Formal registration for Smyth County Schools’ pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs for 2019-2020 will be held at each of the county’s elementary schools on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The child must be a resident of Smyth County and reside in the school’s attendance area. If you are unsure of your attendance area, please contact the Smyth County School Board Office at 276-783-3791.
To qualify for pre-kindergarten, the child must be four years old on or before September 30, 2019. A state-certified copy of your child’s birth certificate and verification of your family’s income is needed when applying for this program. To qualify for kindergarten, the child must be five years old on or before September 30, 2019. A state certified copy of your child’s birth certificate is required for enrollment. Proof of immunizations and a current physical exam are required by August 1, 2019.
Contact the school in your attendance area for more information.
Chilhowie High School senior Greg Sanchez has been named the Virginia High School League's Class 1 Football Offensive Player of the Year. Greg was a senior running back on the Warriors team that finished the season as the Class 1 runner-up with a 14-1 record. Greg was also named to the Class 1 All-State First Team on both offense and defense. Greg's teammates Zach Cale, Trevor Williams, Logan Branson, and Jason Amaro were also named to the All-State First Teams. Chilhowie's Blaze Hughes, Daniel Boardwine, Daniel Hutton, and Alex Adams were named to the All-State Second Teams.
The Smyth County Educational Foundation has named the recipients of the 2018-2019 W.L. Lemmon Teacher Mini-Grants. This year, nine projects were funded for a total of $7,800. Here is a list of the recipients and their projects.
Marion Senior High 12th grader Luke Sage placed in the top eight of the 17th annual Barter Young Playwrights Festival. A total of 395 plays were submitted by 633 playwrights from 14 different schools. Luke's play Mitch Dash and the Case of the Pied Swiper was performed by the Barter Players on Nov. 5 at Barter Stage II.
The Virginia Department of Education has released Smyth County's School Quality Profile. The School Quality Profiles provide information about student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public. School Quality Profiles are available for schools, school divisions and for the Commonwealth.
The Guidance and Family Life Education curriculum for Smyth County Schools will be available for parent preview on the dates below. Family Life Education instruction will begin after the completion of the preview days and is taught throughout the school year. If you are unable to review the materials on the specified date, please contact your child's school to set up an appointment to review the materials. If you do not wish your child to participate in all or part of the FLE curriculum, an opt-out form is available at each school to be signed in the presence of a school administrator. This form must be updated annually. Please contact your child’s school with any additional questions.
|Marion Middle School||March 13, 2019|
|Oak Point Elementary School||Dec. 17-19, 2018|
|Saltville Elementary School||Dec. 6, 2018|
Smyth County Schools and the Virginia Department of Education are seeking input from parents of students with disabilities in Smyth County. Below are links that will take you to an online survey where you can voice your opinion of your experience with Smyth County Schools in serving your child.
Smyth County Public Schools have launched the Strive for 5 campaign to reduce the number of students who are chronically absent. Details…
PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and Parent Portal are now available on a new server: