What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Public Input: Safety and School Names

    In the fall of 2020, Dr. Atkins convened a number of Superintendent Committees to give recommendations on topics such as a new model for school safety and a review of facility names. Please share your perspective with us! School Safety A public Zoom meeting was held on April 27 to present the final recommendation to the superintendent. To fully understand what the Board will be voting on during their May 6 meeting, please review the slides or watch the video. In the interest of time, it is likely that a compressed version of this presentation will be made at the Board meeting, although ...

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    CCS Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

    Charlottesville City Schools received the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) for outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students. “This recognition is a tribute to our strong music educators, but it’s also a recognition of how much our school division values and supports the arts,” noted Fine Arts Coordinator Aaron Eichorst. Among nearly 700 school districts nationwide, Charlottesville City Schools earned this distinction based on a variety of factors such as funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community programs. Charlottesville City ...

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    Notice of School Board Meeting

    Upcoming Board Meetings: 1/14 Board Training/Workshop on Governance, 11am-5pm, CATEC 1/15 Budget Work Session, 8:30am-12pm, CHS Media Center 2/3 Monthly School Board Meeting, 5pm, CHS Media Center.     Previous Meeting On Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. the Charlottesville City School Board will hold a regular meeting in the Booker T. Reaves Media Center, located at Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. If you wish to attend in-person masks are required as recommended by the CDC and as required by the Public Health Order issued by State Health Commission Dr. M. Norman Oliver on August 12, 2021. A Zoom connection option will also be available for virtual public ...

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  • Summer 2021: Inspire others to save energy & water

    Charlottesville City Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team are working together to reduce the energy and water footprint of all City schools. In 2019, the School Board approved an Energy and Water Performance resolution, showing a commitment to achieving and maintaining high performing school facilities. Continuing on past efforts, the City’s maintenance and development teams are specifying high efficiency building equipment, such as high-efficiency chillers and LED lighting, and are enhancing operational control through advanced building automation systems. Charlottesville Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team continue to investigate ways to accelerate the installation of high performance equipment throughout ...

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    April 2021 News & Highlights

    A Message from the Superintendent Dear staff and families — Spring is here, and what a difference a year makes! Last year at this time, we were in the first stages of the COVID-shutdown. Now we are celebrating expanding access to the vaccine and the hope of restoring some of the routines and pleasures we have been denied. We have been so excited to welcome students back to school this month, and we are looking forward to bringing even more students back at Buford and CHS in April. But let’s keep in mind that we are not hoping for a return to “the ...

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    CCS offers virtual job fair on April 14 and 15

    Are you interested in a career with Charlottesville City Schools? We invite you to attend our virtual job fair on April 14  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 15 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We are looking for talents in all positions including teachers, school psychologists, custodians, counselors, nutrition & technology staff, and more! Please register in advance here. Learn more about Charlottesville City Schools!

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    School Board Appoints Jim Henderson as Acting Superintendent

    The Charlottesville City School Board announced that they have appointed James M. Henderson as Acting Superintendent to succeed Superintendent Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, whose retirement is effective May 31. Mr. Henderson will begin work June 1. Mr. Henderson is a June 2020 retiree of Charlottesville City Schools following a career at the school division that spanned more than four decades, starting in 1975 at Clark Elementary, where he began teaching after his graduation from Virginia Tech. He also taught at Jackson-Via Elementary, and he was later instructional coordinator at both Jackson-Via and Johnson Elementary. He served as acting principal or principal ...

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  • Dr. Rosa Atkins to Join VDOE

    Atkins to Serve as Assistant Superintendent for Talent Acquisition and Development Dr. Rosa S. Atkins will be joining the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in the role of Assistant Superintendent for Talent Acquisition and Development starting in July 2021. In this role, Dr. Atkins will serve as the chief human resource officer for the Department of Education and a member of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s cabinet. She has been charged with recruiting, retaining, and supporting a state education agency workforce that is diverse, innovative and fully equipped to advance the agency’s vision for a Commonwealth that maximizes the potential of ...

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    Return to Learn Plan for 2020-21 Archive

    Revised July 28, 2021 THIS PAGE IS PRIMARILY AN ARCHIVE OF INFORMATION FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR. SEE charlottesvilleschools.org/returntolearn FOR CURRENT INFORMATION. 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. We will also offer a limited virtual option — applications open now. We will soon update this page with additional information for in-person learning. Below, you can find the “Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Services for 2021-22,” as approved by the ...

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    Apply for PreK! Priority Deadline March 15

    At Charlottesville City Schools, we offer a free preschool program for qualifying three- and four-year-olds. Those who live within the Charlottesville City limits and have a child who will be three or four years old by September 30 may be eligible to enroll in the Charlottesville City Preschool Program and/or the MACAA Head Start Program. Preschool applications are now open for the 2021-22 school year— and there’s a new, simpler way to do it called Go2Grow. Go2Grow works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Greene. Families can review and sign up for ...

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