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Mr. Rashaad Pitt Named New CHS Principal

Mr. Rashaad Pitt is named new principal of CHS
Mr. Rashaad Pitt begins as the principal of CHS on August 15.

Monday, August 8, 2022

The new principal of Charlottesville High School is an educator and instructional leader with seventeen years of experience, whose expertise includes restorative justice, community outreach, and professional development. Mr. Rashaad Pitt most recently served as assistant principal at George Wythe High School in Richmond Public Schools. He will begin the role of CHS principal effective August 15.

Mr. Pitt began his journey as an educator in 2006 as a history teacher in Petersburg City Public Schools. Working in a range of settings such as Chesterfield County Public Schools, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and Hampton City Schools, Mr. Pitt has served as teacher, middle school success coordinator, high school dean of students, and career academy principal.

Dr. Gurley noted, “Our staff and parent committee was impressed by the wide range of experiences and skills that Mr. Pitt will bring to this position. Even more so, we all appreciated his warmth and positivity.”

Mr. Pitt earned his bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University, a master’s degree in education from Walden University, and a master’s degree in educational leadership

from Regent University. His areas of experience include restorative justice, community outreach, professional development, and instructional leadership. Mr. Pitt has lectured at the University of Richmond and is a contributing author for volume 2 of Next in Line to Lead: The Voice of the Assistant Principal.

“I am excited to begin this next chapter,” noted Mr. Pitt. “I want to build on the strong success and good work of Dr. Irizarry, and I look forward to working with the excellent leadership team and staff at CHS.”

As Mr. Pitt enters his 17th year in education, he is the proud father of three beautiful children, Talia, Jayla, and Elijah.

COVID Testing

Opportunity to Participate in Free In-School COVID-19 Screening Testing

Charlottesville City Schools is pleased to partner with the state to offer a free COVID testing program for both special events and for weekly in-school testing.

Back-to-School COVID Testing (August 17, 21, and 22)


Join us for FREE COVID testing for Cville Schools staff and students:

  • Wednesday, August 17, CHS MLKPAC (come inside), 1–2pm
  • Sunday, August 21, CHS (drive-thru), 2–4pm
  • Monday, August 22, Buford (drive-thru), 4–6pm
  • Also sign up for free, weekly, in-school testing!

Sign Up for Testing

When Does the In-School Weekly Testing Start

It will start the week of August 29 and will follow a similar schedule to last year (Mondays -Wednesdays.) We’ll post information when details are final. Sign up here (even if you got tested last year or over the summer).

How and When Will I Get Results?

Results will usually come back within 24 hours and are reported directly to the Virginia Department of Health and Charlottesville City Schools. Anyone who tests positive will be notified by phone call. After any positive cases are notified, we will send an email communicating negative test results to anyone who registered via this website. (Anyone who registered just prior to the testing event or who registered on-site should know that “no news is good news.”)

What if I Need Proof of My Negative Test?

If you need proof of your negative test, please call 245-2400.

Need Extended Hours?

Find free testing opportunities from the Blue Ridge Health District here.

More Information

Thanks to our partners on this project, the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Department of Health, and Next Molecular. And thanks to our other partners – our students, families, and staff!

Sign Up for Testing

 

illustration of linguistic charactersTranslation Traducción ترجمة Tafsiri अनुवाद ترجمه

Translators and interpreters are available. Our web site and the sign-up form can be translated with Google. Call or email your school for help. You can also text 434-953-1802.

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. 

 

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two graduates from CHS

Senior Portrait Information

two graduates from CHSSenior Portrait Day is August 4, 2022 at Charlottesville HIgh School.

Visit prestigeportraits.com to schedule a session at CHS. Seniors can find CHS by using the City and State lookup on the website.

In addition to the events at CHS, seniors can also arrange to have their images done at one of Prestige Portraits studios by going to prestigeportraits.com/studio.  

As a reminder, all seniors need to have their meningococcal meningitis vaccination prior to the start of the year.

Title IX

The Charlottesville City School Division is committed to maintaining an educational environment and workplace that is free from harassment.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

REPORTING

RESOURCES

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Update on CHS principal search

July 6, 2022

Message from Dr. Gurley:

I hope this message finds you doing well. It is so hard to believe that we are in the fourth week of the summer break. I am writing to let you know the status of the high school principal vacancy. With the assistance of our division leaders, I have been reviewing applicants, and at this point I do not feel that any applicant rises to the level that meets the qualifications of what you said you are looking for in CHS’s next principal. Charlottesville High School is a special place and requires a principal that has the heart and leadership qualities needed for the position. This is one of the moments I feel that it is imperative that I “Go slow to go fast.” We are hopeful that a successful candidate will emerge soon; therefore, we will continue to vet applicants until a pool of exemplary applicants can be presented to the interview panel.

Thank you for being a valued member of the Black Knight Nation!

Flyer for World Peace Game. See webpage for details or email jstavitski@k12albemarle.org

World Peace Game Camp for Walker Students

Flyer for World Peace Game. See webpage for details or email jstavitski@k12albemarle.orgSpots are still open for the free World Peace Game camp for last year’s Walker students (rising 6th and 7th-graders from CCS and ACPS).

  • July 11-15
  • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm daily
  • Where:
    Community Lab School
    1200 Forest St.
    Charlottesville, Va 22903
  • Sponsored by: Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville/Albemarle

What is the World Peace Game?

Developed at Venable School, the World Peace Game is a internationally used hands-on political science simulation. Four countries are arrayed against each other as young players take on the roles of prime ministers, cabinet members, arms dealers, and
more. The object? Achieve world peace and global prosperity by challenging students with 24 interlocking, multifaceted crises–hurricanes, oil spills, food shortages, political and economic tensions–while on the brink of armed conflict.

Learn more here!

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School Bus

CHS Summer Academy Bus Information

School BusThis information is for students enrolled in CHS Summer Academy for credit replacement. Please use the bus that is most convenient for you.

Looking for other opportunities? It’s not too late to check out our Summer Opportunities blog for area programs for students of all ages.

ROUTE #1 CHS AM
7:04 am START PALATINE AVE @ 6TH ST SE
7:06 am (stop) 1ST ST S @ LANKFORD AVE
7:07 am (stop) ELLIOTT AVE @ BURNET ST (CAT SHELTER)
7:08 am (stop) 5TH ST SW @ BAILEY RD
7:09 am (stop) 5TH ST SW @ CLEVELAND AVE
7:10 am (stop) HARRIS RD @ MOSELEY DR
7:11 am (stop) JEFFERSON PARK AV @ AZALEA DR
7:12 am (stop) JEFFERSON PARK AVE @ OLD LYNCHBURG RD
7:13 am (stop) FONTAINE AVENUE EXT @ PIEDMONT AVE N
7:16 am (stop) JEFFERSON PARK AVE @ STRIBLING AVE
7:18 am (stop) CHERRY AVE @ JOHNSON ELEM SCH
7:19 am (stop) CHERRY AVE @ FOREST HILLS AVE
7:24 am (stop) ROSE HILL DR @ HENRY AVE
7:25 am END ROSE HILL DR @ WESTWOOD RD
7:29 am DEST CHS

ROUTE #2 CHS AM
7:05 am START AVON ST @ ROCKLAND AVE
7:06 am (stop) AVON ST @ BLENHEIM AVE
7:07 am (stop) AVON ST @ HINTON AVE
7:08 am (stop) MONTICELLO AVE @ TUFTON AVE
7:09 am (stop) CARLTON RD @ HAMPTON ST
7:13 am (stop) CHESAPEAKE ST @ RIVERSIDE AVE
7:14 am (stop) CHESAPEAKE ST @ 18TH ST NE
7:16 am (stop) MEADE AVE @ LITTLE HIGH ST
7:18 am (stop) LOCUST AVE @ HAZEL ST
7:22 am (stop) RIVER RD @ RIVER CT
7:23 am (stop) LOCUST AVE @ CALHOUN ST
7:29 am DEST CHS

ROUTE #3 CHS AM
7:00 am START 10TH ST NW @ PAGE ST
7:02 am (stop) PRESTON AVE @ CABELL AVE
7:04 am (stop) RUGBY RD @ GENTRY LN
7:07 am (stop) HYDRAULIC RD @ MICHIE DR
7:12 am (stop) RICKY RD @ WAYNE AVE
7:13 am (stop) CEDAR HILL RD @ NORTH BERKSHIRE RD
7:16 am (stop) BRANDYWINE DR @ KING MOUNTAIN RD
7:17 am (stop) GREENBRIER DR No Intersection
7:19 am (stop) GREENBRIER DR @ BANBURY ST
7:23 am END NICHOLSON ST @ BENNETT ST
7:30 am DEST CHS

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Sign up for YMCA After School

YMCA logoDear Charlottesville City Schools families,

Registration is now open for the YMCA After School Program in Charlottesville City Schools (formerly the CLASS program) for the 2022-23 school year! For more information about the program and to make a reservation for your child(ren), please visit: https://piedmontymca.org/ymca-after-school-ccs.

The program serves students in kindergarten through grade 6 on our school campuses, beginning at school dismissal and ending at 6pm. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to reserve a spot online as soon as possible to guarantee placement in the program. In early summer, the YMCA will contact participants who have reservations in order to fill out paperwork and complete their registration.

We are pleased to partner with the YMCA on this important program. If you have questions about the YMCA After School Program, please contact Bonita Patton at youthandfamily@piedmontymca.org.

Graduation 2022: Photos and Video

Thanks to all who made graduation on June 9 at the Ting Pavilion such a success!

Free Graduation Photos

Above are a sample of photographer Erin Edgerton’s photos from graduation. Click HERE for FREE DOWNLOADS of all of Erin Edgerton’s professional graduation photos (you may need to enter your name and email address to see the photos, but they are free!).

Watch Graduation

Poster congratulating the CHS class of 2022 including portaits of current seniors and the info 7pm, June 9, 2022, Ting Pavilion.

Media Coverage of Graduation