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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Friday Update – Aug. 19, 2022

School starts on Aug. 22! Are you ready? #

We are in the final countdown to the first day of school for our students on the traditional school schedule! See the information below to ensure you and your child are ready. #

Get ready #

Which day does your child start school? #

Aug. 22 is the first day of the 2022-23 school year for Chesterfield County schools that follow a traditional calendar (only Falling Creek and Bellwood elementaries follow a year-round calendar). But some students will not start until Aug. 23 or Aug. 24. 
 

Elementary schools:

  • All pre-K and kindergarten students will attend school during the first week; however, there will be a staggered schedule for students.
    • Some students will attend Aug. 22-23; others will attend Aug. 24-25. (Schools will assign students to specific days.) This will allow students to become more familiar with their new surroundings in a smaller classroom setting.
    • All pre-K and kindergarten students will report to school daily starting Aug. 26.
  • Grades 1-5 will start school on Aug. 22.

Middle and high schools:

  • Aug. 22 is the first day for sixth- and ninth-grade students only.
    • This will allow for a successful transition of students moving from one school level to another, and will allow staff members to begin to build relationships and share expectations.
    • All other middle and high school students will start school Aug. 23.

Review your bus route #

Bus route information may be viewed via Versatrans e-Link. Please continue to check e-Link in the coming days as pick-up/drop-off times may change slightly as new students are entered into the system.

At e-Link, you can find your student’s bus number, pick-up and drop-off locations and scheduled pick-up and drop-off times. If you have never used e-Link, directions may be found on the school division’s website.

If families did not submit updated information for the 2022-23 school year, transportation arrangements for all students (except rising sixth and ninth graders) were carried over from last school year. If a student’s transportation information needs to be updated, it should be entered into ParentVUE. Because these updates must then be processed and approved at the school, it will take 3-5 days for changes to be made.

Remember: for the first week of school, arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes early as everyone is settling into routines for the new school year.

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Mark your calendar with important dates #

Add important CCPS dates to your family calendar. School calendars can be found online here: https://bit.ly/CCPScals

Check your student’s Chromebook #

Before school begins, check to make sure your child’s Chromebook is working:

  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, your child will be able to get Chromebook help when school starts. Students who are new to Chesterfield County Public Schools will receive Chromebooks after school begins.

Info about school meals #

Cafeteria prices & putting money on your child’s account #

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.

School menus can be found online​ #

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. 

Free and reduced-price meal applications #

During the pandemic, the federal government issued a waiver allowing all children to eat for free at school. The application for free or reduced-price meals was not required during this time. However, the federal waiver expired; 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.

Health #

Submit your required school vaccination records #

Don’t forget to submit records for your student’s required school immunizations. 

Particularly, it is important to ensure schools have documentation the meningococcal vaccine required for seventh and twelfth graders. If your student has received this vaccine, but you have not provided records to the school, you may do so on the first day of school.

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.

 

A minimum of two doses of meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine are required by law before students enter twelfth grade. The first dose should be administered before entering seventh grade. The final dose should be administered before entering twelfth grade. Meningococcal vaccines help protect against the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease.

Resources #

The Back to School webpage has all the info in one place #

Visit the Back to School webpage on the school division website to find all the important information as you prepare for the start of school.

Minutes with Merv #

Our superintendent, Dr. Merv Daugherty, has been working on a series of videos to talk about issues that are important to families. Topics range from preventing bullying to transportation. Check out the full Minutes with Merv playlist.

Parent resources from VDOE #

One of the most important components of student achievement and success is parent involvement. There are many ways to get parents involved in their child’s education at school and at home. The Virginia Department of Education website offers resources to support families including information on school enrollment, graduation requirements, school quality profiles, student records and more.

Let's see your back-to-school photos! #

First-day-of-school photos are a joyful family tradition, so please share your student’s first day of school photo here! Your picture may be featured on social media, in publications or in other communications. Also, if you share first-day-of-school images on your own social media, please include #oneCCPS and tag Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Stay connected with CCPS #

Updated on August 22, 2022
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