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Make-Up Schedule for Missed School Days

5 Minute Clock

Due to the mandatory evacuation ordered by the governor in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, Chesapeake Public Schools was closed on September 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2018.  The following adjustment will be made to ensure we will have enough instructional time in our calendar to meet state requirements:

Five additional minutes will be added to the high school instructional day for the first semester beginning on Monday, September 24, 2018, and ending on Friday, January 25, 2019. 

If any additional events impact our schedule during first semester, additional calendar adjustments may need to be made.

SEAC Parent Survey

Special Education Advisory Committee LogoDoes your child have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan? Then we are YOUR voice! The Special Education Advisory Committee seeks your input about Special Education services in Chesapeake Public Schools. Please click here to take this short survey to have your voice heard.

Also, please plan to join us  us at our next meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the School Administration Building, Multipurpose Room.

 

Constitution Day

Constitution Day - September 17, 2018September 17th is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787 when, at the end of a long summer of discussion, debate and deliberation, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed America’s most important document. George Washington, on behalf of the Convention, transmitted the proposed Constitution to the Congress assembled under the Articles of Confederation. Eleven days later, the Congress by unanimous resolution passed the proposal on to conventions of delegates to be chosen in each state. It was in these state conventions that the Constitution was thoroughly discussed, debated and eventually ratified. Click here for ways you can celebrate Constitution Day with your kids.

Mark Jones – 2018 Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year

Mark JonesCongratulations to Mr. Jones on being selected as the Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education’s 2018 Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year!  This award, sponsored by the Virginia Council on Economic Education, annually recognizes and rewards educators who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the instruction of economics.

Based on his commitment to economics education and his continued support of the programs sponsored by the Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education and the Virginia Council on Economic Education, the ODU Center has chosen Mr. Jones as the 2018 Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year!

National Arts in Education Week

National Arts in Education WeekPassed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education. Chesapeake Public Schools recognizes the value of the arts in our schools and would love to hear how arts education has positively impacted your life. Share your #BecauseOfArtsEd story on Twitter.

Changes to student access for Google Suite

G-Suite LogoOn August 31, 2018, there will be a change to the way Chesapeake Public Schools’ (CPS) students access Google G-Suite. The domain name for students will change from @cpschools.com to @k12cpschools.com. This change impacts STUDENT Google G Suite accounts only. All faculty and staff accounts will remain the same. Students who already had a CPS Google account will continue to use the passwords they set last year, but must login using the new extension (@k12cpschools.com). Google accounts for new students will be available after September 4, 2018, and will be set up with the new domain name.

2017-2018 Claudia Dodson Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award

Virginia High School League LogoCongratulations to Grassfield High School for earning the Virginia High School League’s 2017-2018 Claudia Dodson Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award!  Twenty-Four high schools were selected for this honor, which recognizes member schools that have established policies and procedures that make sportsmanship a priority and an expectation within the school and school community.  The selection process includes a self-assessment and a peer review.  This marks Grassfield High School’s 9th year earning this honor.

Welcome, Dr. Cotton!

Dr. Jared CottonChesapeake Public Schools is proud to welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Jared A. Cotton, back home! Dr. Cotton is looking forward to meeting our school community as he transitions into his new role. To facilitate this process, seven community Meet and Greet events are being hosted, one at each of our high schools. These events are open to our school division employees and community members and will be held in each school’s auditorium. You are invited to view the Meet and Greet schedule and select the location that works best for you.

You can follow Dr. Cotton’s journey home by visiting his blog, Dr. Cotton’s Clipboard, or on Twitter @cpschoolsva and @drjcotton.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Information Office at 757-547-1033.

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