School is open 5-days a week for in-person instruction. Students must report to school by 8:00 AM. Students arriving after 8:05 AM will be marked tardy.
One of the most important things your child can do to be successful is to attend school every day on time. Research has shown that your child's regular attendance may be the greatest factor influencing his/her academic success.
Please note, unless otherwise stated, SCPS is fully in-person. Virtual instruction is not an option for students attending SCHS in-person. Registration for Virtual Virginia closed in summer 2021. If your child is absent from school, the absence cannot be excused due to virtual learning, unless the student is absent due to quarantine.
Days in quarantine will be counted as excused absences from school. Students will be quarantined according to guidance from the VDH Crater Health District. Fully vaccinated students and staff are exempt from quarantine.
Jetpack Mifi Device Checkout
Please CLICK HERE to check out a Jetpack Mifi device. Devices will be checked out to students and must be returned at the end of the year in good, working condition. If devices are damaged or not returned, students will be responsible for the cost of replacement.
SCPS has an excellent Technology Department that is available to assist students and families with issues with Chromebooks, laptops, and other electronic devices through virtual learning.
If you are experiencing trouble with your device, please contact your child's teacher. Be clear in your description of what is going wrong. Teachers will submit an tech ticket and then arrangements will be made to service your device.
Do not bring computers or devices to school without an appointment. A tech ticket must be submitted before repairs will be made.
Courtney Ward, Principal
James Pope, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
Summer Reading Program
The English department at SCHS established a mandatory summer reading program to promote year-round reading and literacy. Rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be required to read a novel and complete an activity for assessment over the summer. After reading the mandatory novel, please complete the activity assigned to your grade level. If you are not sure which English class you are taking next year, please check your child's schedule on ParentPortal.
Regardless of which semester your English class is scheduled for the 2022-2023 school year, turn the assignment in to your English teacher by the first Friday of the first semester’s classes. Your English teacher will use this as a grade. Unless otherwise noted in the directions, please do not consult Internet sources to complete the activity. All work should be your own. All books are widely available at public libraries, bookstores, and on-line. Parents and students can talk with any English teacher for more details.
Please visit the links below for the assignments for each grade level. You can also find this information at the Summer Reading page under Students.
For the 2022-2023 school year, assignments are due to your English teacher by Friday, September 9, 2022.
Dual Enrollment British Literature/Women's Literature Assignment
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Click here for a free download of the book.
SCPS Health Mitigation Plan
Please review the revised Health Mitigation Plan for the school division. This plan will be updated periodically in response to pandemic changes and health guidance. (Last Update: April 12, 2022)
Masks: Masks and face coverings are optional for all students, staff, and visitors to Surry County Public Schools and on school buses.
Quarantine: 5 days at home, following 5 days of wearing a well-fitting mask. If unable to wear a mask, quarantine for 10 days. Individuals must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication in order to return to school.
If feeling well, students in quarantine should log in to Canvas daily and work asynchronously. Teachers will continue to upload and review assignments on Canvas. Please call the school if you need assistance with accessing or completing assignments.
BinaxNOW Rapid COVID Testing
COVID rapid tests can be available to select students, as determined by the nurse's evaluation and/or at the nurse's discretion.