Team Chesterfield families and staff,
The Chesterfield County School Board will host a series of virtual community meetings regarding potential options for reopening schools in Fall 2020. Meetings will be live streamed on the school division’s website, school division’s YouTube channel and school division’s Facebook page; a link to the live stream also will be made available via the school division’s Twitter account. Comments and questions will be accepted in advance and via live stream chat functions.
Community and staff members are invited to attend the 90-minute meeting in the magisterial district in which they live or work. Each district has three scheduled meetings, which are provided in the morning, afternoon and evening.
School Board members, the Superintendent and the Superintendent’s senior leadership team will discuss various options being considered for a return to learning in September, including providing families the choice to keep their student at home with virtual learning opportunities. The School Board reviewed potential options at its June 23 work session. The presentation is available here.
Based on feedback from parent/staff surveys and community input after the work session, a modification to one of the options proposed June 23 will be introduced as well. The newest option includes a rotating schedule that allows cohorts of students to be in schools for in-person instruction on Mondays/Tuesdays and Thursdays/Fridays (working virtually at home on days when they are not in school). Wednesdays would be designated for cleaning, small group instruction and teacher planning. This newest proposal addresses parent concerns about cleaning between the transition of student groups, allows teachers the opportunity to target small-group instruction for students who need additional support, and provides teachers with the opportunity to have more planning time needed during these unique circumstances.
At the end of the presentation, Board members and staff will engage in a question-and-answer session with families. Questions may be submitted in advance via this Google Form. The form will be available during the town halls, as well, and residents can submit questions in the live stream chat function if they are following online.
Tuesday, June 30
Wednesday, July 1
Thursday, July 2
Here is how to access the meetings online: