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COVID-19 Vaccinations at School

Information about In-School Covid Vaccine Clinics. Info on Webpage.Charlottesville City Schools is partnering with the Blue Ridge Health Department to offer the FREE first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to students ages 12+.

The first in-school clinic will be this Thursday, May 20 at CHS, and it will serve CHS and Walker students 12+ whose families have given permission.  Walker students will walk in groups to CHS. If you would like for your child to participate, please complete this 2-step registration process by Wednesday, May 19, at 5pm:

Start the Sign-Up Process

Additional Information:

  • CHS Clinic on May 20 will serve CHS students and Walker students age 12+. Walker students will walk in groups to CHS at the Performing Arts Center.
  • Generally, Walker appointments will be 9am-11am.
  • CHS appointments will be 11am-2pm.
  • Any students who are learning virtually on May 20 can still register and go to the MLK Performing Arts Center at CHS.
  • Buford Clinic will be on May 25 to serve Buford/LMA students. Details/registration to come.
  • The Blue Ridge Health Department will reach out to families about dose 2 appointments.
  • Thanks to the Blue Ridge Health Department!

 

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Buford Summer School

Illustration of sun with words "summer opportunities"This year, Buford’s summer school will occur from June 21-July 16 (9:30 am-1:30 pm, Monday-Friday). Beyond providing additional math, reading, and writing support, students will use a broader social justice lens in order to dive deeper into global topics that impact our world. This experience will conclude with each student producing a culminating art representation guided by the expertise of our in-house art teacher. If you are interested, please contact Angela Johnson at 434-245-2411. (Due to CDC and CCS COVID-19 guidelines, space is limited.)

Another Summer Opportunity: Paid Internship through the City

Youth ages 14-21 can apply for the city’s summer paid internship program. (This summer the internships will be virtual.) Deadline for applying is May 28 at 5pm.

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Surveys

As we look ahead, we have created a brief survey to learn your current thinking about two topics.

  1. The first topic is your interest in having your child vaccinated at a school-based clinic if they are eligible (currently age 12 and older).
  2. The second topic is your tentative preference for in-person or all-virtual learning for the 2021-22 school year.

This non-binding survey will help us as we make plans.

Complete Survey

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Art Connections

Charlottesville City Schools Reimagines Annual Student Art Show Online

Exhibition Opens Monday, May 3 with Interactive Exhibition and Student-Created Coloring Book

Charlottesville City Schools continues its long-standing tradition of a spring exhibition of student art — but this year, the show moves online to https://tinyurl.com/cvilleschools. The show also features a student-created coloring book exploring the theme of “Resilience,” a quality that has taken on special meaning during the pandemic.

Families and community members can connect to the art show via the link or using a QR code on promotional postcards and posters. Once online, viewers are greeted by a welcome video featuring art teachers, Charlottesville Schools staff, and the young artists of our community reflect on how art gives them strength.

As an extra bonus, students across the division are being given a student-created coloring book exploring the idea of resilience, from Humpty Dumpty to facemasks to gardening to sports. Students in younger grades are also being given a fresh set of crayons and other art materials for using the coloring book.

“The video and the coloring book are such added values to this year’s exhibition,” noted Fine Arts Coordinator Aaron Eichorst. “It’s inspirational to hear our students and my colleagues reflecting on how art gives them strength. And the visual explorations of resilience in the coloring book offer a calming way to reflect on what we have accomplished and learned throughout this pandemic.”

As with the in-person show, the art is divided into thematic categories —  Communities, The Natural World, Visual Math, The Foundations of Art, Storytelling, & Art History.

Just as in a face-to-face exhibition, the community is invited to come see the art by logging on. Printable copies of the coloring book are also available online.

Buford SOL Information

We have posted several links to give you the information you need about SOL  testing in May.

Questions? Please contact your teacher, your counselor, or a school administrator using email or the Remind app.

Thank you for your patience during this unusual testing season!

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Buford May Counseling Newsletter

Hello, Buford families–

We hope this newsletter find you and your family healthy and well. Here’s the May edition of the Buford Guidance Newsletter with important information.

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Summer School 2021

Illustration of sun with words "summer opportunities"2021 CHS Summer School Programs

CHS will be offering two concurrent  summer opportunities for students. CHS Virtual Summer School will be available for students wanting to take our standard virtual courses — Econ & Personal Finance, Health 9 & 10, and PE 9 & 10. See additional information, below, and also check out the City’s paid summer internship program!

 

Apply for Paid Internships through the City

Youth ages 14-21 can apply for the city’s summer paid internship program. (This summer the internships will be virtual.) Deadline for applying is May 28 at 5pm.

CHS Summer Academy

CHS Summer Academy will be made available for all CHS students who have not yet achieved a 61 or higher in one ore more classes.  The school will contact students regarding this in-person Summer Academy.

CHS Virtual Summer School Information

The 2021 Summer School offerings will consist of the typical virtual classes that CHS offers each summer. Students can take up to one credit during the summer. All registration, payment, and orientation will be completed in a virtual format. Registration is now open.

This form is to register for virtual summer school for initial credit in Health/PE or Econ and Personal Finance. Enrollment is not secured until payment is received through MySchoolBucks. Payments are due by June 11th. Please check your confirmation email after submitting your registration for the link to the payment portal.

Register for Summer School

Dates

June 21 – July 30, 2021
July 5 – Observed holiday

Classes

Health 9,10 (1/2-credit each)
PE 9,10 (1/2 credit each)
Econ/Personal Finance (1 credit)

Fees

 

Course In District Tuition Price Out of District Tuition Price Reduced Lunch Tuition Price Free Lunch Tuition Price
Full Credit Course $400 each $550 each $200 each $25 Each
 1/2 Credit Course:

PE 09 & 10

Health 9 & 10

$200 each $350 each $100 each $25 Each

Register & Pay

Register Here

 

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Public Input: Safety and School Names

clip art for talking bubble filled with various headsIn the fall of 2020, Dr. Atkins convened a number of Superintendent Committees to give recommendations on topics such as a new model for school safety and a review of facility names. Please share your perspective with us!

School Safety

Review of School Names