5:00 PM - 7:00 PM School Board Joint Work Session with City Council
8:00 AM Yearbook Sales Begin (WARE)
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM Parent / Teacher Conferences (MCES)
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM Parent Conferences (BWES) @ Thu Feb 17, 2022 11:30am - 6:30pm
Updated: January 20, 2022
We are aware of an executive order issued by Governor Glenn Youngkin stating that protective masks should no longer be required in schools, effective January 24, 2022. We believe that this Executive Order is in direct conflict with SB 1303 that requires public schools obligation to offer in-person instruction “ in a manner in which it adheres, to the maximum extent practicable, to any currently applicable mitigation strategies for early childhood care and education programs and elementary and secondary schools to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 that have been provided by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
In its most recent health update to Staunton City Schools on January 18, 2022, the Virginia Department of Health reported that the level of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus in Staunton City, along with the entirety of the Commonwealth, is in the health district’s highest risk category. The most current data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates a 17.7% percent positivity in the last 7 days for Staunton City, indicating we currently remain in the highest risk category for community transmission.
Given the high transmission of COVID-19 in our community and the Centers for Disease Control’s guidance for communities in high transmission areas, Staunton City Schools will continue to require all students, staff and visitors to wear masks in school and in school vehicles as part of our layered approach to health and safety. Our layered prevention strategies have proven effective in keeping transmission rates low in our schools.
Furthermore, current state law requires that all school divisions in the Commonwealth of Virginia follow CDC mitigation strategies to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 to the maximum extent practicable, which includes mask-wearing.
We are grateful to the staff, students, families, and community for their steadfast support and cooperation as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Through our continued collective efforts to vigilantly follow current health guidance, our schools can safely remain open for our students and staff. We appreciate everyone’s continued cooperation to keep our community safe and our schools open.
School Board - Joint Work Session with City Council
The School Board will convene in a joint work session with Staunton City Council on Thursday, January 27, 2022, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Rita S. Wilson Council Chambers at City Hall. Click HERE to view the notice.
Updated January 18, 2022
Staunton City Schools FY23 Budget Survey
The development of the Staunton City Schools budget is a complex process and we appreciate your willingness to provide input. To lend your voice to the conversation please complete the following survey: https://forms.gle/jcVMLRjKedNnxKTE8
All survey responses must be submitted by February 14, 2022.
On April 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education issues an Interim Final Rule (IFR) on ARP Act ESSER III funds. The IFR was effective immediately and has the authority of law. The IFR requires that each LEA that receives ARP ESSER III funds must submit a plan that describes how it will use ARP Act ESSER III funds. Click Here to View the Plan for Staunton City Schools
Each school year the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the “Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.” Your participation in this survey will help VDOE collect additional information to identify training needs related to the special education processes. Parents who have more than one child receiving special education services should submit one survey for each child receiving services. The VDOE will use the results of this survey to improve parental involvement in the special education process and improve outcomes for all students within the Commonwealth. This survey is not intended to measure your satisfaction with the special education program process. Rather, this survey is asking you to reflect upon your experiences during the past school year.
It is important to note that your response to this survey is being collected anonymously and cannot be personally linked to your child. You may also access this survey online at the following website:
English ----- English Version of 2020-2021 Indicator 8 Parent Survey
Español ----- Spanish Version of 2020-2021 Indicator 8 Parent Survey
The online survey will also provide you with an opportunity to address, in more detail, specific experiences with your school during the past school year. This survey is open until December 17, 2021. If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please contact Samantha Shaw at 332-3934.