COVID-19: updates on contact tracing, isolation periods and quarantines #
On Thursday, Feb. 10, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, Chesterfield Health District and Risk Management, updates were shared related to contact tracing, isolation periods and quarantines.
The CCPS COVID-19 Helpline (804-639-6740) will be available to offer general information to parents who have questions about this guidance. Note: When calling the helpline, the caller will be prompted to leave a message, and someone will return the call during helpline hours in the order in which it is received. Calls will be returned Monday through Friday from 6-8 p.m., and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Outstanding school counselors #
This is National School Counseling Week (Feb. 7-11), and this year’s theme is School Counseling: Better Together. Each year, Chesterfield County Public Schools recognizes outstanding school counselors who go above and beyond in order to maximize student success and promote access and opportunity for all students. Congratulations to:
- Outstanding Elementary School Counselor of the Year: Joshua Reed at Chalkley Elementary
- Outstanding Middle School Counselor of the Year: Kelly DePew at Providence Middle
- Outstanding High School Counselor of the Year: Jacquelyn Thrower at Monacan High
- Outstanding First Year Counselor of the Year: Jill Perlmutter at Matoaca and Manchester high schools
Outstanding assistant principal #
Tomahawk Creek Middle Associate Principal Charlee Breeden has been named the 2022 Outstanding Secondary School Assistant Principal of Virginia by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals.
“Charlee Breeden is a game changer, and we are proud to have her on Team Chesterfield,” said Superintendent Merv Daugherty. “Through her dedication and creativity, Ms. Breeden makes a difference for Tomahawk Creek Middle students and staff members. She boosts the spirits and success of the entire school community.”
Outstanding economic educator #
Central Virginia’s Outstanding Economic Educator for 2021 teaches at Falling Creek Middle. Congratulations to Dr. Eeman Salem, who was honored by the Virginia Council on Economic Education for her innovative and engaging approaches to teaching entrepreneurship, economics or personal finance.
Make your mornings easier #
Are you tired of searching every morning for cash to pay for a la carte items in school cafeterias? MySchoolBucks.com can help make your mornings easier. Go to myschoolbucks.com or download the app to get started. (This school year, all Chesterfield County students receive free breakfasts and lunches. MySchoolBucks.com is for extra, a la carte items that students may want.)
Coffee + Conversation #
Parents and caregivers are invited for weekly Coffee + Conversation, free virtual sessions offering helpful information. Navigating the parent portal in VA IEP is the topic for Feb. 16. Click here to register for the 1-2 p.m. sessions that most interest you. Coffee + Conversation is hosted by Chesterfield County Public Schools Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services.
VDH vaccine clinics planned in February #
The Virginia Department of Health has vaccine clinics planned at the following Chesterfield locations in February.
COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to the public. Please note, you must register in advance. Click the school name for the full clinic flyer with QR codes for registration, or click on the vaccine you wish to get to go directly to the registration page.
Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Matoaca High School
- Thomas Dale High School – West Campus
Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Midlothian High School
- Clover Hill High School
Additionally, the Chesterfield Health District Rockwood Community Vaccination Center, located at 10161 Hull Street Road is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment at the Rockwood Community Vaccination Center, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).
Feb. 17 is deadline for seat on advisory committee #
Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way community members connect with their local schools. Advisory committee members who are appointed by the School Board must reside in the district they represent. Click the application button at bit.ly/BdCom to apply by Feb. 17 if you are interested in a Midlothian District seat on the Citizens Budget Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2023).
Food security is the topic of student essay contest #
The Virginia School Boards Association is holding a personal essay/speaking contest where the finalists will have an opportunity to present before an audience of more than 300 school board members and administrators, and the top three finalists will receive $1,000 scholarships. Food security is the essay topic. All Virginia public high school students can enter; May 6 is the deadline. Click here for complete guidelines. Click here for the entry form.
Interested in switching careers? #
EducateVa, the Virginia Community College Career Switcher program, invites you to an in-person information session to learn more about an 18-week pathway to teacher licensure. Click here to register for the 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 session at John Tyler Community College.
EducateVA offers a combination of online and weekend classes to those wishing to become middle or high school teachers. The program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education and trains teachers across the state, who go on to be hired to fill teaching positions in public school divisions and private accredited schools. Share this flyer with people who might be interested.
We are hiring #
Work where you can help young people succeed, and apply today to join Team Chesterfield. Chesterfield County Public Schools is hiring for many different jobs, and every open position is posted on our website.
- Elementary teachers: This job fair is exclusively for you! Chesterfield County Public Schools invites teachers of grades K-5 to register for this Feb. 26 in-person recruitment at https://bit.ly/teachatCCPS. Questions? Email [email protected].
- Custodians get a $1,500 bonus, competitive compensation and full-time benefits. Click here to see the full package, then apply at this link or email [email protected] if you have questions. Please share this flyer if you know someone who would be interested.
COVID-19 testing #
- You can order free in-home COVID-19 test kits from the U.S. Postal Service. There is a limit of one order per residential address; one order includes four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Fill in this form to order your tests.
- To find an in-person testing location, go to the Chesterfield County COVID-19 response website.