The school division’s student support services teams include school counselors, social workers, psychologists, mental health support specialists and behavioral intervention specialists. These trained staff members are ready to support students’ social-emotional and mental health needs.
Realizing that students will not have been in school for at least six months, student support will be provided in terms of trauma-informed care, social-emotional learning, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and mental health awareness. This will be accomplished by daily check-ins with families, schools, team meetings and 24/7 monitoring of Gaggle alerts.
Support also is available through the Chesterfield County Department of Social Services, Mental Health Support and Child Protective Services.
School nurses, clinic assistants, and trained clinic backups are available in each school building to manage the daily use of the clinic, as well as any individuals exhibiting possible COVID-19 symptoms. In each school building, a Symptom Management Room or area will be designated in order to isolate symptomatic individuals for parent pickup. Students, parents, and staff are asked to complete a self-assessment prior to reporting to school and are required to stay home when exhibiting possible COVID-19 symptoms or feeling ill.
The school division will provide meals for students who qualify for the federal lunch program and are enrolled in Chesterfield County Schools.
Meals will be offered at each school for pickup. Drive through pickup service will be available from 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. to accommodate parent schedules and avoid disrupting daily learning time. Final schedules will be posted on the school division’s website. Additional locations in communities will be available for easy access to meals. If your child is enrolled you may pick up at any site with a pre-order. As with previous service, students do not have to be present to pick up meals.
If you believe your family is eligible for the federal free lunch program, complete the online application starting Aug. 15.
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