Safe Routes to School – Parent Survey

Chesapeake Public Schools, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is proud to continue supporting the Safe Routes to School Grant The purpose of this federally funded grant program is to:

provide bicycle safety and pedestrian education.

encourage, promote, and provide incentives to schools and communities for making walking and biking to school safe, convenient, and natural for students.

enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school.

Make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.

Facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.

As a requirement of the grant, we need to collect parent feedback regarding your children walking and biking to school. The survey we will use comes from the National Center for Safe Routes to School’s data system. The surveys will only be available March 18th-31st.

With your participation, we will be able to collect data on ways to make biking and walking a safe and healthy choice for our Chesapeake Public School students.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Cyr, CPS Safe Routes to School Coordinator, via email –

Thank you very much for your time and participation!

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Become a School Bus Driver

school busChesapeake Public Schools is currently seeking dependable, conscientious individuals to serve as bus drivers and bus assistants for our school division. We provide all training necessary for operating a school bus. Call 757.547.0001




Office 365 Pro Plus

Office 365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and OutlookChesapeake Public Schools is happy to announce the availability of Office 365 Pro Plus at no charge to all Chesapeake Public School (CPS) students for use on personal computer equipment. The licensing allows the installation of the software on up to five compatible PC and/or MAC computers. In addition, a simplified version of the software may be installed on up to five tablet/mobile devices. The license will remain active as long as the division maintains this agreement and as long as the individual is a CPS student. Once a student withdraws from the division, they are no longer legally licensed to use the software. View information about Office 365


Message from the Principal

I am very happy to be a part of a dedicated and hardworking staff and school community. We strive to maintain a positive and safe learning environment where a quality education is our focus. We are committed to our school system’s motto “Every Child…a Masterpiece.” Our instructional program is outstanding and we are very excited to continue to be a fully accredited elementary school. Children at Deep Creek Central learn from a rigorous curriculum. They have lots of fun and are truly loved.

We are very proud of our students and staff and encourage active parental participation. Deep Creek Central Elementary School is a great place to learn.

Barbara Fortner