Monday is Memorial Day #
- Observed to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, Memorial Day (May 31) is a holiday for CCPS students and staff.
- Just 13 days of instruction remain before Chesterfield schools dismiss for the summer — and the last day (June 17) is an early-dismissal day.
Act now! Summer school and camp registration closes June 1 #
Registration closes on Tuesday, June 1, for summer school and camps. Summer school is offered free for any elementary, middle or high school student attending Chesterfield County Public Schools during the 2021-2022 year, who wishes to repeat a course. All students are invited to register for these in-person and virtual summer learning opportunities. Transportation is provided for students who register by June 1.
Late registration will open June 2-17 but is available only for enrichment camps, middle school students and high school students if seats are available. During late registration, some courses may only have virtual options or be closed. Late registration includes some CCPSOnline Learning classes.
Growing up is challenging. Being yourself should not be. #
During our final Welcoming Communities gathering for families of LGBTQ+ students, we’ll talk about the importance of PRIDE. Click here to register for this online panel discussion scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 14.
Participants can attend anonymously, with questions submitted before the event. The panel will consist of parents of LGBTQ+ youth, students, teachers and counselors. This event will cover a brief history of the Personal Rights in Defense and Education — PRIDE — highlighting the important role it plays in gender and identity representation. We’ll also identify vocabulary that families may not know to help them develop a better understanding of the historical struggles and victories of the LGTQ+ community. June is Pride Month, and this session will take a deep dive into the important support roles families, friends and community play.
Many families often seek support outside of the school setting. We want every family to be welcomed, honored and respected in Chesterfield County Public Schools, where we celebrate the accomplishments and authenticity of every child. The school system created the Welcoming Communities: LGBTQ+ Families programming to assist one of our vulnerable populations.
Hey, class of 2021! Let’s see your graduation joy #
The class of 2021 is invited to share photos and video from graduations. Students and families can share their joyful graduation images (big smiles, happy signs, hat tosses and more) here: https://bit.ly/3oNH8p3. We plan to have a steady flow of graduation images across school system social media feeds and look forward to seeing your #CCPS21 happiness. When posting about graduation on social media, please include #CCPS21.
Sports physicals available June 14, June 15 and June 17 #
VCU Health Sports Medicine offers convenient physicals for Chesterfield County athletes. The fee is $20, only cash will be accepted, and all fees will be donated to CCPS sports medicine to help purchase supplies.
- 3-5:30 p.m. June 14 at Manchester High for these high schools: Manchester, Cosby, Clover Hill and Meadowbrook
- 3-5:30 p.m. June 15 at Monacan High for these high schools: Monacan, Midlothian and James River
- 3-5:30 p.m. June 17 at Thomas Dale High for these high schools: Thomas Dale, Matoaca, Bird and Carver
Student and parent portions of the VHSL physical form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian. Incomplete or unsigned forms will not be accepted. Check-in starts at 3 p.m.; please arrive no later than 5 p.m. Mask, temperature screening and COVID symptom screening will be required before entrance, and social distancing guidelines will be in place.
Connect with your PTA to support students and schools #
Listen in on this convo between Superintendent Mervin Daugherty and Ben Pearson-Nelson, president of the Chesterfield County Council of PTAs, about the work and importance of PTAs — then click here to connect with your school’s PTA.
We’re hiring! #
- Food services associates: 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.
- Bus drivers: We’re seeking awesome bus drivers. Starting pay is $17.21 per hour in this family-friendly job. Apply online, then head to our June 17 bus driver job fair. Details are here: https://bit.ly/3hCOdXW. Please share this job opportunity with friends and family members who might be interested.
- Summer teachers: To make summer programs a success for students, Chesterfield County Public Schools is seeking elementary and secondary teachers and offering $40 per hour for summer school in-person teaching positions. Interested educators should submit an application here.
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. Any time is the right time to start the discussion and talk to your children about alcohol and other drugs, long before they are exposed. Many children may be tempted to try alcohol or other drugs at a young age. As children age, the more likely they are to encounter 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 (Family and Community Engagement with Chesterfield County Public Schools) and Melissa Ackley and Eric Faw (Chesterfield Prevention Services) share some conversation goals in this video.
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