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Venable Back-to-School Info

translation buttonDear Venable Families:

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

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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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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.

 

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

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.

Buford students sharing their projects at the Making and Education Fair at American University.

School’s Out, But The Engineers Are In

Has anyone told the Buford engineers that school’s out?! This summer, they’ve already made presentations at U.Va. Curry School of Education, American University, and ISTE ’17 in San Antonio! (That’s the the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.) To learn more about their summer activities, follow @CCS_iSTEM on Twitter.

 

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Online Back-to-School Forms with InfoSnap

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The online service for doing returning students’ back-to-school forms for the 2017-18 year will be available on August 14. To access your forms, please log into PowerSchool and click on InfoSnap or (PowerSchool Registration).  (The buttom will look like this:

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

Need help logging into PowerSchool?

  • Current account users: there is a username and password retrieval tool on the PowerSchool login page. Make sure ALL your students are connected to your account (see the letter you received for codes).
  • New users: you received a letter with the codes and instructions you need to set up your account. Be sure to connect ALL your students to your parent account.
  • A sample copy of the information letter is here.

Are you a registering a new student?