Aug. 22 will be the first official day of the 2012-2013 school year for all K-12 students in Chesterfield County in all four attendance areas.
In addition, many of the district’s 16 schools will be having “Meet Your Teacher” days prior to the first day of school.
Cheraw Area Schools
Cheraw Primary - The regular school day will begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m. daily. Drop off for car riders begins at 7:20 a.m. and car rider pick up is from 2:40 to 3 p.m. each day. Car rider drop off and pick up will be on High Street. The parking area at the main entrance is not a drop off area for students. Bus students will arrive on Christian Street. Students will report to their classrooms upon arrival. Breakfast, which is free to all students, will be served in the classrooms. CDEPP (Child Development Education Pilot Program) orientation will be on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. The Cheraw Primary School “Meet Your Teacher” day will be Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. On that day parents may pay fees, buy lunch tickets, as well as pick up school forms and information packets.
Cheraw Intermediate - Drop off for car riders is in front of the school and begins daily at 7: 20 am. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with classes beginning at 8 a.m. Students are considered tardy at 8:05 a.m. Dismissal from school is 2:50 p.m. daily. Cheraw Intermediate School will have an orientation session for all students on Monday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. Third grade students and parents should report to the multi-purpose room and fourth and fifth grade students and parents will report directly to their classrooms. During the orientation, the students and parents will meet with their teachers to share routines and expectations, disseminate information, and collect fees.
Long Middle – Long Middle School is proud to welcome its Warriors back for 2012-2013. Students may enter the building at 7:25 a.m. Car riders should be dropped off at the front of the building (Greene Street). Buses will unload at the back of the building. All bus riders plus car riders and walkers eating breakfast will report to the cafeteria. Those not eating breakfast may report to homeroom at 7:35 a.m. “Jump Start” for 6th grade will be held on Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning in the LMS Cafeteria. 7th and 8th graders may pick up their schedules and pay fees on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the media center and atrium. All students may meet their teachers Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. During this time students may also pick up schedules and pay fees.
Cheraw High – Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year! Cheraw High School’s Open House will be held on Monday, Aug. 20 for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Parents and students are to report to the commons area to pay fees, get textbooks, and visit classrooms during the following hours: 11th, 12th graders: 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 10th graders: 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
9th graders should report for “Freshmen First Day” activities on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Parents and students should report to the commons area for instructions. Activities will conclude with a hot dog lunch sponsored by the Cheraw High PTO and Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Dept.
The regular school day will begin on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7:53 a.m. and end at 2: 55 p.m.
Fees for the 2012-2013 school year are: instructional - $35, locker - $5, lunch - $l.85 ($.40 reduced), parking - $10 (required if driving to school), yearbook - $60 (optional). Breakfast is free for all students. Agendas, ID’s, and lanyards are provided for all students (a fee is charged for replacements).
Schedules will be mailed prior to the beginning of school and given out during homeroom on Thursday, Aug. 22. Homeroom assignments will be posted at the gym foyer and the student entrance between the old and new buildings.
Chesterfield Area Schools
Ruby Elementary - Open House will be held Monday, Aug. 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. On that day, parents may meet their child’s teacher, pay for lunch, as well as pick up school forms and information packets. On the first day of school students will report to their homerooms. The regular school day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. Universal free breakfast will be available for all students at 7:40 a.m. each morning. To help traffic flow and provide a safer delivery and pick up of students, Thurman Avenue in front of the school will be one way on school days from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. All traffic will flow from west to east during these hours.
Edwards Elementary - The regular school day will begin at 8 a.m. daily and end at 2:40 p.m. Drop-off for car riders begins at 7:20 a.m. and car rider pick-up is from 2:40 to 3 p.m. each day. Car rider drop-off and pick-up will be at the back of the building. Students entering the front of the building must be escorted by an adult. Students will report to their homerooms on the first day of school. Universal free breakfast will be available for all students at 7:40 a.m. each morning. “Meet your Teacher” will be Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Chesterfield-Ruby Middle – The activities for the 2012-2013 school year will begin Aug. 14 with our 6th grade “MOVIN’ TO THE MIDDLE” from 4 to 6:30 p.m. All 6th grade students and their family are encouraged to attend and must stay the entire time. 7th and 8th grade students and parents are invited to attend the annual Open House on Aug. 20 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. In addition, the annual Back to School Bash will be held Aug. 30, beginning at 5 p.m.; the entire community is invited to attend. On the first day of school, students should arrive no earlier than 7:15 a.m. and school will take in at 7:40 a.m. Car riders should be dropped off in the front of the school. Universal free breakfast will be available for all students.
Chesterfield High - On the first day of school students will report to the gym at 8 a.m. Students and their parents can report to the school on Aug. 21 to pay fees during Open House, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.
McBee-Plainview Area Schools
Plainview Elementary – Open House will be held on Aug. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. Daily, students will not be allowed into their classrooms until 7:40 a.m. Drop off begins at 7:30 and students wait in the gym until 7:40 when they go to their classrooms for breakfast. Breakfast is free to all students. The homeroom bell rings at 7:55 a.m. and instruction begins at 8:00 a.m. Dismissal is 2:35 p.m. for Child Development and Kindergarten. Dismissal for grades 1st through 6th is 2:50 p.m. Parents of students in 1st through 6th grade please do not get in car line until 2:40 p.m. since the CD and 5K students are dismissed first. Parents are asked to keep all morning traffic in the drop-off line to one lane. In addition, parents/guardians who pick up their children or others in the afternoon are asked to come through the car line (double line). No students will be dismissed to cars parked on the grass because of the safety hazard.
McBee Elementary - Daily drop off for students is from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m. and dismissal is at 3 p.m. Open House will be held Tuesday, Aug.20 from 4 to 6 p.m. You may pay student fees and prior obligations at that time. At that time, parents will also find out who their child’s teacher is.
McBee High - Registration will be Aug. 7 and 9, at McBee High School by grade assignment (see below). You may pay student fees and prior obligations at this time. The district has established one instructional fee for registration for students in grades 9-12 ($35), and another for grades 7-8 ($10). There are additional optional fees for lockers ($5) and parking permits ($5) that may be paid at this time, as well. The times for registration are as follows:
Tuesday, Aug. 7
8:15 - 10:45 a.m. (12th grade only)
11- 1 p.m. (11th grade only)
2 – 4 p.m. (10th grade only)
Thursday, Aug. 9
8:15 - 10:15 a.m. (9th grade only)
10:30 - 12:30 a.m. (8th grade only)
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (7th grade only)
Tuesday, Aug. 14
8:30 – 11 a.m. (Make-up time for all grades)
No classroom visitations will be allowed during the registration times. Open House will be held on Monday, Aug. 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Pageland Area Schools
Jefferson Elementary - Car riders can be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. and classes begin at 8:00 a.m. Students are tardy if they arrive after 8:15. Car riders will be dropped off at the front entrance under the covered area. Universal free breakfast will be available for all students from 7:30 to 8 a.m. The regular school day will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. On that day, parents may pay fees, pay lunch money, as well as pick up school forms and information packets.
Petersburg Primary - The regular school day will run from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students are tardy after 7:45 a.m. Car and bus riders can be dropped off beginning at 7:15 a.m. Universal free breakfast will be available for all students in their classrooms beginning at 7:30 a.m. Open house for kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade will be Monday, Aug. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. Open house for four year old Child Development will be Thursday, Aug.9 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Pageland Elementary - The regular school day will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Car riders may begin arriving at 7:00 a.m. Car rider drop off and pick up is located at the back of the school. Any student arriving after 7:30 a.m. must be accompanied by a parent and report to the front office. Breakfast will be available for all students from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Our dress code policy will continue and details are explained in the Parent/Student Handbook which will be available during our Open House.
Open House is scheduled for Aug. 20 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Parents and students will meet their child’s homeroom teacher and receive information about the upcoming school year. We look forward to seeing our students and parents.
Here is the dress code for Pageland Elementary:
- Students may wear khaki pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, skorts, or capri pants made from cotton twill fabric. Denim material is not allowed.
- Pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, skorts, and capris must be solid khaki with no stripes.
- Items with belt loops must be accompanied by a belt at ALL times.
- Belt buckles must be no larger than a standard business card. Belts cannot be oversized in length. 100 percent of the belt must be inside of the belt loops.
- All clothing must fit appropriately with pants, shorts, capri’s and skorts worn at the natural waist line. Pant cuffs must not touch the floor. Inseams must not sag. No sagging pants, shorts, or capri’s are allowed.
- Shirts must be navy blue in a polo style (collars and sleeves), sweatshirt, or turtleneck. Female students may wear rounded or v-neck style tops with sleeves.
- All shirts must be tucked in at ALL times.
- Shirts/tops cannot have visible labels (i.e. Nike, Hilfiger, Polo, etc.) They must be plain navy blue.
- T-shirts are not allowed, but may be worn as an undergarment. T-shirts must be solid white in color.
- No hats, bandanas, or sunglasses may be worn on school property.
- Students may wear coats and jackets of their choice. - All hoodies, sweaters, and sweatshirts MUST be plain navy blue.
- Apparel (navy blue or light blue t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts) with the school logo can be worn as long as it meets the dress requirements.
New Heights Middle - Orientation schedule for this year will be:
7th grade and 8th grade: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday Aug. 20
6th Grade: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 21
Instructional fees for this school year will be $10 to cover the cost of the student agenda, locker, and supplies. In addition, there will be a $5 fee to cover the cost of the New Heights draw string book bag.
Volleyball tryouts will be Aug. 6-7, and 13-14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the gym. Football practice will be Aug. 6-9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the practice field in the rear of the building.
New Heights begins its sixth year with our Uniform Dress Code. Please call the school if there are questions as to styles, colors etc.
Students may be dropped off starting at 7:15 a.m. in the front of the building. The tardy bell will ring at 8:10 a.m. Car rider pickup in the afternoon will be in the back of the building as usual. Dismissal time will be 3:15 p.m.
Central High - Registration for students new to the attendance area will be on Aug.10 and 11 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration for Seniors will be on Aug. 6 and 7 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration for Juniors will be on Aug. 8 and 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Freshman Orientation will be on Monday, Aug. 20 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Freshmen may pay fees at Orientation. Fee Night for Central High School students, except freshmen, will be on Monday, Aug. 20, from 4 until 7 p.m. A $35 instructional fee is required of all students. Students who pay all required fees may receive schedules, purchase parking permits for $5, and lockers for $2. In addition, students may purchase an annual for full price or reserve one with a deposit of $25. All students should arrive at school daily by 8:20 a.m. and first period will begin at 8:25 a.m. Dismissal for Central High is 3:20 p.m. daily.