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Upcoming School Division Events (September 8, 2014 through September 19, 2014)

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• Monday, September 8, 2014 – Culpeper County School Board Finance Committee Meeting County Admin Office, 302 N. Main Street, 5:45p.m.

• Monday, September 8, 2014 – Culpeper County School Board Regular Board Meeting (Closed Session 6:45 p.m.) County Admin Office, 302 N. Main Street, 7:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – Culpeper County School Board Administration Committee Meeting School Board Office, 450 Radio Lane, 1:00 p.m. (CANCELLED)

• Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – Farmington Elementary School, Back to School Night, Kindergarten, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – Culpeper County School Board Capital Planning Committee Meeting School Board Office, 450 Radio Lane, 8:30 a.m.

• Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – A.G. Richardson Elementary School, Back to School Night, K-2nd grade, 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

• Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – Eastern View High School, PTO Meeting, Main Conference Room – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

• Thursday, September 11, 2014 – Farmington Elementary School, Back to School Night, 1st grade, 5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.

• Thursday, September 11, 2014 – A.G. Richardson Elementary School, Back to School Night, 3rd-5th grade, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

• Thursday, September 11, 2014 – VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference Doubletree by Hilton, Charlottesville, 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

• Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Farmington Elementary School, Back to School Night, 2nd-3rd grade, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Board of Supervisors/School Board Joint Meeting, Culpeper County High School, 14240 Achievement Drive, 6:00 p.m.

• Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – Farmington Elementary School, Back to School Night, 4th-5th grade, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – Emerald Hill Elementary School, Back to School Night, K-2nd grade, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

• Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Emerald Hill Elementary School, Back to School Night, 3rd-5th grade, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

• Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Pearl Sample Elementary School, Back to School Night, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

• Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Eastern View High School, Regional College Fair, Eastern View High School Gym, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Virginia State Polic Advise Motorists to Pay Extra Attention Halloween Night

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VSP arm patch

Tips Include Pedestrian & Traffic Safety

RICHMOND – It’s not the costumes or decorations that should frighten you this Halloween, but impaired drivers, who are the real “scare” on the road. Virginia State Police reminds everyone, if you plan to celebrate with alcohol, then don’t drink and drive. Halloween night is considered one of the deadliest nights of the year because of impaired drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2007-2011, 52 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night (6 p.m. Oct. 31 to 5:59 a.m. Nov. 1) were the result of a drunk driving-related crash.

Keep your holiday safe. If you’re planning a party Halloween night, remember:
Before the party starts, plan a safe way home;
Before drinking, designate a sober driver and give that person your keys;
If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely;
If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact Virginia State Police by dialing #77 on your cell phone.

Neighborhood Safety


If you haven’t done so already, parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry to identify the relevant addresses of convicted sex offenders possibly living or working in their neighborhoods. This enables adults and guardians to make informed decisions on what residences/businesses to approach for trick-or-treating.

Halloween night, the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Investigative Unit will be working with the Virginia Department of Corrections Probation and Parole to check on supervised sex offenders.

If the convicted sex offender is on supervision – which means restrictions have been placed on them as they relate to probation/parole and not state law – then they may not be permitted to participate in trick-or-treat activities (i.e. porch lights must be turned off; not permitted to open the door to trick-or-treaters, etc.). This restriction only applies if that offender’s conditions of probation/parole prohibit contact with children.

If the convicted sex offender is not on supervision, then they are entitled to participate in trick-or-treat and other Halloween activities. This does apply to convicted sex offenders featured on the Virginia Sex Offender Registry. The only exceptions relate to Code of Virginia 18.2-370.5, which restricts an offender’s access to school property.

Trick-or-Treat Pedestrian/Driver Safety

Drivers need to slow down and remain alert in residential areas and parking lots for children. Slowing down, eliminating any distraction inside your vehicle, and anticipating heavy pedestrian traffic are critical to avoiding serious injury or death to a young child or teen.

Children have a greater chance of being hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Popular trick-or-treating hours are typically between 5:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Safety Council recommend the following safety tips for parents and their trick-or-treaters:

· Use flashlights and glowsticks to remain visible
· Stay on sidewalks, and avoid crossing yards.
· Cross streets at the corner, use crosswalks (where they exist), and do not cross between parked cars.
· Remind children to look left, right, and left again before crossing the street and walking among vehicles in a parking lot.
· Stop at all corners and stay together in a group before crossing.
· Wear clothing that is bright and flame retardant.
· Fasten reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility
· Consider using non-toxic face paint instead of masks. (Masks can obstruct a child’s vision.)
· Avoid wearing hats that will slide over their eyes.
· Avoid wearing long, baggy, or loose costumes or oversized shoes (to prevent tripping).
· Have children get in and out of vehicles on the curb side, not on the traffic side.
· Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious activity

Former Culpeper school employees arrested on charges of assaulting a special needs child

According to a Culpeper County Sheriff’s Department press release published on the Culpeper Today website, two former Culpeper school employees were arrested on April 22 for an incident that occurred on February 20, 2013.

They were both charged with assault and battery, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The incident involved a 5 year old autistic child, who was injured during an altercation over a toy. You can read the entire press release by going to the Culpeper Today’s story by clicking on the highlighted link in this sentence.

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