A virtual Coffee & Conversation discussion will focus on intellectual disabilities. The Family and Community Engagement Office of Chesterfield County Public Schools will host the free webinar 1-2 p.m. Feb. 28, and a representative of Chesterfield Mental Health will be the featured speaker. Click here to register and to see upcoming Coffee & Conversation topics
Good morning MCMS Family
Due to inclement weather, we will cancel tryouts for Track & Field & Girl’s soccer. With the amount rain that is expected, we will restart tryouts on February 20th.
are open to students in grades 9-12. With learning available 24/7 in a no-bells, no-limits virtual environment, the flexibility of CCPSOnline classes can help high school students create the schedule they want. Act now to take advantage of this Chesterfield County Public Schools opportunity:
Chesterfield Virtual School
is open for Chesterfield County students in grades K-8. As Virginia’s first virtual school, the Chesterfield Virtual School provides the opportunity to learn with teachers from across the country and students from all over Chesterfield County. The Chesterfield Virtual School works for students who are self-sufficient and self-driven. School days begin at 7:45 a.m. with morning meetings. Before students are dismissed for the day at 2:15 p.m., teachers cover all core academic subjects. After-school clubs offer additional connections for students. The Chesterfield Virtual School also offers gifted instruction, honors classes, special education and ESL.
Parents can create list of books their student cannot check out
Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to be at the forefront of ensuring that parents and guardians have transparency about school library books.
The district recently added a feature to the online catalog for school libraries that offers another avenue for families to be involved in what their children read. Starting now, parents can create a list of books that their student will not be allowed to check out.
(This new feature is in addition to existing opportunities for parents that provide online access to their student’s school library accounts and the ability to opt in to receive an email when their student checks out a book.)
Follow these steps to take advantage of this new method
of overseeing what your child can check out from the school library:
- Look up your public access catalog login ID by going to ParentVUE using a web browser on a computer or mobile device (not using the mobile app). In ParentVUE, go to My Account to find Adult ID#. (Contact your school if you need help accessing your ParentVUE account.) Your public access catalog login ID is your ParentVUE adult ID number with G added to the front. For example, if your ParentVUE adult ID number is 123456, then G123456 is your public access catalog ID.
- Select your child’s campus on the school system’s library catalog page.
- Click My Account on the left side of the screen.
- You will be prompted for a library card number and PIN. Your library card number is your ParentVUE ID number with G added to the front. Your PIN is the last four digits of your ParentVUE ID number.
- Add books you do not want your student to be able to check out to a prohibited resource list. This document provides details about how to build a prohibited resource list for your student.
ADHD is topic of Feb. 7 Coffee & Conversation
A virtual Coffee & Conversation discussion will focus on ADHD. The CCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement will host the free webinar 1-2 p.m. Feb. 7, and Melissa Ackley of Chesterfield Mental Health Prevention Services will be the featured speaker. Click here to register
and to see upcoming Coffee & Conversation topics.
Marching toward winter break - Superintendent Merv Daugherty’s winter break video
may be the best thing you see today. Huge shoutout to Clover Hill High’s Marching Cavaliers and band director Brianna Gatch!
- Winter break for students and teachers will begin Dec. 22 and continue through Jan. 5.
- School offices and school system buildings will remain open to the public Dec. 22, Dec. 27-29 and Jan. 2-5.
Learn about earning college credits while in high school
- Parents and students are invited to learn about the advanced academic programming available in Chesterfield County high schools. The Dec. 6 virtual session is for rising 11th and 12th grade families; the Dec. 14 virtual session is for rising 9th and 10th grade families:
- Families of rising 11th and 12th graders: Are you interested in learning about college readiness, advanced academics and opportunities your student has to earn college credit in high school? Rising juniors, seniors and their families are invited to a virtual information session at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 to learn about advanced academic course offerings, talk about expectations for participation in rigorous courses and discuss how these can benefit students in their college experience. Also, Brightpoint Community College will discuss dual enrollment courses. Register here for the Dec. 6 session. The meeting link will be emailed to you before the event.
- Families of rising 9th and 10th graders: Are you interested in learning about college course readiness and advanced academics? Rising 9th and 10th graders and their families are invited to a virtual information session at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 to learn about pathways of rigorous, college-level courses that will count for high school graduation while simultaneously earning college credit. Also, Brightpoint Community College will discuss dual enrollment courses. Register here for the Dec. 14 session. The meeting link will be emailed to you before the event.
Special education information for parents
- Survey due Dec. 15: Parents of school-age children and youth with disabilities who receive special education services are asked to complete the Virginia Department of Education annual parent involvement survey. The survey is open through Dec. 15. Please complete one survey for each of your children who received special education services in the 2022-23 school year. If you have questions, please email Chiquita Seaborne or call 804-225-3898.
- Updated guide to special education: Available now from the Virginia Department of Education is the Virginia Family's Guide to Special Education. The department developed this new guide to help those involved in special education, whether as families, teachers, school administrators, advocates or students. Meeting the needs of children with disabilities requires an understanding of rights and responsibilities, which include the child’s rights and the school’s responsibilities to meet their needs. This guide includes a description of the special education process and what is required during each step of that process. The guide is currently available in English; translations will soon be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, Urdu and Vietnamese.
- Website: Lots of helpful information is available on the special education for families webpage of the Virginia Department of Education.
Families invited to free showing of “Screenagers Under the Influence” -
Chesterfield County Public Schools invites parents and teens to a free showing of "Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs and Alcohol in the Digital Age" at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at CTC@Hull (13900 Hull Street Road). A panel discussion with health specialists will follow the screening. Get more information and reserve your free tickets here.
"Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs and Alcohol in the Digital Age" examines the impact of technology on teens' decision-making about vaping, drugs and alcohol. Exploring the latest research and learning more about the personal experiences of teens and families, the film highlights the changing landscape of the substances, offering solutions for how to best empower teens as they face decisions about what they will and will not be influenced by.
The film debunks myths and depicts strategies parents and schools can use to encourage healthy decision-making, support teen mental health, set limits and create healthy home environments. The film also includes many ways young people are using their wisdom and strength to help each other and themselves through this complicated terrain around substance use.
Register for upcoming Coffee & Conversations,
scheduled through January. The next of these virtual gatherings is titled “Helping Your Child With Self-Regulation” and will take place 1-2 p.m. Dec. 6. Coffee & Conversation is hosted by the Chesterfield County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement.
Coffee & Conversation set for Dec. 6 - Copy and past the link below to register for upcoming Coffee & Conversations, scheduled through January. The next of these virtual gatherings is titled “Helping Your Child With Self-Regulation” and will take place 1-2 p.m. Dec. 6. Coffee & Conversation is hosted by the Chesterfield County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement.
Keep your eyes on the prize, class of 2024! Here is your graduation schedule:
May 20: Matoaca High at 9 a.m. at Virginia State University and Thomas Dale High at 3 p.m. at Virginia Commonwealth University
May 21 at Virginia Commonwealth University: Cosby High at 9:30 a.m. and Manchester High at 2 p.m.
May 22 at Virginia Commonwealth University: James River High at 9:30 a.m. and Midlothian High at 2 p.m.
May 23 at Virginia Commonwealth University: Clover Hill High at 9:30 a.m. and Monacan High at 2 p.m.
May 24 at Virginia Commonwealth University: Meadowbrook High at 9:30 a.m. and Bird High at 2 p.m.
May 28 at Career and Technical Center @ Hull: Carver College and Career Academy at 3 p.m.
Graduating seniors will receive tickets to share with family and friends. The ceremonies are not open to the public but will be livestreamed.
The annual CCPS college fair is now a college and career fair. Families with students in grades 6-12 are invited to register here for the free event scheduled 6-8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Manchester High School (12601 Bailey Bridge Road). Attendees can connect with colleges (100+ will be represented), explore work-based learning and access community resources ready to support students as they plan for successful futures. This flyer offers details.
Exploring potential paths to college and career is part of goal 1 of the school system’s strategic plan: All students and staff will embody an infinite learner mindset.
There is NO cheer practice/try-out today. Practice resumes on Tuesday after school. Have a great day!
Effective 8/25/2023, all AM morning routes will arrive 5-10 minutes earlier at the designed bus stop. I would arrive 10 minutes earlier, not 5 minutes earlier.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns
Good morning MCMS Family If your children are interested in participating in sports this school year, they will need to have physical & concussion on file.
If your child has a physical that is after May 1st 2023, then that can be used for this school year 2023-2024. The physical will need to be completed by a licensed doctor. Manchester offers the following sports: Track & Field - Spring 2024 Soccer - Boys Fall 2023/Girls Spring 2024 Basketball - Girls 2023/Boys Winter 2023 Cross Country - Fall 2023 Cheerleading - All school year
You will receive more information in August about upcoming sport seasons. Tryouts for fall sports will start the week of August 28th. Your child will not be able to attend tryouts without a physical & concussion form on file. All documents are required to be turned before tryouts begin.
If you have any questions please contact Lauren_coleman@ccpsnet.net
If you have already submitted your immunization records please disregard this message.
As of 8/15, we still have 64 students still missing their immunization records. If your child has not received their vaccines, and you have not provided the school with a medical exemption, signed by your child's licensed health provider or a notarized Religious Exemption, your child will not be able to start school.
Si ya envió sus registros de vacunas, ignore este mensaje.
A partir del 15 de agosto, todavía tenemos 64 estudiantes que aún no tienen sus registros de vacunación. Si su hijo no ha recibido sus vacunas y usted no le ha proporcionado a la escuela una exención médica, firmada por el proveedor de salud autorizado de su hijo o una exención religiosa notariada, su hijo no podrá comenzar la escuela.
All schedules will be live/active on Wednesday, August 9th at 5:00pm. They can be viewed on StudentVue and/or ParentVue.
Please remember August 21st is the 1st day for 6th graders and Aug 22nd is open to all grade levels.
Reminder: FREE School Supplies at MCMS TODAY from 10-Noon! Have a great day!