“Life Ready” Expo
Career and Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day 3.0
- To expose students and parents to career pathway options
- Highlight the many lucrative opportunities for students so that parents understand the value of the alternatives to a 4-year college
- Encourage businesses to engage with students prior to graduation to help fulfill their workforce needs
- Help students select career pathways of interest and understand what options this includes, salaries and the education needed to be successful in that pathway
Henrico County Public Schools strives to make sure every student who graduates from high school is enrolled, enlisted, and/or employed. There are many career pathways with multiple jobs in each. In order to help students understand and focus on a career that interests them, it is important to provide opportunities for students and parents to learn from professionals in the field.
Students and parents will have the opportunity to talk with employers from all career clusters to learn about careers within each career cluster, the corresponding educational requirements and compensation for each career, and any future opportunities.
Date: October 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Hermitage ACE Center
301 Hungry Spring Rd
Richmond, VA 23228
Overall, students and parents will:
- Have the opportunity to talk with employers about career pathways;
- Learn about what companies will provide in terms of compensation and training for the student; and
- Understand the perceived “value” of the opportunity.
Please see the following items highlighting upcoming events:
Spirit Week October 21-25
Monday 10-21 – Pajama Day *Dress code appropriate
Tuesday 10-22 – Favorite Sport Day
Wednesday 10-23 – Aloha Day
Thursday 10-24 – Favorite Decade Day
Friday – 10-25 – Pink Out Day
Friday – October 25
Have a great weekend!!!
Fall 2019 MAP Growth Test Administration Window
On October 2nd and October 8th , your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress Growth™ (MAP GROWTH) in their 5th block class. MAP Growth tests are given to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading and Mathematics. During this time period, your child will spend a total of about two hours completing these tests on the computer.
MAP Growth tests are formative assessments that measure student growth individually on a continuum. Your child’s MAP Growth results can be compared from the fall to the spring administration to show growth patterns. SOL tests (known as summative assessments), on the other hand, are tests that measure whether or not your child has mastered particular skills by the end of a specific grade level or course.
MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. With MAP Growth tests, schools and parents receive detailed, accurate information about a child’s growth. MAP Growth tests are important to teachers as they track student progress and growth in Reading and Mathematics. MAP Growth tests encourage teachers to focus on a student’s strengths and/or learning opportunities. Teachers use MAP Growth results individually, in small groups, and in whole groups to guide instruction. MAP Growth results are also utilized as a part of the Gifted Identification, IB screening, and specialty center selection process.
This school year, our students in grades 6-8 will take the MAP Growth tests in Reading and Mathematics in the fall and in the spring. Selected students may also test during the winter administration. Following the fall and spring test administrations, you will receive a report showing your child’s results.
Coordinator of Assessment and Remediation
Hungary Creek Middle School
Calling all 8th grader boys that are zone to be future GAHS Jaguar, but most importantly PARENTS too! Do you plan to attend a specialty center your freshman, well you are still eligible to play for GAHS your 8th grade year. The GAHS Boys lacrosse program is currently seeking active 8th grade lacrosse players, either on a club or travel team. Have you never played the game before or much less picked up a lax stick we want you to come out too if you are interested. EVERYONE will need the three forms below completed and turned in to the GAHS Main Office or the Athletic Director, Coach J, before you are eligible to participate in any sports conditioning program or spring try-outs. *PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF ALL THREE FORMS FOR YOUR RECORDS* You will find the forms at the bottom of this email.
Head Coach, Collin Webb will be holding the fall informational meeting for interested players and parents at Glen Allen High School on Monday, September 30th at 7:00pm (the exact room is to be determined). Anyone interested in playing lax is encouraged to attend this first meeting and bring any potential friends that may want to play too. There will be quite a bit to discuss regarding conditioning, fundraising, and the upcoming spring season. Conditioning dates and times are to be determined at this point.
If you would like to be put on GAHS Boys Lax email list to receive updates or if you have questions please contact Coach Webb at email@example.com. If you are currently on a team at GAHS and have already turned your forms in, please email that information to Coach Webb as well. There will be another update sent to everyone before the 30th, once we have a room number for the meeting.
1. A VHSL Physical Form – (**this is different the middle school physical form **) Ot must be completed fully, signed by the doctor, a parent and the player!
2. Concussion Form
3. The GAHS Athletic Contract
Conditioning dates and times:
Tuesday and Thursday – 5:30pm-7:30pm at GAHS
Bring Gloves, Helmet and Stick.
Need physical, concussion and student athletic contract forms to participate.
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!
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.