Get seventh grade ready/get senior year ready! #
Virginia students are required by law to get these vaccines before entering seventh grade:
- Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap): The Tdap vaccine is required by law for all students entering seventh grade.
- Meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY): Students are required by law to have one dose of MenACWY vaccine before entering seventh grade.
- Human papillomavirus (HPV): The HPV vaccine is required by law for students entering seventh grade. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent/guardian may elect for their student not to receive the HPV vaccine with no additional paperwork required by Chesterfield County Public Schools. Ask your health-care provider about the benefits of the HPV vaccine.
This vaccine is required for Virginia students before entering 12th grade: A minimum of two doses of meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine are required by law before students enter 12th grade. The first dose should be administered before entering seventh grade. The final dose should be administered before entering 12th grade. Meningococcal vaccines help protect against the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease.
Get your vaccines now. Call today to make a wellness appointment with your health-care provider and get your shots updated. Health Department immunizations are available by appointment only for children age 18 and under. To schedule an appointment, call 804-768-7454.
Inform your school. Provide a copy of the immunization record to your high school as soon as possible.
Questions? Contact your school nurse or the Office of Student Health Services at 804-639-1321.
April 26 movie + speaker: “No Small Matter” #
Chesterfield County Public Schools will screen “No Small Matter,” the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Special guests Jenna Conway, deputy superintendent of early childhood education for the Virginia Department of Education, and Elliot Haspel, program officer, education policy and research at the Robins Foundation, will speak after the screening. Everyone is invited to attend 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 26 at [email protected], 13900 Hull Street Road. Tickets are free, but registration is required.
Virginia Lottery makes it easy to thank teachers #
Partnering with The Supply Room, IGT, NeoPollard Interactive and the Virginia PTA, the Virginia Lottery invites people to thank as many public school teachers as possible in conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week. Take part in the seventh annual Thank a Teacher campaign by visiting thankateacherva.com now through May 6 and sending a digital thank-you note right from the comfort of your home. Teachers will receive the notes during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. Qualifying teachers can use a unique code included with the digital note to enter a drawing for a chance to win a memorable vacation, gift card and $2,500 in supplies.
Coffee + Conversation #
Parents and caregivers are invited for weekly Coffee + Conversation, free virtual sessions 1-2 p.m. offering helpful information. Talking to your children about the risks of marijuana use is the April 20 topic. Register for the sessions that most interest you: bit.ly/3f4C7V7. Coffee + Conversation is hosted by the school system’s Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services.
Parenting during the Middle Ages #
Welcome to the Middle Ages, a resource for middle school parents and caregivers. This webinar series is a guide through the middle school years, which can be exciting and challenging. The 6:30 p.m. April 20 session is “Parenting During The Middle Ages: Lead With Love.” Get details about this webinar and register for all of the Middle Ages sessions that interest you at https://bit.ly/3ud81qz.
Summer school registration is open #
Fill in learning gaps. Strengthen skills. Get ahead. Whatever your motivation, summer school can help make summer count! Summer school registration is open with opportunities for prekindergarten through high school. Details and registration links are available at bit.ly/CCPSsummer. Most summer opportunities are free. Make your move today: April 29 is the CCPSOnline deadline. June 1 is the deadline to register for most PK-8 summer opportunities and for non-graded courses through CCPSOnline.
April 29 is deadline for CCPSOnline #
April 29 is the deadline to register for CCPSOnline classes for this summer and for the 2022-23 school year. Wondering if this high school program is right for you? Here’s what one student says: “CCPSOnline helps me reach my academic goals by having wonderful teachers showing and helping me how to use the information I am taught. CCPSOnline … shows me how to responsibly use my time and gets me ready for future experiences.” Details at mychesterfieldschools.com/ccpsonline/. (Note: Registration is open through June 1 for summer school opportunities that are not connected to CCPSOnline.)
Extra summer opportunity for incoming kindergartners #
Now is the time to sign up for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. This video gives an overview in English and in Spanish, and the first step is to preregister at bit.ly/CCPSkinder. Bonus: Check out this free, in-person opportunity for any child who will be in kindergarten this fall: We’re offering a school readiness program this summer for all children who have completed the kindergarten registration process by June 1. After completing registration (including immunizations) for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year, families can also register for the summer school readiness program.
Child abuse awareness event #
During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Swift Creek Middle student Elijah Lee is organizing a child abuse awareness event 1-2 p.m. April 16 at Harry G. Daniel Park, 6600 Whitepine Road. Elijah has been a community activist and organized similar events since he was 10; check out his website.
Children’s Museum supports kindergarten families #
The Children’s Museum has planned both a virtual and an in-person kindergarten readiness series. Learn more at www.CMoRVA.org or click these links: