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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Friday Update – May 20, 2022

New this week #

Curbside meal pickup ends May 24 #

May 24 is the last curbside meal pickup date. The distribution on May 24 will include enough meals to last through June 2, the last student day of the school year. Free breakfasts and lunches for children under the age of 18 are distributed curbside 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Bon Air Elementary, Crenshaw Elementary, Matoaca Elementary, Carver Middle, Manchester Middle, Providence Middle, Salem Church Middle, Bird High, Cosby High, Thomas Dale High, Monacan High and [email protected] Children do not have to be present for pickup. Questions? Call #oneCCPS Food and Nutrition Services at 804-743-3717.

Apply now for prekindergarten #

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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).

Calendar reminders #

  • All Chesterfield County schools are closed May 30 for Memorial Day. 
  • Students will be dismissed three hours early on June 2, which is the last day of school for students.
  • For our two year-round schools, June 6-17 is intersession.
  • Click here for school calendars.

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.

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.

Public engagement about revisions to math Standards of Learning #

The Virginia Department of Education will host six public engagement sessions to allow parents, families and community members to participate in the review and revision of the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning. A virtual parent session will take place June 13; registration is required using this link.

May 30 is deadline for openings on advisory committees #

Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way 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 others interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of creating a better tomorrow. Advisory committee members who are appointed by the School Board must reside in the district they represent. Click the application button at bit.ly/BdCom to apply by May 30 if you are eligible and interested in these openings: 

  • Matoaca District seat on Audit and Finance Committee (term July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
  • Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee
    • Clover Hill District seat (term July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
    • Dale District seat (term July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
    • Matoaca District seat (term July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
    • Two at-large seats on Citizens Budget Advisory Committee (term July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025)
    • Bermuda District seat on Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (term July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
    • Bermuda District seat on Gifted Education Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2024)
  • School Health Advisory Board
    • Dale District seat (partial term ending June 30, 2023)
    • Two Dale District seats (term July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025)
    • Employee wellness expert (partial term ending June 30, 2023)
    • Mental health expert (partial term ending June 30, 2023)
  • Special Education Advisory Committee
    • Bermuda District seat (term July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025)
    • Clover Hill District seat (partial term ending June 30, 2023)
    • Dale District seat (partial term ending June 30, 2023)

 

Under Virginia’s open government requirements, meetings are generally required to be held in person. If you are unable to meet in person, please note that in your application under “availability for meeting attendance.” For more information about specific committees or to apply, go to bit.ly/BdCom. To view upcoming meeting dates, go to https://tinyurl.com/FY22AdvisoryCommitteeSchedule.

Free PCR tests #

Free PCR tests for COVID-19 are available through the Chesterfield Health Department on Saturday mornings without an appointment. Click here for details in English and in Spanish.

In case you missed it... #

Class of 2022 to graduate May 23-27 #

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About 4,500 Chesterfield County students will receive high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies May 23-27. Starting now, class of 2022 students and families are invited to share their best graduation images (big smiles, happy signs, hat tosses and more) here: bit.ly/CCPSgrads. If you post on social media, please include #CCPS22.

While in-person attendance at graduations is by invitation only, every ceremony will be livestreamed and will be shown two weeks later on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon Channel 26. Here is the schedule:

  • Clover Hill High will livestream at youtu.be/FoFsyjlKT_s at 10 a.m. May 23 from Virginia Commonwealth University and will be on TV at 10 a.m. June 6.
  • Monacan High will livestream at youtu.be/sqhpXeSemr4 at 2:30 p.m. May 23 from VCU and will be on TV at 2:30 p.m. June 6.
  • Midlothian High will livestream at youtu.be/GtlJOi1bUbw at 7 p.m. May 23 from VCU and will be on TV at 7 p.m. June 6.
  • James River High will livestream at youtu.be/msgsb7pRFOo at 10 a.m. May 24 from VCU and will be on TV at 10 a.m. June 7.
  • Manchester High will livestream at youtu.be/JI3puB3xI_M at 2:30 p.m. May 24 from VCU and will be on TV at 2:30 p.m. June 7.
  • Cosby High will livestream at youtu.be/fARJ5j5yx4E at 7 p.m. May 24 from VCU and will be on TV at 7 p.m. June 7.
  • Meadowbrook High will livestream at youtu.be/mKBsPb1_P9A at 10 a.m. May 25 from VCU and will be on TV at 10 a.m. June 8.
  • Bird High will livestream at youtu.be/ehfO0o5YKo8 at 2:30 p.m. May 25 from VCU and will be on TV at 2:30 p.m. June 8.
  • Thomas Dale High will livestream at youtu.be/8L4TBdLWk2Y at 7 p.m. May 25 from VCU and will be on TV at 7 p.m. June 8.
  • Matoaca High will livestream at youtu.be/R0gDSltdvVI at 9 a.m. May 27 from Virginia State University and will be on TV at 9 a.m. June 10.
  • Carver College and Career Academy will livestream at youtu.be/TwRkJWtbxh0 at 1:30 p.m. May 27 from VSU and will be on TV at 1:30 p.m. June 10.

June 1 is summer school registration deadline #

Fill in learning gaps. Strengthen skills. Get ahead. Whatever your motivation, summer school can help make summer count! Summer school registration is open with opportunities for prekindergarten through high school. Details and registration links are available at bit.ly/CCPSsummer. Most summer opportunities are free. Make your move today: June 1 is the deadline to register for most PK-8 summer opportunities and for non-graded courses through CCPSOnline.

Bus driver job fair #

Here’s your chance to make a difference in the lives of Chesterfield County children as a school bus driver while earning $20.21 per hour to start. A bus driver job fair is scheduled 3-6 p.m. May 31 at Manchester Middle School, 7401 Hull Street Road. Get job fair details here. Advance registration at bit.ly/schoolbusdriverjobfair is suggested but not required.

Bus drivers in Chesterfield County Public Schools can earn thousands of dollars in bonuses. Job benefits include health insurance, summers off and a retirement plan. We provide training so you can earn your commercial driver’s license, and we pay you while you train. If you want to help children succeed and stay safe, then put on your superhero cape and apply today to be a Chesterfield County school bus driver! If you have questions, email [email protected].

High school physicals #

VCU Health Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for Chesterfield County Public Schools high school students May 17, May 24 and May 25. Click here for details about times and sites. The cost is $20, and only cash will be accepted. All money collected will be donated to Chesterfield County Public Schools high school sports medicine budgets.

Updated on May 20, 2022
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