What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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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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    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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    Information and Agreement for In-Person Instruction

    Please review our safety routines for in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year (see below). An agreement to follow the schools’ COVID safety protocols is part of each student’s registration or re-registration form. Safety practices are subject to change according to guidance from groups like the CDC or according to new best practices. If you have any questions about these routines and how they apply to your student(s), please check with your school. New Safety Agreement for In-Person Instruction Signing Your Agreement Parents/guardians agree to these safety routines as part of the Registration forms (new students) and Re-Registration Forms (returning students). Register a New Student ...

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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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    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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    Closing Announcements: Customize Your Settings

    New this year for winter closing notifications: This year, all families will receive emails and calls at all times (including early morning) unless families customize their settings via PowerSchool. You can learn how to change your settings here (hint: the service we use is called School Messenger, and there’s a tab in PowerSchool).  If you have not yet set up your PowerSchool account, call your school (see list, below) or 245-2962. For general information about how we announce our school closings, click here. A flyer was also sent home with students. School Registrar Contact List and FAX NUMBERS Burnley-Moran: Vi Parrish Fax: 434-245-2613 Clark: Aisha Anderson Fax: 434-245-2614 Greenbrier: Kahua Hackworth Fax: (434)-288-0387 Jackson-Via: Betsy Scott  Fax: ...

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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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