Hungary Creek Middle School English teacher (and U.S. Army veteran) Gerald Evans is hosting and moderating an event at Hungary Creek December 4, from 6-7:30pm at HCMS, that will focus on military communication while talking with local military veterans and community members.
The event is sponsored by (and in conjunction with) the National Humanities Center (Durham, NC). The Center’s Vice President of Education, Andy Mink, will be part of the panel, and he will be sharing the importance of humanities as a discipline on everything we do.
Communication is 1 of the 6 C’s or life skills that we believe students need to be life ready. The event specifically focuses on the difference of communication styles among military life which affects transitioning to civilian life. This is a real life communication issue and students have the opportunity to experience and help improve in their community.
Everyone is welcome to attend from our local community!
This is an important message for families of students who use bus transportation:
First day of school is almost here! Our drivers have been working hard to rehearse their routes and make sure Sept. 3 is the beginning of a great week. With that in mind, we ask for your patience next week as some buses may experience delays. Here’s why, along with answers to some other frequently asked questions.
What can I expect during the first week of school?
Thousands of Kindergarten and preschool students are riding a school bus for the very first time. We take extra care with these students, such as requiring authorized adults to show ID in order to get them off the bus in the afternoon. Afternoon delays are inevitable as parents become accustomed to our process, and as our drivers meet many of these families for the first time. In limited instances, bus delays may become very lengthy on the first couple of days, but those delays should quickly shorten as everyone gets used to the new routine.
We also realize that the first week of school can often be filled with emotional moments and “must get” photo opportunities. Sometimes this will result in buses being behind schedule.
Where can I find bus information?
Bus stop information is now available on our website as well as through Rycor Online Forms and PowerSchool. We recommend students be at their morning bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Please review bus stop safety procedures and follow the direction of bus drivers.
Will you let me know if the bus is running 10-15 minutes late?
Pupil Transportation staff makes every effort to notify parents of significantly late buses through School Messenger text messages. For more information on our automated communication methods, click here to visit the Communications and Community Engagement page
What if I need to call someone in the Transportation department?
If you would like to speak to someone in our Transportation department, you can do that too by calling one of our zone offices. Henrico is a big county that is served by several different transportation zones. To find the zone office that is responsible for your student’s school, click here.
How do I make a formal request regarding my student’s transportation?
Transportation staff receives hundreds of written requests from parents in September. Parents should complete the “School Bus Request Form,” also linked on the web page. Priority will be placed on assigning new or recently moved students. Requests for changes to bus stop locations will be addressed as a lower priority.
Here’s to a great 2019-20 school year!
Director, Pupil Transportation
The Parent Portal Access for Schoology has now been opened to Hungary Creek parents. This will allow you to follow all of your students’ courses throughout the school year.
In order to provide the highest level of security of your student’s personal information while also allowing you access to create and connect your Schoology account, HCPS has stored your child’s Schoology Access Code within PowerSchool. This means that parents will first create or sign into PowerSchool, locate the Schoology tab, and use the information found there to create and connect their Schoology account. Once a parent has completed setting up Schoology, they can sign into Schoology independently of Powerschool. Remember – Powerschool will continue to be the gradebook of record. When checking/verifying your child’s grades always refer to PowerSchool.
Please follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13U_Hi3p8qjvOKlQCl1fCgbNHwgcxy3c3SrZ_Tev_b-I/edit
We would love for you to volunteer at the Creek this year! Click here to download a School Volunteer form.
What is Anonymous Alerts?
The Anonymous Alerts safety and anti-bullying reporting system helps combat negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.
The system allows for one-way or two-way anonymous encrypted communication between those submitting reports (students, parents or community members) and school division administration and staff members. System users have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.
How does it work?
To use the new app, students, parents or others simply visit the Henrico County Public Schools website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or the text link to submit a report expressing a concern. Anonymous Alerts apps can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or Chrome stores.
Users enter Henrico Schools’ Anonymous Alerts activation code – Henrico – and select the school to which the message should go. Informational posters explaining how to use the system will be displayed in HCPS schools and offices.
To send reports from the internet, go to: https://report.anonymousalerts.com/henrico.
To send a report from your phone:
- Download the free Anonymous Alerts app from the Apple Store, Google Play store or Chrome store.
- Launch the app and enter the activation code, Henrico.
- Send important reports to school officials.
- If desired, add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident.
We are working hared to get ready for the upcoming school year!
This Summer Welcome Packet has information that will be pertinent to you throughout the year from policies, to transportation, to important dates. Two key dates to keep in mind at this time are Aug. 22nd for our rising 6th grade Cougars and parents to attend Cougar Camp beginning at 9 AM at HCMS and Aug. 27th for our fee day from 11 AM – 4 PM in an open flow format for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
We hope everyone is having a relaxing summer and we can’t wait to see you!
HCPS Middle School Mandatory Summer Reading: Rising 6th-8th Graders
If you are taking IB English 6, 7, or 8 next year,
there is a different required reading list you must follow.
***PLEASE NOTE: Hungary Creek has a slightly different version for summer reading, please do NOT download from the Henrico County website. Use Hungary Creek website only, or this paper version***
We are proud to announce that Hungary Creek Middle School is now a Common Sense certified school! We are committed to doing everything we can to help keep students safe and informed in a digital world!
To learn more and take advantage of online resources for our Cougar families, go to https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
4909 Francistown Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone (804) 527-2640 | Fax (804) 527-2642
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.