Photo and Yearbook Information

senior-portraitsIt’s time to order your yearbook and get your photos or senior portraits made!

Upcoming Dates:


Online Back-to-School Forms with InfoSnap



You can save time for both you and the school staff!  If you register online, ALL your paper forms will be done except any school-specific forms or the free & reduced lunch application.

You will use an online registration service called InfoSnap. This secure system will help us move away from paper registrations.  Since we do not know who will want to complete the forms online, all students will receive a complete set of paper forms.  Again, if you register online, please recycle all of them except any school-specific forms or, if applicable, the application for free & reduced lunch.

Quick Instructions:

  1. Get your child/children’s “snap codes” by logging into PowerSchool. If you don’t have a PowerSchool login, call your school.  If  you need additional help, you can call 245-2943. Check the “Snap Code” tab for each student.
  2. Follow this link to Infosnap to begin the process
  3. Copy and paste in your (first) child’s snap code (again, found in PowerSchool). You can retype the code, but it’s much easier to copy and paste:  highlight the code, right-click your mouse, and select “copy.” When you’re ready to paste, right-click and select “paste.”
  4. Create a free account through InfoSnap.
  5. Review or enter the needed information.   When you’re done, click submit. (If you’re missing information, the last screen will have fields highlighted in yellow.  Click on a yellow field to enter the missing information.)  To see a video of what the Cville Schools InfoSnap process looks like, click here.
  6. If you have another student, click “start another student” and copy in the next student’s snapcode.  To make the process easier, InfoSnap can copy your updates to the other students in your family.
  7. Check to see if you have any school-specific forms in your paper packet.  Or if you need to apply for free & reduced lunch, complete that paper form, as well. Otherwise, you’re done!
  8. Having problems? Look below to see how to check with Charlottesville City Schools or InfoSnap.

Detailed Instructions:

How do I get started?

  • Get your child/children’s “snap codes” by logging into PowerSchool. If you don’t have a PowerSchool login, call your school.  If you need additional help, you can call 245-2943. Check the “Snap Code” tab for each student.
  • Then follow this link to InfoSnap to get started.

What’s a snap code?
The snap code is like a key to your child’s data for the upcoming school year. In PowerSchool, you should find a unique  snapcode for each child. Make sure you “copy and paste” or retype it exactly as it appears above, with no spaces or punctuation. You can retype the code, but it’s much easier to copy and paste:  highlight the code, right-click your mouse, and select “copy.” When you’re ready to paste, right-click and select “paste.”

Should I create an account?

  • If you’ve never completed an online form with InfoSnap, you will need to create an InfoSnap Account. This allows you to securely save your work and come back at a later time if necessary. You can use your email address or cell phone number.
  • If you already have an account, you can sign in and complete the form using the same account. Forms for multiple children can be completed in the same account.

Do I have to answer all the questions?
Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. To see a video of what the Cville Schools InfoSnap process looks like, click here.

What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change, prior to submitting the form, you can either navigate back to the page  using the “< Prev” and “Next >” buttons. Or if you are on the Review page, click on the underlined field.  If you have already submitted the form, then you will need to contact your student’s school, so they can make the changes for you. If you need to change your address, you’ll also need to call the school.

I’ve completed the form, now what?
Once you have finished entering your information, click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button, you will need to make sure that you have answered all REQUIRED questions. Just click on any information highlighted in yello, and you will return to the missing information.

After you register online, you are ALL DONE with division-wide paperwork except for applications for free & reduced lunch.  But look through the paper packet you received to see if you need to complete a school-specific form.

What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes, because you’ll need to provide information that is specific for each child.  We recommend that you complete and submit one form and then start another – this will allow you to “snap” (or share) selected family information, which saves you time.

I’m not sure how to answer a question. I don’t know what the question is asking.
You can contact your Charlottesville City School District at (434) 245-2962 to ask any general questions about the form.

Help! I’m having technical difficulties.
For technical support, visit or click “Contact Us” from any InfoSnap page.

Se Habla Espanol!
Si tiene preguntas acerca de las escuelas de Charlottesville, llame a nuestra línea telefónica en español al (434) 245-2548. Un profesor de español le devolverá la llamada.


Back-to-School Info for CHS

CHS_IMG_3492School starts Tuesday, August 23!  Here are some dates and information to help you prepare.

Upcoming Dates

  • August 8: Schedules and information will be mailed during this week.
  • August 12: Freshman orientation, 8am – 12:30pm.
  • August 18: Open house, 4:30-6:30pm.  Come see your friends and teachers, and check out the school’s new branch of the U.Va. Credit Union.
  • August 31: Senior Portrait Make-Up Day (by appointment).  Call LifeTouch at
  • Add the Charlottesville Schools academic calendar and the CHS event calendar to your Google calendars!

School Supplies:

Fall Athletics:

New!  Knights United Branch of UVA Community Credit Union Opens at CHS



School Supplies Lists

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 or register for this year’s Community Back-to-School Bash at the Sprint Wireless Pavilion on Saturday,  August 13, from 11 –  1 pm.

School Supply Lists:


Summer Reading at Charlottesville City Schools

Summer-ReadingReading 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 popsicles.

Summer Reading Information:


Open House Schedules


Come meet your teachers and see your classrooms! Open houses this year will be on Monday, August 22 (pre-school through 8th grade) and Thursday, August 18 (CHS). School starts on Tuesday, August 23.


Wednesday, August 17

CATEC Open House, Wednesday, August 17, 5-7 pm

Thursday, August 18

CHS Open House, 4:30-6:30 pm

Friday, August 19

CHS Virtual Education Open House, 1-4 pm

Monday, August 22

Elementary Schools: 1–3pm
Walker Upper Elementary: 3–5 pm
Lugo-McGinness Academy: 4-6 pm
Buford Middle School: 5–7 pm

Tuesday, August 23

First Day of School


Elementary: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 pm
Buford and Walker: 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
CHS: 9:05 am to 3:50 pm



Summer Information

CHS-vertical-rightEven in summer, CHS is a busy place.Here’s some helpful information:

Summer School

NEW, Free CyberCamp at CHS

Next Year’s Sports Tryout Information:

August 12 Orientation for Rising 9th-Graders:



Dr. Eric Irizarry, Prinicpal of CHS

Dr. Eric Irizarry Named New CHS Principal

Dr. Eric Irizarry

At a staff meeting this afternoon, Dr. Rosa Atkins announced the appointment of Dr. Eric Irizarry as principal of Charlottesville High School effective July 1. Irizarry was selected from a strong pool of candidates from across Virginia and beyond.

Dr. Irizarry presently serves as principal of D.C. Virgo Prep Middle School in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was tapped to lead that school’s reopening and reorganization in 2012, and the school has since made gains in student achievement, implemented a 1:1 technology initiative, and has launched a STEM initiative. Dr. Irizarry holds three degrees from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he has remained active as an adjunct teacher. He has held a number of administrative and teaching positions in North Carolina schools, has presented at conferences, and has focused much of his research and career on helping all students to achieve.

“We are delighted that Dr. Irizarry is coming to Charlottesville High School,” notes Dr. Atkins. “We were blessed with a difficult choice for the position since the applicant pool was so strong. Even so, a consensus emerged among our stakeholders that Dr. Irizarry should be the school’s next leader. We are thankful that so many parents, teachers, and staff members  participated in this process, and we are confident that Dr. Irizarry will sustain and enhance the excellence of Charlottesville High School.”

Dr. Irizarry holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and doctor of education from UNC Wilmington. Dr. Irizarry began his teaching career in New Hanover County Schools. He then moved to the Roger Bacon Academy, where he served first as assistant principal and dean of instruction before becoming middle school principal. He returned to New Hanover County Schools in 2012 to guide the reopening of D.C. Virgo Prep Middle School. Among his areas of emphasis have been building community partnerships, developing new programs, and fostering community and achievement among at-risk youth.

Outside of his role as principal, Dr. Irizarry has served on a number of division-level committees, community-based projects, and programs associated with UNC Wilmington. He has presented at regional and national conferences, and his work has been published in the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.