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Bus Schedules for 2017

school-busThe City of Charlottesville Pupil Transportation is moving to a more accurate way of crafting bus schedules, but this has delayed the release of the bus schedule information. Thanks for your patience. These schedules will likely be modified a bit during the first weeks of the school year. Bus information will also be posted to PowerSchool accounts shortly (and will be removed from this web site). You can also receive schedules at your school’s open house.

Schedules:

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Resources for Parents and Educators Following Charlottesville Rally on August 12, 2017

translation buttonThe joint superintendents and School Boards of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have created a message for our community: 

Joint Statement

Dear Members of our School Communities:

The events of this weekend were tragic beyond words and as such events always do, they extracted a heavy price.  A wonderful young lady was taken from us.  Two brave and devoted public servants also lost their lives.  Many of our neighbors suffered injuries and trauma and all of us are sharing in the pain.

One national television reporter asked how Charlottesville will now feel to have its name linked in memory to other cities and towns across our country that have suffered from unspeakable crimes against humanity.

How will we feel and what will we do?

The memory of this weekend’s events should survive as a community that responded forcefully in overcoming the darkest impulses of those who traffic in hatred, intolerance and brute force.

The message from Charlottesville to our nation must be stronger than ever before—that we are a community that values the safety of every person, the dignity of every resident, the respect of every background, the equality of every opportunity and the strength of every collaboration that promotes the common good.

As they should be, the values of our communities are found in our public schools.  Our schools, after all, are the source of our greatest dreams and aspirations for our children.  It is where we learn about the power of ideas, the importance of history, the strength of community and the right of every child to reach their highest potential.

Our schools are where we make acquaintance with civic responsibility.  The work we do in our schools must always bring to life our nation’s most sacred promise– “to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

There is no room in this sacred promise for hatred, racism, violence and intolerance.

The answer to the question from the national media about how Charlottesville will be known is that we will be known as the community that rededicated itself to the promise of America and to those ideals that define our nation’s highest calling.

We will be known as a community whose teachers and staff will continue to do what the best educators always have done—stand tall in modeling these American ideals in their work every day.

If you would like resources for discussing this matter with your family, we have compiled a list for your consideration below.

Dr. Rosa Atkins & Mr. Juan Wade
Charlottesville City Schools

Dr. Pam Moran & Ms. Kate Acuff
Albemarle County Public Schools

A Glimpse into How Our Staff is Moving Forward

This week has been hard, but as our teachers and staff have returned to school this week, we have tried to create space for processing. We want to support our teachers so that they can continue their amazing work of supporting our students. To see videos and pictures from our inspirational all-staff convocation, see @CvilleSchools on Facebook and Twitter.

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Resources for Parents and Educators

A number of local agencies and national groups have created resources for family  discussions centered on race and/or community violence.

The following have been suggested by our school counselors as potential resources for your consideration. We recognize that this list is not complete, and that different families and teachers will find some links more useful than others.

All Ages

All Ages:

How Can Parents Help Their Children (following community violence)? (resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

How to Talk to Kids about Race and Books that Might Help (published on readbrightly.com)

How to Talk to Your Kids About Charlottesville (Age-appropriate fiction recommendations from the New York Times)

How to Talk to Your Kids about the Violence in Charlottesville (compiled by the L.A. Times)

Promoting Compassion and Acceptance in Crisis (tips compiled by the National Association of School Psychologists)

Tragic Events (Resources) (compiled by the Fred Rogers Company)

What Charlottesville Means for Our Black Family (essay published on raceconscious.org)

Young Children

Young Children:

After a Crisis, Helping Young Children Heal (tips from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Once I Was Very Scared. (picture book available as a PDF and also available in Arabic, Spanish, and Turkish). Author: Chandra Ghosh Ippen.  Piplo Productions.

A Terrible Thing Happened. (book for ages 4-7) Author: Margaret M. Holmes. Dalmation Press. Franklin, Tennessee.

Teens

Teens:

Youth Resources for the Charlottesville Rally (compiled by the local organization Ready Kids)

For Educators

For Educators:
When School Starts… (teacher resources compiled by The Washington Post)

I’m a Teacher In Charlottesville. This is How I’ll Talk to My Students. (Washington Post)

Promoting Compassion and Acceptance in Crisis (tips compiled by the National Association of School Psychologists)

For curricular resources, educators can check with their principal, coach, and area coordinators.

Counseling Resources

Community Counseling Resources:

  • Child and Family Clinic (up to age 18)
  • Adult Clink (18 and older) 972-1800
  • Walk-in Clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays (can call ahead at 972-1800), 9am-noon
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Venable Back-to-School Info

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Welcome to 2017-2018! Thank you for accessing your child’s back to school information online.

We are excited about having our school family reunited in a few weeks for what we are sure is going to be a fantastic school year. We plan to build on all the great work we started last year with writing, problem solving, and communicating our learning through student-led conferences. We are also launching school-wide expectations and Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) for all students.

Venable SchoolWe want to extend a warm welcome to our new families. We hope that you will find Venable a vibrant place characterized by strong, caring relationships between staff, students and parents. We are hosting a new family orientation on Monday, August 14 from 5:15pm-6:00pm for any families who did not attend a kindergarten camp orientation. All are welcome.

Open House is on Monday, August 21 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm during the partial solar eclipse! This is a drop-in event; come any time during that time frame to meet your child’s teacher, drop off supplies, complete online paperwork via PowerSchool (if you haven’t already done so), and view the partial solar eclipse. Special eclipse-viewing glasses will be on hand for you to enjoy while you’re here.

Venable Custom Ink t-shirtWe have new student t-shirts this year designed by a former Venable student. They will be on sale at Open House. Student shirts are $8. We will have a few adult shirts on hand for $10, but will be collecting online orders for adult shirts through September 1 so that you can order exactly what you’d like.

Please make sure you also access the following documents to help you get ready for the school year (click on hyperlinks):

  1. This letter as a PDF for easy printing
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Important Dates to Remember
  4. Venable Safety and Security
  5. PBIS Behavioral Expectations Matrix
  6. Meals application (mailed to you; must be completed and returned by Aug. 25)

Please access your child’s bus route in PowerSchool on or after August 19. We will have paper copies available during Open House as well.

Add the Venable events and the Cville Schools holidays to your Google calendar!
Add Venable events and Cville Schools holidays to your Google calendar!

Our Welcome Back Potluck and Clothing Swap will take place the same evening as Back to School night, with a new and improved set-up to facilitate serving and eating more efficiently! More details will come, but please mark your calendars for September 14 for both events. Please also start saving your children’s outgrown fall and summer clothes for the clothing swap (no adult items, please). (To add Venable events or Charlottesville City Schools holidays to your e-calendar, follow these links.)

We are glad you are a part of the Venable community. We encourage you to become an active member of the Venable Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). PTO meetings will be held on the 2nd Mondays of each month from 6pm-7pm. Childcare and pizza will be provided. There are plenty of other ways to be involved at the school; just ask! As well, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help.

Sincerely,

Erin Kershner & Valeta Paige,
Principal & Assistant Principal

Welcome to our 9th-grade Black Knights! Link Crew

9th-Grade Link Crew Orientation

Welcome to our 9th-grade Black Knights! Link CrewNinth-graders: Come meet new classmates, get your schedules, and tour CHS!

Date: Monday, 8/14/2017

Time: Orientation begins promptly at 9:05am and will finish at 1:30pm.

What: This is a required — but fun — program for all incoming freshmen. Students will receive their schedules, tour the school, and meet with their upperclassmen mentors, Link Crew Leaders. Lunch is provided.

Transportation: School buses will be running their regular fall routes to transport students to the building. Buses will drop students off at the MLK Performing Arts Center entrance. Buses will transport students back home at the conclusion of the orientation program at 1:30pm. Students are encouraged to ride the bus, but parents may provide transportation.

Information: Information on bus routes and pick-up times can be found below.

Note for parents: If you are going to provide transportation for your child, please understand the orientation program is for students only. There are no accommodations available for parents while their children are in the orientation program. It is strongly recommended that you simply drop off and pick up later.


Bus routes: 

These will be the regular fall routes, but keep in mind that some routes might be adjusted a bit before or after the start of school. Buses will reverse their routes at the end of the day.

101C GRAY CHS AM
8:17 am STOP CHERRY AVE @ HANOVER ST
8:18 am STOP CHERRY AV @ BAKER ST
8:19 am STOP CHERRY AVE @ ROCK CREEK RD
8:22 am STOP SHAMROCK RD @ JEFFERSON PARK AVE
8:23 am STOP JEFFERSON PARK AVE @ OBSERVATORY AVE
8:24 am STOP FONTAINE AVE @ APPLE TREE RD
8:25 am STOP WESTERLY AVE @ PLATEAU RD
8:30 am STOP LEWIS MOUNTAIN RD @ CAMERON LN
8:32 am STOP ALDERMAN RD @ MINOR RD
8:33 am STOP ALDERMAN RD @ MORRIS RD
8:34 am STOP IVY RD @ CAMERON LN (NEAR 7-11)
8:35 am STOP IVY RD @ CRESAP RD
8:37 am STOP 2102 Arlington Blvd
8:45 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
121C MAUVE CHS AM
8:21 am STOP 6TH ST SE @ STONEHENGE AVE
8:22 am STOP 6TH ST SE @ PALATINE AVE
8:26 am STOP ROCKLAND AVE @ GREEN ST
8:27 am STOP ROUGEMONT AVE @ MERIDIAN ST
8:29 am STOP CASTALIA ST @ PALATINE AVE
8:31 am STOP RIALTO ST @ STONEHENGE AVE
8:33 am STOP AVON ST @ MONTROSE AVE
8:35 am STOP BOLLING AVE @ 6TH ST SE
8:37 am STOP AVON ST @ HINTON AVE
8:45 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
105C RED CHS AM
8:21 am STOP E HIGH ST @ WILLOW DR
8:22 am STOP HAZEL ST @ GILLESPIE AVE
8:23 am STOP ST CLAIR AVE @ HAZEL ST
8:24 am STOP HAZEL ST @ LOCUST AVE
8:25 am STOP LOCUST AVE @ SYCAMORE ST
8:27 am STOP 11TH ST NE @ LITTLE HIGH ST
8:29 am STOP MEADE AVE @ CHESAPEAKE ST
8:30 am STOP E MARKET ST @ BURGESS LN
8:31 am STOP 1710 East Market St.
8:32 am STOP CHESAPEAKE ST @ RIVERSIDE AVE
8:34 am STOP CHESAPEAKE ST @ RIVERVIEW CEM
8:36 am STOP FAIRWAY AVE @ SHORT 18TH ST
8:38 am STOP FAIRWAY AVE @ CAROLINE AVE
8:45 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
109C BLUE CHS AM
8:27 am STOP RICKY RD @ WAYNE AVE
8:29 am STOP ANGUS RD @ WAYNE AVE
8:31 am STOP N BERKSHIRE RD @ CEDAR HILL RD
8:32 am STOP CEDAR HILL RD @ SHELBY DR
8:36 am STOP HEARTHWOOD APTS
8:40 am STOP MICHIE DRIVE CITY HOUSING/2021 Michie Dr
8:45 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
116C TURQUOISE CHS AM
8:25 am STOP GORDON AVE @ 12TH ST NW
8:27 am STOP WEST ST @ 10TH ST NW
8:29 am STOP 10TH ST NW @ PAGE ST
8:31 am STOP PAGE ST @ 8TH ST NW
8:35 am STOP MCINTIRE RD @ PERRY DR
8:40 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
114C MANGO CHS AM
8:19 am START ROOSEVELT BROWN BLVD No Intersection
8:19 am STOP ROOSEVELT BROWN BLVD @ GROVE ST
8:23 am STOP FOREST RIDGE RD @ FOREST HILLS AVE
8:25 am STOP PROSPECT AV @ GREENSTONE APTS
8:28 am STOP PROSPECT AVE @ BAILEY RD
8:30 am STOP BAILEY RD @ 5TH ST SW EXT
8:55 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
104C YELLOW CHS AM
8:20 am START BUFORD FRONT DRIVE @ BUFORD REAR DRIVE
8:22 am STOP CHERRY AVE @ SHAMROCK RD
8:24 am STOP SHAMROCK RD @ TRAILRIDGE RD
8:27 am STOP CHERRY AVE @ HIGHLAND AVE
8:28 am STOP CHERRY AVE @ CLEVELAND AVE
8:30 am STOP HARRIS RD @ MOSELEY DR
8:31 am STOP HARRIS RD @ WELK PL
8:34 am STOP HARRIS RD @ SLATE PL
8:45 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
107C BRONZE CHS AM
8:24 am STOP CARLTON RD @ HAMPTON ST
8:25 am STOP CARLTON RD @ CARLTON AVE
8:26 am STOP CARLTON AVE @ NASSAU ST
8:29 am STOP RIVES ST @ HAMPTON ST
8:32 am STOP NASSAU ST @ LINDEN AVE
8:33 am STOP MONTICELLO RD @ RIVES ST
8:36 am STOP MONTICELLO AVE @ TUFTON AVE
8:45 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
113C TAN CHS AM
8:22 am STOP BIRDWOOD RD @ BIRDWOOD CT
8:28 am STOP 2ND ST SE @ FRIENDSHIP CT
8:34 am STOP E HIGH ST @ 2ND ST NE
8:35 am STOP PARK ST @ HEDGE ST
8:37 am STOP PARK ST @ NORTHWOOD AVE
8:38 am STOP PARK ST @ LYONS AVE
8:42 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
108C GREEN CHS AM
8:22 am STOP ST CLAIR AVE @ MOWBRAY PL
8:23 am STOP LONG ST @ LOCUST AVE
8:25 am STOP WATSON AVE @ PARK ST
8:26 am STOP PARK ST @ DAVIS AVE
8:27 am STOP NORTH AVE @ COTTONWOOD RD
8:28 am STOP NORTH AVE @ HOLMES AVE
8:30 am STOP HOLMES AVE @ ELIZABETH AVE
8:32 am STOP LILI LN @ AGNESE ST
8:35 am STOP CALHOUN ST @ ST CHARLES AVE
8:36 am STOP CALHOUN ST @ LOCUST AVE
8:37 am STOP ST CLAIR AVE @ ST GEORGE AVE
8:39 am STOP ST CLAIR AVE @ SMITH ST
8:40 am STOP LOCUST AVE @ PEARTREE LN
8:41 am STOP RIVER RD @ RIVER CT
8:42 am STOP RIVER RD @ SMITH ST
8:44 am STOP ST CLAIR AVE @ RIVER VISTA AVE
8:50 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
110C PURPLE CHS AM
8:19 am STOP BRANDYWINE DR @ BRANDYWINE CT
8:21 am STOP BRANDYWINE DR @ KING MOUNTAIN RD
8:22 am STOP ESSEX RD @ MEADOWBROOK HEIGHTS RD
8:23 am STOP MEADOWBROOK HEIGHTS RD @ YORKTOWN DR
8:24 am STOP 1825 Yorktown Dr
8:24 am STOP 1829 YORKTOWN DR
8:26 am STOP BRANDYWINE DR @ MICHAEL PL
8:27 am STOP BRANDYWINE DR @ MELISSA PL
8:29 am STOP KERRY LN @ HILLWOOD PL
8:31 am STOP GREENBRIER DR @ TARLTON DR NEAR G-BRIER SCH
8:32 am STOP 2114/2113 TARLETON DR
8:33 am STOP TARLETON DR @ BANBURY ST
8:34 am STOP BANBURY ST @ GREENBRIER DR
8:34 am STOP GREENBRIER DR @ TARLETON DR
8:35 am STOP 100 Denice Lane
8:38 am STOP 110 GREENBRIER TERR
8:46 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
117C ROSE CHS AM
8:18 am STOP CHERRY AVE @ 7 1/2 ST SW
8:21 am STOP ELLIOTT AVE @ BURNET ST  (CAT SHELTER)
8:23 am STOP 1ST ST S @ LANKFORD AVE
8:24 am STOP RIDGE ST @ LANKFORD AV
8:25 am STOP RIDGE ST @ HARTMANS MILL RD
8:27 am STOP RIDGE ST @ RAYMOND RD
8:28 am STOP BROOKWOOD DR @ BROOKWOOD LN
8:32 am STOP RIDGE ST @ DICE ST
8:34 am STOP 5TH ST SW @ DICE ST
8:44 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
115C PEACH CHS AM
8:16 am STOP 5TH ST SW EXT @ CLEVELAND AVE
8:19 am STOP CAT BUS STOP @ HARRIS/CAMELLIA
8:20 am STOP JEFFERSON PARK AV @ AZALEA DR
8:21 am STOP 118 Monte Vista Avenue
8:21 am STOP 207/206 MONTE VISTA AV
8:23 am STOP MONTE VISTA AVE @ MIDDLETON LN
8:23 am STOP MIDDLETON LN @ OLD LYNCHBURG RD
8:24 am STOP 244/246F OLD LYNCHBURG RD
8:25 am STOP 213/211 Old Lynchburg Rd
8:26 am STOP OLD LYNCHBURG RD @ JEFFERSON PARK AVE
8:26 am STOP JEFFERSON PARK AVE @ CLEVELAND AVE
8:27 am STOP JEFFERSON PARK AVE @ RAYMOND AVE
8:29 am STOP SUNSET RD @ SUNSET AVE
8:32 am STOP JEFFERSON PARK CIR @ MCELROY DR
8:45 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
118C GRAPE CHS AM
8:17 am STOP RUGBY RD @ WAYSIDE PL
8:18 am STOP RUGBY RD @ WINSTON RD
8:20 am STOP PRESTON AVE @ CABELL AVE
8:22 am STOP ROSE HILL DR @ HENRY AVE
8:24 am STOP ROSE HILL DR @ AMHERST ST
8:25 am STOP ROSE HILL DR @ WESTWOOD RD
8:27 am STOP WELLFORD ST @ OXFORD RD
8:28 am STOP GREENLEAF LN @ ROSE HILL DR
8:31 am STOP RUGBY RD @ BLUE RIDGE RD
8:32 am STOP BARRACKS RD @ HOWARD DR
8:34 am STOP BLUE RIDGE RD @ SPOTTSWOOD RD
8:36 am STOP SPOTTSWOOD RD @ MEADOWBROOK RD
8:37 am STOP MEADOWBROOK RD @ MORTON DR
8:41 am STOP 1527 Rugby Rd
8:46 am DEST CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH
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Chromebook Distribution & Other Fall Info for Buford

Welcome back — the start of school is almost here!

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Buford Middle School students are assigned a Chromebook (computer), charger, and a carrying case for the school year. Buford students, along with their parents/guardians, will have the opportunity to pick up their Chromebook prior to the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.

Pick-Up Dates and Times (in Buford Cafeteria)

  • Monday, August 14th: 4 – 6pm
  • Tuesday, August 15th: 1 – 4pm
  • Wednesday, August 16th: 4 – 6pm
  • Thursday, August 17th: 1 – 4pm
  • Friday, August 18th: 9am – 4pm
  • Monday, August 21st: 10am – 1pm
  • Tuesday, August 22nd: 9am – 3pm

Please take advantage of these dates and times so your child can avoid long lines on the first day of school.

TIP: Use your child’s Chromebook to log into PowerSchool and easily complete your back-to-school forms with InfoSnap! Information about creating a PowerSchool account was mailed to your home.  Find a sample letter here.

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Open House Schedules

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Come meet your teachers and see your classrooms! Open houses this year will be on Monday, August 21.  School starts on Wednesday, August 23.

Need a school supply list? Click here.

Wednesday, August 16

CATEC Open House is Wednesday, August 16, from 5-7pm

Monday, August 21

  • Elementary Schools: 1–3pm
  • Walker Upper Elementary: 3-5pm
  • Buford Middle School: 4-6pm
  • CHS: 5-7pm

Wednesday, August 23

First day of school. See school hours below.

Hours:

Elementary: 8:00am to 2:30pm
Buford and Walker: 8:30am to 3:15pm
CHS: 9:05am to 3:50pm (with a one-hour delayed start on the 2nd Thursday of some months)

 

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PowerSchool Open for Schedules, Registration, and More

Learn your schedule, complete back-to-school forms, and more!

translation buttonStarting August 14, you can log in or create your account to see teacher assignments or schedules, complete your back-to-school paperwork online, and more. Bus schedule information will be posted in PowerSchool beginning around August 19.

In PowerSchool, look for this button to do your online forms.
In PowerSchool, look for this button to do your online forms.

A personalized letter giving you information about your PowerSchool account (and other updates) was mailed the week of 7/31. If the letter does not contain codes, you already have an account and can log back in.  See letter for more information. If you did not receive a letter and you need codes for one or more student, call your school. If you have further trouble setting up your account, you can call 245-2943.

  • Link to PowerSchool
  • Sample letter in English (the letter with your family’s access codes is being mailed to your home)
  • Ejemplo de carta en español (la carta con los códigos de acceso de su familia ha sido enviada por correo a su casa)
  • Need to translate these instructions into another language?  Click “translate” in the upper right corner and translate this page (and the letter, below) into the language of your choice.

Dear families –

The school year is almost here! The first day of school is Wednesday, August 23, and open houses will be Monday, August 21. Here are some tips to help you get your family off to a good start.

On August 14, the online program PowerSchool will re-open so that you can learn your child’s teacher assignment or schedule, review your pre-completed back-to-school forms, customize how you hear from us, and more.

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PowerSchool is an online tool to help schools, students, and families stay connected throughout the year. You can check grades and attendance and more (see below). Make sure all of your students are added to your parent account.

Returning PowerSchool Users: Log back in (on or after August 14), using your parent account (not your child’s). If you don’t remember your username or password, visit the log-in page for help. A link to PowerSchool is on the parent menu at the bottom of every page at charlottesvilleschools.org. To add a child, log in and click “Account Preferences,” then “Students,” then “Add.” Enter the student’s “access info” from the back of this letter.

New PowerSchool Users: See the back of this sheet for instructions & personalized access codes.

Teacher Assignments/Schedules
The earliest way to learn your student’s schedule and teacher assignment is to check PowerSchool when it reopens on August 14. We will mail letters later that week.

In PowerSchool, look for this button to do your online forms.
In PowerSchool, look for this button to do your online forms.

Back-to-School Paperwork Online
To quickly complete your back-to-school forms, log into PowerSchool and click on “InfoSnap” (or PowerSchool Registration). You’ll find a complete set of forms for your student, with most of the answers pre-completed for you. Simply edit previous info and answer the remaining questions. After you finish your first child, the program can “snap” updates into your remaining children’s forms. We recommend using a computer (not a phone) – you can visit a library, use your child’s school chromebook, or take advantage of school computers at open house. The online forms include everything except the application for free/reduced lunch.

For kindergartners and students who are new to Charlottesville City Schools, these forms are not required unless you need to update the information.

Free/Reduced Lunch
Look for a paper application in the mail. Medicaid-qualifying families and students at Clark, Jackson-Via, and Johnson do not need to complete this form since they automatically qualify for free meals.

Meal Account Balance Checks
This year, we have switched from “My School Bucks” to “My Payments Plus.” You can set up low-balance reminders with My Payments Plus, and for a service fee of about 4 percent, you can pay online. We plan to connect this service with PowerSchool, as well. For more information, see charlottesvilleschools.org/nutrition.

Calls/Emails/Text Messages
Choose whether to receive calls, emails, or texts from the schools. Log into PowerSchool and click on Contact Manager at the left. Then click “Contacts” in a new screen. For your (first) child, click “Edit.” For each number or email you have, check the messages you would like to receive. Then click “Save.”

Bus Information
Bus routes will be mailed home with back-to-school information from your school.

Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube
For updates, follow us at @CvilleSchools! Many schools have accounts, as well.
Instructions for New PowerSchool Parent Portal Accounts

This letter will help you create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account so that you can get your teacher assignments, complete back-to-school forms, and view grades/attendance. You will need a letter for each of your children. (If you’re missing a letter, perhaps you already opened an account.) For assistance or an additional child’s codes, call 245-2943. Access IDs and passwords are unique for each student. You should keep this letter in a safe place.

Instructions to Open a New Account (see the letters mailed to your home for your personalized information)

  • Open an internet browser on your computer and direct your browser to https://sis.charlottesvilleschools.org/publicYou may also find a link on the “Parents” menu at the bottom of every page of the Charlottesville City Schools web site at http://www.charlottesvilleschools.org
  • Click the Create Account buttonA new screen will open. Parent’s information goes in the top section. You must give an email address.
    The parent or guardian chooses a username and password. Passwords must be at least 6 characters.
  • Children’s access information goes in the lower section.Use the Access ID and password from the letter or letters you received in the mail. Passwords are case sensitive and MUST be entered exactly as they appear above. If you have more than one child, you will receive more than one letter and should enter all children here.Remember to click Enter when you have finished entering all children.
  • Once you have completed the above, you will see this screen.  You can
    now use your new username/password to log in at: https://sis.charlottes-
    villeschools.org/public 
     (Or find a link at the bottom of our web site.)

To Add a Student to an Existing Parent Account:To add a child, log in and click “Account Preferences,” then “Students,”
then “Add.” Enter the student access data from the letter you received in the mail.

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CHS Fall 2017 Information

CHS Black Knights logoThe first day of school is Wednesday, August 23.

Open House Information:

  • The CHS open house is Monday, August 21 from 5-7pm.
  • Virtual education orientation is August 21, beginning at 1pm. To find your session’s start time, find information here.
  • CATEC orientation is  Wednesday, August 16, from 5-7pm.

Save-the-Dates for Rising 9th-Graders:

  • August 14,  Link Crew 9th Grade Orientation, 9am -2pm
  • August 21, Open House, 5-7pm
  • August 22, 9th Grade Meet/Greet, 3pm
  • August 23, 1st day of school, 9:05am

Bus Routes:

Key Fall Dates at CHS:

Fall Sports Information:

  • Visit gocville.org to follow CHS sports and activities, including try-out info and parent meetings.

Senior Portrait Information:

  • Thursday, August 10 (9am-4pm)
  • Make-Up: Monday, September 11 (9am-4pm)
  • See a FAQ about senior portraits below.
  • For questions regarding price, packages or setup, contact Life Touch for more info at 540-562-3107 or 800-366-0639.

9th-11th Grade Portrait Information:

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, September 19-20
  • Make-Up: Monday, October 16

Senior Portrait FAQ

FAQ

Senior Portraits — August 10th

Q: Where do I view my August 10 photo slot?
A: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BlackKnights18

Q: What if the time doesn’t work for me?
A: Contact Mr. Toole at toolea1@charlottesvilleschools.org

Q: What if I miss my time slot?
A: If you can come to the MLKPAC before 3:30pm, come on out.  Otherwise do make ups on September 11th.

Q. Where do I take my photo?
A: Go to the PAC, and they will direct you from there.

Q: What should I wear?
A. Wear an undershirt and bring several of your favorite outfits.

Q: Should I take a photo?
A: Yes, it gets you a Senior id, you may want to use the formal shot to send out to relatives, and it’s the first check on your name and image for the yearbook.  You can still submit a private photo as well.

Q: What if I want to submit a personal photo?
A: First, take your photo with Life Touch on August 10th in the PAC and then do your private setting.  Submit the private one by October 1st to Mr. Toole at toolea1@charlottesvilleschools.org.  Make sure it’s a high-resolution photo (300 DPI) and rename it with your first and last name.  Place your name in the subject along with the words “Senior Photo.”  Example: Barney Rubble Senior Photo.

 

Facilities

Clark---10_edCharlottesville City Schools is growing! As our enrollment increases, we need to consider the future of our school facilities and how we can best meet our students’ needs. This growth also presents an opportunity to modernize our schools for 21st-century learning.

For a recent article exploring these questions, read Charlottesville Tomorrow’s piece “Charlottesville seeking solutions to school capacity challenges” (June 30, 2017).

Stay tuned for community meetings and other opportunities to learn more and express your ideas.

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School Supplies Lists 2017-18

School-Supply-Lists2School starts August 23.  Now is a great time to get your school supplies!

Below are this year’s CCS school supplies lists.  Copies of these lists are available at area stores. If you have any questions, please call your school.

And if you need assistance getting school supplies for this year, contact your school counselor. People who registered for this year’s Back-to-School Bash can pick up their supplies at their school open house on Monday, August 21. (The Sprint Pavilion event on August 19 has been cancelled.)

School Supply Lists for the 2017-18 School Year: