Congratulations to Chesterfield County educational leaders #
Chesterfield County Public Schools recently announced Instructional Leadership Awards for 2020-21. Congratulations to these outstanding educational leaders:
- Elementary Principals of the Year: Arianne Hayes of Chalkley Elementary and Lindsay Mottley of Old Hundred Elementary
- Middle School Principal of the Year: Dr. Derek Wasnock of Robious Middle
- High School Principal of the Year: John Phillips of Clover Hill High
- Elementary Assistant/Associate Principal of the Year: Summer Davis, assistant principal of Evergreen Elementary
- Middle School Assistant/Associate Principal of the Year: Nicholas Olson, associate principal of Carver Middle
- High School Assistant/Associate Principal of the Year: Ben Shindler, associate principal of Matoaca High
Chesterfield Education Foundation announces classroom grants #
Coding robots. Inclusive outdoor classroom. Sensory path for social-emotional support and academic benefits. Greenhouse garden area. Visual effects robots. Creative spaces for small group learning. Equipment to create a schoolwide news show.
These are among the 2021-22 projects that will come to life thanks to MCD Innovation Grants from the Chesterfield Education Foundation. The foundation awarded almost $76,000 to 20 projects selected from more than 30 applications.
MCD Innovation Grants encourage Chesterfield County Public Schools educators to think creatively when considering how to deliver academic content and life skills to students in grades K-12. Over the past 20+ years, the foundation has awarded almost $500,000 in MCD Innovation Grants. Visit CEFVA.org for more information or to donate to the Chesterfield Education Foundation.
School meals continue into the summer #
Summer break is here, but school meals continue for Chesterfield students and families:
- Beginning June 29, curbside service will operate once per week 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Chesterfield County summer school sites except Gates Elementary, Elizabeth Scott Elementary, Grange Hall Elementary, Monacan High and [email protected] because those five sites have been combined with nearby sites. This curbside service will provide a week’s worth of meals for each student.
- The community is also welcome to attend meal services at Chesterfield County Public Schools summer school locations.
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.
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New immunization requirements for kindergarten entry and for rising seventh- and 12th-graders #
Effective July 1, 2021, these immunizations are required for children attending school and day care in Virginia:
- Meningococcal conjugate: At least two doses of the MenACWY vaccine are required: one before starting seventh grade and another before starting 12th grade.
- Human papillomavirus: Two doses of the HPV vaccine are required for seventh-grade students. The first dose will be given before starting seventh grade. After reading materials on the HPV vaccine approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian can choose for the child to not receive the HPV vaccine with no additional paperwork required by Chesterfield County Public Schools.
- Hepatitis A: At least two doses of HAV vaccine are required. The first dose must be completed before kindergarten; the second dose must be administered six months after the first dose.
Additional vaccines — including a Tdap booster for rising seventh-graders — continue to be required. Go to www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization for complete information about immunization requirements for schools. If you have questions, contact your school’s nurse or the Office of Student Health Services at 804-639-1321.
Now is the time to make an appointment with your health-care provider to get the required shots. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, health-care providers may be limiting wellness appointments. Don’t wait! Make your vaccination appointment now and provide your immunization record to your school as soon as possible. This flier 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:
- Tuesdays 12:30-3:30 p.m. by appointment: Parents or guardians must accompany the child and bring an immunization record.
- Wednesdays 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.: Parents or guardians must accompany the child and bring an immunization record.
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 adolescents, parents, siblings and others who are 12 years old and older.
COVID-19 vaccine connections #
COVID-19 vaccines are free and available to anyone who wants or needs one. VaccineFinder.Org works with partners such as clinics, pharmacies and health departments to provide accurate and up-to-date information about vaccination services. Families looking for COVID-19 vaccines for pre-approved age groups can find them on the site. There is no cost; the federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.
An anonymous COVID-19 text notification system provides Chesterfield County residents with updates from the Chesterfield Health District and county government. To sign up, text CfieldCOVID to 888777. Residents can 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 any 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 so that community members can get to COVID-19 vaccination appointments or walk-up events. Program requirements:
- A smartphone with an active Lyft account and a current payment method on file with Lyft
- 18 years old or older (or riding with a parent/guardian who is
18 or older)
- Wear a face covering during the ride
- Live in the greater Richmond and Petersburg region