We will update resources and plans as we get guidance from the Virginia Department of Education.

notepadLetter from the Superintendent of Schools Regarding Continuity of Instruction and Services

March 16, 2020

When Governor Ralph Northam declared that all K-12 schools in the state were closed for a minimum of two weeks, it expedited the direction schools were heading. Thank you for your patience as we work through how this closure affects Colonial Heights Public Schools. It is a rapidly evolving situation, so we promise to keep you updated throughout the process via SchoolMessenger, this website, and our official social media channels.
We apologize for the length of this message. However, we know you have questions, and we hope to answer many of them now.

Continuity of Learning

We aim to keep our students engaged and learning over the next two weeks. During this school closure, we ask that parents and guardians encourage students to utilize the materials and resources their teachers have provided. Parents of pre-K students have received information from their child’s teacher. Students in grades K-12, at a minimum, will receive one learning activity per content area each week during the extended closure. This information has either been sent home or will be available online. If you have high school age students, please ask them to check their school email daily. You will be contacted by your child’s teachers with their virtual “office hours” in order to set up regular online or email conversations as needed during the closure. The purpose of these office hours is to answer questions students or parents may have about instructional tasks or resources.

Food Services

To maintain the safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), meals will be provided using a drive by/pickup model at North Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

School Buildings

All CH School buildings and offices will be closed beginning on Tuesday, March 17th. 
If there are immediate needs, please contact the principals of your respective child's schools using email. As we venture onward into unchartered territory, I continue to appreciate each of you. I wish I had all the answers, but I will do my very best.  Rest assured, student and staff  safety are always in the forefront and impacts every decision I make.  Stay well and I hope to see you all very soon.  
With Pride,
Dr. William Sroufe

Secondary Students' Learning

Our goal for CHPS students is to keep students engaged in learning during this time away from the school buildings. Teacher and school administrators are working within guidelines from the Virginia Department of Education to provide students with materials both online and through packets if Internet at home is limited.

  • Teachers are uploading materials to either Schoology or Google Classroom. 
  • Teachers will inform students (and parents) of virtual office hours so that students can get assistance with review materials. 


  • Weekly packets can be picked up at North Elementary School or at meal drop-off locations.
  • Packets will be distributed Wednesday-Friday for the following week.

notebookSecondary Resources for Extra Reinforcement:

Your child's teachers have been providing resources and instruction online, but here are some site to reinforce concepts, and some are just, plain fun.

Unplugged Activities:

  • help a neighbor with yard work
  • meditate
  • try yoga
  • read a good book
  • take up running/jogging
  • walk down the River Walk
  • write a letter and send it
  • learn how to sew
  • pick up litter in your neighborhood
  • read a good book
  • start journaling
  • make friendship bracelets
  • learn to bake a dessert or cook a meal
  • read a good book
  • do a chore you don't normally do
  • paint rocks and leave them in your neighborhood