With the 2021-22 school year approaching, Chesterfield County Public Schools is committed to providing students with a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment. We strongly encourage all students to return to face-to-face instruction for the upcoming school year. There are many academic and social-emotional benefits to having students in school, and we strongly encourage parents to talk to their child’s school. The 2021-2022 school year will offer three distinct learning opportunities: Face-to-Face, CCPS Virtual Academy and CCPS Online. All three are explained in this video.
CCPS Driver Education is starting their “Behind-the-Wheel” sessions. The summer driving dates are June 21 – August 6, 2021. The requirements to take “Behind-the-Wheel” are as follows:
The cost is $210 per student. Please contact your school for available driving dates and additional details.
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 in the area. 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.
On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the second Immigration Forum will be held from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. History and Numbers will focus on the historic trends, laws, and naturalization immigration from the 16th century to present day. The five-part forum series is designed to educate all families by highlighting the many facets of immigration.
A virtual community conversation about Mental Health will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm. The Chester Family YMCA, Chesterfield County, Chesterfield County Public Schools and Cameron Gallagher Foundation will hold a panel discussion on mental health: an overview, recognition, education, and applicable steps to help our friends and loved ones. To attend, enter the Zoom meeting at bit.ly/YMCAMentalHealth.
Talk, They Hear You: Research suggests that one of the most important factors in healthy child development is a strong, open relationship with a parent. Anytime is the right time to start the discussion and talk to your children about alcohol and other drugs, long before they are exposed when possible. By nature, many children may be tempted to try alcohol or other drugs at a very young age. As a child ages, the more likely he/she will have exposure to situations where alcohol or other substances are offered. The sooner you talk to your children about alcohol and other drugs, the greater chance you have of influencing their decisions about drinking and substance use. Often tweens and teens don’t seem to be listening, but they are. So talk, they hear you.
Catherine Tompkins of CCPS Family and Community Engagement and Melissa Ackley and Eric Faw of Chesterfield Prevention Services share some conversation goals with your child in this short video.
On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 (6-7:30 pm), Communities In Schools is providing a virtual screening and live Q&A panel discussion: The Power of Education and Community:
College Behind Bars. The Emmy nominated Ken Burns documentary, College Behind Bars, tells the story of a small group of incarcerated men and women struggling to earn college degrees and turn their lives around in one of the most rigorous and effective prison education programs in the United States – the Bard Prison Initiative. It raises questions we urgently need to address: What are prisons for? Who has access to educational opportunities? Who among us is capable of academic excellence? How can we have justice without redemption? Click here to learn more about this film.
During this hour and a half virtual event, participants will see clips from the four-part documentary series, and hear from a panel of the film’s participants, Bard Prison Initiative alum.
The event is free but registration is required as space is limited. To register please use this link.