Family Resource Hub

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Friday Update – Oct. 22, 2021

New this week #

Three events offer help applying to college #

High school students and families can get info and help with college applications at these free events:

  • Oct. 23 event: Get answers to your questions at a College Application Assistance Program organized by Chesterfield County Public Schools and the Chesterfield County Public Library. This session for high school seniors and families will be in-person 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 at the Central Library (7051 Lucy Corr Blvd.). Registration is required. Also, students and families can access helpful information about applying to college here.
  • Oct. 27 FAFSA event: Find out how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (commonly known as FAFSA) in this 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 webinar presented by Chesterfield County Public Schools and GRASP. School counselors and GRASP reps will provide info, answer questions and discuss seeking financial assistance or incentives. Register here.
  • Nov. 4 college fair: High school juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to a Nov. 4 college fair. College and university admissions representatives will be on hand to meet students and answer questions about opportunities after high school. The event will be held 6-8 p.m. at the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center (13900 Hull Street Road). Masks are required. Register by clicking here.

Eighth-graders and options for high school #

In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers high school students the opportunity to participate in academic programs related to special interests. Click here for all of the details eighth-grade families need when deciding whether or not to apply to a specialty center, to a governor’s school or to a regional technology school. Open houses are underway:

Open houses took place earlier this month for the Humanities Specialty Center and Health Professions and Therapies Specialty Center at Monacan High.

Work where you can help children succeed #

Try us: You’ll like us! Chesterfield County Public Schools is hiring, and every open position is posted on our website. Work where you can help young people succeed, and apply today to join Team Chesterfield. Here are two upcoming hiring events:

In case you missed it... #

Fun time for families on Nov. 1 #

Energy, excitement and art will come together in a celebration of Hispanic heritage 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the auditorium of [email protected] (13900 Hull Street Road). Families are invited to a free performance by the Teocalli Coatlicue dancers, presented in partnership with La Milpa Restaurant. Popotillo art will be on display, and Latino food trucks will offer meals for sale. Masks are required for admission.

2022-25 draft calendars #

The Chesterfield County School Board received a presentation Oct. 12 on draft calendars for the 2022-25 school years. You can view the presentation here. View the proposed calendars here:

[email protected] if you would like to share feedback on the proposed calendars.

Oct. 30 is deadline for RTR Residency #

RTR Residency is accepting applications for a graduate teacher residency program until Oct. 30. RTR recruits, trains and supports teachers for high-needs and hard-to-staff schools. You could be in the classroom, making a difference with Chesterfield County students! Learn more by listening to this podcast of Dr. Kim McKnight. Intrigued? RTR Residency could be a good fit for you! See more information about the program and how to apply here.

JMU open house #

James Madison University is offering an Oct. 23 virtual open house and an in-person Nov. 13 open house. Click here for details.

Update: Important dates on school calendars #

The 2021-22 school year calendar includes these upcoming dates:

  • Oct. 22 is now a student holiday and teacher workday. The School Board made this change earlier this week.
  • Nov. 1 is a student holiday and parent-teacher conference day.
  • Nov. 2 is a student holiday and half teacher workday/half school-based professional development day.
  • Nov. 24-26 are student and staff holidays.


The calendar for Bellwood Elementary and Falling Creek Elementary (our year-round schools) includes these upcoming dates:

  • Nov. 2 is a student holiday and half teacher workday/half school-based professional development day.
  • Nov. 24-26 are student and staff holidays.
Upcoming Dates Graphic
  • October is Computer Learning Month.
  • October is Disability History and Awareness Month.
  • October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
  • October is ADHD Awareness Month.
  • October is Bullying Prevention Month.
  • October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.
  • October is School Bus Safety Awareness Month. (See School Bus Safety Week)
  • October is Farm to School Month.
  • October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.
  • October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
  • October is LGBTQ History Month.
  • October is National Principals Month. 
  • October is National Physical Therapy Month.
  • October is National High School Activities Month.
  • October is Filipino American History Month.
  • October is German American Heritage Month.
  • October is Italian American Heritage Month.
  • October is Polish American Heritage Month.
  • October is Global Diversity Awareness Month.
  • Oct. 17-23 is America’s Safe Schools Week.
  • Oct. 17-23 is National Chemistry Week. (Oct. 23 is Mole Day; observed from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. Mole Day commemorates the Avogadro constant, a measuring unit in chemistry that is denoted as 6.02×1023.)
  • Oct. 18-22 is Digital Citizenship Week.
  • Oct. 18-22 is School Bus Safety Week.
  • Oct. 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week.
  • Oct. 24-30 is Read Aloud to a Child Week.
  • Oct. 27 is World Occupational Therapy Day.
  • Oct. 31 is Halloween.
en English
Skip to content