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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Friday Update – Aug. 12, 2022

New this week #

School meals for 2022-23 #

Here are the prices of school breakfasts and lunches in 2022-23:

  • breakfast in all schools: $1.75
  • elementary school lunch: $2.80
  • middle school lunch: $3
  • high school lunch: $3
  • adult breakfast: $2.75
  • adult lunch: $4.25

Instead of searching every morning for cash to pay for school meals or a la carte items, families can use MySchoolBucks.com to make mornings easier. Go to myschoolbucks.com or download the app to get started. Another mobile app makes it easy to find out what is being served in Chesterfield County Public Schools. The free app — MealViewer — can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store and Google Play or use this link: schools.mealviewer.com/district/ccps

During the pandemic, the federal government issued a waiver allowing all children to eat for free at school. This meant the application for free or reduced-price meals was not required during this time. However, the federal waiver expired, and families must now complete an application to receive free or reduced-price meals during the 2022-23 school year. All others will pay for meals as they did before the pandemic. Complete the free or reduced price meal application for the 2022-23 school year here in English or here in Spanish. If you need a paper form, contact [email protected]. Note: Children who attend schools that qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision will receive free meals at school during the 2022-23 school year and do not need to complete a free or reduced price meal application. 

All in the family at Enon Elementary #

One of Enon Elementary’s newest teachers isn’t new at all! Check out this great story about a Team Chesterfield mother-son duo.

Less than two weeks! #

Schools open Aug. 22 — that’s less than two weeks from today. This is the second year in a row Chesterfield County Public Schools has opened before Labor Day. (Of course, our two year-round schools have been in session since July 18!) While Aug. 22 is the first day of the 2022-23 school year for Chesterfield County schools that follow a traditional calendar, some students will not start until Aug. 23 or Aug. 24. Get all the details about school calendars at bit.ly/CCPScals. Here are a few more important reminders

  • New video: Through Minutes With Merv, #oneCCPS families can get fast facts for a strong start to the school year. Today’s video — https://youtu.be/LNrhCR4_vCMfocuses on Promote Respect, our proactive program to prevent bullying. Click here for the full Minutes With Merv playlist.
  • Update your address in ParentVUE: How will your student get to school? All families are asked to update student transportation information, even if your student will attend school virtually. Please log into ParentVUE and check your home address and any alternative addresses. For a link to ParentVUE and more details, go to bit.ly/3PzeEfv.
  • Lots of back-to-school info: Families can find lots of back-to-school info at bit.ly/CCPSbts, including digital versions of the 2022-23 parent handbook in English and in Spanish.
  • COVID-19: The COVID-19 guidance page on the division website is the best place to find up-to-date information, including what to do if you encounter a positive test, become a close contact or have a household exposure. See the Staff FAQ and Student FAQ for more information.

Dates set for 2023 graduations #

Keep your eyes on the prize, class of 2023! Here is your graduation schedule:

  • May 22 at Virginia Commonwealth University: Thomas Dale High at 10 a.m.; Midlothian High at 2:30 p.m.; James River High at 7 p.m.
  • May 23 at Virginia Commonwealth University: Manchester High at 10 a.m.; Cosby High at 2:30 p.m.; Monacan High at 7 p.m.
  • May 24 at Virginia Commonwealth University: Bird High at 10 a.m.; Meadowbrook High at 2:30 p.m.; Clover Hill High at 7 p.m.
  • May 26 at Virginia State University: Matoaca High at 9 a.m.; Carver College and Career Academy at 1:30 p.m.

Chesterfield unveils 2022 bond referendum plan #

Chesterfield County administration presented Chesterfield’s planned bond referendum package to the Board of Supervisors at a work session July 27, then joined officials from Chesterfield County Public Schools to brief local media on the plan the following day.

Beginning Sept. 23 with early voting for the 2022 general election and continuing through Election Day on Nov. 8, Chesterfield residents will be asked to vote on the Community Facilities Bond Plan to authorize the issuance of $540 million in General Obligation bonds.

If approved by voters, the bond proceeds will fund 26 capital improvement projects in four categories — schools, public safety, libraries and parks — over the next eight to 10 years.

For more information about the bond referendum, visit chesterfield.gov/bond. Watch the video below to learn more.

Just for middle school parents and caregivers #

Welcome to the Middle Ages, a resource for middle school parents and caregivers. This free webinar series is a guide through the middle school years, which can be exciting and challenging. The 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 session is titled “Help Is on the Way: What to Expect During the Middle Ages” and features information about transitions into sixth, seventh and eighth grade. Get details and register for all of the Middle Ages sessions that interest you at https://bit.ly/3ud81qz.

Disability Inclusion Day at The Diamond #

Aug. 21 is Disability Inclusion Day at The Diamond hosted by the Friendship Circle of Virginia. Free tickets are available for the 1:35 p.m. Richmond Flying Squirrels game that will be fully accessible to the disability community. There will be increased accessible seating, sensory break bags, a sensory zone, lower speaker volume, kids’ field activities and a sensory-friendly entry gate. Click here for tickets.

Chesterfield County Public Schools is hiring #

Every job available within Chesterfield County Public Schools is posted on our website, including positions for teachers, cafeteria staff, administrators, facilities employees, bus drivers and more. Find your next job with Chesterfield County Public Schools!

Christmas Mother #

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program works to ensure that no family is without food, no child is without new toys, books or clothing and no child or elder is forgotten during the holidays. They will review applications 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19-20, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22. Get the application form and details on this website: https://cchchristmasmother.com/.

Get more good news! #

Do you need more good news in your life? Then check out these ways to stay connected with #oneCCPS students, staff members and schools:

Sign up for a weekly digital newsletter (bit.ly/CCPSconnections).

In case you missed it... #

How to make sure your child’s Chromebook is ready for the start of school #

Prepare now for a great start to the new school year by making sure your child’s Chromebook is working. Here’s what to do:

  1. Locate your child’s Chromebook and charger.
  2. Plug in the Chromebook, and charge it up.
  3. Check for major damage.

If your Chromebook is damaged or not working, then the technology team is ready to help! We have scheduled support sessions to help families: 

Bird High School (Commons Door 14)

  • Monday, Aug. 15, 8-10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2-4 p.m. 

Clover Hill High (Door 11 — space outside of library)

  • Tuesday, Aug. 16, 8-10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m. 

If the dates and times do not work for you, then please don’t worry: Your child will be able to get Chromebook help when school starts. If your children are new to Chesterfield County Public Schools, then they will receive their Chromebooks when they start school.

Updated on August 16, 2022
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