Did you know Chesterfield County Public Schools hires people from many professions? Yes, we hire teachers — but not all school system jobs are teaching positions. For example, we are actively hiring school bus drivers and food service associates. Find your next job here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/chesterfieldschools.
The Virginia sales tax holiday is Aug. 6-8. The 3-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 am and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 pm.
During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax.
Parents are asked to check/update your home address, any alternative addresses and how students travel to and from school. It’s easy to do this via ParentVUE. All families are asked to update this information, even if your student will attend school virtually during the 2021-22 school year. If you need help accessing ParentVUE or updating your home address, contact your child’s school.
USDA has extended national waivers for all students to continue receiving free breakfast and lunch daily during the 2021-22 school year. Students who bring their lunch from home to school can add a fruit, a vegetable and a milk free. Meals will be available curbside for students learning in a virtual environment.
Summer break is here, but school meals continue for Chesterfield students and families.
Curbside service will operate at multiple sites 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Aug. 17 to provide a week’s worth of meals for children under the age of 18. Children do not have to be present for pickup. Here are the curbside pickup locations: Bellwood Elementary, Clover Hill Elementary, Crenshaw Elementary, Gordon Elementary, Jacobs Road Elementary, Matoaca Elementary, Providence Elementary, Salem Elementary, Elizabeth Davis Middle, Falling Creek Middle, Manchester Middle, Midlothian Middle, Bird High, Thomas Dale High and CTC@Hull.
Families may use the online USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder to find nearby summer meals locations. Parents and others may also text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 to receive a list of nearby feeding centers. Questions? Call Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services at 804-743-3717. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Our Technology Services Department is ready to help resolve Chromebook problems. Several Chromebook support sessions have been scheduled. Also, students can visit the help desk at their school when schools open Aug. 23.
You have questions about students returning to school. We’ve corralled back-to-school info into one helpful site with details about face-to-face instruction, online options, supply lists, the parent handbook and much more. Most Chesterfield schools open Aug. 23 (our two year-round schools opened July 19):
Chesterfield County Public Schools has launched a series of back-to-school videos designed to inform and reassure parents as schools reopen after the pandemic. This fall offers a unique opportunity to shift into the future and show how Chesterfield County Public Schools is moving forward to Imagine Tomorrow. The videos featuring Superintendent Merv Daugherty interviewing School Board members and other top leaders show how schools are on the go, meeting students and families where they are. Click these links to see videos that have been released so far:
Join Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Coordinator of Psychological and Diagnostic Services Laura C. Early and School Psychologist Virginia Eacho on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m., for a virtual discussion on returning to school after a pandemic, and how to start the year with strength, not stress. Click here to register
Artwork, poetry, fiction and nonfiction created by students in grades 6-12 join together in our digital literary magazine, Write Now! Two editions are available online, allowing people across the world to enjoy the work of Chesterfield County Public Schools students.
These additional immunizations are now required for children attending school and day care in Virginia:
Additional vaccines — including a Tdap booster for rising seventh-graders — continue to be required. Go to www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization for information about school immunization requirements. Families with questions should contact their school’s nurse or the Office of Student Health Services of Chesterfield County Public Schools at 804-639-1321.
Now is the time to make an appointment to get the required shots. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, health-care providers may be limiting wellness appointments. Don’t wait! Remember to provide immunization records to your school as soon as possible. This flyer provides many ways to connect with area health-care providers.
The Chesterfield Health Department offers immunizations by appointment and at in-house clinics for children 18 years old and younger. To schedule an appointment at the Chesterfield Health Department (9501 Lucy Corr Circle, Chesterfield, VA 23832), call 804-768-7454 or 804-748-1750. Here’s when in-house immunization clinics are held:
Additionally, the Health Department is providing a community adolescent immunization clinic at the Rockwood Vaccination Center (10161 Hull Street, Rockwood Square, Midlothian, VA 23112). This clinic is held Mondays 3-7 p.m. Parents or guardians must accompany the child and bring an immunization record. At this clinic, COVID-19 vaccinations will also be available for anyone 12 years old and older.
COVID-19 vaccines are free and available to all. VaccineFinder.org works with partners such as clinics, pharmacies and health departments to provide accurate and up-to-date information about vaccination services for pre-approved age groups.
An anonymous COVID-19 text notification system provides Chesterfield County residents with updates from the Chesterfield Health District and county government. Residents can text CfieldCOVID to 888777 to sign up for text notifications to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine in Chesterfield. This system does not collect personal data, and subscribers can opt out at any time. Click here for more information.
Free or discounted Lyfts to vaccinations are available through the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. For more information, visit yourunitedway.org/news/rideunited/.