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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new principal of Venable Elementary will be Ms. Chantel Beverly. Ms. Beverly has been the assistant principal of Greenbrier Elementary since 2019. Previously, she taught at A.P. Hill Elementary in Petersburg and Broad Rock Elementary in Richmond, where, in 2017, she was named teacher of the year. She has earned a bachelor’s and master’s in teaching from VCU and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Averett University.
At Greenbrier, Ms. Beverly is known for her unwavering dedication to students and community. She is a relationship builder and an instructional leader who creates learning environments where all students can achieve success. In Greenbrier Principal Dina Fricke’s words, “Ms. Beverly is going to be amazing and the Venable community is so very lucky to have her.”
Ms. Beverly’s first day at Venable will be July 1. We invite staff and families to come meet Ms. Beverly and Dr. Gurley at Venable on Wednesday, June 22 from 3-6pm for Popsicles on the Playground.
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.
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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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.
This is an update on the principal search process. We are committed to finding the right candidate for the school, even if the process takes longer than we might wish. After the first round of interviews, we have decided to slow down the process to make sure we are seeing a deep pool of applicants. After this review, we will resume the interview process.
Thanks for your patience. We’ll keep you posted!
Dr. Royal A. Gurley, Jr. Superintendent
May 5, 2022
Dear Venable staff and families –
I’m writing with an update about the hiring of Venable’s next principal.
The position opened last week, and we already have the basis for a strong pool of candidates. Soon, we hope to convene an interview committee that includes staff and family representatives.
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!
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.
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!
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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.
Join 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!
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.