School Entrance Age Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 30 of the school year to be eligible to attend kindergarten. There are no exceptions to this state requirement. Daylong prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds are available at a few elementary schools. Also, there is a... Read more
Six Weeks Before Schedule doctors appointments Send required forms to doctors Sign-up for fall sports and activities Sort through fall clothing: donate/hand down what no longer fits Sit down with your planners and write in the entire school calendar One Month Before Purchase basic wardrobe necessities: backpacks, lunch boxes,... Read more
Illegal to Pass School Buses
The lights are flashing on the school bus and its stop arm or sign is extended. If you passed the school bus, even if its arm is not extended and lights flashing, but is still unloading or loading, you had better stop. You are in danger of striking a... Read more
Schools open Sept. 8 — that is about 40 days from now. Is your child registered? Help your child have the best possible start to the new school year by registering now with Chesterfield County Public Schools. Registering sooner rather than later helps middle and high school students get... Read more
Three local banking institutions recently invested a combined $70,000 to scholarships, tuition assistance and programming in the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business. SunTrust and Wells Fargo each contributed $30,000 as part of their ongoing support of corporate scholarships. Bank of America awarded the college with a $10,000 grant... Read more
Emily Phillips graduates cum laude, pursues masters
The parents of 2015 Virginia Tech graduate Emily Phillips, Kathy and Ed Phillips, said it took a village to get her daughter through school, emphasizing support from Emily’s teachers at Thomas Dale High School, as well as community support at Virginia Tech. Phillips graduated cum laude on May 16,... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools recently recognized outstanding first-year teachers with Beginning Teacher Awards. Here are the 2015 winners and finalists: Katelyn Bell, who teaches second grade at Alberta Smith Elementary, is the Elementary School Beginning Teacher of the Year. Finalists were Jordan Brackett of Beulah Elementary and Nicole Burchett... Read more
A partnership with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation adds excitement to summer reading for students in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Elementary students who record their reading minutes online ( will be entered to win prizes on individual, classroom and school levels. The grand prize will include a back-to-school Redskins... Read more
Laura Parrish, a Freshman at Thomas Dale High School of Chester has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Mass., on June 28. The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics... Read more