Chesterfield Recovery Academy ribbon cutting #
School, community and state leaders held a 10 a.m. Aug. 2 ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a tour of the Chesterfield Recovery Academy, which is Virginia’s first recovery high school program. Video of the event is available on the YouTube channel (ccpsva) and Facebook page (chesterfieldschools) of Chesterfield County Public Schools.
Housed at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, the Chesterfield Recovery Academy is operated by Chesterfield County Public Schools and will open Aug. 22 to central Virginia Region 1 high school students who are in recovery from substance use disorders. Get more information here.
Aug. 5-7 is Virginia sales tax holiday #
This weekend is Virginia’s annual sales tax holiday. On Aug. 5-7, shoppers will not pay tax on qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products. Read all about it on the Tax Department website.
Back-to-school info #
- 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/3VdgrBlVPtE — welcomes families and celebrates opportunities for students. Click here for the full Minutes With Merv playlist.
- Class schedules: Students and families will be able to view schedules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE on Monday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. Once logged in, click on the “Class Schedule” tab to view.
- Health: Families have several options for making sure children have the required immunizations and physicals for the 2022-23 school year. Here is helpful information:
- Start of the year: 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. Get all the details about school calendars at bit.ly/CCPScals so you know which date your child heads to class.
- Free and reduced-price meals reminder: 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.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month.
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.
Aug. 9 is National Book Lovers Day.
Aug. 13 is International Lefthanders Day.
Aug. 16 is Tell a Joke Day.
Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day.
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:
- Locate your child’s Chromebook and charger.
- Plug in the Chromebook, and charge it up.
- 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. 1, 8-10 a.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2-4 p.m.
- Monday, Aug. 8, 8-10 a.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2-4 p.m.
- 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. 2, 2-4 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 4, 2-4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 9, 8-10 a.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m.
- 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.
No need to wait! See the 2022-23 parent handbook now. #
At the beginning of each school year, every student receives a printed copy of the parent handbook, which is full of helpful information. You can see the 2022-23 parent handbook online now, if you want to check it out before your student brings home the printed version. This year’s parent handbook is available here; the Spanish version will soon be online.
Act now: Update your address in ParentVUE #
How will your student get to school? Transportation planning is underway. All families are asked to act now 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 https://bit.ly/3PzeEfv.