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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Friday Update – Sept. 9, 2022

New this week #

Get answers to your questions about college #

  • What is a reach school, a competitive school and a safety school?
  • What’s the Common App? What’s the Coalition App?
  • What is the difference between early action, early decision, rolling admission and open admission?

Get answers to these questions and more during college application assistance events organized by Chesterfield County Public Schools, Chesterfield County Public Library and GRASP. These free 10 a.m.-noon Saturday sessions for high school seniors and families will take place at the Central Library (7051 Lucy Corr Blvd.). Registration is required, so register here today for the session that fits your schedule:

  • Sept. 17 
  • Oct. 22
  • Nov. 12

During the in-person events, GRASP representatives will 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. Additionally, you can submit ideas and questions you have using this simple form.

Museum event focuses on El Salvador​ #

In advance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, families are invited to celebrate the art of Latin America at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. El Salvador is the focus of a free celebration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 10. Get details about art activities, performances and more at this site.

Someone You Should Know​ #

Someone You Should Know is a way to share stories about interesting people working in Chesterfield County Public Schools. You can see all of the videos here, including a new one about Saida Bouhajja, the Chalkley Elementary site coordinator for Communities In Schools of Chesterfield. Please nominate Team Chesterfield colleagues as Someone You Should Know by filling out the super-simple form at bit.ly/CCPSsomeone.

Crestwood’s new greenhouse #

Monarch butterflies and the plants that attract them are important at Crestwood Elementary, which is why the school is aflutter with excitement about its new greenhouse.

Seeking feedback #

Chesterfield County Public Schools seeks feedback on its use of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund. Please click here to submit comments or ideas.

In case you missed it... #

Community meetings about bond referendum continue #

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors and School Board, accompanied by county staff, will host a series of community meetings across the county to help share information and answer questions on the upcoming bond referendum.

Chesterfield residents will vote this fall on the Community Facilities Bond Plan, which would authorize the issuance of $540 million in general obligation bonds. If approved, the Community Facilities Bond Plan will, over the next eight to 10 years, fund 26 capital improvement projects split among four categories: schools, public safety, libraries and parks.

Some $375 million of the bonds would be allocated to Chesterfield County Public Schools for seven projects that include replacing three elementary schools and building another while also building a new high school in western Route 360, expanding Thomas Dale High School and replacing Midlothian Middle School. Meanwhile, the $165 million that would be allocated for county government projects includes $81.1 million for public safety, $45.7 million for libraries and $38.2 million for parks and recreation.

Remaining meetings are listed below. All begin at 6 p.m.: 

  • Monday, Sept. 12, at Manchester High School, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road (Matoaca District)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike (Midlothian District)
  • Thursday, Sept. 15, via Facebook Live
  • Monday, Sept. 19, at Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd (Dale District)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road (Matoaca District)
  • Monday, Oct. 17, via Facebook Live

For more details on the Community Facilities Bond Plan, please visit chesterfield.gov/bond or watch the video above.

Chesterfield County Public Schools is hiring #

Every job available within Chesterfield County Public Schools is posted on our website, including positions for teachers, cafeteria staff, substitute teachers, administrators, facilities employees, bus drivers and more. Find a job that makes a difference: Work in Chesterfield County Public Schools!

General Assembly page applications are open #

Applications for admission to the 2023 page programs of the Virginia Senate and Virginia House of Delegates are now available:

September is National Suicide Prevention Month #

The approach CCPS takes to support student mental health is both preventive and responsive. The school system partners with students, families, educators and community resources to maximize student safety and adjustment, look for signs of psychological distress, assess threats of harm to self or others and help families access mental health support services for students in need. 

An important new tool to know about is the national suicide and crisis lifeline: Call or text 988 for access 24/7 to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress, including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis or any other kind of emotion distress.

Find your unclaimed property on Sept. 21! #

The Virginia Department of the Treasury and Chesterfield County Public Schools are bringing CCPS employees and families a virtual call event where Treasury staff will give personalized service to search callers’ names for unclaimed property. Unclaimed property can be uncashed checks, inactive bank accounts, safe deposit box contents, insurance policy proceeds, utility deposits, stocks, dividends, etc. A similar event in April helped Chesterfield County Public Schools employees re-claim more than $65,000!

On Sept. 21, Chesterfield County Public Schools families and employees can call 1-833-302-0704 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. They can also visit www.vaMoneySearch.gov to search. This is a free public service to help reunite rightful owners with their unclaimed property.

September is Attendance Awareness Month #

Every day counts! School attendance is vital to academic achievement. Send your children to school on time every day unless they are sick. This creates good habits and shows that school is important to your family. Please notify the school if your student will be absent.

If you are having difficulty sending your child to school for any reason, then contact your school’s social worker or counselor. Absences add up, and excessive absences may affect receiving credit for classes or promotion to the next grade.  Attendance Works offers resources to share with families.

Updated on September 12, 2022
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