Announcements

Due to a data processing issue, many new and existing P-EBT households did not receive the summer benefit issued on August 25. We have escalated this issue with our state vendor to expedite the release of benefits. For some households, this will require that a new P-EBT card be issued to the address provided by the eligible student’s school district. We expect that all cards will be received no later than September 30, 2022. 

If you recently received a P-EBT card that is not working, a replacement card is already on the way. You do not need to take any action at this time to report your invalid card. Please do not contact the P-EBT Call Center or submit an Inquiry Form to order another card, as this may further delay the processing of your benefits. 

If you have not received a new card or benefits by September 30, please contact the P-EBT Call Center at 1-866-513-1414. 


Please be assured that we are actively working with our state partners to distribute benefits as quickly as possible. Our vendor will continue processing summer P-EBT benefits on a daily basis until all eligible households have received them.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience as we work to resolve this matter.

Please note that this processing issue impacts the P-EBT program only and does not affect the release of benefits for participating Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households.

Bus Routes Summer School 2022

Media Release: Summer Food Service Program - Click Here for More Details
Summer School 2022 & the Summer Food Program-- June 13-July 8 - Click Here for Additional Information
2022 Summer Exploration - Students who register for Summer Exploration should have already been tested and/or placed to receive gifted services for Academic or Art ability.  Register Online HERE - Registrations Due by July 4, 2022   Paper Registration Packet Available Here   July 18-21 AND July 25-28; 8:30a.m. - 2:30 p.m. each day  All sessions will be held at Macy McClaugherty School 
Giles County students interested in receiving full-time virtual instruction for the 2022-23 school year should complete an online registration form:   Online Registration Form  All registrations will be shared with your home school for approval.  Your eligibility and approval status will be shared with you in the summer.

Giles County Public Schools' current plan for the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services effective May 31, 2022

See 2022-23 KG Registration Information Below

New:  VISSTA Student Testing Consent Form (
Covid-19 testing programs for students)
 
New
Covid-19 Health Services Guidance

GCPS Letter Regarding Recent TikTok Challenge

School Lunch Menus Link Available Here
New: January 31, 2022 - Virginia Dept of Health Updated Guidance on Contact Tracing
January 27, 2022- Virginia Dept of Health Guidance: Prevention of Covid-19 in Virginia K12 Schools

Sept 21, 2021 - Virginia Dept of Health Guidance: If Your Child Becomes Sick At School /If Your Child Has Been Exposed to Covid

 Dec 1, 2021 Return to Learn Plan Update:As part of receiving ARP Act ESSER Formula funds, school divisions are required to review their Return to Learn Plan every six months through Sept. 30, 2023.  Following public comments, GCPS reviewed and the updated plan is available here.

Dec 1, 2021 - Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response Plan
Sept 13, 2021 - Return to In-Person Learning Announcement

School Opening Plans: as of Tuesday, August 17,2021, schools will open under Phase II as approved by the board on Aug. 12th.

We have some exciting news that we would like to share.  As information, we are partnering with the Community Health Center of the New River Valley to open a Student Health Center at Giles High School.  Students will be able to access high-quality medical and dental care without a trip to the doctor’s office.  All GCPS students and staff can access medical services at this location.   We look forward to this opportunity for our students and staff. Please visit here for additional information.  

LEA Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services



VA IEPBeginning July 1, Giles County Public Schools is moving to a new online IEP Program, "Virginia IEP".  Parents of students in Special Education may be receiving emails from Virginia IEP in the future. Helpful parent links:
How to Log In to EdPlan Connect
How to Apply a Response
EdPlan Connect Parent Guide (English)
EdPlan Connect Parent Guide (Spanish)
If you have any questions concerning this, you can reach out to the Special Education Department at 540-921-1421 ext 21.
New:  2022-23 School Calendar
2021-22 School Calendar

Giles County Technology   Help on using your child's device:  Parent Help Site 
  Technology Newsletter

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Schools

Giles County Public Schools is located in Southwest Virginia approximately 30 minutes west of Blacksburg, VA.  We have approximately 2,240 students attending three PreK-7th grade schools, two 8th-12th grade high schools and our Technology Center.  The county is home to 37 miles of the New River and New River Water Trail and over 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail and the Great Eastern Trail.  Welcome to Giles County Public Schools !    Visit often and share in our successes!  Together we are building a better future for our community.

 Eastern Elem/Middle Macy McClaugherty Narrows Elem/Middle
 Giles High Narrows High Giles Technology Center
 
02/24/2022
2022-23 Kindergarten Registrations
Kindergarten Registration Dates Announced
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12/01/2021
Return to Learning Plan (rev. 12-1-21)
Visit Here for Giles County's Current Return to Learn Plan
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22-23 Preschool
03/04/2021
2022-23 PreSchool Application
Application for Future PreSchool Students
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03/09/2020
COVID-19 - Announcements
News & Announcements - Fact Sheets - Va Dept of Ed Frequently Asked Questions
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Our Vision

The world is our classroom, and each student's potential is our challenge.
In order to achieve our Vision, we believe that:
•Maximizing the potential for every student's success as an adult is the
 prime goal of instruction.
•Those responsible for delivering all facets of the educational program
 should pursue professional growth and program of development.
•Each individual's potential is best achieved when the commitment to
 education is made by the total community.

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Superintendent's Message

Welcome to Giles County Public Schools! I am so proud of our great school system and the many accomplishments achieved, the programs implemented and the efforts by so many people.  It is a team of truly professional individuals that I'm proud to be associated with. To our many talented staff members, I thank you for your tremendous efforts and countless hours each and every day.  To our parents and guardians, I thank you for your time and dedication to your students.  Together, as a team, we are addressing challenges and achieving successes every day! Best wishes for a great school year!

"Working Together" - Leading School Divisions During a Pandemic
Region VII Superintendents