Wednesday, November 25, 2020, changed from an early release day to a full holiday for all students and staff.
Seven early release days for our elementary schools were added to allow our Pre-K-5 teachers additional instructional planning time on the traditional model. These early release days will be in effect for Option 2 classes as well. This calendar adjustment would change the following school dates to a two-hour early release for all our elementary schools (Primary, Intermediate, and Elementary Schools).
December 9, 2020
January 13, 2021
January 27, 2021
February 24, 2021
March 24, 2021
April 28, 2021
May 12, 2021
In July 2020, families made a choice for the learning option that would best fit their circumstances for the first semester. As we plan for second semester, families will need to decide if they want to continue with their current option or make a change. This commitment will be in effect from February 3, 2021, through June 17, 2021.
We are asking all families to confirm their intent FOR EACH CHILD enrolled in Chesapeake Public Schools by Friday, December 4, 2020, using their ParentVUE account. This information will help us balance our available resources to meet the demand for each learning option. Parents who do not confirm a change for their children will default to their current option. Families will receive confirmation emails on Monday, December 7, 2020, denoting which option families selected for each of their children.
As a reminder, Option 1, the On-Campus Continuum, aims to provide as much on-campus time as is safely possible. Option 1 is subject to changing conditions – including the metrics and physical distancing requirements for on-campus learning. Option 2 allows students to continue to learn online from home. Option 2 students will remain connected to their home school and can still participate in extracurricular activities as they become available. It is important for families to understand, that students at the elementary and middle school levels who make a change from one option to another will most likely have a different teacher or team assignment as a result. For those who do not make a change at the elementary or middle school level, we will make every effort to keep your student assigned to the same teacher or team.
The following information has been prepared to assist families in deciding which learning option is best for their student:
Learning Safely Together: Family Choice Options and Instructional Updates
ParentVUE Help Sheet: Selecting a Learning Option for Semester 2 (directions available in English & en Español)
Chesapeake Public Schools is proud to host three academies in three of our high schools. Middle school students across our district can apply to the International Baccalaureate program at Oscar Smith, the Governor’s STEM Academy at Grassfield High School, or the Science and Medicine Academy at Deep Creek High School. The application window for all three academies opens Tuesday, December 1, 2020 and closes Friday, December 18, 2020. For more information on each of these high quality programs, please review our 2021 Academy Informational Video.
A second informational video directed at student applicants and their parents highlighting information on the application process will be shared online on November 30, 2020.
Water bottles for $5!
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Once processed, your bottle will be delivered.
Water bottles can also be purchased from the School
Store, Mrs. Reynolds, or Mrs. Carter.
**Students may carry water bottles, but they must be clear. Water fountains are available for water bottle refills only (students may not drink directly from water fountains).
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Option 1: 12/2 & 12/3 in gym during PE
Option 2: 12/9 & 12/10 in the IRM gym 3:30 – 6PM
Impact Aid survey cards will be mailed out to ALL students on Friday, November 6, 2020. Families will receive a pre-addressed stamped envelope for return of the card to their student’s home school. Students that are attending school in person also have the option of returning their card to their teacher.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE CARD, SIGN, DATE (Date must be November 6, 2020, OR LATER), and return it to your student’s school in the pre-addressed, stamped envelope provided.
Federal Impact Aid is designed to assist local school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property, or that have experienced increased expenditures due to the enrollment of federally connected students.
8th grade option 1 students will be returning to the building Tuesday, November 2nd.
Students will attend either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday in person classes. Mondays are designated as a “Student Online Support” day.
If your child is option 1, please check your ParentVue student information icon to identify his/her days of attendance and the assigned bus route. You may need to scroll down the page to see the information.
Daily Covid Screening must be completed through ParentVue.
We are excited to see our 8th grade students!
We are so excited to welcome our Option 1 students to Indian River Middle School. We have spent many hours preparing for their arrival on campus since the school board meeting, where the announcement was made that our Braves would return to school using the blended model. Your student, whether they are in Option 1 or Option 2, will receive instruction four days a week, Tuesday through Friday. Mondays are Online Student Support Days which will be used for small group instruction, individual help, and teacher training. This model is the next step in the transition of moving us closer toward the return of the traditional five days of school, which will be determined at a future time.
Please keep in mind that safety is our number one priority. Students are required to wear masks and follow all CDC guidelines to keep all students safe. This is not a choice, it is a responsibility. Please continue to discuss the recommended safety measures with your child. Social distancing of at least three feet will be required in all settings, including classrooms, hallways, and restrooms. During lunch, the cafeteria seating will have at least six feet of distance. Teachers will also review safety measures throughout the first week when students return to school.
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