What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Vaccination Information for Children Age 5-11

    The COVID vaccine is now being recommended for children aged 5-11. We are working with the Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD) to plan vaccination events for Charlottesville students, alongside other vaccine opportunities through pediatricians, UVA Health, and community-based sites. Drive-Thru Events for CCS Students These events are open to ALL CCS students age 5-11. Next date: Tuesday, November 23 at CHS from 5-7pm. Sign up here!   Ahora puede vacunar a su hijo de 5 a 11 años contra el COVID-19. Haga clic en los enlaces para agendar una cita gratuita. Envíe un mensaje de texto al 434-953-1802 en cualquier idioma si necesita ayuda.  您5至11岁的孩子现可接种COVID-19疫苗。请点击链接安排免费预约。如需帮助,请用任何语言发送信息至434-953-1802。 اکنون می ...

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    November 2021 News and Highlights

    A Word from Dr. Gurley Dear families, If you know me, I believe that I must say the most important thing first. What’s the most important thing to me? Building trust in our partnership to keep your children safe, learning, and growing. What’s the most important thing to you? From my conversations with families, I have learned that “Knowing key dates and calendar changes in a timely manner” ranks among high importance. For your planning purposes, I have included key information about the school calendar: Changes to THIS SPRING’s calendar (Jan-April 2022): Schools across the country are making changes to this year’s calendar in response to ...

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  • Puzzle pieces: diversity, equity, belonging, inclusion

    Feedback on Equity Framework and Data Dashboard

    Our division-wide equity committee has created some key equity documents to guide our work moving forward. They’d like to hear your feedback! Data Dashboard Recommendations This data dashboard describes how progress and key measures would be reported. See Draft Data Dashboard Recommendations here Inclusive Excellence Framework This draft document embeds the schools’ work and goals within the larger “Inclusive Excellence” framework that the state of Virginia uses. In this way, we and organizations across the state can make coordinated efforts toward shared goals. Review CCS Inclusive Excellence Draft Framework Give Feedback We want to hear from you! Share your thoughts on either (or both) documents here.

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  • Flyer for REN Drive-Thru event on 12/4 See webpage for info. Call 245-2400 with questions.

    Upcoming REN Events in December

    Charlottesville City Schools’ Family Engagement Team invites you to a  Response to Essential Needs (REN) Drive-Thru Event on December 4! Saturday, December 4 from 11-1pm at CHS — Come pick up a winter coat and other supplies (and if your child got vaxxed at CHS on 11/13, they’ll get their 2nd dose). Thanks so much to the YMCA, the United Way, the Blue Ridge Health District, and the Chris Long Foundation for sponsoring this events! Check out Chris Long’s video thanking our families, below! Questions? Email  familyengagement@charlottesvilleschools.org

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  • draft 1b for academic calendar for 2022-23. See PDF posted on the page. Call 245-2400 with questions.

    Draft Calendar for 2022-23

    The Charlottesville-Albemarle School Calendar Committee has created draft calendars for the 2022-23 school year. The two school divisions’ calendars are nearly identical. 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. 2022-23 CCS draft academic calendar (PDF) A joint committee from Charlottesville Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools will review the feedback and then present recommendations to the School Boards for review and voting. Comments about the calendar: Spring break: Our ...

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    October 2021 News and Highlights

    A Word from Dr. Gurley Dear staff and families, I’ll keep my first note short and sweet. It’s been a pleasure to be here, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know students, staff, families, and community partners. This message primarily focuses on COVID updates from vaccines to testing. But let’s start with a celebration of how well our students and staff are following our protocols. The Blue Ridge Health District reports how pleased they are with our practices. As long as transmission is high in our community, we will have families report COVID cases. But (knock on wood), we are glad to see our case numbers dropping. As ...

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  • School-Based COVID Testing

    Sign Up for FREE School-Based COVID Testing Programs — Starts 11/3!

    Sign Up for FREE School-Based COVID Testing Programs -- Starts 11/3!

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  • Bring Your Family to the Fall Festival on October 30, 2021, 11am-1pm

    The CCS Student and Family Engagement team invites you to the 2021 Fall Festival! Drive through to receive goody bags, community resources, and more. Costumes welcome! October 30, 2021, 11am – 1pm, Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Road. And save the date for the next “Response to Essential Needs” Event, also at CHS, on Saturday, November 20th from 11am-1pm. Coats, food, hygiene supplies, and more!

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  • Concert flyer -- find info on webpage

    CHS Orchestra Performs with Black Panther Drummer

    The Charlottesville High School Orchestra performed with master drummers Massamba Diop (from the Black Panther soundtrack) and Tony Vacca on Friday, October 8 at Ting Pavilion. You can find the performance on the Charlottesville City Schools’ YouTube channel.

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  • A Letter from New Superintendent Dr. Royal A. Gurley, Jr.

    Dear Staff, Students, Families, & Community Partners of Charlottesville City Schools, It is an honor to be joining such an amazing team! I have already seen first-hand the labor of love that goes into ensuring the success of students and the school division. I want to assure you that as your superintendent, my goal is to propel us to even higher heights. I have created a 100 Day Entry Plan to guide my first months in Charlottesville.  In this plan, you will find that I have prioritized my first 100 days into the following focus areas: Culture of Care, Student Achievement, Equity, and Safe Schools. As ...

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