What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Apply for PreK! Priority Deadline March 15

    At Charlottesville City Schools, we offer a free preschool program for qualifying three- and four-year-olds. Those who live within the Charlottesville City limits and have a child who will be three or four years old by September 30 may be eligible to enroll in the Charlottesville City Preschool Program and/or the MACAA Head Start Program. Preschool applications are now open for the 2021-22 school year— and there’s a new, simpler way to do it called Go2Grow. Go2Grow works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Greene. Families can review and sign up for ...

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    Information and Agreement for In-Person Instruction

    For families who will have a student begin in-person instruction on March 8, please review our new safety practices for in-person instruction, below. Then complete the agreement form  online (one per household using the link below) or at your school(s). New Safety Practices for In-Person Instruction Ready to Sign the Agreement? ¿Listo para firmar el acuerdo? Print-ready Versions of Key Documents/ Documentos importantes en español listos para imprimir Safety Rules/Agreement Form | Daily Health Screener Formulario de acuerdo y normas de seguridad | Evaluador de Salud Diaro   More Information Visit charlottesvillesvilleschools.org/returntolearn

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    Return to Learn Plan — Approved Option for In-Person Learning

    Revised March 4, 2021 This page is designed to help you know our current thinking and preparations for  returning to in-person learning for some students at Charlottesville City Schools. Top Tools for Families Returning to In-Person Instruction on March 8: Enlaces para información en español: Formulario de acuerdo y normas de seguridad  |  Evaluador de Salud Diaro  |  Qué hacer en situaciones de Covid

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  • Health Texts Under Consideration

    Charlottesville City Schools invites you to review textbooks under consideration for Health in grades 5-12. The resources may be viewed online March 4-31. Please email brantlj1@charlottesvilleschools.org to access. In addition, the School Health Advisory Board is reviewing the division’s Wellness Policy. If you have suggestions for the committee, please email brantlj1@charlottesvilleschools.org.

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    Notice of Electronic School Board Meeting

    On Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. the Charlottesville City School Board will hold a regular meeting via Zoom in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act §2.2- 3708.2 (A) (3).  The meeting agenda can be found on the Board’s Electronic School Board website. How can the public participate in a Virtual School Board? Address the Board on any issue involving the school division by emailing schoolboard@charlottesvilleschools.org. Livestream (view only) on Facebook. Livestream (with live comment) by joining the meeting via our Zoom webinar. This option is required if you wish to address the Board during opportunities on the agenda (comments from members of the community). *Register in advance for ...

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  • February 2021 News and Highlights

    A Message from the Superintendent Dear Staff and Families: In our December newsletter, I presented some key elements of a new plan for returning to in-person instruction. In this column, I am pleased to say that come March 8, this plan will become a reality. As a reminder, this plan offers the option of 4 days/week of in-person instruction to students in PreK-grade 6. If you wish to revisit your decision about online vs in-person instruction, please contact your school by Friday. Buford and CHS will offer in-person supports for those students most in need while maintaining their current schedules for online learning ...

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  • Winter 2021: Pick an action! Do an Action!

    Charlottesville City Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team are working together to reduce the energy and water footprint of all City schools. In 2019,the School Board approved an Energy and Water Performance resolution, showing a commitment to achieving and maintaining high performing school facilities. Continuing on past efforts, the City’s maintenance and development teams are specifying high efficiency building equipment, such as high-efficiency chillers and LED lighting, and are enhancing operational control through advanced building automation systems. Charlottesville Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team continue to investigate ways to accelerate the installation of high performance equipment throughout our ...

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    January 8 Update for Families

    The following message was shared with staff and families on January 8, 2021. Dear Staff and Families– We’re writing with an update to the timeline for online learning, as well as several other important updates about: next year’s draft academic calendar,  next year’s budget development,  Tuesday’s forum on school safety, and  a reminder about the importance of applying for free/reduced meals for fee waivers. TIMELINE UPDATE FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING At the January 7 School Board meeting, the Board voted to postpone the possible return of additional students to in-person learning until March 8. This date is tentative depending on a review of COVID data at Board meetings in ...

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    Draft Calendar for 2021-22

    The Charlottesville-Albemarle School Calendar Committee has created a draft calendar for the 2021-22 school year. Please take a minute to review the draft and share your thoughts with us for the committee’s consideration before they bring the calendar before the Board. Please note that this calendar is subject to change due to the pandemic and local, state, and federal guidance. Draft calendar for 2021-22 (pdf) Link to Google form to provide feedback A joint committee from Charlottesville Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools will review the feedback and then present a recommendation to the School Boards for review and voting. Comments about the calendar: Spring break: Our ...

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    Important Message from the Superintendent and the School Board

    The following message was shared with Charlottesville City Schools staff and families in response to the events in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021. Dear staff and families– We are writing now filled with grief, anger, and disappointment. In no uncertain terms, we condemn the violent and treasonous assault on the U.S. Capitol building, our elections, and the peaceful transfer of power. As Charlottesville residents, the imagery and actions in D.C. bring us back to August 2017, and we have seen and felt the impact that hate can leave. We know that many of the same groups and ideologies were present at both ...

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