What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Superintendent

    This page will keep you posted on the latest for Charlottesville City Schools’ search for a superintendent to succeed Dr . Rosa Atkins, whose retirement is official on May 31, 2021. Update as of May 4, 2021: MEDIA RELEASE: The School Board of Charlottesville City Schools announced today that it has hired Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), based in Rosemont, Illinois, to conduct the search for a superintendent for Charlottesville City Schools. After holding the role of Charlottesville’s superintendent for 15 years, Dr. Rosa S. Atkins is retiring effective May 31, 2021 and assuming a cabinet-level position with the Virginia Department ...

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    CCS offers virtual job fair on April 14 and 15

    Are you interested in a career with Charlottesville City Schools? We invite you to attend our virtual job fair on April 14  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 15 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We are looking for talents in all positions including teachers, school psychologists, custodians, counselors, nutrition & technology staff, and more! Please register in advance here. Learn more about Charlottesville City Schools!

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    School Board Appoints Jim Henderson as Acting Superintendent

    The Charlottesville City School Board announced that they have appointed James M. Henderson as Acting Superintendent to succeed Superintendent Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, whose retirement is effective May 31. Mr. Henderson will begin work June 1. Mr. Henderson is a June 2020 retiree of Charlottesville City Schools following a career at the school division that spanned more than four decades, starting in 1975 at Clark Elementary, where he began teaching after his graduation from Virginia Tech. He also taught at Jackson-Via Elementary, and he was later instructional coordinator at both Jackson-Via and Johnson Elementary. He served as acting principal or principal ...

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    Return to Learn Plan — Approved Option for In-Person Learning

    Revised April 2, 2021 This page is designed to help you know our current thinking and preparations for  returning to in-person learning for some students at Charlottesville City Schools. Top Tools for Families Returning to In-Person Instruction:   Enlaces para información en español: Formulario de acuerdo y normas de seguridad  |  Evaluador de Salud Diaro  |  Qué hacer en situaciones de Covid

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    Apply for PreK! Priority Deadline March 15

    At Charlottesville City Schools, we offer a free preschool program for qualifying three- and four-year-olds. Those who live within the Charlottesville City limits and have a child who will be three or four years old by September 30 may be eligible to enroll in the Charlottesville City Preschool Program and/or the MACAA Head Start Program. Preschool applications are now open for the 2021-22 school year— and there’s a new, simpler way to do it called Go2Grow. Go2Grow works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Greene. Families can review and sign up for ...

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    Information and Agreement for In-Person Instruction

    For families who will have a student begin in-person instruction on March 8, please review our new safety practices for in-person instruction, below. Then complete the agreement form  online (one per household using the link below) or at your school(s). New Safety Practices for In-Person Instruction Ready to Sign the Agreement? ¿Listo para firmar el acuerdo? Print-ready Versions of Key Documents/ Documentos importantes en español listos para imprimir Safety Rules/Agreement Form | Daily Health Screener Formulario de acuerdo y normas de seguridad | Evaluador de Salud Diaro   More Information Visit charlottesvillesvilleschools.org/returntolearn

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    Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins announces pending retirement from Charlottesville City Schools

    After 15 years of exemplary leadership and service, Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools, has announced her pending retirement from the school division. She is currently among the longest-serving superintendents in Virginia. The resignation will become effective May 31, 2021.  “I’m so honored to have served the students, families, staff, and community of Charlottesville,” Atkins noted. “It’s been a pleasure to serve and work alongside such tremendous people. I’ve actually postponed this decision for a while due to the pandemic, but I’m at a point where I want to spend less time as superintendent and more time as ...

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  • Health Texts Under Consideration

    Charlottesville City Schools invites you to review textbooks under consideration for Health in grades 5-12. The resources may be viewed online March 4-31. Please email brantlj1@charlottesvilleschools.org to access. In addition, the School Health Advisory Board is reviewing the division’s Wellness Policy. If you have suggestions for the committee, please email brantlj1@charlottesvilleschools.org. Feedback will be reviewed at their May 11 meeting.

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  • February 2021 News and Highlights

    A Message from the Superintendent Dear Staff and Families: In our December newsletter, I presented some key elements of a new plan for returning to in-person instruction. In this column, I am pleased to say that come March 8, this plan will become a reality. As a reminder, this plan offers the option of 4 days/week of in-person instruction to students in PreK-grade 6. If you wish to revisit your decision about online vs in-person instruction, please contact your school by Friday. Buford and CHS will offer in-person supports for those students most in need while maintaining their current schedules for online learning ...

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    January 8 Update for Families

    The following message was shared with staff and families on January 8, 2021. Dear Staff and Families– We’re writing with an update to the timeline for online learning, as well as several other important updates about: next year’s draft academic calendar,  next year’s budget development,  Tuesday’s forum on school safety, and  a reminder about the importance of applying for free/reduced meals for fee waivers. TIMELINE UPDATE FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING At the January 7 School Board meeting, the Board voted to postpone the possible return of additional students to in-person learning until March 8. This date is tentative depending on a review of COVID data at Board meetings in ...

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