School Board special meeting regarding Governor Youngkin's Executive Order #2 #
The Chesterfield County School Board met on Thursday, Jan. 20.
During this meeting, the board voted to approve the following motion:
“CCPS will not be changing our current mitigation strategies including requiring masks until the Superintendent of Public Instruction issues new guidance to school divisions and we can review and determine appropriate implementation.”
Virginia Department of Health will host vaccine clinics #
The Virginia Department of Health has vaccine clinics planned at the following Chesterfield locations and dates. COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to the public. Please note, you must register in advance. QR codes and URLs are available on the flyers linked below to direct you to the registration website.
Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Matoaca High School
- Thomas Dale High School — West Campus
Saturday, Jan. 29, 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.-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).
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 www.cfrichmond.org/reb.
Coffee + Conversation #
Parents and caregivers are invited for weekly Coffee + Conversation, free virtual sessions offering helpful information. Behavior management is the Jan. 26 topic. 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.
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].
- The first teacher recruitment event for 2022 will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 29 as Chesterfield County Public Schools seeks teachers in these critical needs subjects: special education, math, science, ESL, world languages and school librarians. Candidates are asked to register here to reserve a spot in this virtual recruitment event or email [email protected] if they have questions. Please share this flyer if you know someone who may be interested in teaching Chesterfield students.
- 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.
Students can virtually explore math careers #
The Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries are hosting free high school virtual events in February to celebrate Insurance Careers Month. This is an interactive opportunity for accelerated math students to problem solve while meeting practicing actuaries and actuarial science majors in a fun virtual environment. Register by Jan. 25:
SAFE seeks help from teens and young adults #
The Substance Abuse Free Environment of Chesterfield County is seeking people age 14-20 to join the SAFE Youth Coalition. This flyer has the details. Youth Coalition members help with events and social media messaging. Find out about this opportunity to earn money or community service hours during a Zoom meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Contact Melanie Sears at [email protected] for the meeting link. Young people can also call or text 540-899-5434 or email [email protected] to contact a member of the SAFE Youth Coalition.
Learn about tuition assistance and in-demand careers #
Interested in learning more about the G3 Tuition Assistance program at John Tyler Community College? You are invited to a virtual information session at 6 p.m. Feb. 9. We’ll cover the G3 basics, approved academic programs, financial eligibility and next steps. We’ll also save plenty of time to address all of your questions along the way. Register here for the chance to learn more about your path to an in-demand career.
Budget season #
Superintendent Merv Daugherty will present his 2022-23 budget proposal during the Jan. 25 School Board work session, then the School Board will hold town hall meetings to gather community feedback. Click here for the budget calendar, including these town halls:
- Bermuda District town hall: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Thomas Dale High
- Matoaca District town hall: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Matoaca High
- Midlothian District town hall: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Greenfield Elementary
- Dale District town hall: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Meadowbrook High
- Clover Hill District town hall: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Clover Hill High
- Midlothian District town hall: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Robious Middle
- Matoaca District town hall: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Cosby High
- Town hall for Spanish-speaking families: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Chalkley Elementary
FACE to FACE: Families Supporting Families #
On the evening of Dec. 10, 2021, a destructive long-track EF3+ tornado impacted many areas of Kentucky including the city of Mayfield. It caused a significant amount of damage through much of the Mayfield Independent School District. Hundreds of students and their families were not only displaced but lost everything they owned.
The CCPS Family and Community Engagement office has connected with the FACE Center of Mayfield Independent School District to bring kindness and support to families that have recently experienced trauma or loss from this natural disaster.
If you are interested in writing a letter of support and encouragement, purchasing needed items or making a financial donation to help the students and families of Mayfield, click here to learn more.
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. Orders will ship free starting in late January. Fill in this form to order your tests.
- To find an in-person testing location, go to the Chesterfield County COVID-19 response website.
Schools send info to parents by phone, email and text. Parents who want to receive texts (and who are not already receiving texts) need to take these two steps:
- First, make sure your contact information — including your cell number — is up-to-date in ParentVUE.
- Next, text Y to 67587 to opt in to texts. (Standard message and data rates may apply. For help, text HELP to 67587. To opt out, text STOP to 67587.)
Log in to make sure your info is current in ParentVUE/StudentVUE. Our website has detailed information, including a helpful overview that shows how to log in. Instructions are also included on updating the ParentVUE and StudentVUE mobile apps. Using ParentVUE, parents are also asked to check/update your home address, any alternative addresses and how students travel to and from school. All families are asked to update this information, even if your student is attending school virtually this year. If you need help accessing ParentVUE or updating your home address, contact your child’s school.