Chesterfield schools dismissed June 17 for the summer. June 18 is a student and staff holiday for Juneteenth; the actual date of Juneteenth is June 19. Here are Juneteenth opportunities for families:
Be sure to download calendars for the 2021-22 school year. Bellwood and Falling Creek elementary students will return July 19 as those two schools follow a year-round calendar. All other schools will follow a traditional calendar but will open before Labor Day: grades 1-6 and grade 9 return Aug. 23; grades 7-8 and grades 10-12 return Aug. 24; some kindergartners start Aug. 23-24 and other kindergartners start Aug. 25-26. The online calendars have all the details.
Summer break is here, but school meals continue for Chesterfield students and families:
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.
Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members connect with their local schools. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and other community members interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of creating a better tomorrow. Advisory committee members must reside in the magisterial district they represent. Please apply online by July 14 if you are eligible and interested in these openings:
We’re still celebrating the class of 2021 and last week’s graduation ceremonies, so enjoy the video!
Chesterfield County Public Schools is seeking feedback on its use of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund. This presentation provides information about proposed uses. Please email your ideas and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 19.
Effective July 1, 2021, these immunizations are required for children attending school and day care in Virginia:
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:
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.
Be sure to register for our final immigration forums, which are online events that start at 6:30 p.m.:
How about joining Team Chesterfield as a food services associate? No experience is necessary for this family-friendly job. Permanent part-time food services associates earn $11.16 per hour. We have openings this summer, so apply today at www.mychesterfieldschools.com. Please share this job opportunity with friends and family members who might be interested.
Chesterfield County wants to celebrate residents who are 100 years old or older. If you know someone living in Chesterfield County who is at least 100 years old, then please go to https://www.chesterfield.gov/Centenarian and fill out the recognition request form (option 3) by July 23. Questions? Call 804-768-7878.
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:
You can request a Lyft code at https://tinyurl.com/RideUnitedRVA. For more information, visit https://www.yourunitedway.org/news/rideunited/.