From Superintendent Merv Daugherty #
Our teachers and staff work tirelessly to create paths of opportunity and success for each student, but it is a team effort. With the 2021-22 school year now complete, I want to say thank you to the parents, families, guardians and school community who have helped make this year a successful one for our students. I am proud of the collective determination and perseverance that makes our school community special, and I am proud to be part of this community.
Keeping Chromebooks over the summer #
For the first time ever, students will take their Chromebooks home for the summer. Please remember that the Chromebook is a school device and should be treated with care — do not leave it unattended, in a hot car or exposed to direct sunlight. Please do not take the Chromebook outside of the country. If your student would like to engage in learning activities, check the Chromebook support section of their school’s website for available school applications and helpful tips.
Congratulations to the class of 2022! #
About 4,500 Chesterfield County students received high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies that are now available for viewing on the school system’s YouTube channel. Every ceremony will be also shown on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon Channel 26; click here for the schedule. Photos from every ceremony are available via these links:
School physicals and immunizations #
Act now to take advantage of opportunities to prepare for the next school year:
Speakers offer insights about schools #
Chesterfield County Public Schools is on the go, connecting with students, families and community members where they are. A new Speakers Bureau is part of this outreach. Through in-person presentations to community groups, the Speakers Bureau shares in a lively way the work of #oneCCPS. To get a speaker for a group you belong to, just fill out the simple form on this page: https://bit.ly/CCPSspeakers.
Free online summer learning for incoming kindergartners #
Virginia is encouraging parents of children entering kindergarten this fall to take advantage of a free online summer learning program that provides 20-25 minutes of daily age-appropriate reading, mathematics and science instruction and includes all necessary software and technology — including home internet access, if needed — at no cost to participating families.
Parents of rising kindergartners should register as soon as possible as online instruction begins June 6. Parents may register online or by phone at 888-982-9898.
Waterford.org is making its Upstart Summer Learning Path program available to Virginia families at no cost through a partnership with the Overdeck Family Foundation. In addition to technology and software, participating families will receive weekly support from a literacy and school readiness coach, with coaching services available in more than 20 languages. Waterford.org will also provide software licenses to all children in participating homes, including early learners not participating directly but in need of instructional support in reading, math and science. As a bonus, families of rising kindergartners who successfully complete the Upstart Summer Learning Program may keep their laptops.
Summer learning at the library #
The Chesterfield County Public Library kicks off summer learning on June 4. With activities and challenges for all ages (really, from birth through adults), you can complete fun activities, log reading and win prizes! Get all of the information about being part of the fun, including how to download the Beanstack app, in English and in Spanish.
Juneteenth events #
Juneteenth is June 19, a celebration of the day that enslaved people in Texas first learned about the Emancipation Proclamation, two and a half years after it was signed. Chesterfield County is offering a variety of programs and events in the week leading up to Juneteenth, starting with a family-friendly Juneteenth Jubilee on June 11 at Meadowdale Library.
How will your student get to school in 2022-23? #
Transportation planning is underway for the 2022-23 school year. All families are asked to update student transportation information for the coming year as early as possible, even if your student will attend school virtually. Please log into ParentVUE and check your home address and any alternative addresses, if applicable. If this information is expected to change between now and the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, you may wait until the change occurs to enter the information. Families will soon receive additional information about transportation and making sure student information is up-to-date in ParentVUE.
Apply now for prekindergarten #
Chesterfield County Public Schools is accepting prekindergarten applications for the 2022-23 school year. Prekindergarten serves 4-year-olds with the greatest need, helping them build skills and prepare for kindergarten.
Free, full-day prekindergarten with transportation is offered at:
- Chester Early Childhood Learning Academy for children zoned to attend Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Marguerite Christian, Curtis, Ecoff, Enon, Gates, Harrowgate, Salem Church, Elizabeth Scott and Wells elementary schools.
- Bon Air, Chalkley, Crenshaw, Crestwood, Davis, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Hening, Hopkins, Jacobs Road, Matoaca, Providence and Reams Road elementary schools.
Children must be 4 by Sept. 30, 2022, and reside in Chesterfield County. Eligible students who live within the attendance zone of a school with a prekindergarten classroom are considered first. Use this widget to find the school you are zoned to attend.
Prekindergarten applications in English and in Spanish are available online. Required documents include child’s original birth certificate; proof of residency; proof of income; and completed dental exam form. Questions? Email [email protected] or call 804-706-6061 (English) or 804-706-6062 (Spanish).
Student medication at the end of the school year #
- Schools that follow the traditional calendar: After June 2 (the last day of school), a parent or guardian must pick up medication provided to the school clinic for your child. Medication may be picked up during normal school hours June 3 or June 6-7. Click here for details (in English and in Spanish). After 4 p.m. June 7, all leftover medications will be turned over to the Chesterfield County Police Department for disposal.
- Year-round schools: Medications currently provided to the school clinic that will be needed for the 2022-23 school year may remain at the school during summer break. However, a new medication administration request form and authorization from the health-care provider must be received before the medication is administered for the 2022-23 school year. Click here for details (in English and in Spanish). After 4 p.m. July 18, all medications without appropriate documentation will be turned over to the Chesterfield County Police Department for disposal.