What’s Happening in the CCS School Division

What’s Happening in the CCS School Division

  • Message about Weather/COVID Updates & 2021-22 COVID Communications and Data

    Message about Weather/COVID Updates & 2021-22 COVID Communications and Data

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  • January 2022 News and Highlights

    A Word from Dr. Gurley Dear families, We are so glad to have students back in the classroom this week after the weather disruptions of the beginning of the year. The snow, road conditions and power outages made it unsafe for us to transport students and open schools. In fact, power was not restored to Clark until last Thursday. At the same time, I know our division’s decision to remain closed was hard on many of our families. I appreciate your patience and the grace you have extended to me. Communicating About Closures As we face the possibility of more winter weather this weekend, ...

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    Updates and Safety Reminders from Dr. Gurley for Returning to School, 1/9

    Dear staff and families– We are looking forward to welcoming students and staff back to school. After reviewing current road conditions and the forecast, we expect to start school on time tomorrow. As always, please have a plan for any unexpected delays or closures announced in the morning by 5:30am. As a reminder, bus-riders will have new schedules tomorrow (see below). I wanted to check in with a few updates and COVID safety reminders: When Should Your Child Stay Home? If your students have any COVID symptoms, they should stay home until seen by a healthcare provider. A negative PCR test or a note from ...

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    Sign Up for FREE School-Based COVID Testing Programs — Registration Remains Open

    Sign Up for FREE School-Based COVID Testing Programs -- Registration Remains Open

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    School Closing and Snow Day Information

    Create your “Snow-Day Plan” Early Decisions on schedule changes are made after careful study of the best information available from weather services and Charlottesville Public Works. Safety is our first concern. When do we decide? Morning announcements will be made by 5:30 a.m. whenever possible.  Sometimes we can announce a decision the evening before. Early-release decisions will be made by 10:30 a.m. whenever possible. Where we announce school closings: CCS home page: www.charlottesvilleschools.org  CCS social media: www.facebook.com/CvilleSchools and www.twitter.com/CvilleSchools Via phone, email, or text. All families will receive notifications via phone and email unless you customize how you receive messages.  To personalize your settings, log onto PowerSchool (see ...

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    November 2021 News and Highlights

    A Word from Dr. Gurley Dear families, If you know me, I believe that I must say the most important thing first. What’s the most important thing to me? Building trust in our partnership to keep your children safe, learning, and growing. What’s the most important thing to you? From my conversations with families, I have learned that “Knowing key dates and calendar changes in a timely manner” ranks among high importance. For your planning purposes, I have included key information about the school calendar: Changes to THIS SPRING’s calendar (Jan-April 2022): Schools across the country are making changes to this year’s calendar in response to ...

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    Feedback on Equity Framework and Data Dashboard

    Our division-wide equity committee has created some key equity documents to guide our work moving forward. They’d like to hear your feedback! Data Dashboard Recommendations This data dashboard describes how progress and key measures would be reported. See Draft Data Dashboard Recommendations here Inclusive Excellence Framework This draft document embeds the schools’ work and goals within the larger “Inclusive Excellence” framework that the state of Virginia uses. In this way, we and organizations across the state can make coordinated efforts toward shared goals. Review CCS Inclusive Excellence Draft Framework Give Feedback We want to hear from you! Share your thoughts on either (or both) documents here.

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    Upcoming REN Events in December

    Charlottesville City Schools’ Family Engagement Team invites you to a  Response to Essential Needs (REN) Drive-Thru Event on December 4! Saturday, December 4 from 11-1pm at CHS — Come pick up a winter coat and other supplies (and if your child got vaxxed at CHS on 11/13, they’ll get their 2nd dose). Thanks so much to the YMCA, the United Way, the Blue Ridge Health District, and the Chris Long Foundation for sponsoring this events! Check out Chris Long’s video thanking our families, below! Questions? Email  familyengagement@charlottesvilleschools.org

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  • Vaccination Information for Children Age 5-11

    The COVID vaccine is now being recommended for children aged 5-11. We are working with the Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD) to plan vaccination events for Charlottesville students, alongside other vaccine opportunities through pediatricians, UVA Health, and community-based sites. Drive-Thru Events for CCS Students These events are open to ALL CCS students age 5-11. Next date: Tuesday, November 23 at CHS from 5-7pm. Sign up here!   Ahora puede vacunar a su hijo de 5 a 11 años contra el COVID-19. Haga clic en los enlaces para agendar una cita gratuita. Envíe un mensaje de texto al 434-953-1802 en cualquier idioma si necesita ayuda.  您5至11岁的孩子现可接种COVID-19疫苗。请点击链接安排免费预约。如需帮助,请用任何语言发送信息至434-953-1802。 اکنون می ...

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    October 2021 News and Highlights

    A Word from Dr. Gurley Dear staff and families, I’ll keep my first note short and sweet. It’s been a pleasure to be here, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know students, staff, families, and community partners. This message primarily focuses on COVID updates from vaccines to testing. But let’s start with a celebration of how well our students and staff are following our protocols. The Blue Ridge Health District reports how pleased they are with our practices. As long as transmission is high in our community, we will have families report COVID cases. But (knock on wood), we are glad to see our case numbers dropping. As ...

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