Earning college credit in high school #
- Rising ninth- and 10th-grade students: Learn how you can earn college credit in high school. Rising freshmen and sophomores and their families are invited to a virtual information session at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Click here to register and submit questions. Every high school in Chesterfield County Public Schools offers rigorous, college-level courses that count toward both high school graduation and college credit. The information session will cover advanced coursework, college readiness, college credit and potentially earning a two-year college degree during high school.
- Rising 11th- and 12th-grade students: Learn about college readiness, dual enrollment courses and how to earn college credit in high school. Rising juniors and seniors and their families are invited to a virtual information session at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Click here to register and submit questions. The information session will cover dual-enrollment classes, how these rigorous courses prepare students for college and the school system’s partnership with John Tyler Community College (becoming Brightpoint).
Coffee + Conversation #
Parents and caregivers are invited for weekly Coffee + Conversation, free virtual sessions 1-2 p.m. offering helpful information. Motivating your child is the topic for Feb. 23. Register for the sessions that most interest you: bit.ly/3f4C7V7. Coffee + Conversation is hosted by #oneCCPS Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services.
Awards for extraordinary alums #
The Chesterfield Education Foundation is seeking extraordinary alums of Chesterfield County Public Schools for 2022 Bravo! Awards. Previous winners include educators, athletes, musicians, military leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs, doctors, elected officials and business leaders. What they have in common — in addition to having graduated from Chesterfield County Public Schools — is that they make a significant difference in the world. Nominate alums for Bravo! Awards before March 31 at my.reviewr.com/s2/site//BRAVO-Awards.
Time’s running out to thank an outstanding teacher #
Nominate outstanding Chesterfield County teachers for R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence! The program is accepting nominations through 5 p.m. Feb. 22. About 15 outstanding central Virginia teachers are selected each year to receive amazing grants up to $15,000 to support professional development. Award winners have earned graduate degrees, climbed mountains, traced their ancestors and met peers from around the world — all to reignite their own passion for learning and to pass it on to their students. Eligibility requirements, deadlines and instructions can be found at cfrichmond.org/reb.
Mental health first aid #
Chesterfield County is offering free, virtual classes in mental health first aid to help people learn to help adults or young people experiencing a mental health crisis. Registration must be completed two weeks before the class:
- Mental health first aid (March 3, May 5 and July 14) covers how to offer initial help to people with signs of a mental illness or crisis and connect them with appropriate professionals or resources. Click here to register or for more information.
- Mental health first aid youth (April 7, June 2 and Aug. 4) covers how to offer initial help to young people with signs of a mental illness or crisis and connect them with appropriate professionals or resources. Click here to register or for more information.
Make your thoughts known #
Starting Feb. 22, be on the lookout for a survey coming from your student’s principal seeking your thoughts about the culture of your child’s school. Each link is school-specific, so if you have children in multiple schools, please fill out one survey for each school. Surveys will be live from Feb. 22 to March 4.
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.)
VDH vaccine clinics 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).
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.