Federal funding (ESSER) has been instrumental for Charlottesville City School as we have navigated the pandemic and the recovery.
Scroll down this page to learn more about how we have supported safe in-person instruction and continuity of services.
This page gives basic information related to COVID and everyday topics for the 22-23 school year. If you have additional questions, please contact your school.
We have been working with the state and local health experts to follow local COVID-19 data. See the charts and spreadsheets below for Charlottesville City Schools confirmed cases in 20-21, 21-22, and 22-23. Note that we report cases even if the staff member or student was remote or not present at school during the period of contagion.
As part of its data metrics, the CDC recommends a number of mitigation strategies, from masking to ventilation to school-based COVID testing. We will show the complete list below and give an update.
Core Mitigation Measures to Support School Openings (CDC)
Other CDC-Recommended Strategies for When Community Transmission Rates are High
The latest guidance says that high-quality masking over the mouth and nose is important. We continue that students wear masks when our community transmission rate is at medium or high, though as of March 1, 2022, masks are optional for students per state law. Staff and visitors are still required to wear masks when indoors.
Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities:
Clubs and athletic activities are continuing.
Will schools inform families of a positive case in the classroom or school?
What is the policy? When do students/staff need to wear them?
Are masks available free for staff and students?
What if a staff member can’t wear a mask?
How will you do daily health screening?
Will There be COVID-19 Testing for Staff or Students?
Click here to go to Google doc “What to do in common COVID situations,” a guide for families and staff
What if a student develops COVID-19 symptoms at home?
What if a student develops symptoms at school?
Will students have to show a negative COVID test to return to school?
What if a student is diagnosed with COVID-19?
What if a student is exposed to COVID-19 (including at home)?
What will we be told if a student or staff member becomes sick?
Is there a chance that a class or school would need to revert to online-only instruction?
The purpose of ESSER III funds is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the nation’s students by addressing students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. The December 1, 2022 School Board presentation provides the latest information regarding how these funds are used, and the spend-down status for all federal grants awarded to address the pandemic.
Submit feedback to the Board at any time by emailing email@example.com or texting 434-953-1802. You can also comment at any regular School Board meeting via Zoom (or go to CHS Media Center), first Thursday of the month, 5pm.