
SPECIAL EVENT THIS THURSDAY, OCT. 27; 5-7PM ON BLACKTOP BEHIND THE SCHOOL WEAR YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME; MAKE A TRIP AROUND THE STAFF TABLES, GO INSIDE AND "VOTE" FOR YOUR FAVORITE; THEN HAVE REFRESHMENTS AND ENJOY SOME DANCING IN THE CAFETORIUM!
EXCITING NEWS!!! Snacks are back in the cafeteria! On Fridays, students may purchase ice cream, cookies and or chips following their meal. There will also be special treats available from time to time. If this becomes popular with our students, we may increase the days that it is available.
Dear Achilles Families, Teachers and Staff Members, We wanted to thank all of you again for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through last Friday’s sewer line break. Several teams from ServPro® and Marine Chemist Service have been on site to assess damages, test air quality, and ensure that no harmful contaminants are present. We were quite fortunate that only a small portion of our school was affected. Two of our Kindergarten classrooms, our Art room, and Library are the areas that were impacted. No students or staff will have access to any of these area of the building while additional repairs, sanitizing, and cleaning are taking place. We have already begun to create new classroom areas in other sections of the building for our Kindergarten students while impacted areas are being assessed. Our Art and Library teachers have also been creatively planning to provide instruction by visiting each classroom. Please know that we want to ensure that our school building is safe for all students and staff. As a result, we will be closed again tomorrow, October 11th, to allow an additional day to further assess conditions and prepare classroom areas that will be relocated. An official from the Health Department also will be on site on Tuesday for additional consultation and assessment. If favorable reports from Marine Chemist Service and the Health Department are received on Tuesday, with confirmation that our procedures are acceptable and appropriate, we hope to reopen school on Wednesday, October 12. Restroom facilities at the school are safe and open for use, with the support from a local septic services contractor. Our Picture Day also will be rescheduled for a later date. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and support as we navigate this unplanned disruption, and apologize for the inconvenience. We will provide another update to families and staff no later than 3:30 PM on Tuesday. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Kelley Gray
ATTENTION ALL ACHILLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FAMILIES, STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF: (10/9/22 @ 2:45PM) Good Afternoon Achilles Families and Staff: I hope you are doing well on this Sunday afternoon. This communication comes to you as a follow-up to our early dismissal on Friday, October 7, due to a sewer line break under the slab of the building. We have utilized ServPro Services since mid-day Friday to clean and sanitize the building. ServPro will be coming back again tomorrow, Monday, October 10, to do additional cleaning, sanitizing and testing the drywall. In addition, GCPS is planning to have an additional assessment and analysis of the building conducted prior to re-entry to ensure that the building is safe for occupancy by our students and staff. As a result, the building will be closed on Monday, October 10 for all students and staff while additional cleaning, testing and assessment is performed. We will provide you with another update tomorrow evening as the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. As always, we want to thank all of our parents for working with us throughout this process, and please feel free to contact Ms. Gray, principal, or Mrs. Auche, assistant principal, if you have any questions.
The storm that passed through the county left behind downed trees and high standing water in some low-lying areas. Due to these conditions, GCPS will be on a one-hour delay tomorrow, Tuesday, October the 4th for all students and staff. With the one-hour delay, all students should be at school bus stops exactly one hour later than their normally scheduled time. Schools will be dismissed at their regularly scheduled times. We hope you all weathered the storm without issue. Thank you for working with us to get our students to school safely.
Due to impending inclement weather which will impact road and travel conditions, Gloucester County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 3rd, for all students and staff. Stay safe!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB!!!!
Due to impending inclement weather, all afterschool activities, events, athletic practices, games, and competitions are canceled for Friday, September 30. In addition, all activities, events, athletic practices, games, and competitions scheduled for this weekend, are also canceled. Please continue to visit our social media pages and website for future updates.
Pay School Fees Online! School Cash Online is a web-based program that integrates online payment option for parent with our office's school level accounting. This save and secure form of online payment allows parents to pay for school items like field trips, fees and spirit wear. Register Today! https://gcps.schoolcashonline.com/
Bus Stop Information can be found here: https://routing.app-garden.com/gloucesterva. The Where's the Bus app will be available on Monday, August 29, 2022.
Bus Stop Information Is Here: https://routing.app-garden.com/gloucesterva