What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Updated Learning Plan for Fall 2020

    Updated: July 2, 2020  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. Need translation? See video below. ¿Necesitas traducción? Ver video a continuación. هل تحتاج إلى ترجمة؟ انظر الفيديو أدناه. Related Resources: Food Service for Students (Including this Summer) Charlottesville City Schools Messages to Families July 2: Update on Fall Learning and Calendar Dear staff and families — Thanks to so many of you for completing our feedback survey in response to our first draft learning plan. As we noted last week, in response, ...

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    Staffing Updates June 2020

    Charlottesville Schools Announces Three Appointments Charlottesville City Schools announced three key administrative hires today: Dr. Katina W. Otey will become Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Keith P. Hubbard will become Director of Human Resources, and Mr. Pat Cuomo will become Director of Technology. “We are so pleased with these hires and the strong pool of candidates that they represent,” noted Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, superintendent. “The people who are leaving these roles have left big shoes to fill, and we are confident that these new hires will build on past good work and take us into a new chapter.” Dr. Katina W. Otey, formerly ...

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    Statement in Response to the Death of George Floyd from the Charlottesville School Board and Superintendent

    May 31, 2020 Dear staff, families, and students — As a School Board and Superintendent, we write today in the midst of national strife as we feel outrage and grief over the senseless loss of George Floyd, the latest Black man to have his life taken by a police officer. Let it be clear, racism and the abuse of power diminish our entire nation and threaten the potential of every Black boy or girl, man and woman. More than reactively condemning these repeated tragedies, we must work to prevent the next one. We are unafraid and prepared to do unprecedented work to push ...

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    May 2020 News & Highlights

      A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins  Dear staff, family, and community: It’s official — Charlottesville High School’s “Victory Lap” was triumphant! The drive-through graduation event featured several CHS-related selfie stations (including a mural painted by CHS teacher Nathan Alexander) and a Black Knights spirit station. And it concluded with the graduates walking across the stage with their name read aloud as families watched from the car and nearby teachers and staff cheered. Cars were decorated. Balloons were filled. Cowbells were rung. And, yes, tears were shed. You can find lovely pictures on our social media channels. You can also see it for yourself when our graduation ...

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    Important Food Updates: Summer Meal Delivery and New Benefit

    Update: Meal delivery will stay the same during the summer Our nutrition staff will continue to prepare the foods, and the City’s Parks/Rec staff will help volunteers and deliver (with the help of bus drivers, of course!) Sign up to volunteer to help load and deliver! Questions about the P-EBT Card You can learn more about this state program by visiting their web site. If you have not received your  benefit, you can call them at 804-726-7000. Weekday Meal Delivery at Locations Throughout City, 11am-noon Charlottesville City Schools is delivering breakfast/ lunch bags to children up to through CHS. The Monday/Wednesday deliveries will be available from the ...

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    2020 Golden Apple Award winners announced

    11 teachers from Charlottesville City Schools are among the outstanding recipients of the 2020 Golden Apple Awards presented by Better Living Building Supply & Cabinetry. These awards are presented annually to nominated faculty members from the public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City. Award recipients receive a Golden Apple, as well as gift certificates from local businesses. As a “Golden Apple” teacher, each recipient is also eligible to receive a $1,000 Golden Apple Grant to be used for classroom materials or to support the recipient’s continued professional development. Congratulations to the following 2020 winners: Lisa Johnson Black (Hospital Ed), Kelsey Cary ...

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    A Message from the Superintendent

    A Message from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins to Charlottesville Schools Families, May 12, 2020 Dear families: Recently, we had to make some significant adjustments to our budget for 2020-21. Cuts are always challenging and disappointing. You can learn more about the details of these changes by viewing our May 7, 2020 School Board meeting amended budget presentation here. As of today, all 17 staff members affected by these budget cuts have accepted new positions within our school division. We appreciate them and are so glad that they will continue to work with us in new roles. Below is a letter I shared with our ...

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  • April 2020 News and Highlights

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear staff, family, and community: When I first thought about a column for this month’s “News and Highlights,” I thought that it would be all news and no highlights. During this pandemic, we are focused on finding solutions and passing the information along to you. So, yes, there is a lot of news in this email. However, I also realized that even in this challenging time, we have a lot of highlights, too! Can we give a virtual round of applause to the custodial staff who kept our students and staff safe prior to the closure? ...

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    Continuity of Learning Resources

    Beginning April 13, we moved into the third phase of our learning plan, which means teaching new material until June 5.  Our goals are to help students get prepared for the fall — whether the fall will bring first grade or the first year of college. Let’s stay safe. Stay connected. And let’s keep learning. Want grade-level information about how your child can keep learning? See below. Want other resources, ranging from mental wellness to information about special education? Keep scrolling. Have questions about grading or our learning plan? Check out this Frequently Asked Questions page. Need a computer or access to the internet? ...

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    City and Schools promote energy and water conservation-Summer 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. 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 ...

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