What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Last week of school checklist. Item 1 is "need to do any summer school forms?" All other items are in the post below.

    Updates for Families 6/14/21: Redesign Meeting, School Board Meeting, and Summer Reminders

    We have two meetings taking place this week. Tomorrow, June 15, we’ll hold our second community meeting to dream and plan for the redesign of middle school and preschool at Buford and Walker. Join us via Zoom at 6pm tomorrow! Learn more at charlottesvilleschools.org/facilities. The second meeting is Thursday 6/17, when the School Board meets at 5pm at the MLKPAC and on Zoom. Among the topics to be voted on is the plan for serving virtual students this fall. We know the vast majority of our families prefer five days/week in person, which is a plan required by the state. But if ...

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    2021-22 Meals

    Breakfast and lunch will be free for all students during the 2021–22 year. Even so, we encourage families to apply for free/reduced meals, especially if they are new to Charlottesville City Schools. Charlottesville City Schools strives to serve fresh, healthy, and tasty meals for breakfast and lunch. When possible, we purchase local food and cook from scratch to minimize salt, sugar, and fat. We also provide custom salads to offer choices for everyone, including vegan and vegetarian students. Out of respect to our Jewish and Muslim students, no pork products are served. All meals follow USDA guidelines. Click here for menus and meal ingredients. Virtual students needing meal service? Virtual students can ...

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    Sign up for YMCA After School

    Dear Charlottesville City Schools families, Registration is now open for the YMCA After School Program in Charlottesville City Schools (formerly the CLASS program) for the 2021-22 school year! For more information about the program and to make a reservation for your child(ren), please visit: https://piedmontymca.org/ymca-after-school-ccs. The program serves students in kindergarten through grade 6 on our school campuses, beginning at school dismissal and ending at 6pm. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to reserve a spot online as soon as possible to guarantee placement in the program. In early summer, the YMCA will contact participants who have reservations ...

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  • Back to School Bash 2021

    July 28 Update: The online registration for the Back to School Bash is now closed. If you registered you will receive a confirmation email with important details in a couple of weeks. If you were unable to register, we will have a limited number of supplies available at the Back to School Bash on a first-come-first-served basis. We want to make sure that all students have the supplies they need for learning! The Back to School Bash offers a free backpack, school supplies, and even vaccinations at our annual event: August 21, 10:30 am-12 noon Downtown Ting Pavilion, Charlottesville We look forward to seeing ...

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    Register for Kindergarten and PreK!

    We’re always excited to meet our youngest students and their families! Registration and application forms have been posted below for Kindergarten and PreK.  Not sure which elementary school your child will attend?  Find out here. To Register Students who are NEW to Charlottesville City Schools If your child will be NEW to Charlottesville City Schools, complete this form. If your child is a returning Cville Schools PreK student, it will be easiest for you to re-register using PowerSchool. See below. Later, someone from your child’s school will be be in touch about how you can bring in proof of residency and other documents (see list here). Apply for ...

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    Charlottesville City Schools Announces Two Key Hires

    Rodney Jordan to Serve as Principal of Buford Middle School; Jason Lee Becomes Supervisor of Facilities, Safety, and Operations Charlottesville City Schools announces the filling of two key positions, both effective July 1. Rodney Jordan will become principal of Buford Middle School and Jason Lee will serve as Supervisor of Facilities, Safety, and Operations, with responsibility, among other areas, for implementing the schools’ recently approved model for school safety. Rodney Jordan, Principal, Buford Middle School Rodney Jordan has served as an assistant principal of Dranesville Elementary in Fairfax County since 2017. Previously, he taught in positions ranging from STEM to Language Arts and ...

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  • May 2021 Newsletter banner with Johnson students dino-dancing

    News and Highlights: May 2021

    A (Farewell) Message from the Superintendent Dear staff and families– After 15 years as your superintendent, I can safely say that public schools work because we are all in it together. As I reflect on our community and what we have — and have not yet — been able to accomplish, I remember Dr. King’s reminder of our mutual interdependence; we are “tied in a single garment of destiny.” The future health and prosperity of Charlottesville depends on all of the members of our community. So I say thank you to all the fibers in this single garment — to students, bus drivers, ...

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    Surveys

    Charlottesville City Schools has a number of surveys open at this time. We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to complete as many as you feel comfortable. Survey Topics Elementary School Year-End Family Survey Superintendent Search (Feedback to Guide the Search for a New Superintendent) Walker/Buford Redesign Get Started Survey Non-Binding Fall Learning Plans Survey Translate/ Traducir/ ترجمه کردن ./ يترجم/ ژباړه / Tafsiri

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  • Art Connections

    Charlottesville City Schools Reimagines Annual Student Art Show Online Exhibition Opens Monday, May 3 with Interactive Exhibition and Student-Created Coloring Book Charlottesville City Schools continues its long-standing tradition of a spring exhibition of student art — but this year, the show moves online to https://tinyurl.com/cvilleschools. The show also features a student-created coloring book exploring the theme of “Resilience,” a quality that has taken on special meaning during the pandemic. Families and community members can connect to the art show via the link or using a QR code on promotional postcards and posters. Once online, viewers are greeted by a welcome video featuring art ...

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  • School Board Hires Executive Search Firm HYA

    The School Board of Charlottesville City Schools announced today that it has hired Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), based in Rosemont, Illinois, to conduct the search for a superintendent for Charlottesville City Schools. After holding the role of Charlottesville’s superintendent for 15 years, Dr. Rosa S. Atkins is retiring effective May 31, 2021 and assuming a cabinet-level position with the Virginia Department of Education. “The School Board’s role is to support the schools, and the best way we can do that is to hire the right leader as superintendent,” said Charlottesville City Schools Board chair Lisa Larson-Torres. “To help us ...

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