What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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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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    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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    CHS Choirs present winter concert and fundraiser

    The Choirs of Charlottesville High School held their winter concert and fundraiser on Wednesday, January 6 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Led by director Will Cooke, the performance included student singers from the Concert Choir, the Knightengales, the Charlottesville Singers, and the Morning Choir. The concert was also a fundraiser that raised over $2000 in donations that will go directly to The Haven, a Charlottesville area homeless shelter.  

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    2020 November News and Highlights

    A Message from the Superintendent Dear Staff and Families: As we look ahead to Thanksgiving, I want to wish you a happy holiday and restful break. I am truly grateful for our students, staff, and community members who have helped us find success in online learning. Amid the challenges, we have much to celebrate and are in a good position with tech, internet access, meal delivery, talented and adaptable teachers, innovative mental health professionals, and so much more. I’m also thankful for so many committee members who have been working diligently to help our schools find solutions and make plans. Our Covid Committee has ...

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    Day of Play Encourages Fitness and Fun

    CCS is hosting the 2nd Annual Day of Play event for students, staff and their families the weekend of April 22-24. There will be a wide variety of recorded and live sessions to encourage fun, fitness and play, including offerings like dance classes, arts and crafts, sport skill sessions, cooking, mindfulness and more. Stay up to date Use Canvas to access the Day of Play Canvas Course. All students and staff are enrolled! Raffle Prizes: Participate & take a photo! Students, staff and families that participate in any of the live or recorded sessions over the weekend and submit a photo can enter to ...

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    October 2020 News and Highlights

    Superintendent’s Message Dear families and staff — Thanks for your continued partnership in online learning. As I mentioned earlier, I’m so proud of our teachers for rising to this occasion, and I’m so proud of our students for engaging so meaningfully. We know it’s not perfect, but we are continuing to modify how we offer special education services and more in response to your feedback. And of course, we’re also looking ahead, to see how and when we can offer an option for in-person instruction. As you know, I have formed a committee to explore these topics, and at this point, we do ...

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  • Graduates at the CHS Victory Lap

    Charlottesville High School graduation rate again exceeds state at 94.5 percent

    Specific Highlights Include Black Students and Students with Disabilities Charlottesville High School’s 2020 on-time graduation rate remained high at 94.5 percent overall, surpassing the state’s rate of 92.3. This comes after a school-high graduation rate of 95.7 in 2019. Charlottesville has one of the state’s highest graduation rates among cities. “We couldn’t be more proud,” notes Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins. “Among other things, it indicates that we were able to stay connected with our high school seniors this spring to help them finish their K-12 journey.” The school’s rate tops the state’s averages in several categories, including for black students and students with ...

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    CHS SAT scores continue to surpass state, national scores

    Charlottesville High School ranked #7 among Virginia school divisions for average SAT score, continuing its history of surpassing state and national averages.  “We’re delighted to see that our students continue to excel on this exam even during a season when the testing process and more have been disrupted,” noted Dr. Kendra King, Director of Student Services and Achievement. For the combined score, CHS students’ average rose from 2019 to 1156, which surpassed the state by 40 points and the nation by 105 points. In reading/writing, CHS’s average of 595 surpassed the state by 28 and the nation by 67. In math, CHS’s ...

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  • First Day of School Guide

    This first-days guide will help you get off to a great start this week! Remember, Friday is a half-day of mostly asynchronous (independent) learning. Still, log in for live instruction at Walker and the elementaries.   Step 1: Students, log into your Chromebook or device. You can log in with the first part of your student email address (example: bsmith44) and your password. Don’t have this info? Call your school. You can also log in with a badge (elementary students). Need a badge? Call your school. Step 2: Open up Canvas. Using your own computer? Here’s the login! Click here for a screenshot to show you where to find Canvas!   Step ...

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