• News Release: 1/17/2020 School Board seeks input on proposed 2020-21 calendar

    The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendars for 2020-21, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. 

    The School Board is scheduled to vote Feb. 11 on the 2020-21 calendar, as well as the 2020-21 year-round school calendar for Bellwood and Falling Creek elementary schools. 

    Comments may be emailed to calendar@ccpsnet.net by Feb. 4 . 

    The proposed calendars for 2020-21 accompany this news release; here are some highlights:

    Traditional Calendar:

    • First day of school for grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 will be on Sept. 8, 2020.

    • First day of school for grades 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 will be on Sept. 9, 2020.

    • Staggered start dates for kindergarteners are: 

      • Students with last names starting with A-L will attend Sept. 8-9 and
      • Students with the last name M-Z will attend Sept. 10-11
      • All students report on Sept. 14
    • Classes end June 18, 2021 for students.

    • There are 179 student days.

    • Nov. 23-24, 2020 are set aside for parent-teacher conferences.

    • Thanksgiving break is Nov. 25-27, 2020.

    • Winter break is Dec. 21-Jan. 1.

    • Spring break is April 5-9, 2021.

    • To continue to provide collaborative planning and professional development time for teachers, the calendar includes one full day student holiday and six early-release for students which are:
      • ?Student holiday/teacher workday: Nov. 3,
      • Three-hour early release/teacher workdays: Jan. 29, April 2, June 17-18, and 
      • Three-hour early release/professional development: Oct. 16, Feb. 26.
    • Other holidays for students and all employees include:

      • Sept. 28 for Yom Kippur,

      • Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day,

      • May 13 for Eid al-Fitr, and

      • May 31 for Memorial Day.

     

    Year-Round Calendar:

    • First day of school for grades 1-5 will be on July 27, 2020.

    • Staggered start dates for kindergarteners are: 

      • Students with last names starting with A-L will attend July 27-28 and

      • Students with the last name M-Z will attend July 29-30

    • Classes end June 18 for students.

    • There are 180 student days.

    • Oct. 16 and 19, 2020 are set aside for parent-teacher conferences.

    • Thanksgiving break is Nov. 25-27, 2020.

    • Winter break is Dec. 21-Jan. 1.

    • Spring break is April 5-9, 2021.

    • Intersessions are Sept. 29-Oct. 15, Jan. 4-8, March 22-April 2, and June 21-30. 

    • To continue to provide collaborative planning and professional development time for teachers, the calendar includes one full day student holiday and five early-release for students which are:

      • Student holiday/teacher workday: Nov. 3, and
      • Three-hour early release/end nine weeks: Sept. 25, Dec. 18, March 19, and June 17-18.
    • Other holidays for students and employees include:

      • Sept. 4 and 7 for Labor Day, 
      • Sept. 28 for Yom Kippur,
      • Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
      • May 13 for Eid al-Fitr, and
      • May 31 for Memorial Day.

    Additional information, including video from the Jan. 14 School Board meeting when the draft calendar was presented, is available here: https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/chesterfield/Board.nsf/Public.

     

     

  • “Relaunch Chesterfield” Aims to Reopen Chesterfield Businesses

    What?

    Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Chesterfield Cabinet and Chesterfield County have united to support a coordinated relaunching of the Chesterfield economy.   Relaunch focuses on issues for businesses and elected officials around the county to consider as reopening plans are made. "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to work in conjunction with the Governors’ Covid-19 Business Task Force recommendations as they too begin the work of relaunching Virginia’s economy. 

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" will be developed in partnership with business leaders across a broad array of industry sectors and organizations around the county, including but not limited to the following sections:

    • Health and Safety First/Internal & External Customers
    • Retail
    • Restaurants
    • Hospitality
    • Arts & Entertainment
    • Healthcare Services
    • Personal Care Service Industry
    • K-12 Education & Childcare and Daycare

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to serve as a start to the conversation for returning more employees and businesses to work, rather than serving as a final, prescriptive set of answers or solutions.

    We are currently seeking participants to work and lead in these individual industry workgroups.  Please submit your information to be considered for an interested industry cluster workgroup by clicking here.    

    Why?
    Businesses are resilient in creating opportunities to thrive in challenging conditions.  Businesses ability to pivot their business model and allow others to learn from that change is important for the greatest number of businesses to relaunch. By joining efforts and bringing businesses and resources together we have the ability to make adjustments quickly and start commerce sooner. 

    When the Commonwealth is ready to open Virginia, Chesterfield will be ready to open.

    How?
    We are looking for 8-10 people for each industry workgroup indicated to develop a framework for success.  Models and examples are already available as a guide from across the Country.  Workgroups using best practices can have the best opportunity for a successful plan.