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parents and child holding hands walking up steps of Venable School.

Back-to-School Night coming soon

parents and child holding hands walking up steps of Venable School.Please join us for our annual Back to School Night on Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. During Back to School Night, your child will show you around his or her classroom, demonstrate routines, and give you a peek into some of the work he or she is already doing at school. Other areas to visit include the library, art room (where you can sign up to view your child’s art on Artsonia), iSTEM lab, Spanish room, and music/PE.

Kindergarten families will have a different structure: drop off students on the back playground for supervision anytime before 5:50, and then head to your child’s classroom at 5:50pm for a more formal teacher presentation (about 20 minutes). Then visit any of the other open locations around the school.

At 6:30 p.m, we will have a brief welcome from Dr. Kershner and ribbon-cutting to celebrate our new playground equipment. This will be immediately followed by our annual Back to School Picnic on the blacktop. PTO will provide chicken and paper products. Families are asked to bring sides and desserts to share within their grade level (these can be dropped off on the blacktop prior to visiting classrooms). See this week’s flyer for more details.

logo for Walker Buford United PTO

New PTO merger unites Walker and Buford

logo for Walker Buford United PTOWe are excited to announce a new and combined parent teacher organization that includes Walker Upper Elementary School and Buford Middle School. Walker Buford United will support both schools today and lay the groundwork for a strong PTO during and after our future school reconfiguration.

For more, please read the following announcement that was published in the first Walker Buford United PTO newsletter:

Dear Parents and Community of Walker and Buford:

With August 21 right around the corner, we are getting excited for the return of our amazing students!

We have been hard at work this summer preparing for a successful fall in both schools. Our minds and efforts have been focused on two important areas: instruction and community building. We want Walker and Buford to be safe, positive, and fun schools in which every child has the opportunity to grow and learn. As principals, we are committed to equity in our schools: more than options and access, we want to ensure that every child meets her or his full potential.

We are particularly excited by the merging of our two Parent Teacher Organizations. This is a very important step in easing the transition between Walker and Buford as we develop shared practices, communication, and parent support. This will be real work. Together, we have an entire community to bring together in our schools. With over 1,300 students, we have important work to connect each family and our PTO. We greatly appreciate the support of the new PTO and look forward to engaging all of our community in supporting our schools.

With hope for a wonderful school year,
Dr. Adam Hastings, Principal, Walker Upper Elementary
Dr. Jesse Turner, Principal, Buford Middle

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Latest edition of Dr. Kershner’s newsletter is published!

Venable newsletter screenshotTo find out what’s happening at Venable School in September, read the latest principal’s newsletter here.

This month’s highlights include information about attendance awareness month, gifted education changes, and a gallery showing what we’ve been up to since the first day.

Also,  learn more about our 4th grade Super Star Crew! The students received their job assignments this week and will begin training and working in the next two weeks.

 

two graduates from CHS

Senior Portrait Information

two graduates from CHSSenior Portrait Day is August 8, 2019 at Charlottesville HIgh School from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the small gym.  Seniors should receive appointments in the mail from Lifetouch by late July. There will be a makeup day for senior portraits on September 6, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For questions regarding appointments or pricing, contact Lifetouch for more info at 540-562-3107 or 800-366-0639.

  • Senior Portrait Day: August 8, 2019, 9am-4pm, CHS small gym
  • Senior Portrait Make-Up Day: September 6, 2019, 9am-4pm, CHS small gym

Senior Portrait FAQ

FAQ

Senior Portraits —

Q: When is my appointment?
A: Lifetouch will send you an appointment time via mail by late July. For questions, contact Lifetouch at 540-562-3107 or 800-366-0639.

Q: What if the time doesn’t work for me?
A: Contact  Yearbook Advisor Ms. Hannah Helm @ helmh1@charlottesvilleschools.org.

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. Helm @ helmh1@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.

For other important CHS fall information, click here.

For CHS Summer Events calendar (pdf download), click here.

CHS Black Knights logo

CHS Fall 2019: Key Dates and Information

CHS Black Knights logoThe first day of school is Wednesday, August 21, 2019. See below for school counselor assignments, bus routes, supplies list, and other important back-to-school information.

School Day Hours:

  •  9:05am to 3:50pm (with a one-hour delayed start on the 2nd Thursday of some months)

Open House Information:

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

School Supplies List:

Summer Reading List:

Chromebook Distribution Information

  • 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.

Bus Routes:

School Counseling:

  • Please visit our CHS Counseling website for important dates,  career and college preparation information, and more!

    College Counselor Assignments

    A-Co:
    Kerry Avakian
    (434) 245-2684Cr-Hi:
    David Wilkerson
    (434) 245-2689Ho-M:
    Brianna Hill
    (434) 245-2687N-S:
    Melanie Key
    (434) 245-2686Department Chair & T-Wa:
    Sarah Elaine Hart
    (434) 245-2688We-Z & ESL:
    Lisa Morales
    (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.

Senior Portrait Information:

  • Senior Picture Day: August 8, 2019, 9am-4pm, CHS small gym
    • Students will receive their appointment times via mail from Lifetouch.
  • Senior Make-Up: September 16, 2019, 9am-pm, CHS small gym
  • See FAQ about senior portraits below.
  • For questions regarding appointments and pricing, contact Lifetouch at 540-562-3107 or 800-366-0639.

Senior Portrait FAQ

FAQ

Senior Portraits —

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 helmh1@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.

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

Staff Portrait Information:

  • Staff Picture Day:  date TBD
    • Individual portraits: 12-4pm
    • Staff group photo: 11:45am

For a downloadable PDF of the CHS Summer Events calendar (July-August), click here.

 

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Image of the PowerSchool and Re-registration Instruction letter. See OCR PDF on this page for content.

Back-to-School Information

feature image of kids and busGet ready for school by completing your back-to-school forms now!

We look forward to welcoming our students back on August 21, 2019 for the first day of school. See below for important dates such as back-to-school open houses, and school supplies lists.

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Image of the PowerSchool and Re-registration Instruction letter. See OCR PDF on this page for content.Back-to-School Forms:

Back-to-school forms have been posted to PowerSchool (click “Re-Registration” at left). Please fill them out as soon as possible.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Need a school supply list? Click here.

Need a summer reading list? Click here.

Need a open house schedule? Click here.

Looking for teacher assignments, class schedules, or bus routes? They’ll be posted to PowerSchool in August. Grades PK-8 will be posted on the AFTERNOON (updated from morning) of Monday, August 13. CHS will announce the timing later.

Regular School 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)

Jackson-Via School Supplies Lists

School supply list graphicSchool starts August 21.  Now is a great time to get your school supplies! Below is the Jackson-Via school suppy list for 2019-20. If you have any questions, please call the main office.

2019-20 Jackson-Via School Supplies Lists

Need help getting school supplies? Register for the Back to School Bash on August 17, 2019 from 10:30am-12pm at the Sprint Pavilion to receive free backpacks and supplies.

For more information about the Back to School Bash, including a link to register, visit www.cvillebacktoschoolbash.com/.