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Updates From The Creek: 8/20/20

August 20, 2020
Cougars,

Below, I have provided some information highlighting a few items, and I will continue to update you over the next few weeks as more information becomes available regarding the school year.

 

Planning for 2020-2021 School Year

The HCPS school board voted for Virtual Learning for the 1st 9 weeks. Our teachers and staff have been participating in additional professional development webinars and courses to prepare for the virtual opening of school. We will be ready to support all of our Cougars this fall!!!  Please visit HCPS 2020-21 Mission Forward at https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/  to learn more about online learning for the first 9 weeks.

The link below will provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding the learning plan for the 2020-21 school year.

HCPS 2020-21 Learning Plan: Family and Student Handbook

 

Computers for Rising 7th and 8th Graders – Reminder

To improve engagement and to learn with peers and teachers in the 20 – 21 school year, Henrico County Public Schools will be activating the cameras on secondary laptops for middle and high school students.  To activate the camera, the computer needs to be serviced at the student’s home school.  The total time to perform the work is about 5-10 minutes.

At each secondary school, the technical support staff will be available to re-configure secondary laptops for middle and high school students in preparation for the 20/21 school year.

When:    Monday – Friday

Time:      8:30 AM – 12 PM and 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Each location will practice safety precautions for COVID-19.  The technical support staff will be wearing masks and practicing additional safety precautions.  Each person that arrives to have their HCPS laptop serviced is requested to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.  Each line will have tape on the floor about 8 feet apart to help with social distancing.

Only one individual (parent, student, or guardian) should enter the school to receive service.  The only thing that needs to be brought in to complete the work is the laptop to be reconfigured (no charger, no username/password).

The location at the school to go to for the activation of the laptop camera is the Front door, main foyer in front of the library. This support at each school to reconfigure secondary student laptop cameras will continue into August up until the start of school.

 

Computers for Rising 6th Graders and Students New to HCMS

If you have not been able to pick up your computer, you may come to HCMS on August 31st – September 2nd from 9 AM – 3 PM to retrieve your laptop and charger.

 

Yearbooks + 8th Grade T-Shirt

For our rising 7th and 8th graders plus our outgoing 8th graders, we will deploy our yearbooks and 8th-grade t-shirts on August 31st – September 2nd from 9 AM – 3 PM.  Specific details about the distribution process will be forthcoming.

 

Supply List and Virtual Bell Schedule 

 

20-21 Supply List

*The purpose of this supply list is to ensure students are prepared for both virtual and face-to-face learning during the 20-21 school year.  An additional file may be provided by each teacher per course.

 

Middle School
Pens (black/blue/red)

Pencils

Handheld pencil sharpener

Scissors

Index Cards

Colored Pencils/Markers/crayons

White Computer paper

Earbuds for academic tasks

Highlighters (at least 2 colors)

Glue Sticks

1 single subject notebook for all classes

1 composition notebook

Loose-leaf paper

12-inch ruler

4 function calculator

Headphones (for laptop use)

Small whiteboard

Dry erase markers

Thermometer (for taking temperature at home)

Personal Hand sanitizer (2 ounces)

Tissues

Suggested Items for Organization:

Pencil Pouch

1 pack of 5 dividers

Folders for each class

Determine the best organization for your child:

One 3” 3-ring binder for all classes or 2 binders- one each for Day 1/Day 2

 

20-21 Virtual Bell Schedule

 

Time Content
8:30 – 9:05 Advisory/HR
9:05 – 9:10 Transition/Break
9:10 – 10:25 Period 1/5
10:25 – 10:35 Transition/Break
10:35 – 11:50 Period 2/6
11:50 – 12:20 Lunch
12:20 – 1:35 Period 3/7
1:35 – 1:45 Transition/Break
1:45 – 3:00 Period 4/8
3:00 – 3:15 Extended Services

 

Have a great day!!!

Robbi Moose

HCMS Principal

#CougarsTogether

Updates from The Creek 8/13/20

August 13, 2020
Cougars,

Below, I have provided some information highlighting a few items, and I will continue to update you over the next few weeks as more information becomes available regarding the school year.

Planning for 2020-2021 School Year

The HCPS school board voted for Virtual Learning for the 1st 9 weeks. Our teachers and staff have been participating in additional professional development webinars and courses to prepare for the virtual opening of school. We will be ready to support all of our Cougars this fall!!!  Please visit HCPS 2020-21 Mission Forward at https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/  to learn more about online learning for the first 9 weeks.

Computers for Rising 7th and 8th Graders – Reminder

To improve engagement and to learn with peers and teachers in the 20 – 21 school year, Henrico County Public Schools will be activating the cameras on secondary laptops for middle and high school students.  To activate the camera, the computer needs to be serviced at the student’s home school.  The total time to perform the work is about 5-10 minutes.

At each secondary school, the technical support staff will be available to re-configure secondary laptops for middle and high school students in preparation for the 20/21 school year.

When:    Monday – Thursday

Time:      8:30 AM – 12 PM and 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Each location will practice safety precautions for COVID-19.  The technical support staff will be wearing masks and practicing additional safety precautions.  Each person that arrives to have their HCPS laptop serviced is requested to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.  Each line will have tape on the floor about 8 feet apart to help with social distancing.

Only one individual (parent, student, or guardian) should enter the school to receive service.  The only thing that needs to be brought in to complete the work is the laptop to be reconfigured (no charger, no username/password).

The location at the school to go to for the activation of the laptop camera is the Front door, main foyer in front of the library. This support at each school to reconfigure secondary student laptop cameras will continue into August up until the start of school.

Computers for Rising 6th Graders

If you were not able to pick up your computer this week, you may come to HCMS on August 31st – September 2nd from 9 AM – 3 PM to retrieve your laptop and charger.

Yearbooks + 8th Grade T-Shirt

For our rising 7th and 8th graders plus our outgoing 8th graders, we will deploy our yearbooks and 8th-grade t-shirts on August 31st – September 2nd from 9 AM – 3 PM.  Specific details about the distribution process will be forthcoming.

Supply List and Virtual Bell Schedule 

 

20-21 Supply List

*The purpose of this supply list is to ensure students are prepared for both virtual and face-to-face learning during the 20-21 school year.  An additional file may be provided by each teacher per course.

 

Middle School
Pens (black/blue/red)

Pencils

Handheld pencil sharpener

Scissors

Index Cards

Colored Pencils/Markers/crayons

White Computer paper

Earbuds for academic tasks

Highlighters (at least 2 colors)

Glue Sticks

1 single subject notebook for all classes

1 composition notebook

Loose-leaf paper

12-inch ruler

4 function calculator

Headphones (for laptop use)

Small whiteboard

Dry erase markers

Thermometer (for taking temperature at home)

Personal Hand sanitizer (2 ounces)

Tissues

Suggested Items for Organization:

Pencil Pouch

1 pack of 5 dividers

Folders for each class

Determine the best organization for your child:

One 3” 3-ring binder for all classes or 2 binders- one each for Day 1/Day 2

 

20-21 Virtual Bell Schedule

 

Time Content
8:30 – 9:05 Advisory/HR
9:05 – 9:10 Transition/Break
9:10 – 10:25 Period 1/5
10:25 – 10:35 Transition/Break
10:35 – 11:50 Period 2/6
11:50 – 12:20 Lunch
12:20 – 1:35 Period 3/7
1:35 – 1:45 Transition/Break
1:45 – 3:00 Period 4/8
3:00 – 3:15 Extended Services

 

#CougarsTogether

Laptop Distribution Information 8/12/20

August 12, 2020

Cougars,

 

HCPS will begin Electronic Device distribution this month, see the distribution table below for our school’s dates, deployment location, and times.  This device distribution is for rising 6th graders and New HCPS Middle School Students.  5th-grade students entering 6th grade this year that were issued an HCPS Chromebook last school year must bring that device and charger to be issued a secondary Laptop and charger.  Please read these instructions below carefully for details about borrowing and caring for the Laptop.

 

Device Distribution Dates:

 

Aug 10 – 13 (M-Th)- rising 6th grader Chromebook for laptop swap (and all rising grade 6 or New HCPS Middle School students w/o elementary HCPS device pick up first-time secondary HCPS issued device)

 

School        Deployment           Location Date and Time Schedule
Hungary Creek MS          Bus Loop Monday 8-10-20 thru

Thursday 8-13-20        

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Questions and answers:

 

Who is eligible to receive a Laptop?

  • Any Henrico secondary student (in this case rising 6th-grade student or new HCPS Middle School student) who is registered at an HCPS secondary school and does not have a laptop or exchanging their elementary Chromebook for a laptop.

 

What can I expect when I pick up the Laptop for my student?

  • Pull into the bus loop to get in line. There will be an individual directing traffic. During the pick-up process, remain in your vehicle at all times.
  • A staff member will approach your vehicle and ask for your child’s name and school, and your name. You will need to show valid identification.
  • You will be asked if you have internet service in your home, and if you do not, you will be offered a Wi-Fi hot-spot device, if available (supplies are limited).
  • You will turn in any Chromebooks and chargers you may have received for last year 5th grader remote learning and be receiving a 6th-grade laptop for this year.
  • Proceed to receive a Laptop and charger. You’ll receive information about the Laptop and the conditions of borrowing one. If you agree, the laptop will be placed in your vehicle’s back seat or trunk.
  • Throughout this process, all staff members will minimize contact and exercise safe practices.

 

What is needed for a Laptop to work?

  • Internet service is required for the Laptop to fully function and connect to digital resources that will be provided to students by their teachers.

 

Where should I go if the Laptop is broken or does not work?

  • Remember, to function well, all Laptops and chargers must be cared for appropriately.
  • If Laptops develop problems, they can be brought to a mobile technology hub to be turned in for repair. Summer Hours of operations are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. until August 20, 2020, then beginning August 24, 2020, the hours are: Monday through Friday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Mobile hub locations are:
  • 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.)

 

What if I don’t have internet service in my home for the Laptop?

  • HCPS will loan you a Wi-Fi hot-spot device while supplies last. Additionally, Comcast is offering free and low-cost internet at this time for qualifying families. To see if you qualify for their promotion, visit Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” website. The website for the promotion is internetessentials.com/covid19.  If you want to apply for Internet Essentials over the phone please call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376).  Comcast’s call center hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
  • HCPS will issue Wi-Fi a hot-spot device, if available (supplies are limited) for those students without internet.

 

Is the Laptop set up to safely avoid access to inappropriate web content?

  • Yes. Every Laptop is filtered by HCPS’ web filtering system to provide as secure an environment for students as possible. Students should use technology responsibly at all times.

 

When do I need to return the Laptop and charger my family has received?

  • A date will be announced later for the return of each Laptop. Until then, each Laptop and charger must be properly cared for.

 

Where can I find HCPS’ online learning materials for middle school students?

News From The Creek – 8/7/20

August 7, 2020
 

 

Cougars,

Below, I have provided some information highlighting a few items and I will continue to update you over the next few weeks as more information becomes available regarding the school year.

 

Planning for 2020-2021 School Year

The HCPS school board voted for Virtual Learning for the 1st 9 weeks. Our teachers and staff have been participating in additional professional development webinars and courses to prepare for the virtual opening of school. We will be ready to support all of our Cougars this fall!!!  Please visit HCPS 2020-21 Mission Forward at https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/  to learn more about online learning for the first 9 weeks.

 

Computers for Rising 7th and 8th Graders – Reminder

To improve engagement and learning with peers and teachers in the 20 – 21 school year, Henrico County Public Schools will be activating the cameras on secondary laptops for middle and high school students.  To activate the camera, the laptop needs to be serviced at the student’s home school.  The total time to perform the work is about 5-10 minutes.

At each secondary school, the technical support staff will be available to re-configure secondary laptops for middle and high school students in preparation for the 20/21 school year.

When:    Monday – Thursday

Time:      8:30 AM – 12 PM and 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Each location will practice safety precautions for COVID-19.  The technical support staff will be wearing masks and practicing additional safety precautions.  Each person that arrives to have their HCPS laptop serviced is requested to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.  Each line will have tape on the floor about 8 feet apart to help with social distancing.

Only one individual (parent, student, or guardian) should enter the school to receive service.  The only thing that needs to be brought in to complete the work is the laptop to be reconfigured (no charger, no username/password).

The location at the school to go to for the activation of the laptop camera is the Front door, main foyer in front of the library. This support at each school to reconfigure secondary student laptop cameras will continue into August up until the start of school.

 

Computers for Rising 6th Graders

Please see the email that I shared earlier today with updated information regarding laptop deployment.

 

Yearbooks

For our rising 7th and 8th graders, we just finished meeting with our distributor and we will deploy our yearbooks on August 31st – September 2nd from 9 AM – 3 PM.  Specific details about the distribution process will be forthcoming.

 

Supply List and Virtual Bell Schedule 

Please see the link below which will take you to the 20-21 supply list and provide you with our first nine weeks virtual bell schedule.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zx54hJSLIHUEJQ8smKhlsrkaxcwkTg5od5IRxkN55vw/edit

​​​​​​​

Have a great day!!!

Robbi Moose

HCMS Principal

#CougarsTogether

UPDATED! Electronic Device Distribution Schedule

August 6, 2020

Cougars,

 

HCPS will begin Electronic Device distribution this month, see the distribution table below for our school’s dates, deployment location, and times.  This device distribution is for rising 6th graders and New HCPS Middle School Students.  5th-grade students entering 6th grade this year that were issued an HCPS Chromebook last school year must bring that device and charger to be issued a secondary Laptop and charger.  Please read these instructions below carefully for details about borrowing and caring for the Laptop.

 

Device Distribution Dates:

 

Aug 10 – 13 (M-Th)- rising 6th grader Chromebook for laptop swap (and all rising grade 6 or New HCPS Middle School students w/o elementary HCPS device pick up first-time secondary HCPS issued device)

 

School        Deployment           Location Date and Time Schedule
Hungary Creek MS          Bus Loop Monday 8-10-20 thru

Thursday 8-13-20        

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Questions and answers:

 

Who is eligible to receive a Laptop?

  • Any Henrico secondary student (in this case rising 6th-grade student or new HCPS Middle School student) who is registered at an HCPS secondary school and does not have a laptop or exchanging their elementary Chromebook for a laptop.

 

What can I expect when I pick up the Laptop for my student?

  • Pull into the bus loop to get in line. There will be an individual directing traffic. During the pick-up process, remain in your vehicle at all times.
  • A staff member will approach your vehicle and ask for your child’s name and school, and your name. You will need to show valid identification.
  • You will be asked if you have internet service in your home, and if you do not, you will be offered a Wi-Fi hot-spot device, if available (supplies are limited).
  • You will turn in any Chromebooks and chargers you may have received for last year 5th grader remote learning and be receiving a 6th-grade laptop for this year.
  • Proceed to receive a Laptop and charger. You’ll receive information about the Laptop and the conditions of borrowing one. If you agree, the laptop will be placed in your vehicle’s back seat or trunk.
  • Throughout this process, all staff members will minimize contact and exercise safe practices.

 

What is needed for a Laptop to work?

  • Internet service is required for the Laptop to fully function and connect to digital resources that will be provided to students by their teachers.

 

Where should I go if the Laptop is broken or does not work?

  • Remember, to function well, all Laptops and chargers must be cared for appropriately.
  • If Laptops develop problems, they can be brought to a mobile technology hub to be turned in for repair. Summer Hours of operations are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. until August 20, 2020, then beginning August 24, 2020, the hours are: Monday through Friday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Mobile hub locations are:
  • 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.)

 

What if I don’t have internet service in my home for the Laptop?

  • HCPS will loan you a Wi-Fi hot-spot device while supplies last. Additionally, Comcast is offering free and low-cost internet at this time for qualifying families. To see if you qualify for their promotion, visit Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” website. The website for the promotion is internetessentials.com/covid19.  If you want to apply for Internet Essentials over the phone please call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376).  Comcast’s call center hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
  • HCPS will issue Wi-Fi a hot-spot device, if available (supplies are limited) for those students without internet.

 

Is the Laptop set up to safely avoid access to inappropriate web content?

  • Yes. Every Laptop is filtered by HCPS’ web filtering system to provide as secure an environment for students as possible. Students should use technology responsibly at all times.

 

When do I need to return the Laptop and charger my family has received?

  • A date will be announced later for the return of each Laptop. Until then, each Laptop and charger must be properly cared for.

 

Where can I find HCPS’ online learning materials for middle school students?

 

2020-21 School Supplies and Virtual Bell Schedule

August 5, 2020

Click here for the 2020-21 School Supply List and Virtual Bell Schedule.

2020-21 Welcome!

July 30, 2020

Dear Cougar Family,

On behalf of the Hungary Creek faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2020 – 2021 school year. We hope that you are enjoying your summer break, but we sure do miss our Cougars and are excited to think about September and their return, even though it will start out virtually!!! We are working hard this summer to plan a great debut of our theme, #CougarsTogether.  Throughout the year we will find creative ways to infuse this theme into our different teaching and learning opportunities.

Below, I have provided some information highlighting a few items and will continue to update you over the next few weeks as more information becomes available regarding the school year.

Planning for 2020-2021 School Year

The HCPS school board voted last Thursday for Virtual Learning for the 1st 9 weeks. Our teachers and staff have been participating in additional professional development webinars and courses to prepare for the virtual opening of school. We will be ready to support all of our Cougars this fall!!!  Please visit HCPS 2020-21 Mission Forward at https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/  to learn more about online learning for the first 9 weeks.

Computers for Rising 7th and 8th Graders – Reminder

To improve engagement and learning with peers and teachers in the 20 – 21 school year, Henrico County Public Schools will be activating the cameras on secondary laptops for middle and high school students.  To activate the camera, the laptop needs to be serviced at the student’s home school.  The total time to perform the work is about 5-10 minutes.

At each secondary school, the technical support staff will be available to re-configure secondary laptops for middle and high school students in preparation for the 20/21 school year.

When:    Monday – Thursday

Time:      8:30 AM – 12 PM and 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Each location will practice safety precautions for COVID-19.  The technical support staff will be wearing masks and practicing additional safety precautions.  Each person that arrives to have their HCPS laptop serviced is requested to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.  Each line will have tape on the floor about 8 feet apart to help with social distancing.

Only one individual (parent, student, or guardian) should enter the school to receive service.  The only thing that is needed to be brought in to complete the work is the laptop to be reconfigured (no charger, no username/password).

The location at the school to go to for the activation of the laptop camera is the Front door, main foyer in front of the library. This support at each school to reconfigure secondary student laptop cameras will continue into August up until the start of school.

Computers for Rising 6th Graders

We have just received information that computers will be delivered in the first week of August for our rising 6th graders. We are looking at distributing them the week of August 10th and we will be back in touch next week to notify you of the distribution process, including dates and times.

Yearbooks

For our rising 7th and 8th graders, we have received information from the distributor that our delivery should be the week of August 10th.  Once we have finalized the distribution dates, we will notify you of our distribution process and schedule.

Henrico EDFLIX Season 3 – July 13th – August 6th

Want some extra resources or activities to do with your child this the summer to keep the learning going? See https://henricoschools.us/covid19/ondemandlearning/ for more information.  Pathway 5 is open to ALL students and supports learning in English, math, science, and social studies!!!

Have a great day!!!

Robbi Moose

HCMS Principal

#CougarsTogether

 

Laptop Camera Activation Information

July 17, 2020

Cougars,

To improve engagement and learning with peers and teachers in the 20/21 school year, Henrico County Public Schools will be activating the cameras on secondary laptops for middle and high school students.  To activate the camera, the laptop needs to be serviced at the student’s home school.  The total time to perform the work is about 5-10 minutes.

At each secondary school, the technical support staff will be available to re-configure secondary laptops for middle and high school students in preparation for the 20/21 school year.

When:    Monday through Thursday

Time:      8:30 through 12 and 12:30 through 4:30

Each location will practice safety precautions for COVID-19.  The technical support staff will be wearing masks and practicing additional safety precautions.  Each person that arrives to have their HCPS laptop serviced are requested to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.  Each line will have tape on the floor about 8 feet apart to help with social distancing.

Only one individual (parent, student, or guardian) should enter the school to receive service.  The only thing that is needed to be brought in to complete the work is the laptop to be reconfigured (no charger, no username/password).

The location at the school to go to for the activation of the laptop camera is the Front door, main foyer in front of the library. This support at each school to reconfigure secondary student laptop cameras will continue into the month of August up until the start of school.

Have a great day!!!

Schedules Clarification

July 17, 2020
Cougars,

Yesterday, a draft version of student schedules for the 2020-2021 school year were inadvertently made available via PowerSchool when the data rollover from last year to this year went live.

The schedules are still in draft mode and ARE NOT FINAL. The schedules are likely to change before the start of the school year – especially once the HCPS School Board votes on the Return to School Plan (scheduled vote is Thursday, July 23). Again, the schedules ARE NOT FINAL.

If possible, please refrain from contacting our School Counselors or Administrators about this issue. We will be working on the schedules up until they are distributed later in August.

It is our understanding the schedules are no longer available on PowerSchool.

 

Have a great day!!!

Summer Season – Pathway 5

July 14, 2020
Cougars,

I am writing with an important reminder about summer review, enrichment, and remediation opportunities for your student. As part of the Henrico County Summer Season, we are offering robust activities in English, math, science, and social studies for your student to continue learning in a meaningful way this summer. These enrichment activities will be available from July 13 until August 6.

English – We want to make sure students are working beyond the summer reading this year.  As such, we will be providing activities across the literacy spectrum so that students can have an enriching experience this summer.

Math – Everyone IS a math person and every day we use math. Come join us and discover just how much it’s used. You will find activities that are relevant, engaging, and downright FUN.

Science – Science is all around us and summer is a great time to use what you learned last school year and explore more about an area of science. Science EdFlix activities will satisfy your curiosity and allow you to explore more science!

Social Studies – Have you been stuck at home for months on end? Tired of things being closed? Check out the offerings for Social Studies, and you will get to explore Richmond and the world.

Please visit our EdFlix site in order to find opportunities. It’s always a good idea for all students to participate in summer learning, but it’s even more important this summer. Please take a moment to review the summer opportunities for your student.

Have a great day!!!

HungaryCreekSchool

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
Mike Hasley, Associate Principal
Dale Morris-Bradshaw, Assistant Principal
David R. Jarman, Assistant Principal