Fluvanna Middle School

Fluvanna County Public Schools Names New Superintendent

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.

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FLUVANNA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS APPOINTS MS. LARA DUGOLINSKY AS FLUVANNA MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Dugolinksy

PRESS RELEASE – April 24, 2021

At a Fluvanna County School Board Meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2021, the Fluvanna County School Board unanimously approved the appointment of Ms. Lara Dugolinksy as the new Fluvanna Middle School Principal (FMS).

“I am truly excited about Ms. Dugolinsky taking over the helm as the Fluvanna Middle School. Lara brings a wealth of experiences and knowledge to this position. She has been a wonderful asset to our school system and I know that she will continue to help us grow and move forward together for our children,” stated Chuck Winkler, Superintendent.

Ms. Dugolinky has been an Assistant Principal at FMS since January 1, 2019 and is a graduate of William Paterson University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Community Health. She also holds a Masters in Administration and Supervision as well as a Masters in Special Education from the University of Phoenix.

In addition to her experience in Fluvanna, Ms. Dugolinsky was the Administrator for Special Education in Hanover County along with being a special education teacher and Department Chair in Henrico County.

Ms. Dugolinsky has three children and enjoys spending time on Lake Gaston with family and friends.

“I could not be more excited to grow professionally at FMS. I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with the staff, students and community for two years already and am looking forward to many more years of working together“ stated Ms. Dugolinsky.

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FCPS November 2020 Return to School

Dear Fluco Families, 

At their October meeting, the Fluvanna County School Board voted to resume in-person learning on November 5, 2020 under a hybrid model for all PreK-12 students. Families will still be given the choice to continue with the virtual learning option. 

Our current instructional calendar will be adjusted slightly, and November 2nd-4th will now be scheduled staff days for teachers in order to prepare to make this shift from virtual to in-person learning. Additionally, January 29th will be a staff day to accommodate the semester change, and the second semester will begin February 1st.

The FCPS Health Mitigation Plan will be followed by all staff and students who attend in-person. Face mask coverings will continue to be required for all staff and students at all times, with the exception of designated mask breaks. Health screenings, temperature checks, and 6 feet social distancing will also be implemented. 

Health mitigation strategies will also apply to FCPS provided transportation. In addition to required face coverings, social distancing on the buses will limit capacity to approximately one-third of our typical ability to transport. We are asking assistance from families to please consider transporting your child to and from school if you are able. Bus passes will not be issued due to the planning needs to ensure reduced capacity on our buses.

School instructional hours for hybrid in-person have been adjusted to accommodate for reduced capacity of transportation, teacher planning time and fatigue due to wearing face coverings for the duration of the school day:  

  • West Central Primary and Central Elementary 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
  • Carysbrook Elementary and Fluvanna Middle School  7:45 am – 1:45 pm 
  • Fluvanna County High School 9:00 am – 3:25 pm 

Under a revised hybrid model, students will continue to receive 5 days of instruction through in-person and/or virtual/remote. Wednesdays will now be a virtual/remote learning day at home for both “A” and “B” students to maintain 5 days of instruction each week. Every effort will be made to keep your student’s teachers the same; however, please know this will heavily depend upon the overall response we receive from parents. Schools will communicate directly with families regarding any changes in teacher assignments.

The following schedules are samples for in-person hybrid instruction. Virtual instruction will continue on a modified schedule in order to reduce the amount of screentime for students. These are samples. Your child’s school and teachers will be communicating updated schedules directly with families prior to November 2nd. 

West Central Primary and Central Elementary

Carysbrook Elementary

Fluvanna Middle School

Fluvanna County High School

We are requesting that you please complete this intent form for each student in your household by October 20th regarding your instructional choice to move to a hybrid in-person instructional model, or remain virtual. A commitment of your choice for the remainder of the school year is needed in order to make preparations necessary to support family choice and the implementations of our health mitigation plan.

Hybrid Model


If you are choosing to return to in-person instruction under the hybrid model, please contact your child’s school if there have been any changes to emergency contacts or medical information. 

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Parent Feedback Survey: FCPS Revisiting Reopening Plans

Dear Fluco Families,

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 our school board will be revisiting discussions regarding reopening plans, and we would like to provide them with updated feedback from our families now that we are a month into virtual learning. We will provide an additional update regarding our instructional plans following the meeting.

In accordance with our current COVID mitigation strategies, we would utilize our Hybrid Instructional plan to return to in-person learning two days per week. In this proposed hybrid model, the majority of our teachers will be assigned to either in-person or virtual/remote students. This will allow our teachers to focus their instructional efforts exclusively on one group, ensuring a quality experience for every student.  This means that your child may not have the same teacher they have had since September 8th.  Schools will communicate directly with families regarding teacher assignments.

There is a possibility of additional days per week for in-person instruction if classroom and bus capacity meets the criteria of our Health Mitigation PlanUltimately, the number of days that students will attend on-site will depend on the interest for in-person learning that we receive from families. Face mask coverings will continue to be required for all staff and students at all times, with the exceptions of designated mask breaks and outside activities. 

Please know that even if there is a decision to return to in-person learning, we will continue to provide the choice for virtual/remote learning to our families for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. We are requesting that you please complete this survey for each student in your household by October 6, 2020 to provide information regarding your instructional preference for your child.

Fluco Friday 9.11.2020