Superintendent's Update

Superintendent's Update
Posted on 06/30/2022
Letter image from the Superintendent

Dear NCPS,


It is hard to believe the Fourth of July weekend is already upon us, and summer is in full swing! Our School Board wishes each of you a very Happy Fourth of July! Please stay safe during the holiday weekend.

This week’s spotlight will be on our Maintenance &Facilities team, consisting of Director Jeff Brann and Specialists Lee Ambrose and Mike Wallace. 

Lee Ambrose, Mike Wallace, & Jeff Brann


The NCPS Maintenance & Facilities Department is critical to the smooth and safe operations of the school division. This summer, the team is tackling the following projects:


  1. Gym Floor Annual Rescreening at NMS & NHS. You can’t beat the appearance of center court at NHS! 



  1. Custodial Summer Cleaning & Refresh. Custodians Michael Jones and Ernest Thompson show off newly stripped and waxed floors


  1. Part-time Assistance. Check out our student helpers Chloe Brann, Sanaa Thomas, and Nash Withers.




  1. Facility Lighting Upgrades. Mike Wallace and Lee Ambrose are working diligently on the lighting upgrade installation.



  1. NES Ceiling Tile Replacement. Now that NES’s new roof is complete, it is now time to replace water-damaged ceiling tiles.




  1. NMS/NHS Sewage Piping System Cleanout and Inspection. Getting ready for the fall involves many yearly inspections.

  1. NCPS Emergency Generator Load Bank Tests. Hopefully we will not have to use the generator, but we will be ready!

  1. NES Flooring Replacement Project. Both Kindergarten and First Grade will have new flooring installed this summer which will replace the 25 year old carpet.

  1. Parking Lot Security Light Upgrades. This team is dedicated to improving safety both in the buildings, in the parking lots, and around campuses.

  1. Annual Facilities Sprinkler Inspection. Another inspection complete to help us prepare for the upcoming First Day of School.



Online Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year 

is OPEN!

Online Registration for the 2022-23 school year opened on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. 

Back-to-School Registration is the annual verification of information about your student. It’s when you provide emergency contact information, update contacts, and confirm permissions. Parents or Guardians must complete the registration forms at the start of each school year for all students who are returning to Northumberland Schools. For parents/guardians that are not able to access online forms, please call your school to schedule a time to use the computer lab:  NES: (804) 580-8032; NMS: (804) 580-5753; NHS: (804) 580-5192.

STEPS for Completing the Back-to-School Registration Forms:

Parents can complete Back-to-School Registration on the PowerSchool Mobile App or by visiting the website at

1) Sign In to your Parent Portal account. Visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal from a computer or use the PowerSchool Mobile App on your phone. If you forgot your username or password, you can recover your account using the following link:

2) Click on Forms, then select the Enrollment tab. From the mobile app, you can find Forms under Options. 

3) You will see a list of the forms that need to be completed. All Empty forms must be Submitted. You can save your progress and continue at another time if needed. Complete the forms for each student. 

A) Student Demographic Review: (Review & request changes if needed)

B) Student Contacts Update: (Review & request changes if needed)

C) Permissions/Agreements

D) Transportation Request Form

E) Acknowledgement of Completion: (Complete after A-D forms are completed)

4) Once the forms are submitted, the registrar will review any request changes and update the student record in PowerSchool. 

Don’t Wait -- Back-to-School Vaccine Checklist from the Virginia Department of Health 

Young Adult Summer Career Adventure Program 

Here are some upcoming opportunities from the VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS – BAY CONSORTIUM REGION. Click on the previews below for more information.





Important Dates for Summer Learning Sessions 

Please encourage your Student to participate in the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program!

An Ocean of Possibilities awaits you at the Northumberland Public Library, in partnership with Northumberland County Public Schools, this summer! Enjoy Summer Reading Fun activities for children, teens, and adults all summer long! For more information call 804-580-5051 or pick up a program guide at the library: 7204 Northumberland Hwy., Heathsville 22473.

Welcome to the Summer Reading Program 2022!


Dive in…to reading this summer!

Reading challenges for everyone!


Little Sea Stars Toddlers-5 year old’s!


Students PreK-Grade 5 Earn Brag Tags!


Teen Challenge Middle & High School


Adult Challenge age 18+

Here’s a quick peek at the OCEANS of POSSIBILITIES Teen Book Challenge that NMS teacher Mrs. Brann shared:

New Construction Update for the 

NHS Multipurpose Building

Here is the site plan for the new construction project of the Northumberland High School Multipurpose Building. Plans are available for your in-person review at the Heathsville School Board Office.



Above: Elevations


Current Employment Opportunities for NCPS

NCPS is a wonderful place to work! We value our employees and work hard to make our school division one of the most attractive school divisions to work for across the Northern Neck. Please check out current employment opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year here: Employment Opportunities for Northumberland County Public Schools and consider applying online.

Boys & Girls’ Club Summer Program

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck is now accepting applications for participation in the Summer Program taking place in Lancaster and Northumberland. The Summer Program is for ages 6 to 18 and will be held June 13 through August 5 on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact the Boys & Girls Club at (804) 435-9696 or [email protected] for additional information or visit 

Final 2022-2023 NCPS School Calendar 

The School Board approved the NCPS 2022-2023 School Calendar during the board meeting Monday evening on March 14, 2022. Thank you for all of the staff and community participation in the surveys.

Help Us Spread the Word: Open House Fall 2022 Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration OPEN

Northumberland Elementary School will continue to offer registration to Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. Please help us share this information with parents and families in our community.

Upcoming School Board Meetings

On Monday, July 11, 2022, the Northumberland County School Board will meet for a regular meeting at 6:00 PM. The closed meeting will begin at 4:30 PM. 

When? Monday, July 11, 2022 at 6 pm

How? In-Person & Electronic Format

Where? Meeting Location: 201 Academic Ln, Heathsville, VA 22473

Contact: [email protected] / [email protected]

Questions? Dial (804) 529-6134, extension 2004 / 2005

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 841 0250 3890; Passcode: NCPS

Dial by your location: 1 929 205 6099 US ; Meeting ID: 841 0250 3890; Passcode: 722451


Health & Pandemic Impact Update

Please be reminded of the school division’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard, which is located on our website

The purpose of the dashboard is to keep you informed with accurate and transparent information regarding the Covid-19 impact on our school communityThe dashboard is updated daily with any Coronavirus data, including the number of any positive cases and the number of individuals in quarantine. 

Our Covid-19 dashboard also contains helpful information for families from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) including 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a happy and safe weekend!


Dr. Holly Wargo, Superintendent

Northumberland County Public Schools

Cells: (804) 994-1349 / (804) 466-2277

[email protected]



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