What‘s Happening at CHS

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!

 

Translate/ Traducir/ ترجمه کردن ./ يترجم/ ژباړه / Tafsiri

Illustration of sun with words "summer opportunities"

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

 

Bus Routes and Other Information for In-Person CHS Students

On Monday, April 12, CHS 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.

illustration of linguistic characters¿Traducción? Vea la esquina inferior izquierda.
Tafsiri? Angalia kona ya chini kushoto.
ترجمة؟ انظر الزاوية اليسرى السفلى.

Important Notices about Bus Service

  • Bus space is very limited. CHS 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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CHS Graduation 2021 Scheduled for June 5

Three students wearing graduation gowns on a white backgroundWe are excited to announce that Charlottesville High School will hold graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 5th at 10:00 am on DeBerry-Bingler Field at Theodose Stadium (CHS Athletic Field Complex). Each student will be given four tickets for family and friends. Since the attendees will be grouped together to allow for CDC social distancing guidelines, tickets may not be given away to another family. We are following strict guidelines from the governor’s office, and we cannot make exceptions. We will provide families with additional safety guidelines as graduation approaches.

The rain date is scheduled for Monday, June 7th at 7:00 pm.

Please check below for information about ordering caps, gowns, and diploma covers.

We are looking forward to giving our seniors a memorable experience!

Ordering Caps, Gowns, and Diploma Covers

Congratulations, Class of 2021! It’s time to order your graduation items from the company Herff Jones! Before you order, take a look at the additional links listed below.

Order anytime online or by phone!

Student Information Presentations

  • Class of 2021 Family Presentation–details on Senior Celebration Day, Senior Clearance, AP Testing, Graduation, Senior Speeches Submissions, Cap and Gown,  Yearbooks, Senior Work Sessions, and more.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding graduation items, please email Emmett Bradshaw at egbradshaw@herffjones.com or call Herff Jones at 804-598-0971.

For CHS-specific questions about caps, gowns, and diploma covers, reach out to Brandi Underwood in the Counseling Department at underwb1@charlottesvilleschools.org.

CHS Hybrid Schedule. Virtual students log in via Zoom Monday-Thursday. In-Person students log in 2 days a week (Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday) and zoom in the other 2. Fridays remain asynchronous (independent learning with office hours) for all students.

CHS Learning Options for April 12

As we plan for students to return to the building in a hybrid learning model on April 12, here is information about the options.

Hybrid Plan

CHS staff will work to keep students with their current teachers as much as possible. (This is a top priority.) Please see the chart below to show the hybrid schedule. For students who wish to return in person, they will come in person 2 days a week and they will log in via Zoom 2 days a week. For fully virtual students, they will log in 4 days/week. On Zoom days, students will have some asynch time to work independently. Fridays will remain as asynchronous (independent learning with office hours) for all students.

CHS Hybrid Schedule. Virtual students log in via Zoom Monday-Thursday. In-Person students log in 2 days a week (Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday) and zoom in the other 2. Fridays remain asynchronous (independent learning with office hours) for all students.

 

 

Intent Form

Intent forms were due March 21.

 

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

CHS Academic Advising Season Underway

CHS Academic Advising Season graphicCharlottesville High School hosted a virtual curriculum fair on February 5 for rising 9th through 12th grade students, prospective students, and families to learn more about the course offerings for the 2021-22 school year.

In case you missed it, you can access the presentations here:

Additionally, the latest CHS School Counseling Newsletter is now posted here. 

 

Canvas — Pairing Codes and More

canvasCharlottesville City Schools uses Canvas, a widely used online “learning management system,” an interactive classroom web site. This page has links and information to help you  get started.

 

Link to Log into Canvas

Link to Canvas Training for Families/Providers

 

How Students can Generate a Pairing Code

 

Creating a Parent Account

Reporting a Problem with Your Canvas Account (lost password, etc.)

More Canvas Information:

  • Teachers can post all their class content in one place, including a calendar for due dates, links to class resources like videos, posted homework assignments (and a drop-box for turning it in), etc.
  • Students can see all their assignments, due dates, and class materials  in one spot. They can turn in assignments and see teacher feedback and grades.
  • Parents can create accounts so they can get a glimpse into the classroom, see what assignments are in the works, keep an eye on due dates, etc.

PowerSchool vs. Canvas?

  • PowerSchool contains grades and attendance. It’s the authoritative source for report cards. It also contains links to other tools so you can complete back-to-school paperwork, edit how you receive phone calls/emails/texts, and more.
  • Canvas is a classroom resource. It contains assignments, hand-outs, links to resources, and more. It also shows grades. If the grades in Canvas and PowerSchool don’t match up, please ask your student or teacher. 

Curriculum Fair at CHS coming Feb. 5

Attention all rising 9th-12th grade students and families: Charlottesville High School is hosting a virtual curriculum fair on February 5 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join CHS school counselors and staff to learn more about the course offerings for 2021-22 school year (see agenda below).

Click here to register.

You will receive an email with links to the sessions you choose to attend. Choose the sessions that interest you!

9-9:30 AM: Welcome and Overview from School Counseling Department
9:30-10:00 AM: English Department
10:00-10:30 AM: Mathematics Department
10:30-11:00 AM: Science Department
11:00-11:30 AM: History/Social Studies Department
12:30-1:00 PM: World Languages Department & Health/PE Department
1:00-1:30 PM: Fine & Performing Arts Department & PVCC
1:30-2:00 PM: CATEC & CTE/Engineering

 

graphic for CHS Choirs winter concert and fundraiser

CHS Choirs present winter concert and fundraiser

graphic for CHS Choirs winter concert and fundraiserThe 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.