What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Draft Calendar for 2021-22

    The Charlottesville-Albemarle School Calendar Committee has created a draft calendar for the 2021-22 school year. Please take a minute to review the draft and share your thoughts with us for the committee’s consideration before they bring the calendar before the Board. Please note that this calendar is subject to change due to the pandemic and local, state, and federal guidance. Draft calendar for 2021-22 (pdf)  (Update: Approved by School Board on March 4, 2021) Link to Google form to provide feedback A joint committee from Charlottesville Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools will review the feedback and then present a recommendation to the School Boards ...

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    Important Message from the Superintendent and the School Board

    The following message was shared with Charlottesville City Schools staff and families in response to the events in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021. Dear staff and families– We are writing now filled with grief, anger, and disappointment. In no uncertain terms, we condemn the violent and treasonous assault on the U.S. Capitol building, our elections, and the peaceful transfer of power. As Charlottesville residents, the imagery and actions in D.C. bring us back to August 2017, and we have seen and felt the impact that hate can leave. We know that many of the same groups and ideologies were present at both ...

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  • Budget Development Process underway for FY2021-22

    It’s time to develop the 2021-22 budget for Charlottesville City Schools! We’d like to hear from you. FY2021-22 Budget Development Calendar FY2021-22 Budget Development Presentation for PTOs  Upcoming opportunities for the community to learn more and share your thoughts are: Thursday, January 7 at 5 pm, School Board Meeting via Zoom Monday, January 11 at 5:30 pm, CHS PTO via Zoom (open to entire community) Wednesday, January 13 at 6 pm, Walker Buford United PTO via Zoom (open to entire community) Wednesday, January 20 at  7 pm,  Jackson-Via/Walker/Buford PTO via Zoom (open to entire community) Thursday, February 4 at 5 pm, School Board meeting via Zoom (open to entire ...

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  • December 2020 News and Highlights

    A Message from the Superintendent Dear Staff and Families: At Thursday night’s Board meeting, during the discussion of plans for offering in-person instruction, several revised plans and timelines were discussed. These new plans address both the rising COVID numbers in our area and feedback from the Board and community that they would like to maintain the structure and success of our virtual model, especially at Buford and CHS (where a hybrid model had initially been proposed). These revised plans are also informed by community input from families who would be willing to remain online if it would enable the schools to safely ...

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    Response to Essential Needs (R.E.N.) Drive-Through provides support to those in need

    CCS Student & Family Engagement, in partnership with United Way of Greater Charlottesville and the Chris Long Foundation, hosted a second REN (Response to Essential Needs) Extravaganza on Saturday, December 12, 2020 for the Charlottesville community. Staff and volunteers were on hand to distribute free and essential needs items such as clothing, hygiene products, activity kits, coats, and more. Thanks to all who donated their time and resources to helping our neighbors in need. See news coverage here. See photo album here.  

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    City Schools to host school safety forum on 1/12

    To continue our discussion on school resource officers, please join us virtually for a discussion about school safety on January 12 at 6 p.m. Hear from representatives from other cities to learn about different models for school safety as our Charlottesville Schools safety committee considers future options. To join the Zoom meeting, please use the following link: https://charlottesvilleschools.zoom.us/j/82162125139?pwd=MVR2Q0xESXB0Q2h0WXoydjIwNFBXdz09  

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    CHS Choirs present winter concert and fundraiser

    The Choirs of Charlottesville High School held their winter concert and fundraiser on Wednesday, January 6 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Led by director Will Cooke, the performance included student singers from the Concert Choir, the Knightengales, the Charlottesville Singers, and the Morning Choir. The concert was also a fundraiser that raised over $2000 in donations that will go directly to The Haven, a Charlottesville area homeless shelter.  

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    2020 November News and Highlights

    A Message from the Superintendent Dear Staff and Families: As we look ahead to Thanksgiving, I want to wish you a happy holiday and restful break. I am truly grateful for our students, staff, and community members who have helped us find success in online learning. Amid the challenges, we have much to celebrate and are in a good position with tech, internet access, meal delivery, talented and adaptable teachers, innovative mental health professionals, and so much more. I’m also thankful for so many committee members who have been working diligently to help our schools find solutions and make plans. Our Covid Committee has ...

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    Day of Play for staff, students, and families promotes fun, fitness, and play

    Charlottesville City Schools held its first ever division-wide Day of Play for city schools staff, students, and their families on December 5. To encourage families and friends getting together for fun, fitness, and play, participants could choose from a variety of options including dance classes, arts and crafts, fitness, cooking, skateboarding, yoga and mindfulness, and more. Thanks to the generous support of the Public Education Fund of Charlottesville-Albemarle (PEFCA), participants who submitted photos and videos of themselves participating in Day of Play activities were eligible for raffle prizes valued at $2500! Those who participated in the PB&J Fund cooking activity were also eligible for ...

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  • Covid-19 Advisory Committee Updates

    October 28, 2020 Update about the Decision-Making Process Dear families and staff– This is an update about the decision-making process for an in-person learning option in Charlottesville City Schools. Briefly, the model under consideration would give families a choice for their children to either continue learning online-only or return to in-person instruction for either four days (PK-grade 6) or two days (Buford, CHS, LMA) each week, with independent or virtual learning on the other days each week. The earliest this model is recommended for implementation is mid-January through February. On Thursday, the School Board held a meeting to discuss this model, including updates ...

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