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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  • City Approves Budget for Walker/Buford Redesign

    Brief Summary/Update (June 2022) Good news! Charlottesville City Council and the School Board have unanimously approved moving forward with a plan to modernize and repurpose our facilities.  Buford Middle School will be renovated to serve the City’s 6th- through 8th-graders.  Walker Upper Elementary School  will receive a light, initial renovation as the first steps toward creating a modern city-wide preschool with wrap-around services. Fifth-graders would return to their neighborhood elementary Schools.  With a $68.8 million budget allocation from the City on April 12, 2022, the project will be the city’s first major investment in school buildings since the building of Charlottesville ...

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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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    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

    Virtual Virginia Online Education Due to the very low interest in online learning for the 2022-23 school year, those Charlottesville City Schools students who were interested and eligible for online learning were enrolled in the state’s Virtual Virginia program. Fall 2022 enrollment is closed. Virtual Learning at Charlottesville High School The Charlottesville City School Division offers some classes virtually to students in grades 9 – 12. Students may choose to take an online course as part of their regular course load or in addition to a traditional seven-period day as well as during summer school. These courses are available anytime, so students are able ...

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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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    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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    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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