Welcome to CPCS
The mission of Chesapeake Public Charter School is to offer each student a unique educational experience within a reflective learning community. Through a modified school calendar, multi-age students in small class settings will engage in a curriculum of meaningful connections and diverse perspectives. This engagement will be achieved using technology, the environment, the arts and community resources. This school will provide a safe, orderly, caring and joyful reflective atmosphere in which respect for all is evident and the outcome of empowered, self-directed learners is expected. Our goal is to build a solid foundation for higher education and the desire to continue learning, growing, sharing, and contributing in multiple capacities throughout each person’s life.
Beginning of the Year Docs
Please Read - Important Beginning of the Year Documents 2021-2022
- Welcome Back! Parent Letter from Ms. Funya
- School Supply List 2021-2022 *Bring with you to Open House
- Drop-Off & Pick-Up Diagram
- CPCS District Bus - Map
- CPCS Bus Routes
- Google Transportation & Communication Survey - *Action Required* Due by August 4th
- Transportation Letter & CarRider Pro Placards
- Materials Fees 2021-2022 *Bring with you to Open House
- CCSA - Chesapeake Charter School Alliance Membership 2021-2022 - *Coming Soon
- Lunch Menu, Free and Reduced Lunch Forms, Online Lunch Prepay
- SMCPS Student Handbook & Code of Conduct
- Parent 'OPT OUT' Form - SMCPS - Department of Student Services - *Print & return page #2 only if you wish to opt-out
OPEN HOUSE DATES – ALPHABETICAL BY LAST NAME
- AUGUST 9th 2-3 PM - Families with the Last Names between A-G
- AUGUST 10th 10-11 AM - Families with the Last Names between H-O
- AUGUST 10th 1-2 PM - Families with the Last Names between P-Z
FAMILY ORIENTATION SESSIONS AND MASKING AND GUIDELINE INFO (emailed to families July 30, 2021)
Masking Guidance from Dr. Smith
Last night, the following letter was sent to SMCPS summer recovery families with respect to masking protocol for the next two weeks. The CPCS start date of August 11 means that we are included in this mandate, and CPCS students K-8 will mask indoors. At this time, the following letter is applicable for our first three days 8/11-8/13. Following that, the Superintendent will provide guidance for CPCS specifically until the rest of the school system begins. A final decision has not been made yet for the school system for the 2021-2022 school year, but as the situation unfolds further and closer to the system start date, more guidance is expected based on local COVID data. - Ms. Funya
This week, the CDC issued recommendations for reinstating masking protocols in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission of COVID 19. The St. Mary’s County Health Department followed by issuing a Public Health Advisory and provided a letter with “strong recommendations” to the school system to consider reissuing masking protocols in order to reduce the spread of COVID.
In light of this guidance, effective Monday, August 2, 2021, the following protocols will be implemented for the remaining two weeks of SMCPS summer school programming:
All students in grades PreK-8 attending in-person will be required to wear masks while inside a school building.
All students will continue to be required to wear masks while on school buses
Consistent with state and local guidance, adults and high school students who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to wear face coverings indoors.
All SMCPS employees and eligible students who have not been vaccinated are expected to wear masks when indoors and are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated by the beginning of school.
CPCS Family Orientation Sessions Offered
CPCS and the CCS Alliance would like to tell you more about our school family and help you navigate the many unique things that make CPCS a joyful place. If you are new to our community or just need a refresher, we strongly encourage you to attend one of our in-person or virtual information sessions! We are asking you to RSVP in the link below so that we can be best prepared for you! The virtual orientation session will be offered in the evening and recorded for upload to our website. Families who RSVP "yes" to this option will be sent the zoom link via email on the day of the event. We look forward to meeting you!
Monetary donations are always welcome. Make an online payment using this PayPal link. You can choose whether you would like to make a one-time donation, or whether you would prefer to make a recurring, monthly donation of a smaller amount. The Chesapeake Charter School Alliance is a non-profit with 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; all donations made to us are tax-deductible to you.
Thank you for all you do for CPCS. I look forward to seeing many of you at a fundraising event in the New Year! Shannon Norris.