After extensive consultation with the Virginia Department of Health and discussion with area providers, quarantine procedures are being updated.
The new quarantine guidance maintains safety while providing a more equitable approach for families and staff and lessens the burden on the local health community.
Details about quarantine requirements after exposure:
Updated resources on our COVID-19 guidance page
If you are currently in a quarantine period and this change impacts your situation, please contact your school nurse to discuss further.
Threats of showers delayed our marching band exhibition until Oct. 12. Featuring every high school in Chesterfield County Public Schools, the event will start at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 12 at Meadowbrook High School (4901 Cogbill Road). You are invited to experience the bold sounds and precision moves of drumlines, brass and woodwinds alongside the beautiful choreography of color guards as 10 halftime shows march across the field. Admission is free. Here is the timeline:
To increase parent involvement, the ESL Family and Community Engagement of Chesterfield County Public Schools is offering a family engagement program in Arabic. Led by two Arabic-speaking teachers, this program will provide information to Arabic-speaking parents about:
The program will run 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Oct. 19 through Nov. 9 at Evergreen Elementary School. Tutoring will be provided for students in grades K-12. To register, call 804-706-6073.
We’re on the go with the fourth FACE FWD documentary film festival. The 2021 edition of this film-and-discussion series will take place both in person at CTC@Hull and virtually. The films explore topics relevant to Chesterfield County families. FACE FWD begins with the documentary “High School 911” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, followed by the documentary “Chasing Childhood” at 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow each film.
Tickets are free but registration is required for each film. After clicking the hyperlink, choose in-person admission or virtual admission. After the in-person viewing, virtual participants will receive an email with links to view the film and the discussion.
Other documentaries in the series may include The Gatekeeper, No Small Matter, Picture a Scientist and The Great American Lie.
Get answers to these questions and more at a free College Application Assistance Program organized by the Family and Community Engagement Office of 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.GRASP representatives will be on hand to discuss financing options including scholarships. Other experts will offer tips for writing admission essays, securing letters of recommendation and building a resume with academics plus extracurricular activities. What do you have questions about? You can submit questions using this simple form. Finally, students and families can access helpful information about applying to college here.
Are you interested in becoming a teacher? RTR Residency may be a path for you! Chesterfield County Public Schools is always looking for people who are excited about supporting students and providing engaging educational experiences. RTR Residency is a graduate program that prepares extraordinary and inspiring teachers for hard-to-staff schools on three tracks:
What do you need to be part of RTR Residency?
If you want to teach for change, then check out teachrtr.org and apply by Oct. 30.
Childhood bullying is a significant problem nationwide. It can cause school absenteeism, mental and physical stress, poor school performance, poor self-esteem and, in some cases, school violence. Statistics show students who experience bullying are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, lower academic achievement and dropping out of school. Bullying includes any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. Gov. Northam officially recognized October as Bullying Prevention Month, making it an opportunity for parents, students, teachers and school administrators to be aware of and address bullying and to encourage discussion of the problem as a school community.
Parents and caregivers are invited for Coffee + Conversation hosted by Chesterfield County Public Schools Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services. Click here to register for the next of these free virtual convos that start at 1 p.m. and last one hour:
Chesterfield Education Foundation, in support of and in partnership with Chesterfield County Public Schools, is sponsoring Pink Flamingo Week Oct. 9-16 to make sure every Chesterfield student who needs a warm coat this winter can get one. There are so many things children must focus their attention on, and being cold should not be one of them. See how you can support this initiative.
Chesterfield County Public Schools has jobs available. We are hiring teachers, bus drivers, food service associates and many more positions. Every open position is posted on our website. Apply today to join Team Chesterfield!
Gifted learners are students who show the potential for advanced thinking and reasoning, creativity and high achievement. Details about gifted education within Chesterfield County Public Schools are available here.
So that schools can support, challenge, enrich and engage gifted students, Chesterfield County Public Schools conducts an annual referral process to identify gifted students:
The Community Foundation, in partnership with the R.E.B. Foundation, invites nominations for the 2021-22 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership. This initiative recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.
The awards will recognize one principal each from Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Richmond. Each winner will receive a $30,000 grant: a $10,000 unrestricted cash grant to the principal and $20,000 to be used for school-based initiatives of the recipient’s choosing. Nominations are solicited from the school community and the public. The deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 4. Details and the nomination form are here.
Chesterfield County Public Schools invites local business owners, community leaders and faith leaders to shadow school principals. Principal for a Morning offers a glimpse into the logistics of connecting with students and teachers, monitoring buildings and grounds, bus duty, morning announcements, classroom walk-throughs, lunch duty and more. Principal for a Morning will take place Oct. 27-28, with each participant spending about three hours shadowing a Chesterfield County principal. If you are interested in learning more about Chesterfield schools, then please please use this link.
Find out how you can drive the future of business through the power of creativity at an information session with the VCU School of Business. Learn about majors (including a special session on actuarial science), scholarships, internships and how creativity is found in all aspects of the business curriculum. Click here to register for VCU’s open house, then students interested in actuarial science should select financial technology as an area of interest.
At the roots of a strong public school division are an exceptional faculty and staff and a committed base of community supporters. To recognize the game-changing work of Chesterfield County Public Schools employees, we offer monthly recognition opportunities. Game Changers are those who step up to meet the needs of students; offer support and access to resources that assist their colleagues; provide an extra layer of support for families outside of the classroom; and who generally make a positive and sometimes life-changing difference in the lives of students, families and their colleagues. To recognize a Team Chesterfield Game Changer in your life, complete this nomination form.
The 2021-22 school year calendar includes these upcoming dates:
The calendar for Bellwood Elementary and Falling Creek Elementary (our year-round schools) includes these upcoming dates:
Students have opportunities in 2022 to participate in page programs in the Virginia General Assembly. The purpose of the programs is to facilitate a structured environment in which young Virginians embrace responsibility and accountability, develop professional characteristics through strict standards of conduct and engage in the legislative process through work, observation and discussion. Click here for details about applying to be a page at the Virginia Senate or the Virginia House of Delegates.