News From The Creek: 4/16/21


Please see the following items highlighting upcoming events:


Important Yearbook Updates:

Make-up pictures will be on Monday 4/26 for virtual and in-person learners…. sign up links will be available next week!

Yearbooks are ONLY ON SALE UNTIL THE END OF APRIL- Buy yours now! yearbookordercenter.com16872

Send spring break pictures to HCMSYRBK@GMAIL.COM to be featured on the yearbook page.


From the Attendance Office – Information/Reminders:

Students who chose in-person learning will only be approved for virtual instruction if the absence is due to COVID-related quarantine and illnesses (student, family, class, etc.). Students will not be able to move freely between in-person and virtual learning or use virtual learning if they are on vacation, etc.

What if an In-Person student is out and logs on to virtual learning are they marked present??  Or do they have to complete the warm-up to be counted present?? A F2F student cannot log in virtually to be counted present, unless they are quarantined by HCPS or a doctor, or it’s a special circumstance approved by an Admin. Those are the only exceptions!


Bridge Builders Academy:

Henrico County Public Schools’ Bridge Builders Academy workshop series is about giving you the information you need, and building connections among families, the community, and the school division.

Each of the workshops in the series represents one of four “learning strands,” or categories, to make it easier to find relevant information. The learning strands are: Beyond the Classroom; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; ExceptionalEducation; and Information, Access, and Opportunities.

All spring Bridge Builders Academy workshops are virtual, and students, staff, and members of the public can participate using Microsoft Teams. More information about the workshops, as well as instructions and links for participating, are at the Bridge Builders Academy webpage at Many workshops are recorded for later viewing, and you can watch past workshops by going to the Bridge Builders Academy page.

Spring 2021 Bridge Builders Academy virtual workshops

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• ESL Family Information Session, April 20. Spanish at 4 p.m., Arabic at 5 p.m. (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Get the latest important information for HCPS families about Summer Academy, pre-K, and kindergarten registration. Presenters: Sarah Modrak, HCPS Welcome Center, and Alexis Simms, HCPS Family and Educator

Resource Center.

• My Number Senses Are Tingling, April 26 at 6 p.m. (Beyond the Classroom)

Join Mathnasium for a discussion about the impact of early-age numerical fluency and number sense on success in mathematics, from kindergarten through Algebra I. Presenter: Billy Rothert, Mathnasium of Tuckahoe.

• Youth Mental Health during Covid 19: Guidance for Caregivers, May 10 at 6 p.m. (Beyond the Classroom)

Are you familiar with the difference between normal emotions and clinical anxiety? Join in as we navigate how to help and support our youth at home who may be experiencing mental health challenges. Presenter: Dr. Bela Sood, Virginia Commonwealth University and Children’s Hospital of Richmond.

• Postsecondary Transition Planning, May 18 at 6 p.m. (Exceptional Education)

Planning for the next steps after high school can be a challenging and exciting time. This session will provide information for HCPS’ ExEd families who are interested in learning more about transition planning. Presenters: Kathryn Costley, Rebecca Wood, and Margaret Walsh, HCPS Exceptional Education Department.

The session held April 13, “Building, Accessing and Maintaining Credit,” with Osamase Ekhator of Citizens Bank, was recorded and is available to view at, or by going to and clicking on “Information, Access, and Opportunities” under “Learning Strand Categories.”

The sessions are moderated by the HCPS Department of Family and Community Engagement, in conjunction with the session hosts. Questions about workshops can be directed to