Thanksgiving holiday and gratitude #
Chesterfield County Public Schools will be closed Nov. 24-26 for Thanksgiving, and this newsletter will not be published Nov. 26. You can still stay in the know by following Chesterfield County Public Schools on social media, which will feature #Thanksgiving posts starting Nov. 20:
High school graduation dates set #
Get ready, class of 2022! Here are your graduation dates:
May 23 at Virginia Commonwealth University
- Clover Hill High at 10 a.m.
- Monacan High at 2:30 p.m.
- Midlothian High at 7 p.m.
May 24 at Virginia Commonwealth University
- James River High at 10 a.m.
- Manchester High at 2:30 p.m.
- Cosby High at 7 p.m.
May 25 at Virginia Commonwealth University
- Meadowbrook High at 10 a.m.
- Bird High at 2:30 p.m.
- Thomas Dale High at 7 p.m.
May 27 at Virginia State University
- Matoaca High at 9 a.m.
- Carver College and Career Academy at 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 open house for career and technical education #
Students of all ages and their families are invited to explore programs available at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center. In-person open houses are scheduled Dec. 4:
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road
- noon-2 p.m. at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road
Registration is not required for these open houses to meet instructors and discover the variety of programs that are offered. Click here for details about the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center to see which programs are offered on which campus.
Also, families of English learners are invited to a general information session 10-11 a.m. Dec. 4 at [email protected] (10101 Courthouse Road) that offers extra resources, including interpreters. Families are asked to register in advance at bit.ly/esl-tech so that interpreting services can be arranged for the 10 a.m. session.
Meadowbrook celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week #
The Meadowbrook Academy for Developing Entrepreneurs celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week by collaborating with VCU’s daVinci Center for Innovation graduate students for a hands-on learning day to grow entrepreneurial skills. Meadowbrook High students attended three sessions taught by the grad students: idea generation and design thinking, public speaking and an introduction to Canva.
Coffee + Conversation on Dec. 1 #
Parents and caregivers are invited for Coffee + Conversation, a free virtual session to talk about helping youth manage strong feelings. The program will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 1-2 p.m. It is hosted by Chesterfield County Public Schools Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services. Click here to register.
MAP Growth test reports available in ParentVUE #
Score information for all students who took one or more MAP Growth tests this fall have been loaded in ParentVUE. The CCPS website has detailed information, including a helpful overview, that shows how to log in. Instructions are also included on updating the ParentVUE and StudentVUE mobile apps. If you have questions about the MAP Growth report or would like to request a printed copy of your student’s report, please contact your school.
ParentVUE and StudentVUE to be down Nov. 22-23 #
ParentVUE and StudentVUE will not be available for several hours Nov. 22-23 because of a server update. Down time could begin as early as 9 p.m. Nov. 22 and end as late as 6 a.m. Nov. 23.
You are invited to ride the CIS EXPRESS #
Communities In Schools of Chesterfield is hosting the second annual CIS EXPRESS, a free holiday driving light tour in Midlothian.
Drive by fabulously decorated homes with a convenient guided tour on your phone. Each of the 11 stops is connected to the CIS mission and the 10 schools they serve. During two live event nights, hot cocoa, cookies and other festivities will be available at the first tour stop. For more details, watch the video. To get your “ticket,” click here.
When: Nightly Dec. 6-19, 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: Hampton Park neighborhood, Midlothian
COVID-19 vaccine for children #
The COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is available at the Chesterfield Health District’s Community Vaccination Center. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be offered for children ages 5 to 11 at the Chesterfield Health District’s Community Vaccination Center located in the Rockwood Shopping Center at 10161 Hull Street Road in Midlothian.
The Community Vaccination Center is open 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Parents who wish to get their children vaccinated should make an appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). Advanced registration is encouraged. Those with an appointment should arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before the appointment time. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18.
The experience of getting a COVID-19 vaccine will be similar to the experience of getting routine vaccines. Parents can check out these tips on talking to their children about what to expect. For more about vaccinating children and teens, parents can visit the CDC website.
The Community Vaccination Center also offers first, second, additional primary doses and booster shots at no cost to the public. The Moderna vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson are available for anyone 18 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is available for anyone 5 and older. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18. Walk-in appointments are available for primary series (age 12 and up) and booster doses only.