Summer Snapshot

July 2019

IMPORTANT: Transportation 2019/2020

A huge thank you to those families who have already completed the data collection tool regarding the creation of 2019-20 bus routes. If you have already completed the survey, you can ignore the rest of this message and return to your regularly scheduled summer plans!


Chesterfield County Public Schools’ transportation team is creating next year’s bus routes through an automated routing system that designs bus runs and identifies bus stops. In doing so, we’ve used the information previously provided to us by you.

Understanding that circumstances (such as living arrangements or daycare) change throughout the year, we’re respectfully requesting that you complete the following survey to help us create an updated daily transportation planner.

Please submit this information even if information has not changed so that we can verify that the information we have in our student information system is accurate. Information provided will help us identify how your child will get to school, where they will need to be picked up in the morning and where they will need to be dropped off in the afternoon. Please take time to complete this short survey so that we can be equipped to serve you on the first day of school in September. Completion of the survey by June 28 will help us create more efficient bus routes next year.


After the first request last week, the school division heard concerns about the reliability of the Survey Monkey tool. The survey is housed on a secure site with information being encrypted and stored at a SOC 2-accredited data center. This type of security is utilized by many financial transaction sites. In the case of this data collection effort, the student’s name, student ID and birth date are our three points of identity verification. It’s necessary to have at least two points verified to ensure that the information is applied to the proper student. Obviously, with 61,000 students there are numerous students with the same name. We also know that many parents may not readily know their student’s ID number or they may superimpose digits when they enter it on a form. Having three points of verification allows us to match data with a student without incorrectly identifying the wrong student and impacting a different child and their family.

Once the data is collected through the survey, the transportation information will be uploaded into our student information system by CCPS analysts. It is not used for any other purpose. In turn, the student ID number is unique to Chesterfield school system applications.


School Supplies (link to pre-order)

Click here to pre-order school supplies. Password: grangehall

PTA Update

Happy Summer!

We are still in need of some PTA positions for the 2019-2020 school year. We need 3 Committee Chairs (After-School Enrichment, Hospitality, Community Representative). We also need help on the following subcommittee: GHES Dance, GHES Active Night, Grandparents Breakfast, and Carnival. Please send an email to if you have time to help us.

*NEW* - Open House & Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Orientation:

This event is for Kindergarten students and parents to come learn about Grange Hall, meet the teacher, see their classroom, and get information about the upcoming school year, class procedures/expectations.

Thursday, August 29

10:00 - 11:30 am

Open House:

This event is for 1st through 5th grade students and parents to come to Grange Hall and meet their teacher, see their classroom, and drop off school supplies.

Thursday, August 29

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Back to School Night Information coming later this summer....

Dates to Remember

July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 - Barefoot 'N Books @ GHES Library - 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, August 6 -

  • BOGO (Buy One, Get One) Scholastic Book Fair - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - GHES Library
  • Kindergarten Popsicle Playdate w/ the Principal - 10:00 - 10:30 am (3-5 playground)

Thursday, August 29 -

  • Kindergarten Orientation - 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • 1st - 5th grade Open House - 1:30 - 2:30 pm
CAMP INVENTION @ Grange Hall Elementary

Check out this fun summer camp opportunity!


Together We: Learn, Grow, Lead

Every Kid, Every Day!

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