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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Friday Update – Oct. 29, 2021

New this week #

Let’s talk about managing challenging behaviors #

Coffee and Conversation

Parents and caregivers are invited for virtual Coffee + Conversation hosted by Chesterfield County Public Schools Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services. Managing challenging behaviors is the topic 1-2 p.m. Nov. 3. Register here for this free opportunity.

College fair set for Nov. 4 #

Chesterfield County 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.

These videos offer additional information about applying to college:

In case you missed it... #

Important dates on school calendars #

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

  • 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.

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.

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 for the
Humanities Specialty Center, Health Professions and Therapies Specialty Center and Mathematics and Science High School.

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:

  • Substitute teacher job fair: We have increased pay for substitute teachers to $101.50 per day (short-term) and $203 per day (long-term jobs, high-demand days and Fridays). Learn more during a job fair 3-6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Midlothian Middle (13501 Midlothian Turnpike). Get details and register here for the substitute teacher job fair.
  • Custodian job fair: Make a difference in Chesterfield County schools as a day porter custodian. Learn more during a job fair 3-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Meadowdale Library (4301 Meadowdale Blvd.). Get details and register here for the job fair.
Substitute Job Fair
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October #

  • 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.
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