Venable will be offering tours to prospective parents on the dates listed below. All tours take place at 9:15 a.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. We limit the number of participants on each tour to ensure that everyone can hear and ask questions. Please call Ms. Lawson in the Venable office to register – 434-245-2418.
Parents should plan to arrive in the front office a few minutes early to sign in and receive visitors’ passes. Please allot time for parking as there are only a few spots available on site and many of the neighborhood streets do not permit non-resident parking during the day.
Unfortunately, requests for tours at other dates and times cannot be honored due to the disruption to classes.
It’s time to order your yearbook and get your photos or senior portraits made.
You can order your yearbook or place a senior ad with a special message and photos here.
See details below.
Want to say something special to your senior that they will have forever? Buy an ad space to share your message and pictures on balfour.com. These can be baby photos, senior photos, and any photos in between. Go beyond words with this sweet “goodbye and good luck” message!
Outside Photographers for senior pictures:
If using an outside photographer, senior pictures are due November 15. Submit the original JPEG by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$65 before October 25
$75 after October 25
All ad spaces, yearbooks, and accessories can be purchased at balfour.com.
Upcoming Dates & Info:
September 16: Senior Portrait Make-up Day
September 17-18: Non-Senior School Picture Days
October 14: Picture Make-up Day
October 25: Last day to buy yearbook at reduced price
November 15: Senior portraits from outside photographers due to Ms. Helm
Chromebooks will be distributed at CHS open house on August 20 from 5-7 p.m. Complete your re-registration forms in PowerSchool (not needed for new students) to give permission for your child to receive a Chromebook. Call 245-2410 or 245-2962 for PowerSchool assistance.
(434) 245-2686Department Chair & T-Wa:
Sarah Elaine Hart
(434) 245-2688We-Z & ESL:
(434) 245-2685Office hours for school counselors are 8:30-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Please contact your student’s counselor if you would like to request an appointment.
Fall Sports Information:
Visit gocville.org to follow CHS sports and activities, including try-out info and parent meetings.
Q: Where do I view my photo slot?
A: You will receive your appointment times in the mail via Lifetouch by late July.
Q: What if the time doesn’t work for me?
A: Contact Lifetouch at 540-562-3107 or 800-366-0639.
Q: What if I miss my time slot?
A: If you can come to the MLKPAC before 3:30pm on Senior Picture Day, come on out. Otherwise do make ups.
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 Lifetouch on Senior Picture Day in the PAC and then do your private setting. Submit the private one by October 1st to Ms. Hannah Helm at email@example.com. 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.
9th-11th Grade Portrait Information:
Non-Senior Picture Day: September 17-18, 9am-4pm, MLK PAC or CHS small gym
Non-Senior Picture Make-Up Day: October 14, 9am-4pm, MLK PAC or CHS small gym
School starts August 21. 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, plan to attend the Back to School Bash at the Sprint Pavilion on August 17 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. For more information about the Back to School Bash, including a link to register, visit www.cvillebacktoschoolbash.com/.
For assistance with other school supplies, any fees, or other needs, please contact your school principal or counselor.
Reading never takes a vacation! Make this important and fun activity a part of your summer. Below is information about our summer reading programs.
Also, you and your family might enjoy meeting up with Books on Bikes, a group of Charlottesville City Schools teachers, librarians, staff, and even trained doggie pals as they make summertime deliveries of books and freezy-pops.
Charlottesville-area residents can now register to participate in the 14th Annual Clark Elementary School “Buzz by Belmont” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 26.
The race is a celebration of fitness, student achievement, and family fun that starts and finishes at Clark Elementary School and has become a tradition in the neighborhood and Charlottesville fitness community.
The race starts at 8:00 a.m. and takes participants along a rolling course through the diverse neighborhoods that comprise the Clark Elementary School district. There will also be a free Kids Dash for elementary students (Pre-K to 4th grade) which will start at 9:00 a.m. on the Clark Elementary Field. The dash will be run by age group and contained to the Clark field.
Fees range from pay-what-you-can donations for Clark Families to a $10 youth fee or
$20 for adults 18-and-over for early registrations. Prices increase $5 after 9/15. Race tshirts
are guaranteed for all early registrations.
This year’s event is being sponsored in part by a Virginia Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School mini-grant. The Safe Routes to School program aims to encourage students to walk to school regularly and safely. In addition to providing built-in exercise for students, the program seeks to reduce traffic congestion and emissions around
The race is officiated by the Charlottesville Track Club, and is part of the C-ville-athon
running circuit. All proceeds benefit the Clark Education Opportunity Fund. Post-race
activities will be held at Clark and will include cheering for the kids dash, Safe Routes to
School bicycle rodeo, a raffle featuring local business gift cards, and race prizes.
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 starting at 8am (check-in at 7:30am). Who: Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome. Where: Start and finish at Clark Elementary School, 1000 Belmont Avenue. Registration:Sign up now! Early Bird pricing until September 15. Tshirts guaranteed for all early registrants. Sign up to Volunteer: There are many ways to help and have fun! Link to SignUp Genius coming soon.
Thanks to our Sponsors: Safe Routes to School, The Catering Outfit, The Local, Ting, WE Brown, Stony Point Design/Build, Martin Horn, Balanced Physical Therapy and Chiropractic, Ragged Mountain Running Shop and Charlottesville Track Club.
The 2019 Niche.com K-12 rankings are out, and Charlottesville City Schools earned an A+ , placing #6 overall among Virginia school districts and landing in the top 3% in the nation.
Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents. Additional recognition for CCS from a variety of Niche categories include:
#2 of 133 – Most Diverse School Divisions
#3 of 132 – Best Places to Teach in Virginia
#6 of 132 – Districts with the Best Teachers in Virginia.
A+ ranking in College Prep and Diversity categories and A in Academics and Teachers.
We’re proud of the good work of our students and teachers, and we appreciate the support of our community. While any given ranking system has its limitations, Charlottesville City Schools has done so well by so many measures, that the combined feedback paints a portrait of excellence. Three other indicators would include:
100 percent of Charlottesville City Schools met the state’s accreditation standards in 2017-18, compared with 86 percent of schools statewide. Out of 132 divisions in Virginia, Charlottesville is one of just 65 divisions that presently have all their schools fully accredited.