Board of Education Special Meeting/Work Session Notice: June 1, 2022

The Clark County Board of Education Special Meeting/Work Session will be on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. The primary meeting will be held at Central Office at 1600 West Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY.  Some board members may be attending via Google Meet online videoconference.

To view this meeting live, visit the CCPS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CCPSvideo/ at 5:00p.m., and click the Live Now button. A recorded version of the meeting will be available soon after the meeting concludes and can be accessed on the same webpage. The meeting is open to the public.

Planning Surveys for Parents, Staff, and Students
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Attention CCPS parents, caregivers, and staff! In the very near future, you will be receiving an email regarding a brief survey we would like you to complete. We have partnered with Huron/Studer Education to create this survey, and all feedback is anonymous.

In addition to the parent survey and staff survey, some student groups are being emailed their own survey to take.

Our district is working each day to provide a great place for students to learn, teachers to teach, employees to work, and parents to send their children for an excellent education. We are committed to listening and responding to your experiences. Your input is extremely valuable to us and will be used to celebrate our successes and to create action plans.

The survey is scheduled to open today and remain open through May 20th.

Thank you in advance for your commitment to our district’s success!

May 4, 2022: Letter from Superintendent Dr. Molly McComas

CCPS Families,

We had an incident at school today that we want to bring to your attention as we have received several concerned calls.  A car was being worked on at school as part of a class and bullets were discovered in the floorboard of the car.  Unfortunately, one student had a lapse in judgement and took them out of the car and threw them at another kid in the hallway and a bathroom.  When the report of bullets being found was reported, it was immediately investigated and quickly addressed.  Coupled with this, we had a report of a picture of a gun circulating through apps and social media.  This was also fully investigated and found to be unsubstantiated.

As with any report of a threat or concern, our administration acts quickly and utilizes all of our resources.  We have amazing School Law Enforcement Officers that work hand in hand with administration.  We utilize our camera system to quickly narrow investigations.  Most of all, we have amazing students that let teachers and administrators know.  We even contact outside law enforcement for guidance in many cases for extra guidance.

We hope this communication puts your mind at some ease knowing that we take any report seriously and that we want to operate with transparency.  Tonight over dinner, please remind your student how important it is to use good judgement and to trust teachers and leaders by sharing anything they hear about that may cause alarm or pose a threat.

Most Respectfully,

Dr. Molly McComas

Father/Daughter Dance on May 21st
Father-Daughter Dance information

On May 21st, GRC's Beta Club members are hosting a Father/Daughter dance entitled "A Night at the Ball". The dance will raise money for Beta Club and New Beginnings Pregnancy Center, and we want to encourage everyone to attend!

This event is open to all grade levels, and all of the information is included in the attached image. Please use the QR code to RSVP.

For questions or more information, please email amanda.mills@clark.kyschools.us

Mrs. Julie Bonfield Hired as Chief Academic Officer / Assistant Superintendent

Mrs. Julie Bonfield has been named as the Chief Academic Officer/Assistant Superintendent for CCPS. She is currently completing her seventh year in Clark County as the Director of State and Federal Grants and District Assessment Coordinator. Previous roles held by Mrs. Bonfield include principal, assistant principal, elementary teacher, and curriculum coach at the elementary and middle school levels.

“I am honored to be selected as the Assistant Superintendent/CAO for Clark County Public Schools. As my role will change within our district, my focus will remain on serving and building relationships with our businesses community, families, students, and staff. Clark County Schools is filled with wonderful people, and I look forward to continuing our work together putting students first."

Julie Bonfield earned a Specialist in Education in Instructional Leadership, with a concentration in Supervisor of Instruction and School Principal, from Morehead State University. She completed her Superintendent certification from Eastern Kentucky University. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from Morehead State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Murray State University.

Superintendent Dr. Molly McComas is excited to have Mrs. Bonfield serve in this new role. “She is dedicated to high-quality practices that are aligned with the vision and mission for Clark County Public Schools," Dr. McComas said. "We are one community; one vision: life ready. Where every student matters. We join with our community to address the individual needs of students in a safe, caring environment so they are prepared for college, careers and life. I’m confident Mrs. Bonfield will stay committed to helping CCPS achieve a greater level of success. Mrs. Bonfield is student centered and leads with a growth mindset."

Julie Bonfield is married to Patrick. She is a boy mom. Baylor, Brooks, and Logan keep the Bonfields busy.

Please help us welcome and support Julie Bonfield as we strive for greatness through relationships.

#MeetTheClarks

#GreatnessStartsWithRelationships

#JoinTheCCPSFamily

Picture Albums from GRC's Band and Winter Guard

GRC High School's band and Winter Guard have had a great year! Below are links to the photo albums from their competitions and events. We encourage everyone in the community to take a look!

(images provided courtesy of Sean Roddy)

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GRC Senior Night and Show

https://link.shutterfly.com/​cxkwqIyZzkb

GRC Guard

https://link.shutterfly.com/​WYxhodyGwkb

GRC Pep Band and Rupp

https://link.shutterfly.com/​nR7sNynGwkb

GRC Invitational

https://link.shutterfly.com/​VkcfjvgFxkb

GRC at BOA

https://link.shutterfly.com/​RvIMf1XZzkb

GRC at Beechwood

https://link.shutterfly.com/​4PiBzou3zkb

GRC at Lafayette

https://link.shutterfly.com/​OrlCtWc0zkb

GRC at Larue Co.

https://link.shutterfly.com/​6Avpyzg0zkb

GRC at MTSU

https://link.shutterfly.com/​OJzV4UW5zkb

GRC Semis and Finals

https://link.shutterfly.com/​7DoJBNIn1kb

GRC Costume Parent Performance

https://link.shutterfly.com/​NcmVmlMn1kb

All District Band - 7th District

https://link.shutterfly.com/​pgPDJnjC7mb

GRC hosting Tri-State Guard & Percussion

https://link.shutterfly.com/​EkiFBLJ8fnb

GRC WG at Lafayette - TriState

https://link.shutterfly.com/​GGNMNi1C0nb

GRC at WKU Honor Band

https://link.shutterfly.com/​ui2ufYcjNnb

GRC at All-State Honor Band

https://link.shutterfly.com/​Ayp3DwcT2ob

GRC WG at Ryle - Tri-state

https://link.shutterfly.com/​mIcud3hV2ob

GRC WG Championship

https://link.shutterfly.com/​gIsai6oL2ob

Summer Feeding Program Will Operate Once Again in 2022!
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Kindergarten Registration Begins March 21
Kindergarten Registration Flyer

For more information, please call our Central Office at 859-744-4545.

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La inscripción para kindergarten comienza el 21 de marzo
Folleto de registro de jardín de infantes

Para obtener más información, llame a nuestra Oficina Central al 859-744-4545.

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CCPS Moving to Masking Recommended on Buses

The CDC has revised guidance that allows us to move to masking recommended on our buses.  This will be in effect starting March 1, 2022.

Once again, we appreciate your support, patience, and most of all encouragement as we continue to maintain a safe environment for our staff and kiddos.

February 18, 2022: Masking Guidance Letter from Supt. Dr. Molly McComas

Please click here to read the February 18, 2022, letter from Supt. Dr. Molly McComas regarding our district's latest guidance regarding masks.

Letter from Dr. McComas Regarding 2021-22 NTI Days

December 7, 2021:

CCPS Families,

Thank you for your support and sharing our post this morning about the power outage. As our leaders work with teachers and staff to prepare for the crazy Kentucky winter weather we all know we may experience, we need your help too. It’s very important to keep your phone number, email, and address updated so that we properly contact you for school closing or other important information. Reach out to your child’s teacher or secretary to make sure this is on file. You can also send in a note with your kiddo.

This year, CCPS will utilize the NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) that the state has provided. Originally these were in place for bad weather, but then transitioned to COVID days. Our goal is to be in school; however, if the weather dictates, we will utilize NTI when possible. This is new for CCPS as we only had snow days in the past.

Our leaders and staff are finalizing plans and developing work so that we can be prepared for the possible use of NTI. Please be watching our Facebook page, website, school social media, and good ole info from your kiddo…We will release more information next week, but want you to be expecting it.

We will also have our revised winter weather plan for communication purposes posted for your reference too.

Please share this message to help spread the word on the importance of contact information being up to date.

CCPS is in need of Bus Drivers!
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Apply Online or call our Transportation Dept. at 859-744-5620