What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Family Learning Resources

    Along with many other school districts across the state and nation, we are working on ways to extend learning opportunities and stay connected to our students while also doing our part to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Have questions about our learning plan? Check out this Frequently Asked Questions page.   Elementary Guides Your child will be hearing from his/her teacher soon, but in the meanwhile, we’ve organized these resources into a sample weekly plan for your convenience! Have fun with these activities.     Walker, Buford, CHS Resources Walker Resources Walker Explorations landing page Walker Resources Guide Buford: Check Canvas or teachers’ Google Classroom. CHS: Check Canvas. Resources for All Ages Basics (Computers, Connectivity, and Expectations      

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    Neighborhood Meal Delivery During Closure

    Spring Break Food Update (April 6-10) During Spring Break, we recommend the following resources to our families: Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry (cvilleloaves.org) Location:   2050 Lambs Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901, near Albemarle High School Hours: Saturday (April 4) 10am-12pm Wednesday (April 8) 2pm-4pm Thursday (April 9) 6:30pm-8:30pm Saturday (April 11) 10am-12pm Register: Please use this form to register so that Loaves & Fishes can prepare appropriately Charlottesville Food Justice Network (cvillefoodjustice.org) Description:  The Charlottesville Food Justice Network is partnering with CCS to provide meals during spring break when the schools will be closed. There will be five delivery sites on Monday and Wednesday and two meals shared each day prepared by local ...

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  • Coronavirus/School Closure

    Updated: April 1, 2020 10:00am This landing page will answer your questions about Charlottesville City Schools’ closure due to coronavirus and point you to other school resources. We are continually updating this page to respond to new information. Charlottesville City Schools Resources: Food Service to Children through CHS Family Learning Resources Charlottesville City Schools Messages to Families Questions about Schools Questions about Students/Staff and their Families Other Resources: Archive of this page Complete set of Charlottesville City Schools Coronavirus and Closure Messages

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    City and Schools promote energy and water conservation-Spring Quarter Update

    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. On April 11th, 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 ...

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    February 2020 News and Highlights

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear staff, family, and community: I write this note in the midst of Kindness Week in our schools. For instance, the superheroes at the right wore capes and masks to remind us that we all have the power to be kind. Does it get any cuter? Love and kindness are key to our schools. Kindness is always available to us, but it is also hard to carry out. Many on our staff were reminded of this truth by Dr. Luvelle Brown, a native son who is now Superintendent in Ithaca Public Schools in New York. He reminded ...

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  • Community Conversations on Equity — Still Time to Speak Up!

    In February, we held a round of community-wide meetings about our shared commitment to serve all of our students well. We will share this feedback with the School Board in March, and we will update this web page with these findings, as well. Have Ideas to Share? We want to hear from you! The slides are posted below, along with a form for online feedback (scroll down). Additional Information/Resources for these Conversations 4-page update on equity efforts at Charlottesville City Schools (Feb 2020) Slides for Community Conversations on Equity Contenido de estas diapositivas que Google puede traducir a otros idiomas… Content from these slides that can ...

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    Black History Month, February 2020

    Black History Month is well underway at Charlottesville City Schools, with morning announcements, door decorations, soul feasts, guest presenters, and more. Here are just a few examples from social media: Jackson-Via art students studied and took inspiration from the rich history of Black artists and activists:   Johnson families enjoy African-American Heritage Night, complete with a Kehinde Wiley-inspired photo booth created by students (back by popular demand!): CHS has a series of events, including lunchtime learning on Mondays:   Thanks to all of our community members that turned our @CHSBlackKnights lunch time into The Black History Month Table Talk! @CvilleSchools @cvilletomorrow @ShantellBingham pic.twitter.com/sqqhfsKuHR — Dr. Eric Irizarry 🇵🇷 ...

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    Sigma and Link Labs partner for UVA-CHS collaboration

    The CHS Sigma Lab and the UVA Engineering Link Lab share a commonality–students serving their communities by solving real problems through engineering solutions. UVA Today recently highlighted the unique partnership formed between CHS engineering teacher Dr. Matt Shields and UVA professor Dr. Jonathan Goodall. Here is the full story, reprinted with permission courtesy of UVA Today. Tale of Two Labs: UVA engineers collaborate with Charlottesville High School students January 28, 2020 By Audra Book Matthew Shields, left, gives graduate engineering students (from left) Benjamin Bowes, Natalie Lerma, Arash Tavakoli, Ruijie Zhu, Wenqiang Chen, Luis Lopez Ruiz and Sonia Baee a tour of Charlottesville High’s Sigma ...

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    Looking ahead to 2020-21: Walker, Buford and CHS academic counseling begins

    It’s already time to think about next year! Whether you are at CHS, Buford, or Walker Upper Elementary, school counselors are beginning to meet with students and families about course offerings for 2020-21. Want to learn more about options available next school year? Attend any of the following upcoming events to meet administrators, counselors, teachers, and ask questions: Buford Family Curriculum Night, 1/28, 6-7pm CHS Curriculum Knight, 2/3, 4:30-7pm (plus info session for Buford families at 6:30-7pm) Buford Engineering Expo 2/13, 5:30-7pm Walker Rising 5th Grade Parent Night, 4/14, 5:30-7:30pm (dinner, tours, and info session) CATEC International Night and Open House, 2/25, 5-7pm Meanwhile, counselors are checking ...

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    January 2020 News and Highlights

      A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear staff, family, and community: As we start 2020, I’ve been looking ahead to what the year will bring. Here are four areas you will hear more about: Facilities. In early 2019, our Board endorsed a plan to reconfigure our schools. We received $3 million from the City to help us plan and design a new Walker (for preschool) and Buford (for grades 6-8). Once the bidding process is complete, the City will then select a firm to help with this work. Find updates here, and stay tuned! Equity. The last year or so has been marked ...

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