Fluvanna Middle School
Principal: Lara Dugolinsky
3717 Central Plains Road
Palmyra, VA 22963
Phone: 434-510-1000 FAX: 434-510-1019
Attendance Email: email@example.com
Instructional Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Student Drop-off Starting at 7:25 a.m.
Student Pick-up Starting at 2:45 p.m.
Application for Second Semester 2021-2022 Full Time Virtual Learning In partnership with the Virtual Virginia Program
Fluvanna County Public Schools is continuing to partner with Virtual Virginia to provide a virtual learning option for the second semester for the 2021-2022 school year. Virtual Virginia is a program of the Virginia Department of Education and serves students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Virginia who wish to participate in a full-time virtual program.
- Virtual Virginia Webpage
- Virtual Virginia K-5 Information
- Virtual Virginia 6-12 Information
- Virtual Virginia – Successful Online Student Flyer
Students who are accepted into this program will remain enrolled in Fluvanna County Public Schools and can participate in all school sponsored sports, clubs, and activities. Teachers in the program are employed by Virtual Virginia and are not connected to a student’s home school. Students in the program learn alongside peers from other school divisions throughout the state using Virtual Virginia’s Canvas learning management system. Sample student schedules can be found on the Virtual Virginia website.
Students must be able to participate in daily synchronous instruction with their camera turned on, as well as have the ability to work independently to complete asynchronous assignments. Applications will be evaluated using the criteria listed below:
- Student meets academic course requirements by earning passing grades in all core courses (English, math, science, social studies), and demonstrated success with virtual learning in the 2020-2021 school year.
- Student exhibits adequate attendance by having 10 or fewer daily absences (excused or unexcused) in the 2020-2021 school year, and continues to exhibit adequate daily attendance.
- Student is eligible for Virtual Virginia’s course offerings as determined by the student’s course of study.
- It is important to note that students and families interested in virtual learning for the second semester should plan for a commitment for the remainder of 2021-2022 academic year.
Students with exceptional learning needs who are approved to participate in the full-time Virtual Virginia program will receive services through Fluvanna County Public Schools using the Google Meet/Google Classroom learning management system. Students with IEP’s and Section 504 Plans may be required to attend additional synchronous online instruction to receive related services and support from an appropriately licensed Fluvanna County Public Schools teacher.
If you would like your student to be considered for the Virtual Virginia program for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year, please complete this application by October 15, 2021. Current Virtual Virginia students do not need to reapply.
Pay School Fees Online! Register Today!
Fluvanna County Public Schools is excited to announce that your child’s school now offers a new and preferred method of payment for all school fees. SchoolCash Online is a safe and secure form of online payment that allows you to pay for your child’s school items, like field trips and spirit wear, from your hand-held device or computer, using Visa or Mastercard.
Register Now! By registering you will have the ability to:
- Keep track of your child’s school items and activity fees
- Check your account history
- View and print receipts
- Pay for school fees with the click of a button
For more information and to register, visit fluvanna.schoolcashonline.com. If you have any questions, please contact the school.
August 9, 2021
Fluco staff and families,
With the intention of ensuring the availability of in-person learning in all school divisions in Virginia, lawmakers passed and Governor Northam signed into law Senate Bill 1303 on March 30, 2021. The law became effective July 1, 2021 and requires “requires each school board to provide such inperson 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”. While it may have been an unintended consequence of ensuring schools open in person, this law removed the ability of local schools boards to make decisions about COVID mitigation strategies for their own communities.
This law and its specific reference to the requirement that we adhere to the mitigation strategies provided by the CDC, will require all students and staff to wear masks while indoors and on our school buses, regardless of their vaccination status when school starts on August 11th. We have consulted with our legal counsel and our liability insurance provider for additional advice as well.
The school board voted today to follow this law and adhere to the recommended mask requirement and will again discuss and consider this issue and other mitigations during the regularly scheduled meeting on August 11, 2021, at 6:30 PM.
Ultimately, we want to keep our schools safe, healthy, and open to as many and for as long as possible. We want our students to be able to enjoy learning in school with their teachers and peers, with minimal threat of quarantine or closure.
Let’s join together to create the best experience we can for our students, remaining fluid and flexible but always kee ing their best interest at heart.
Dr. Peter Gretz
Each school division that receives ARP ESSER III funds is required to submit a plan that describes how it will safely return to in-person instruction and ensure continuity of services, including school divisions that have already returned to in-person instruction. Please click here to review Fluvanna County Public School’s plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Questions about this plan should be directed to Gemma Soares, Director of Elementary Instruction and Federal Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-589-8208. Public comment on this plan is also welcome at the June 9th school board meeting.
FCPS is continuing to work to decrease student achievement gaps and discipline while taking continual steps to increase access and opportunities for all of our students.
In order to gain a better perspective on our students’ thoughts, feelings, and concerns about equity and inclusion within our schools, we will be conducting a survey of students in grades 6-12 during the week of May 24th, 2021.
The information gathered from the survey will assist FCPS in understanding and improving our academic opportunities and social partnerships on each school’s campus.
We also believe that the data obtained from this survey will be beneficial in helping to ensure all FCPS students feel included, understood, and valued.
There will be no identifiable information collected in these surveys and a copy of the survey will be on the FCPS website for your review.
Let your child’s school know if you do not want your child to participate in this survey by calling the front office and asking that your child opt out of this survey.
PRESS RELEASE – May 4, 2021
Palmyra, VA – Dr. Peter Gretz was appointed as the next superintendent of Fluvanna County Public Schools at tonight’s school board meeting. His new position will be effective July 1, 2021.
Gretz has 29 years of experience working in public education in Virginia. Gretz has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of curriculum instruction/student services, and assistant superintendent across Virginia in Washington County, Orange County, Buckingham County, Goochland County, and Middlesex County. Since 2016, he has served as the Superintendent for Middlesex County Public Schools.
“It is an honor and privilege to be chosen to serve the Fluvanna schools and community,” Gretz commented. “I look forward to joining an exceptional team and working together to maximize the potential of our schools. My family and I can’t wait to become active members of the Fluvanna community!”
Perrie Johnson, chair of the Fluvanna County School Board, believes Dr. Gretz’s experience will be a great asset for the division. She stated, “The Fluvanna School Board is excited to welcome Dr. Peter Gretz, a leader with years of experience as a successful superintendent and an inspirational vision for Fluvanna County Public Schools.”
Gretz earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Tech, a Master of Arts in Education Leadership from East Tennessee State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Emory and Henry College.
The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) assisted the school board with the superintendent search process.