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Medication Pick-Up 4/28 & 4/30

April 27, 2020

Medication pick-up will be Tues. April 28th from 1pm-3 pm and again on Thursday April 30th from 9am-2 pm.
Please drive up around the circle at the front door and a nurse will be outside to greet you and your student’s medication will be brought out to you at your car.

Parent will need to sign that they received their medication.
Any medication remaining in the clinic after 2 pm on April 30th will be discarded.

News from The Creek: 4/27/2020

April 27, 2020


As stated on EdFlix, we are now in TIME SLOT 2, 4/27 – 5/4. 


Review and Enrichment

All students in grades 6-8 will be provided with continued optional opportunities for review and enrichment of content that was previously taught. This will be delivered in Schoology by the current class teacher for classes in which the student was enrolled. Social-emotional learning modules will also be available.

Have a great week!

A Message From Your Cougar Family: 4/20/2020

April 20, 2020


I hope everyone had a great weekend and everyone is staying safe and healthy at this time.  As an FYI since we are not at school, our staff members are using their personal phones to reach our Cougars.  If you receive a call from an unidentified caller, it is likely an HCMS staff member trying to connect with you for various reasons.

With so much information being shared at this time, I wanted to take a moment to answer a few questions:

What is the difference between a Virtual Learning folder and an MP3 Recovery Plan?

The Virtual Learning folder contains optional re-teaching, remediation, and enrichment work for students to continue learning.  These assignments will not be graded but will receive feedback from teachers.  These assignments will not be included in the MP3 grade.

MP3 Recovery Plans contain optional assignments that students can submit to help improve their current MP3 grade.  These assignments are graded for accuracy and will be added to the student’s grade only if it improves.  Please submit assignments as they are completed so teachers have time to provide feedback prior to the Friday, April 24th deadline.

What is the difference between a verified credit and a high school credit?

A verified credit is connected to specific high school level courses that have a corresponding SOL test, (Algebra 1, Geometry, Earth Science, World History). Verified credits are required for graduation and are earned when students pass the course and the associated SOL.  Beginning May 6th, all work posted for these classes is mandatory to earn this course credit as well as the verified credit without taking the SOL.  

Other classes, ex. (Spanish A, Spanish B, Spanish II, French A, French B, French II, Art I, Independent Living, Tech Foundations, Exploring Computer Science, Intro to Game Design and Coding) receive high school credit but are not tied to an SOL test.  Beginning May 6th, all work posted for these classes is mandatory to earn this course credit.

What happens if my child does not complete the posted work for his/her high school level class?

Students are expected to complete this work so they can earn a verified credit and/or high school credit depending on the class.  If students choose not to complete the work now, they will complete it when we return to school.  Please encourage them to complete and submit these assignments in May to avoid overload when we return to school as they will also have assignments to complete in their new classes.

What if I want my child to repeat a high school level class next year and NOT receive the verified/high school credit?

This is still an option but the process has not been finalized.  As soon as we know this process we will let you know. 

When will we be able to get into the school to get items such as band instruments, PE clothes, and other personal items?

HCMS remains closed at this time.  As soon as we are able to return to our building, I will share a pick-up schedule with staggered times for students to collect their items.

What happens to any money left in my student’s lunch account?

Those funds will roll over for use next year.

When will we get our spring pictures?

Strawbridge is working on a plan to distribute student pictures directly to families.  I will share their plan when it has been finalized.

When will we get our yearbooks?

At this time, we do not have any information about yearbook distribution or additional purchases of yearbooks.  As soon as that information becomes available we will share it with you.

When will grades be finalized for the 19-20 school year? When will my student receive a report card?

All grades will be finalized on May 1, 2020.  Information regarding accessing final grades and report cards will be forthcoming.


EdFlix will be your one-stop-shop for information moving forward regarding teaching and learning.  Please bookmark this site as information will continue to be posted and updated here.


Here is a link with FAQ’s that will continue to be updated that will provide information related to meals, technology issues, virtual learning, etc:


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out via email or Schoology message to any member of the HCMS staff.

Be safe and have a great day!!!

April 3 – Recovery Plans

April 3, 2020


The HCMS Recovery Plans are now live on Schoology posted by the individual teachers.  Again, the purpose of these instructional activities is to allow any HCMS students who wish to improve their final MP3 grade may complete recovery assignments in Schoology on the previous MP3 content. Students must complete and submit any/all recovery assignments, as assigned by their teachers, by Friday, April 24 at 4 PM.

Here are a few reminders for this Recovery Plan window:

  • Teachers will be available to answer emails and assist students with recovery work beginning Tuesday, April 14.

  • All recovery work is due to teachers by Friday, April 24 at 4:00 PM.  Work will not be accepted after Friday, April 24 at 4:00 PM.

  • Teachers will grade all recovery work and post final grades by Friday, May 1.


Stay safe and have a great Spring Break!!!

A Message From Your Cougar Family

March 27, 2020

Cougars! We love you and miss you! We will walk through this together!! #LifeReadyatTheCreek!


News From The Creek: 3/23/2020

March 23, 2020

I am so proud of our students, staff, and families over the past week.  We are in unchartered territory and what I have witnessed from The Creek Family has been tremendous.   Keep up the great work!!!

Here are a few key pieces of information for you at this time.

Pictures associated with the HCMS Yearbook:

Cougars!!!  We know you’re working hard while you’re home.  We’d love to see your virtual learning!  Send pictures to hcmsyrbk@gmail.com to be featured in a spread in the yearbook.  Pictures may include distance learning, at-home school spirit, or outdoor activities.  Keep up the hard work!!!

– Ms. McGee

Reminder information from HCPS:

As you know, the closure of Henrico County Public Schools and offices will be extended for an additional two weeks (through Spring Break). For your planning purposes, this means that the earliest possible date that schools and offices reopen will be Tuesday, April 14. (Monday, April 13 was already a staff and student holiday.)

What does this mean for the next month? On our website, we’ve updated the answers to several commonly asked questions that affect employees, students and families in the long term (for example: Testing, length of the school year, specialty center applications, athletics, and more). Please know that there are many more questions that we will continue to answer throughout this situation.

As for the rest of this week:

School meals: Starting today, HCPS added seven additional food distribution sites and will add an eighth on Monday, bringing to 14 the number of sites where students can pick up free “grab and go” breakfasts and lunches during the school division’s closure for coronavirus. Food distribution is open to all students, regardless of what school they attend, as well as others 18 and under. Please note that adults must be accompanied by each child who needs a meal.

Pick-up hours are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon.

Original meal distribution sites (M-F, 11 a.m.-noon):

  • Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
  • Glen Lea Elementary School, 3909 Austin Ave., Henrico, Va. 23222
  • Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va. 23228
  • Highland Springs Elementary School, 600 Pleasant Street, Highland Springs, Va. 23075
  • Quioccasin Middle School, 9400 Quioccasin Road, Henrico, Va. 23238
  • Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad 31, 5301 Huntsman Road, Sandston, Va. 23150

Additional meal sites open Friday, March 20, 11 a.m.-noon:

  • Campus of Virginia Randolph, 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060
  • Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave., Henrico, Va. 23227
  • Longan Elementary School, 9200 Mapleview Ave., Henrico, Va. 23294
  • Montrose Elementary School, 2820 Williamsburg Road, Henrico, Va. 23231
  • Ratcliffe Elementary School, 2901 Thalen St., Henrico, Va. 23223
  • Ridge Elementary School, 8910 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va. 23229
  • Sandston Elementary School, 7 Naglee Ave., Sandston, Va. 23150

Meal site opening Monday, March 23, 11 a.m.-noon:

  • Ward Elementary School, 3400 Darbytown Road, Henrico, Va. 23231

Internet access for our students, laptop repair: During Henrico Schools’ closure for coronavirus, vans are being stationed at four HCPS high schools to act as mobile technology hubs for students and school division staff. The hubs are designed to support virtual learning in two ways: enable up to 400 students and staff members who don’t have home internet access to get it through distribution of Wi-Fi hot-spot devices; and provide a way for HCPS-issued laptops to be repaired and exchanged. The vans are open weekdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. at:

  • Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va.
  • Douglas Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Highland Springs High School, 15 S. Oak Ave., Highland Springs, Va.

Donations: How can you help? So far, more than $36,000 in monetary donations have been received by the Henrico Education Foundation. Money is being used to purchase and assemble “weekend care packages” for families in need. Thank you!

Distance learning: Students have been provided access to instructional activities through virtual and distance learning approaches. Our goal is to ensure that all students have digital and nondigital resources that allow them the option to learn and grow, even outside of school.

Stay informed: Do you have questions about how the COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting Henrico County government operations? Henrico County has set up an information line for citizens at 804-501-5655. The line is staffed by county employees, and operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

A similar line has been set up to answer Henrico County employees’ questions at 804-501-5623.

Also, the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts have opened a public hotline at 804-205-3501 for health and medical questions related to COVID-19. The line is staffed every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, including health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health, go to the Henrico County government’s COVID-19 dashboard.

For all of this information and more, visit us on the web: www.henricoschools.us/covid19


Stay safe and have a great week!!!

News From The Creek: 3/14/2020

March 14, 2020


Here is the latest information as we prepare the transition to virtual learning for the next two weeks.

– Information for Virtual Learning – Please bookmark this site as it is your one-stop shop to help support virtual learning over the next two weeks (and a lot of other resources). This site provides expectations for students, teachers, families, and leaders.



Today, every teacher walked each student through the student expectations for virtual learning so they are aware of the learning opportunities available from their teachers.  The students should be checking their Schoology courses for notifications of assignments and updates.

If your Cougar has any prescription drugs that will be needed at home, these should be picked up from HCMS on Monday, between 8:30 AM and 3:15 PM.

The county will continue communicating directly with you regarding HCPS division-wide information.  HCMS will continue to update you with information that is specific to our school as events warrant.  

We will also post information on our school website, Schoology, and all HCMS social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

Twitter: @HungaryCreekMS

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hungarycreekmshcps/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/hungarycreekcougars


COVID-19: An important announcement

March 12, 2020

Concern about COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created a rapidly evolving environment where changes are being made quickly in the interest of public health.

Starting Monday, March 16, Henrico County Public Schools will be closed for students for two full weeks of school (through Friday, March 27). We will continue to assess the situation, and decide later if we need to extend this period of closure.

We realize this creates many questions about how students will continue their learning. We have a thorough plan in place, and detailed information about student learning will be communicated in a separate message.

Our teachers and staff will use Monday, March 16, to continue their preparations. “Virtual learning” experiences (digital and non-digital) will be available to students of all grade levels starting on Tuesday, March 17.

During this unprecedented experience, we will continue to do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our community. The HCPS Facilities and Pupil Transportation departments will conduct additional cleaning of school buildings and buses, and continue to assess the best cleaning practices.

Additionally, for many of our students, the meals provided at our schools are a crucial part of their daily nutrition. Additional plans are being made to address this vital need across the Henrico Community.

Please know that this is not a decision that we make lightly. We realize that any change to educational schedules is disruptive and inconvenient. However, our priority must always be the health and safety of our students, staff members and community.

Again, more details about student learning will be forthcoming in separate communications. Visit the “COVID-19” page on our website for full information from HCPS.

Congratulations to our Teachers of the Year!

February 10, 2020

Congratulations to Mr Gentry who is our Gillian Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Ritchie our Christie Teacher of the Year and Mr. Napier our New Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020! #LifeReadyatTheCreek

HCMS Student Recognized As A Light Of Hope on MLK Day

January 23, 2020

We are so proud of Zeyhabou M’bengue, who represented Hungary Creek MS as our “Light of Hope” at the 34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Celebration on Monday. She was recognized by our administrative team for her excellence and good character. #LifeReadyatTheCreek


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.

School Administration:
Robert Moose, Principal
K. Dale King, Associate Principal
Dale Morris-Bradshaw, Assistant Principal
David R. Jarman, Assistant Principal