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Chesapeake Public Schools CPS Heartbeats - Wellness Website

View the School Board's Proposed Capital Improvement Plan 2015-2025

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

Division News
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Beginning January 5, 2015, the Wellness Centers at Knells Ridge Square and Washington Shoppes will now have EXTENDED hours. Click here for more information.

DOLLAR$ and $EN$E - A CPS Online Budget Newsletter
Dollar$ and $en$e
Dollar$ and $en$e is a publication produced while the budget for the 2015-2016 school year (FY 2016) is proposed, discussed, and approved. It contains the latest budget news and important dates, and clarifies budget misconceptions in order to help the CPS community better understand the budget and the budget process.

Click here to view this online newsletter. [.pdf]

Click here to view the Superintendent's Public Service Announcement concerning Lottery Funds.  [video] [2 mins.]

Click here to view the Superintendent's Early Budget Presentation.  [video] [52 mins.]

Chesapeake School Board Approves the Resolution Concerning the Funding of Public Education in Virginia
Resolution Concerning the Funding of Public Education in Virginia
On December 8, 2014, the Chesapeake School Board approved a funding resolution from the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) and the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) of which school boards are being asked to adopt. This resolution focuses on joining together to amplify our voices to the General Assembly about our need for them to invest appropriately in public education throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Click here to view the full Resolution. [.pdf]

Hickory Middle School - A School to Watch
Hickory Middle school

Hickory Middle School has been selected as a School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle School Reform supported by the U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation. Hickory Middle School was selected and recognized as an outstanding middle school based on four criteria: academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational structure.

Congratulations to Hickory Middle School for this distinguished accomplishment!

Winter Concerts & Music Programs Schedule
Join the Chesapeake Public Schools in celebrating the music of the season!

Click here to download the Winter Concerts & Music Programs Schedule [.pdf]

Chesapeake Science and Planetarium/Observatory Center Project "Unlocking the Future"
Chesapeake Planetarium sketch
YouTube Presentation: Chesapeake Science and Planetarium/Observatory Center Project "Unlocking the Future"

The Trustees of the Beazley Foundation have approved a challenge grant of $125,000 to the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation for technological improvements to the Chesapeake Planetarium. The Foundation is required to raise $250,000 in matching contributions, and once the total of $375,000 is reached, the funds will be used to purchase a new digital star projector system to replace the 1960s equipment presently in the planetarium. The equipment will be utilized in the present planetarium while a new Science Center is designed, funded, and constructed over the next several years, then moved to the new location.

Click here to view the Chesapeake Planetarium case study brochure.

Click here to learn how to donate to this project.

Bricks from the Great Bridge 4-Room School House
Bricks from the Great Bridge 4 Room School House
Bricks from the Great Bridge 4-Room School House will be available to the public beginning November 3 through December 23, 2014, at the Department of School Plants, 1021 Great Bridge Boulevard. The bricks are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 2 per person. Bricks can be picked up Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., excluding holidays observed by the school division. For additional information, please call the Department of School Plants at 757-547-0139.

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

2015 Legislative Agenda
Click here to download the pdf
Calendar of Events
Adult & Continuing Education Spring 2015 Registration
December 9 - January 16

Early Release Day
December 23

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) General Meeting
January 20
School Administration Building
7:00 p.m.
Download the flier.

2015 Foreign Language Academies
The 2015 Governor's Summer Residential Foreign Language Academies will include full-immersion academies in French, German, and Spanish; a partial-immersion Japanese Academy; and a Latin Academy. Please note that students, current sophomores and juniors, are nominated by the Foreign Language Department in their schools and schools are limited in the number of students they may nominate. Students may not apply directly to the VDOE. Interested home-school students should submit an application to the public high school they are zoned to attend. You may also visit this webpage for more information.

Summer Residential Governor's School
Summer Residential Governor's School provides intensive educational experiences. Applications are now available for the 2015 Summer Residential Governor's School for current sophomores and juniors. For additional information, contact the guidance office at your child's high school. You may also visit this webpage for more information.

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.

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Click on the BoardDocs icon to view more information regarding School Board meetings and minutes.
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