What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    2020 November News and Highlights

    A Message from the Superintendent Dear Staff and Families: As we look ahead to Thanksgiving, I want to wish you a happy holiday and restful break. I am truly grateful for our students, staff, and community members who have helped us find success in online learning. Amid the challenges, we have much to celebrate and are in a good position with tech, internet access, meal delivery, talented and adaptable teachers, innovative mental health professionals, and so much more. I’m also thankful for so many committee members who have been working diligently to help our schools find solutions and make plans. Our Covid Committee has ...

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    Family Intent/Bus Application Form

    Family Learning Intent/Bus Application Form: Please help us plan for the possibility of offering an in-person learning option by completing this Family Learning Intent/Bus Application form. Learn more about the proposed plans here. Please complete this form by Monday, November 16 at 9am. Spanish – español | Arabic –  عربى | Dari -از جانب  | Pashto – پښتو  | Swahili – Kiswahili   Need help? Contact your school. They can give you paper forms or help you complete the form. Need a Paper Form? It is very helpful to us if you could complete this form on your phone or computer using the above links. However, if you need ...

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

    Revised November 6, 2020 This page is designed to help you know our current thinking and preparations for a possible return to in-person learning at Charlottesville City Schools. At the November 19 School Board meeting, the Board endorsed continued planning for offering an option for in-person instruction beginning in January and February, as set forth by the superintendent’s COVID-19 Advisory Committee. The Board requested that the secondary schools continue to explore scheduling options. The Board also authorized the City’s Pupil Transportation Department to explore the possibility of contracting with a private service to meet the needs for student transportation. NOTE: At their December 16 ...

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  • Covid-19 Advisory Committee Updates

    October 28, 2020 Update about the Decision-Making Process Dear families and staff– This is an update about the decision-making process for an in-person learning option in Charlottesville City Schools. Briefly, the model under consideration would give families a choice for their children to either continue learning online-only or return to in-person instruction for either four days (PK-grade 6) or two days (Buford, CHS, LMA) each week, with independent or virtual learning on the other days each week. The earliest this model is recommended for implementation is mid-January through February. On Thursday, the School Board held a meeting to discuss this model, including updates ...

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    October 2020 News and Highlights

    Superintendent’s Message Dear families and staff — Thanks for your continued partnership in online learning. As I mentioned earlier, I’m so proud of our teachers for rising to this occasion, and I’m so proud of our students for engaging so meaningfully. We know it’s not perfect, but we are continuing to modify how we offer special education services and more in response to your feedback. And of course, we’re also looking ahead, to see how and when we can offer an option for in-person instruction. As you know, I have formed a committee to explore these topics, and at this point, we do ...

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    Charlottesville High School graduation rate again exceeds state at 94.5 percent

    Specific Highlights Include Black Students and Students with Disabilities Charlottesville High School’s 2020 on-time graduation rate remained high at 94.5 percent overall, surpassing the state’s rate of 92.3. This comes after a school-high graduation rate of 95.7 in 2019. Charlottesville has one of the state’s highest graduation rates among cities. “We couldn’t be more proud,” notes Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins. “Among other things, it indicates that we were able to stay connected with our high school seniors this spring to help them finish their K-12 journey.” The school’s rate tops the state’s averages in several categories, including for black students and students with ...

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    Meal Delivery Updates, Daily Bus Routes, and Free/Reduced Lunch Application

    We are providing free meal delivery for all students. This page gives information about what you need to know.  Daily Lunchtime Deliveries We’ll have weekday deliveries, Monday through Friday, with routes running from 11:30-12:30. Each delivery contains a free hot lunch or sandwich and a breakfast bag for the next morning.  Meals are available to all children up to age 18/CHS. Please see the below routes and delivery locations. If you live near Buford, Walker, or CHS, you can contact your school office to arrange outdoor pick-up. These routes are subject to change. Also, see information below about Virginia’s Pandemic EBT card ...

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    CHS SAT scores continue to surpass state, national scores

    Charlottesville High School ranked #7 among Virginia school divisions for average SAT score, continuing its history of surpassing state and national averages.  “We’re delighted to see that our students continue to excel on this exam even during a season when the testing process and more have been disrupted,” noted Dr. Kendra King, Director of Student Services and Achievement. For the combined score, CHS students’ average rose from 2019 to 1156, which surpassed the state by 40 points and the nation by 105 points. In reading/writing, CHS’s average of 595 surpassed the state by 28 and the nation by 67. In math, CHS’s ...

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    Response to Essential Needs (R.E.N.) Drive-Through Event October 2020

    CCS Student & Family Engagement, in partnership with United Way of Greater Charlottesville, invites you to our first-ever REN (Response to Essential Needs) Drive-Through Event on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 11 am – 2pm at CHS. Let us assist you with free and essential needs. Drive through anytime between 11am-2pm to receive free clothing, hygiene products, activity kits, and more! Rain date is 11/7.

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    Return to Learn plan provides details for back-to-school virtual learning

    Return to Learn plan provides details for back-to-school virtual learning

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