What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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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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    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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  • Follow along as City and Schools discuss Walker/Buford Redesign

    Brief Summary Charlottesville City Council and the School Board have unanimously approved moving forward with the design process for a $75 reconfiguration plan that would renovate Buford Middle School to serve the City’s 6th- through 8th-graders and would also complete an light, initial renovation of Walker Upper Elementary School  as the first steps toward creating a modern city-wide preschool with wrap-around services. Fifth-graders would return to their neighborhood elementary Schools. The project would be the city’s first major investment in school buildings since the building of Charlottesville High School in 1974. Frequently Asked Questions About this  School Redesign Project How? Why? When? First check ...

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  • Back-to-School Conversations About COVID Safety

     Charlottesville City Schools hosted the first of a series of conversations about creating COVID-safe schools on Sunday, August 22, via Zoom and Facebook, discussing how the division is creating an in-person learning environment that prioritizes the safety of students, staff, and community.   COVID safety in our schools “takes a village.” During this event we walked through safety practices and answered questions on topics such as: A typical day at school, discussing how staff and students will weave COVID safety into everything from the bus ride to the classroom, from mealtime to recess.  Systems-level updates we’ve made such as ventilation and cleaning procedures How families ...

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  • Schools Earn State Honors for Healthy Meals During Pandemic

    Charlottesville City Schools received top honors this week in a statewide competition recognizing school divisions that address childhood hunger and provide “healthier, more nutritious school meals.” The 2021 Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) Food for Thought Competition named Charlottesville City Schools the winner of the Healthy School Meals category for divisions of 10,000 pupils or less. The award honored the school division’s recent efforts, which include a commitment to purchasing local and cooking from scratch when possible. A partnership with the nonprofit Cultivate Charlottesville has been key, with outcomes such as the schools’ Harvest of the Month Program, youth-led outreach, and improved ...

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  • Time To Re-Register Your Student

    Please help us by completing your back-to-school forms now! Help us help you! To give our partners in Pupil Transportation the best chance to serve as many students as possible, we ask you to complete the forms by June 15! Back-to-School Forms: Back-to-school forms have been posted to PowerSchool (select the child you want to update first, then click “Re-Registration” at left to start the re-registration form for your child). Please fill out one re-registration per child as soon as possible. New student? Find new student registration information here. To learn more: Watch this video courtesy of Jackson-Via (but contact your own school!) See below for tips and solutions.   A ...

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    Muggsie Marini and Juanita Eddy Named New Leaders of Clark School

    July 1 Update As you know, Mr. Muggsie Marini will be the new Clark principal, and today we’re happy to announce that the assistant principal will be returning star Juanita Eddy. Ms. Eddy formerly served as assistant principal at Clark before returning for a few years to the classroom. Among many other skills and qualities, her knowledge of Clark as a teacher and administrator will help make her a great partner to Mr. Marini.  Please check your email or the website for some important reminders. Have a great day! Reminders: Popsicles on the Playground, July 14, 3-6pm Register for the Back-to-School Bash here, August ...

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    July 8 2021 Updates for Families: Virtual Learning Applications and More

    This is a reminder about applying for virtual learning in the fall and re-registering each of your returning students to help us prepare for the bus challenges we will face. Virtual Learning Applications As you know, we are offering in-person instruction 5 days/week this fall, which is the option most families prefer and what the state requires. If you are interested in learning more or applying for virtual learning to meet your student’s needs this fall, please visit charlottesvilleschools.org/virtual to complete the application. Complete one application per student. Please apply by this Monday, July 12, for priority consideration. Re-Registration for Returning Students We will ...

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    Virtual Education

    Thanks to so many our of our families for completing this spring’s virtual learning interest survey. The vast majority of families indicated that they prefer 5 days/week in-person learning, an option required by the state. In addition, we are offering a limited fully virtual program for students in grade 3-8.  CHS will continue offering some virtual classes (see below). Based on state guidance, virtual learning will look different this fall — with more screen time (synchronous learning), a “screen on” policy, and more. Translate/ Traducir/ ترجمه کردن ./ يترجم/ ژباړه / Tafsiri Think that Virtual Learning is What Your Student Needs? For priority consideration, apply by July 12, ...

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