School Board elects leaders and sets meetings #
Bermuda District representative Ann Coker was elected chair of the Chesterfield County School Board Jan. 11 during the board’s annual organizational meeting. Clover Hill District representative Dorothy Heffron was elected vice chair. The other School Board members are Debbie Bailey (Dale District), Ryan Harter (Matoaca District) and Kathryn Haines (Midlothian District). Also during the Jan. 11 meeting, the School Board approved its 2022 meeting schedule. Read the full news release.
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
Jan. 27 is deadline to apply #
Jan. 27 is the deadline to apply for a Matoaca District seat on the Special Education Advisory Committee of the Chesterfield County School Board. Advisory committee members appointed by the School Board must reside in the district they represent, and Special Education Advisory Committee members must have a child currently receiving special education services. Click the application button at bit.ly/BdCom to apply if you are eligible and interested in this opening.
Administering albuterol in schools #
In accordance with Virginia law and School Board Policy 4136, Chesterfield County Public Schools will now have undesignated stock albuterol available in every school to be administered by trained, designated staff to any student experiencing respiratory distress during the school day. Parents of students with known asthma should continue to provide the school with an Individualized Healthcare Plan from the student’s healthcare provider and all necessary medications for implementing the student-specific order on an annual basis. This stock albuterol policy is not intended to replace student-specific orders or parent-provided individual medications. The purpose of the administration of school undesignated stock emergency albuterol is to reduce the amount of time children spend away from the classroom and to make schools safer for all children.
How to get school messages via text #
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.
Coffee + Conversation #
Parents and caregivers are invited for weekly Coffee + Conversation, free virtual sessions offering helpful information. Transitioning to high school and beyond is the Jan. 19 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.
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.
Test prep #
Students who passed a class but not the end-of-course SOL test are encouraged to enroll in a virtual academy offered by Chesterfield County Public Schools. Science, social studies and math academies will run Jan. 24-27 (register by Jan. 20). Reading, writing and W!se Financial Literacy Certification will run Jan. 31-Feb. 3 (register by Jan. 27). Click here for details and registration. Questions? Email [email protected]
Kinship Connection #
Are you a grandparent or family member raising a child? If you would like to meet others who are doing the same, you can join the Kinship Connection support group, facilitated by the Chesterfield County Office of Aging and Disability Services. Click the button below for more information.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
COVID-19 testing and vaccines #
- If you need to find a testing location, resources are listed on the Chesterfield County COVID-19 response website.
- 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. COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to the public. To make an appointment, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged, especially for children, to reduce wait times.