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Middle School Summer Learning Program

Chesapeake Public Schools is pleased to provide a variety of high quality instructional programs for students this summer.  Generally, student placement in summer learning academies is determined by the grade in which a student is enrolled during the 2020 – 2021 school year.  Some classes have specific grade level requirements and/or prerequisites.  Elementary students will be invited to participate by their school. Middle and High school students and their parents/guardians should consult with school counselors and/or teachers to determine which programs may be appropriate. All summer programs and classes are contingent on sufficient enrollment and availability of appropriately endorsed instructional staff.

MS Summer Learning Program

MS Enrichment Registration Form

2021-2022 Instructional Plan

The primary mode of instruction for ALL grade levels for the 2021-2022 school year will be full-time in-person learning; however, we will continue to offer virtual learning opportunities by application only. Families at the elementary and middle school levels who would like to apply for virtual learning will be required to make a full-year commitment to Virtual Virginia.

Families of elementary and middle school students interested in learning more about Virtual Virginia should visit our webpage for details and application links. Families may also view our family webinar presentation to learn more about Virtual Virginia. Please note: applications are due by May 21.

Fall 2021 – Virtual Virginia Applications Now Available for Middle School Students

Dr. Cotton presented the instructional plan for the 2021-22 school year at the April 19, 2021 School Board Meeting. While the primary mode of instruction for ALL grade levels will be full-time in-person learning, Chesapeake will continue to offer virtual learning opportunities by application only. Families at the elementary and middle school levels who would like to apply for virtual learning will be required to make a full-year commitment to Virtual Virginia. Applications are now available on our website.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Terre Werts at or returned to the school in person. Hard copies of the application can be requested by calling the counseling director and picking them up at the front desk.

All applications are due no later than May 21.

Option 2 SOL Surveys

Option 2 (virtual) parents and guardians: Please complete the appropriate survey below so that we can make final preparations for the SOL tests scheduled for May 14-June 7. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, April 28.  

On the survey, you will have the opportunity to ask questions.  Once you submit your survey, someone from the testing team will be in contact with you.

If you’re having difficulty accessing the form, please email Laura Labyak, IRMS School Testing Coordinator, at 

IRM Scholastic Book Fair

Brave readers, the Scholastic Book Fair is here.  Don’t miss out on the best books of the year!  The book fair will be held in the IRMS auditorium from 4/19 to 4/30.  In-person students will come with their PE classes.  Virtual students are invited to visit on Monday 4/19 and Monday 4/26. The webpage is:  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/indianrivermiddleschool1.

April is Month of the Military Child

Each year communities join in solidarity throughout the month of April to
support military connected children and honor their strength and sacrifices.
In addition to the special celebrations our schools are planning, we are excited
to recognize our military children at these district-wide events:

  • April 1-2 Month of the Military Child Kickoff Certificates presented to all
    military connected students
  • Friday, April 2 – Call for photos. Share your military family photos with
    us for use throughout our celebrations. Click here to submit your pictures online
    using this form.
  • Tuesday, April 13 -16 Spirit Week
  • April 13- Patriots Day- Wear red, white and blue
  • April 14- Hats off to the military- wear your favorite hat
  • April 15- Team up for the military- wear your favorite sports team or
    military shirt
  • April 16- Military connected students are superheros- Dress up as your
    favorite superheros
  • Monday, April 19 at 6:00 PM – Special Resolution at School Board
  • Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 PM – Salute to the Military Child Virtual
    Concert (tune in to our CPS YouTube Channel to watch the live premiere
    and post a message of gratitude in the chat)
  • Wednesday, April 21 – VDOE Purple Up! for Military Kids Day (wear
  • Wednesday, April 21 at 6:30 PM – Charting the Course: Resources and
    Supports for Military Families Webinar (click here to register)

Literacy Jam

Congratulations to this year’s Literacy Jam entrants! Our students are such amazing writers!

Congratulations to Heaven Drayton, DeOnna Jenkins, and Kylie Bellamy for being selected as the 2020 – 2021 Literacy Jam winners for Indian River Middle School! They will receive a publication of all CPS Literacy Jam entries.

Thank you also to Lukas Roley, Addison Kithcart, and Samantha Proulx for their wonderful writings as well!


IRM Spring Break Notice

There will be no school at IRM from April 5 through April 9 for spring break.

Classes will resume as usual on Monday, April 12.

We wish everyone a safe and happy spring break!