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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Friday Update – Nov. 11, 2022

New this week #

Nov. 12 open house at Career and Technical Center #

Both campuses of the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center will hold open houses Nov. 12 so students and families can learn more about career and technical education: 

  • ESL information session: Courthouse campus (10101 Courthouse Road) 10 a.m.
  • Courthouse campus open house (10101 Courthouse Road): 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Hull Street campus open house (13900 Hull Street Road): noon-2 p.m.

Enjoy cookies with Santa #

Don’t keep Santa waiting! The jolly old elf will be available 4-6 p.m. Dec. 3 at 13900 Hull Street Road for photos and a ho-ho-ho lot more family fun. Admission is $15 per person (children 1 and younger are free). Check out the flyer, then get your tickets at bit.ly/CookiesWithSantaCTC. Proceeds will support baking classes at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center.

Marching band exhibition #

Bold sounds! Precision moves! Beautiful choreography! This fall’s marching band exhibition had all that and more.

Walk to School Day #

Several Chesterfield County schools participated in Walk to School Day.

Craft fair will benefit Monacan band #

The annual Monacan High School Fall Craft Fair returns 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12, with more than 65 local artisans and vendors displaying original works and the latest gifts. Sponsored by the Monacan Band Boosters, the event also includes a used book sale and concessions. Details are available on Facebook.

Winter art contest for grades K-12 #

  • Chesterfield County Public Schools students in grades K-12 are invited to enter a winter art contest sponsored by Sands Anderson and the Chesterfield Education Foundation:

    • Students may submit one winter-themed artwork to their art teacher in any media of their choice, along with a signed permission form.
    • Nov. 21 is the deadline.
    • One elementary winner, one middle school winner and one high school winner will be selected; each will receive a certificate and a gift basket of art supplies. 
    • The artwork of one grand prize winner will be featured on the 2022 Sands Anderson winter greeting card.

Calendar reminders #

  • All Chesterfield schools and school offices will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 23-25.
  • Winter break for students at all Chesterfield County schools will be Dec. 19-Jan. 2; the first day back will be Jan. 3.
  • Download complete calendars at bit.ly/CCPScals.

The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 17 #

The 47th Great American Smokeout is Nov. 17. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, it is an opportunity for people to commit to a smoke and tobacco-free life. The Virginia Department of Health is sharing tools and tips to help parents talk to their teens about vaping at LiveVapeFreeVA.org.

State Board of Education seeks nominations for committee vacancies #

The Virginia Board of Education is seeking nominees for several vacancies on the following

committees:

  • State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC)
  • Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL)
  • Early Childhood Advisory Committee (ECAC)

Please note that some of the advisory committee vacancies require specific categories of expertise or geographic representation due to state or federal law or regulation. For all committees, the Board seeks to have diverse representation among the appointees. See the Nov. 4 memo from Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow that details the vacancies, requirements and how to submit a nomination.

VDOE seeks public comment #

The Virginia Department of Education is seeking public comment on a requested waiver from the United States Department of Education’s limit on the number of students assessed on the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP). Federal regulations require state educational agencies to limit the percentage of students assessed on the VAAP to no more than 1% in each subject area. Written public comment will be accepted until Nov. 28, 2022. Virginia’s request for a waiver from the 1% limit can be found on the VDOE VAAP webpage, and details regarding submission deadlines and locations are included in the VDOE Superintendent’s Memo #258-22.

I’m Determined event set for March 4 #

On March 4, Chesterfield County Public Schools will host an I’m Determined transition event for students ages 14-21 with a disability and their parents. I’m Determined supports young people undertaking a measure of control in their lives. Learn more about this opportunity for CCPS families here.

In case you missed it... #

Cold and flu season tips #

Cold and flu season is upon us. Here are some quick reminders: 

  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water; use an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap and water are not available.
  • If a fever is present, stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Read the current student COVID-19 FAQ here. If a student tests positive for COVID, contact your school nurse immediately.

Report fraud, waste and abuse using anonymous hotline #

Organizations worldwide lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week (Nov. 13-19), Internal Audit is bringing awareness to its fraud, waste and abuse hotline (804-318-8000). 

Chesterfield County residents and employees are encouraged to report wrongdoing involving fraud, waste and abuse of Chesterfield government and school assets or resources. Examples of violations include:

  • Falsification of records
  • Serious abuse or excessive use of time
  • Theft of funds

The hotline (804-318-8000) can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and callers can remain anonymous as caller ID and call-back features have been disabled to maintain confidentiality. Visit the reporting fraud, waste and abuse website for more information.

November is College and Career Readiness Month #

Schools explore college and career readiness in a variety of ways, including days when students and teachers dress to represent their college or future career. Read more about CCPS college and career opportunities.

Aviation art contest #

The Virginia Department of Aviation invites students ages 6-17 to compete in the 2023 International Aviation Art Contest. Artwork must be postmarked by Jan. 10, 2023.

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