What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins announces pending retirement from Charlottesville City Schools

    After 15 years of exemplary leadership and service, Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools, has announced her pending retirement from the school division. She is currently among the longest-serving superintendents in Virginia. The resignation will become effective May 31, 2021.  “I’m so honored to have served the students, families, staff, and community of Charlottesville,” Atkins noted. “It’s been a pleasure to serve and work alongside such tremendous people. I’ve actually postponed this decision for a while due to the pandemic, but I’m at a point where I want to spend less time as superintendent and more time as ...

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  • Health Texts Under Consideration

    Charlottesville City Schools invites you to review textbooks under consideration for Health in grades 5-12. The resources may be viewed online March 4-31. Please email brantlj1@charlottesvilleschools.org to access. In addition, the School Health Advisory Board is reviewing the division’s Wellness Policy. If you have suggestions for the committee, please email brantlj1@charlottesvilleschools.org. Feedback will be reviewed at their May 11 meeting.

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  • February 2021 News and Highlights

    A Message from the Superintendent Dear Staff and Families: In our December newsletter, I presented some key elements of a new plan for returning to in-person instruction. In this column, I am pleased to say that come March 8, this plan will become a reality. As a reminder, this plan offers the option of 4 days/week of in-person instruction to students in PreK-grade 6. If you wish to revisit your decision about online vs in-person instruction, please contact your school by Friday. Buford and CHS will offer in-person supports for those students most in need while maintaining their current schedules for online learning ...

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    January 8 Update for Families

    The following message was shared with staff and families on January 8, 2021. Dear Staff and Families– We’re writing with an update to the timeline for online learning, as well as several other important updates about: next year’s draft academic calendar,  next year’s budget development,  Tuesday’s forum on school safety, and  a reminder about the importance of applying for free/reduced meals for fee waivers. TIMELINE UPDATE FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING At the January 7 School Board meeting, the Board voted to postpone the possible return of additional students to in-person learning until March 8. This date is tentative depending on a review of COVID data at Board meetings in ...

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  • Draft calendar for 2021-2. See OCR pdf also on this page. Call 245-2400 with questions.

    Draft Calendar for 2021-22

    The Charlottesville-Albemarle School Calendar Committee has created a draft calendar for the 2021-22 school year. 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. Draft calendar for 2021-22 (pdf) Link to Google form to provide feedback A joint committee from Charlottesville Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools will review the feedback and then present a recommendation to the School Boards for review and voting. Comments about the calendar: Spring break: Our ...

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    Important Message from the Superintendent and the School Board

    The following message was shared with Charlottesville City Schools staff and families in response to the events in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021. Dear staff and families– We are writing now filled with grief, anger, and disappointment. In no uncertain terms, we condemn the violent and treasonous assault on the U.S. Capitol building, our elections, and the peaceful transfer of power. As Charlottesville residents, the imagery and actions in D.C. bring us back to August 2017, and we have seen and felt the impact that hate can leave. We know that many of the same groups and ideologies were present at both ...

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  • Budget Development Process underway for FY2021-22

    It’s time to develop the 2021-22 budget for Charlottesville City Schools! We’d like to hear from you. FY2021-22 Budget Development Calendar FY2021-22 Budget Development Presentation for PTOs  Upcoming opportunities for the community to learn more and share your thoughts are: Thursday, January 7 at 5 pm, School Board Meeting via Zoom Monday, January 11 at 5:30 pm, CHS PTO via Zoom (open to entire community) Wednesday, January 13 at 6 pm, Walker Buford United PTO via Zoom (open to entire community) Wednesday, January 20 at  7 pm,  Jackson-Via/Walker/Buford PTO via Zoom (open to entire community) Thursday, February 4 at 5 pm, School Board meeting via Zoom (open to entire ...

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  • December 2020 News and Highlights

    A Message from the Superintendent Dear Staff and Families: At Thursday night’s Board meeting, during the discussion of plans for offering in-person instruction, several revised plans and timelines were discussed. These new plans address both the rising COVID numbers in our area and feedback from the Board and community that they would like to maintain the structure and success of our virtual model, especially at Buford and CHS (where a hybrid model had initially been proposed). These revised plans are also informed by community input from families who would be willing to remain online if it would enable the schools to safely ...

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  • Volunteer distributes bags of items at Response to Essential Needs event.

    Response to Essential Needs (R.E.N.) Drive-Through provides support to those in need

    CCS Student & Family Engagement, in partnership with United Way of Greater Charlottesville and the Chris Long Foundation, hosted a second REN (Response to Essential Needs) Extravaganza on Saturday, December 12, 2020 for the Charlottesville community. Staff and volunteers were on hand to distribute free and essential needs items such as clothing, hygiene products, activity kits, coats, and more. Thanks to all who donated their time and resources to helping our neighbors in need. See news coverage here. See photo album here.  

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    City Schools to host school safety forum on 1/12

    To continue our discussion on school resource officers, please join us virtually for a discussion about school safety on January 12 at 6 p.m. Hear from representatives from other cities to learn about different models for school safety as our Charlottesville Schools safety committee considers future options. To join the Zoom meeting, please use the following link: https://charlottesvilleschools.zoom.us/j/82162125139?pwd=MVR2Q0xESXB0Q2h0WXoydjIwNFBXdz09  

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