What‘s Happening at Clark

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Sign up for YMCA After School

YMCA logoDear Charlottesville City Schools families,

Registration is now open for the YMCA After School Program in Charlottesville City Schools (formerly the CLASS program) for the 2022-23 school year! For more information about the program and to make a reservation for your child(ren), please visit: https://piedmontymca.org/ymca-after-school-ccs.

The program serves students in kindergarten through grade 6 on our school campuses, beginning at school dismissal and ending at 6pm. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to reserve a spot online as soon as possible to guarantee placement in the program. In early summer, the YMCA will contact participants who have reservations in order to fill out paperwork and complete their registration.

We are pleased to partner with the YMCA on this important program. If you have questions about the YMCA After School Program, please contact Bonita Patton at youthandfamily@piedmontymca.org.

2022 Summer Opportunities

Charlottesville City Schools is introducing our new 2022 Summer Opportunities online hub. This page is full of academic and enrichment opportunities for your children which are run by our division, the City of Charlottesville, or program partners in our schools. These offerings are either free, financially accessible, or offer scholarships. While not a complete list of all the happenings in Cville this summer, this resource is meant to give families a starting point for enriching their children’s time off from school. We will update this list as additional information is available.

Time To Re-Register Your Student

It’s time to complete your online re-registration forms. Update your bus requests, phone numbers, and more to get ready for next year. (This process does not guarantee a spot on the bus next year, but it will help the City make plans for next year’s school bus routes since the bus driver shortage continues.)

Help us help you! To give our partners in Pupil Transportation the best chance to serve as many students as possible, we ask you to complete the forms by June 29!

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PowerSchool logoBack-to-School Forms:

Back-to-school forms have been posted to PowerSchool (select the child you want to update first, then click “Re-Registration” at left to start the re-registration form for your child). Please fill out one re-registration per child as soon as possible.

New student?

Find new student registration information here.

To learn more:

  • Watch this video courtesy of Jackson-Via (but contact your own school!)
  • See below for tips and solutions.

 

A few tips:

  • Note that the PowerSchool web address has changed! https://ccssis.powerschool.com/public
  • PowerSchool may ask you to reset your password.
  • Need login help? Call your school.
  • Los formularios se pueden cambiar al español. ¿Necesitas ayuda en español? Llame al 434-245-2548.
  • New students who have registered since April 2022 do not need to be re-registered.

Problems?

  • The app is great, but it doesn’t work for this purpose. Log in here: https://ccssis.powerschool.com/public
  • If you don’t see “Re-registration:”
    • You may be logged in as your student. You need to log in as an adult. Call your school for help.
    • On your phone, look for a small triangle near the top of the screen — if you click it, a menu will appear.
  • Follow all the formatting models the form offers. For instance, if they say, mm-dd-yyyy, use dashes.
  • If you don’t see all your children listed in your account, contact your school or the helpline (see next bullet) for assistance.
  • Need help? Call your school during school hours. Through June 10, after school and on weekends until 8pm, you can call 245-2955 for help.

Free/Reduced Meal applications will be posted this summer.

School Supply Lists will be posted this summer.

Teacher assignments or class schedules will be posted to PowerSchool  in mid-August.

Carmella Johnson

Mrs. Carmella Johnson Named New Clark Principal

Carmella Johnson
Mrs. Carmella Johnson will begin as principal of Clark on July 1, 2022.

May 26, 2022

The new principal of Clark Elementary will be Mrs. Carmella Johnson. Since 2017, Mrs. Johnson has been at Johnson School as assistant principal or instructional coach, and she previously served as a teacher and leader at Greenbrier since 2007. She earned degrees from Virginia State University and Western Governors University with additional professional studies at UVa and JMU.

Throughout her career in Charlottesville and in Hopewell, Mrs. Johnson has received teaching awards and has held school and division leadership roles in areas from equity to science education. She has strengths in communication, collaboration, and organization. Her relational approach with staff, students, and families will serve Clark well. 

Mrs. Johnson’s first day at Clark will be July 1. We invite Clark families to come meet Mrs. Johnson and me for Popsicles on the Playground on Tuesday, June 21 from 3-6pm.

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Elementary Families Year-End Survey

Charlottesville City Schools would appreciate your feedback on the following short survey in an effort to improve our elementary  parental involvement programs, especially during this challenging year. Please know that participants remain anonymous so feel free to share.

Complete Survey Now

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We appreciate you sharing your perspective with us!

Celebrate Cville Schools Student Art!

Presenting Art Connections, the Charlottesville City Schools 2022 Jeff Suling Annual Student Art Exhibition! This virtual exhibit includes an introductory video featuring art teachers and student artists, and you can peruse amazing and important student artwork from every school and every grade.

The exhibit is organized into six categories reflecting the ways artists connect in the many aspects of our lives: Art Foundations; Communities; History of Art & Culture; Natural World; Storytelling; and Visual Math.

Click here or on the image below to begin exploring Art Connections!

ArtConnections

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Register for Kindergarten

We’re always excited to meet our new kindergarten students and their families!

If you have a child that will be 5 years old by September 30, you can register for the 2022-23 year. See below for instructions.

Not sure which elementary school your child will attend?  Find out here.

Scenes from Kindergarten Open House

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  • Translate this website in the lower left corner.
  • Text 434-953-1802.
  • Call Spanish telephone line at 434-245-2548.

How to Register

For Fall 2022 Kindergarteners Who Are NOT Currently Attending Cville Schools Preschool  

Complete this Form (English) 

Completa este Formulario (Español)

Later, someone from your child’s school will be in touch about how you can bring in proof of residency and other documents (see list here).

For Fall 2022 Kindergarteners Who ARE Currently Attending Cville Schools Preschool (and other returning students)

Log into PowerSchool and Click Re-Registration 

Inicie sesión en PowerSchool y haga clic en Re-Registration

Kindergarten FAQ

Which school will my child attend?

School Registrar Contact List and FAX NUMBERS

Questions about Using InfoSnap (PowerSchool Enrollment)?

  • Call Toll Free 1-866-752-6850 (Monday-Friday 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. Eastern)* (English only) or
  • Visit the InfoSnap Family Support Center to find answers or start a chat (English & español) or
  • Send an email to support@infosnap.com (English & español)

What is the required documentation to enroll in Charlottesville City Schools?

Students enrolling in the Charlottesville City Schools for the first time must provide:

  • Original birth certificate (or certified copy)
  • Proof of residency
    • Mortgage, lease, real estate tax statement OR
    • Driver’s license/government-issued photo ID plus current utility bill (electric, gas, water/sewer)
  • A completed Virginia School Entrance Health Form showing that the child has received a physical examination performed by a physician within a year of enrollment. (Required for new students in preschool-grade 5; required for all kindergartners, even if they were enrolled in the preschool program.) Suggestion: Call your doctor’s office to ask if they’ll fax your child’s form to your school. Fax numbers are listed with school registrar contact list, above, or on this page.
  • A completed immunization record (for all grades; part of the School Entrance Health Form)
  • Custody or guardianship paperwork (if necessary)
  • Don’t have everything? Bring what you have to the school, and they will help you.

More Resources

Family Pacing Guides for Elementary Students

Help support your child’s learning with these family pacing guides. Click to the tab for your child’s grade level — or click on specials to see what’s going on in art, music, gym, or iSTEM.

 

Go to Family Pacing Guides

 

Want to Go Deeper in History?

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Update on Clark Principal Search

A NOTE FROM DR. GURLEY

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Dear Clark staff and families –

I’m writing with an update about the hiring of Clark’s next principal.

We posted the job over Spring Break and have already attracted a strong pool of candidates. The job posting will be open until tomorrow, and then we will convene an interview committee that includes staff and family representatives.

As a next step, please complete this short survey about your priorities and hopes for the next principal. These responses will guide the work of this committee. In addition, as part of the survey, you can express your willingness to be part of the interview committee.

Thanks for your patience and understanding during this transitional time!

Dr. Royal A. Gurley, Jr.

Survey

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Buzz-by-Belmont: Clark 5K Family Fun Run/Walk on April 30

2014Clark5k_KM034_loJoin the Clark Elementary School Bees for the annual Buzz-by-Belmont 5K Family Fun Run/Walk–now back in person!

Now in its 16th year, this celebration of fitness, student achievement, and family fun starts and finishes at Clark Elementary School and has become a tradition in the neighborhood and Cville fitness community. The event is hosted by the Clark Elementary School PTO. All proceeds benefit the Clark Educational Opportunity Fund.

  • When: Saturday, April 30, 8:30-10am
  • Where: Start and finish at Clark Elementary School, 1000 Belmont Avenue
  • Who: Anyone is welcome. Families are encouraged to walk or run the route together!
  • Registration: Click here to visit the Eventbrite page to sign up

The rolling course tours some of Charlottesville’s most vibrant neighborhoods, passing through Downtown Belmont, and touching the diverse areas of Belmont, Carlton and Sixth Street that comprise the Clark Elementary School district.

Sponsored by: Safe Routes to School, WE Brown, The Local, Ting, Peter Johnson Builders, Ivy Dental, Ragged Mounting Running Shop, Balanced Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, Found Market, BeJust, Progress Studio, Alakazam, Belle, Amanda Ohlms Usborne Books & More, Peacock Auto, The Wool Factory, Decades Arcade, and Good Phyte Foods.