What‘s Happening at Buford

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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.

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

 

Buford Bus Routes and Other Information

On Monday, April 12, Buford will begin offering in-person instruction to all students who have requested it, following a hybrid model. Students in Cohort A will attend school on Monday-Tuesday, and students in Cohort B will attend Wednesday and Thursday.

  • For more information about the new model, click here.

Please read this page for useful information such as bus routes.

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Important Notices about Bus Service

  • Bus space is very limited. Buford is presently contacting those families who are being offered bus service. Other students should find alternative transportation. If you are unsure whether your student has a confirmed spot on the bus or if your child needs to be added to a waitlist for bus transportation, please contact the school.
  • Bus routes will change on April 12.  Please  click button below to see current information.

Bus Schedules

 

New Safety Practices for In-Person Instruction

Review Safety Practices Here

Daily Routines

Image of CCS student daily health screening questions. Click for PDF.
Click image to find the PDF of the Daily Health Screening Questions for Students

I will do a daily health screening before my child leaves for school. The screening checks temperature plus other symptoms/ risk factors. See screening tool here.

Proper mask-wearing (over the mouth and nose) is required at all school-related sites unless my child receives permission (such as to eat or take a mask break). If my child requires a medical or developmental exception, I will supply documentation to the school.
In addition to mask-wearing, other school health routines such as social distancing, hand-washing, assigned seats, and health screenings will be in place.

Schools are limiting visitors. Family will be asked to drop off and pick up students (and any needed materials) outside the building.

Children will be going outside for outdoor learning as much as possible. I can let the school know if my child needs any inclement weather clothing.

Students will not share food or equipment such as a microwave.

Students Showing Symptoms/Possibly Exposed

I agree to keep my child (and any siblings) home from school if:

  • They or any close contacts are showing COVID symptoms.
  • They or any close contacts are waiting on COVID test results.
  • They or any close contacts have tested positive for COVID.
  • They or anyone in their household have been asked to quarantine

If my child shows symptoms or gets exposed at school, I will make arrangements for the child and any siblings to be picked up/return home ASAP (within an hour).

If my child has exhibited symptoms or been asked to quarantine, my child and all siblings will stay home from school until cleared by a doctor (or until the recommended period has elapsed — usually 10 days for a COVID diagnosis and 14 days for a quarantine).

Schools may need to shift certain students, classrooms, schools, or even all Charlottesville City Schools back to online learning for a period of time.

Transportation/Arrival at School

COVID Bus Protocols. Click image to go to Google doc.
COVID Bus Protocols. Click here or top of image to go to Google doc.

If your child has been assigned a spot on the bus:

  • My child will ride the bus regularly and will be picked up and dropped off at the same assigned location.
  • At the bus stop and on the bus, I will support bus safety practices such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and assigned seats.
  • When boarding the bus, my child will be screened for fever or symptoms and will use hand sanitizer.
    • For students in PreK-grade 6: I agree that a designated adult will wait with my child until they have been screened so that if they show symptoms at the bus stop, the child and all students in the household can return home with the adult. (Designated adult does not need to be a family member.) Adults, please help us by wearing a mask and practicing COVID safety.
    • For students in grades 7-12: I understand that if my student shows symptoms at the bus stop, my student will be directed to return home. The school will attempt to contact parents/guardians.
COVID Protocol for Arrival at School. Click image to go to Google doc.
COVID Protocol for Arrival at School. Click here or top of image to go to Google doc.

If your child is not on a bus:

  • My child will be screened for fever or symptoms and will use hand sanitizer upon arrival at school.
  • If I am driving children to school, I agree to wait until the health screening is complete and will assume responsibility to take home all the children in my car if any child I am driving displays symptoms. Children may be screened in the car.
    • For walkers/bike riders in PreK-grade 6: if my child displays symptoms, I agree to arrange pick-up of my child and any siblings within an hour.
    • For walkers/bike riders/self-drivers in grades 7-12: if my child displays symptoms, I agree to arrange for my child and any siblings to be picked up or to return home on their own within an hour.

Conclusion/Important

Illustration of handshakeCharlottesville City Schools is committed to teaching the skills that will keep us all safe. However, if your child or family struggles to uphold these safety commitments, for the safety of your child and our school community, we may reassign your child to virtual learning or family-supplied transportation.

Thanks for your partnership as we plan for a safe return to in-person instruction!

Ready to Sign the Agreement?

Safety Agreement Form for In-Person Instruction

Formulario español

Image of CCS student daily health screening questions. Click for OCR PDF.
Daily Health Screening Questions for Students

Print-ready Versions of Key Documents

 

New Information about Meal Deliveries (Updated Routes)

 

More Information

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Information about In-Person Instruction at Buford

Buford Return to Learn graphicOn Monday, March 29, Buford hosted a Zoom information session to help parents and students understand new routines that will be in place when more students return during the week of April 12. To watch the video or find more information about our plans, click the button, below.

Find Return to Learn Information

In addition, check this page for additional information.

Need Bus Information? Click here.

Daily Class Schedule

Review and Sign Agreements for In-Person Learning

 

Review Safety Practices Here

Daily Routines

Image of CCS student daily health screening questions. Click for PDF.
Click image to find the PDF of the Daily Health Screening Questions for Students

I will do a daily health screening before my child leaves for school. The screening checks temperature plus other symptoms/ risk factors. See screening tool here.

Proper mask-wearing (over the mouth and nose) is required at all school-related sites unless my child receives permission (such as to eat or take a mask break). If my child requires a medical or developmental exception, I will supply documentation to the school.
In addition to mask-wearing, other school health routines such as social distancing, hand-washing, assigned seats, and health screenings will be in place.

Schools are limiting visitors. Family will be asked to drop off and pick up students (and any needed materials) outside the building.

Children will be going outside for outdoor learning as much as possible. I can let the school know if my child needs any inclement weather clothing.

Students will not share food or equipment such as a microwave.

Students Showing Symptoms/Possibly Exposed

I agree to keep my child (and any siblings) home from school if:

  • They or any close contacts are showing COVID symptoms.
  • They or any close contacts are waiting on COVID test results.
  • They or any close contacts have tested positive for COVID.

If my child shows symptoms or gets exposed at school, I will make arrangements for the child and any siblings to be picked up/return home ASAP (within an hour).

If my child has exhibited symptoms,  my child and all siblings will stay home from school until cleared by a doctor (or until the recommended period has elapsed — usually 10 days for a COVID diagnosis and 14 days for a quarantine).

Schools may need to shift certain students, classrooms, schools, or even all Charlottesville City Schools back to online learning for a period of time.

Transportation/Arrival at School

COVID Bus Protocols. Click image to go to Google doc.
COVID Bus Protocols. Click here or top of image to go to Google doc.

If your child has been assigned a spot on the bus:

  • My child will ride the bus regularly and will be picked up and dropped off at the same assigned location.
  • At the bus stop and on the bus, I will support bus safety practices such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and assigned seats.
  • When boarding the bus, my child will be screened for fever or symptoms and will use hand sanitizer.
    • For students in grades 7-12: I understand that if my student shows symptoms at the bus stop, my student will be directed to return home. The school will attempt to contact parents/guardians.
COVID Protocol for Arrival at School. Click image to go to Google doc.
COVID Protocol for Arrival at School. Click here or top of image to go to Google doc.

If your child is not on a bus:

  • My child will be screened for fever or symptoms and will use hand sanitizer upon arrival at school.
  • If I am driving children to school, I agree to wait until the health screening is complete and will assume responsibility to take home all the children in my car if any child I am driving displays symptoms. Children may be screened in the car.
    • For walkers/bike riders/self-drivers in grades 7-12: if my child displays symptoms, I agree to arrange for my child and any siblings to be picked up or to return home on their own within an hour.

Conclusion/Important

Illustration of handshakeCharlottesville City Schools is committed to teaching the skills that will keep us all safe. However, if your child or family struggles to uphold these safety commitments, for the safety of your child and our school community, we may reassign your child to virtual learning or family-supplied transportation.

Thanks for your partnership as we plan for a safe return to in-person instruction!

Sign the Safety Agreement Form for In-Person Instruction

Formulario español

Image of CCS student daily health screening questions. Click for OCR PDF.
Daily Health Screening Questions for Students

Print-ready Versions of Key Documents

New Information about Meal Deliveries (Updated Routes)

More Information