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Chesapeake Public Schools FOCUS newsletters
Chesapeake Public Schools 

Educational Foundation

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Chesapeake Public Schools CPS Heartbeats - Wellness Website

View the School Board's Proposed Capital Improvement Plan 2014-2024

Recycling Education Website
Visit the Planetarium
Visit the Custodial Grapevine
Visit the CCPTA

Division News

2014-2015 School Bus Routes
Welcome Back! School Bus

Employee Flu Shot Clinics
Employee Flu Shots

NCSS 2014 Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year
Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year
Kelley Graves, recently retired Hickory Middle School teacher, has been selected as the NCSS 2014 Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year. The award will be presented at the 94th Annual Conference of the National Council for Social Studies in Boston, Massachusetts, this November.

Deep Creek Central Teacher Wins $2500 Grant for iPads
Amber Davis, Deep Creek Central Teacher
Amber Davis was one of 30 teachers across America to win a $2500 grant to use for positive change in the classroom. Ms. Davis used her winnings to buy 6 iPads and an iPad cart, keeping her students abreast of the ever changing technology.

Theresa Caffee VAME Teacher of the Year
Theresa Caffee VAME Teacher of the Year
We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Theresa Caffee, marketing teacher at Western Branch High School, was recently named the 2014 Virginia Association of Marketing Educator's (VAME) Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to Mrs. Caffee for all of her hard work and dedication to Career and Technical Education!

Congratulations to the 2014-2016 National PTA School of Excellence Recipients!
National PTA School of Excellence logo
Chesapeake Public Schools is excited to announce that Butts Road Intermediate School, Great Bridge Middle School, Great Bridge High School, Rena B. Wright Primary School, and Southeastern Elementary School have been named a National PTA School of Excellence! As a National PTA School of Excellence, each school made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2013-2014 school year. These five schools join an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

High School Graduation DVDs
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The Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation is offering for sale DVD copies of each complete graduation ceremony. The cost of each DVD is $25.00. Proceeds from the DVD sales will be used by the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation to directly benefit CPS students and support instructional activities. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery via USPS.

DVD orders may be placed online at this secure website, or download the mail order form here.

New Process for Obtaining Work Permit/Employment Certificates for Students Between 14 and 16
student workers
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry now issues work permits/employment certificates for students who are between 14 and 16 years of age. Permits are no longer issued by the Chesapeake Public School system. To obtain a work permit, please visit the Department of Labor and Industry website at

Free & Reduced Meal Application
Free and Reduced Meal application
MyOnline Free and Reduced meal application entry makes it easy and convenient to apply for meal benefits for all your children. Simply enter the requested information as accurately as possible and all data will be instantly and securely sent to School Nutrition Services for processing. You will receive written notification of the results within 10 days. Click here to apply.

TDAP Immunization Requirements for School Entrance
TDAP Graphic
TDAP is a requirement for rising 6th graders and all newly enrolled 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders.

View the Immunization Policy.

View School Entrance/Health Forms.

New Student Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year
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Chesapeake Public Schools Offers MyPaymentsPlus

Chesapeake Public Schools offers MyPaymentsPlus, a state-of-the art online service that provides you the convenience and information you need to manage your student's meal account.

Login today to to:
Make payments
Check account balances
Receive notifications when balance is low
Monitor student purchases

Peachjar eflyers
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Chesapeake Public Schools provides the service of electronic flyer (eflyer) dissemination via Peachjar, a free online service for our students and parents to receive announcements from their child's school, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organizations in the city of Chesapeake, and state supported organizations.

Click on the Peachjar eflyers logo above to learn more about Peachjar or to submit your request.

Approved 2014-2015 Administrative Appointments
Early Retiree Anthem Health Insurance Plans
Click here to learn about Early Retiree Anthem Health Insurance Plans
Budget Update and Health Insurance Recommendation Presentation
Calendar of Events
Indian River Middle School PTSA/AVID Fall Craft Show
September 20
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Linda J. Byrd and Dr. Woodley J. Koonce, III Stadium and Athletic Field Dedication
October 14
6:00 p.m.
Hickory High School Auditorium

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) General Meeting
October 15
7:00 p.m.
School Administration Building
Topic: "Getting Ready for the Real World"

PSAT Information
October 15

Chesapeake City Schools Secondary Art Show
October 21
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
ODU Tri-Cities Center

YMCA After school child care
Licensed after school child care is provided at select Chesapeake Public Schools through a partnership with the YMCA and serves 30 elementary and middle schools. Contact the Greenbrier North YMCA at 757-366-9622 to learn more or to register.

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Click on the BoardDocs icon to view more information regarding School Board meetings and minutes.
Click here for Guest Wireless Access Directions.

Great Bridge 4-Room School House Staff Recommendation
8/26/2013 School Board Meeting -
Click here to view the Staff Recommendation Presentation to the School Board regarding the Future of the Great Bridge 4-Room School House.

Wellness Centers
The Wellness Centers at Knells Ridge Square and Washington Shoppes are open and processing prescriptions.
Click here for more information.

Broadcasting Media
WFOS Radio [listen]
program listing

WCPS TV Station [watch]
TV Program Schedule
Keeping the Focus
Last modified: Fri September 19 2014 10:08:59 AM