SEAC Meeting Cancellation

Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC), individual risk for COVID-19 is dependent on exposure to the virus. While the immediate health risk is considered low, we are canceling our March 16 SEAC meeting.  Thank you for your interest in supporting SEAC and please join us at our April 20th meeting.

I’m Determined!

2020 Move Summit

WHO: VIRGINIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES AGES 13-21, AND THEIR PARENT(S)

WHERE: VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IN PETERSBURG, VA

Application Deadline: March 31 at 5:00 pm

Apply online here

Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day summit.  Through utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men ages 13-21 engage in activity-based learning.  Participants unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career ready.

“Beacon of Hope: School Social Workers – Lighting the Way.”

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR VERY OWN BEACONS OF HOPE,

Margarete Jeffer & Valeta Dixon!

A picture of our lovely social worker in a classroom with a teachers desk and dry erase board behind her.
A picture of our other lovely social worker in her office at her desk preparing.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) joins the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA), the American Council of School Social Work (ACSSW), and the National Association of Social Work (NASW) in celebrating School Social Work Week, March 1-7, 2020. The theme for this year’s School Social Work Week is “Beacon of Hope: School Social Workers – Lighting the Way.”

School social workers provide a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of students through early identification, prevention, intervention, counseling, and support to ensure academic success and educational equity for every student. Working collaboratively with school personnel and parents, they reduce or eliminate the social, emotional, economic, and environmental barriers to maximize the potential of all learners.

School social workers are trained to use a wide range of evidence-based, professional strategies to enhance school climate and ensure student success. They are the link between the home, school, and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families, and school personnel. A school social worker addresses a wide range of issues that impede students’ learning, including attendance, truancy, bullying, drug use, and mental health problems.

Caroline County Public Schools joins the VDOE in recognizing School Social Work Week.  Let’s take a moment to celebrate and support school social workers, recognizing the vital role of school social workers in students’ learning.

Thank you,

Lora Glass