PWCS School Buildings Closed to Students Through End of School Year

By order of the Governor of Virginia, all Prince William County Public Schools will remain closed to students through the end of the 2019-20 school year (June 2020), due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read More.

"Inspiring and Empowering All Learners "

Students and families can email If they are in need of emotional support during this time. A school mental health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students/families to the best of their ability. Please note that this email is not to be used for emergency situations and it will not be monitored 24 hours a day. If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline                                           703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline)               1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline)         741741   

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline      703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board              703.792.7800

Bernice Blankenship
LD Resource / 
Neabsco Elementary


Contact Information


Humans first and always address their biological and physiological needs: food, water, shelter, and warmth. 

 When we can meet our need to become independent and become experts .....we reach self-actualization. This is the step where learning becomes forever, and a child is able to overcome the obstacles, seek personal fulfillment, and continue to grow despite of barriers in the way…

But, boy, Maslow’s Hierarchy is one difficult ladder to climb.


Tackling Maslow and then Bloom:

1. Expose student to experiences to connect with background knowledge

2. Give plenty of authentic praise and encouragement

3. Keep expectations high

4. Remember what’s most important in a child’s life