School Board meetings Thursday, February 23

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings on Thursday, February 23, 2017, according to the following schedule:

School Board Work Session 3:00 p.m.
School Board Monthly Meeting 6:30 p.m.

These meetings will take place in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary.

The meetings are open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. Also, a live stream of all School Board work sessions and monthly meetings is available on the main HCPS website, henricoschools.us. To view “BoardDocs”, where meeting agendas can be found, please click here: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/henrico/Board.nsf/Public. If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance, please contact Andy Jenks at 652-3724.

 

Update: High demand prompts Henrico Schools to extend registration for hiring event

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TeacherHiringEventIllustrationBecause of intense interest, Henrico County Public Schools has extended the online registration period for its Feb. 25 teacher-hiring event. Interested teachers and other professionals may now register online through Feb. 24, the day before the event. The school division is holding the large-scale event to talk with interested teachers and other professionals about opportunities within Virginia’s sixth-largest school division.

To give us the opportunity to review your resume, please register in advance by Feb. 24: Click here to register for the Teacher Hiring Event. Walk-ins are also welcome to attend. For questions or more information, please call 804-652-3664.

Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple hard copies of their resumes to share with school administrators.

Henrico Schools is seeking teachers for all content areas for the 2017-18 school year, as well as school counselors, librarians, psychologists, social workers and nurses to join our family in schools throughout Henrico County. In 2016, the event drew hundreds of applicants to talk with staff members from the school division’s human resources department, as well as representatives from individual schools.

In order to accommodate teaching schedules, the job fair will be held on a Saturday morning.
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Henrico County Public Schools has more than 50,000 students enrolled in 72 schools and program centers.

When:Feb. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (In case of inclement weather, the event will be held March 11.)
Where:Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

For questions or more information, please call 804-652-3664.

Henrico Schools seeking children for 2017-18 preschool program

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Henrico County Public Schools is recruiting families for inclusion in its preschool program for the 2017-18 school year.

The preschool program is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2017. The program is funded by Head Start and Title I funds; by the Virginia Preschool Initiative; and by the Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus program.

The application process starts Feb. 13. To apply, parents or guardians must pick up an application packet at their area elementary school and submit a pre-application online. The pre-application is available in English at https://goo.gl/8ZLunL and in Spanish at https://goo.gl/aQn0ek. Once the pre-application has been submitted, an HCPS family advocate will contact applicants to schedule an appointment to complete the application process. Family advocates can answer questions about the program and guide prospective families in applying.

To find the elementary school zone for your neighborhood, go to henricoschools.us/school-locator/. Phone numbers for HCPS elementary schools can be found at henricoschools.us/elementary-schools/.

The elementary schools offering the preschool program are: Adams; Arthur Ashe; Baker; Chamberlayne; Crestview; Donahoe; Dumbarton; Fair Oaks; Glen Lea; Greenwood; Harvie; Highland Springs; Holladay; Johnson; Laburnum; Lakeside; Longan; Longdale; Montrose; Ratcliffe; Ridge; Sandston; Seven Pines (taught at Sandston); Skipwith; Trevvett; and Ward.

Families that don’t live in one of the school zones offering the program should call HCPS’ New Bridge Learning Center at 804-328-8100 to discuss possible alternatives.

Children are not admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and applying is not a guarantee of acceptance for the program. Henrico Schools encourages families of children with special needs to apply; if children require special accommodations, families should notify school staff members when scheduling their appointment. Transportation will be provided for preschool students in accordance with HCPS transportation guidelines. HCPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities.

For more information about the HCPS preschool program, go to henricoschools.us and click on “Support Services,” and then “Preschool.”

2017-18 School Year Calendar

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The Henrico School Board has adopted a final calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The Board voted on the calendar at its work session Feb. 9 after getting feedback from HCPS families, teachers and staff members on a number of calendar draft proposals.

Some highlights of the 2017-18 school year calendar:

  • Teachers report to work for back-to-school meetings and training: Aug. 28, 2017
  • Classes begin: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017*
  • Winter Break: Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 – Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 (students return to school Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018)
  • Spring Break: April 2-6, 2018
  • Classes end: Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Potential “make-up day”: Feb. 19, 2018

*In Virginia, school divisions are required by law to open after Labor Day unless a waiver is granted by the Virginia Department of Education.

The calendar process begins annually with a committee comprised of representatives from Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover and Richmond. The committee then proposes adjustments in response to employee and community feedback.

To review the current 2016-17 school year calendar, including 2017 graduation dates, visit our calendars page.

 

Henrico County Public Schools seeks public input on integration of “STEAM” into middle schools

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Henrico County Public Schools has embarked on the process of transforming its middle schools and is soliciting comments from the public. HCPS will hold two simultaneous public input sessions next Wednesday night:

Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6-7 p.m.
John Rolfe Middle School , 6901 Messer Road, Henrico, Va. 23231

Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6-7 p.m.
Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060

The input sessions are designed to gather feedback from the public about integrating STEAM curricula – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – into the division’s middle schools.

The input sessions will involve a short presentation from HCPS leaders, followed by a question and answer session.

Previous discussions had focused on the creation of a separate STEAM academy at an HCPS middle school. Focus groups expressed an interest in having STEAM programs available across all HCPS middle schools.

School Board Meetings Thursday, February 9th

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The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017, according to the following schedule:

School Board Work Session  2:30 pm
Public Hearing on Proposed 2017-2018 Annual Financial Plan 6:00 pm

This meeting will take place in the auditorium of New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary.

The meeting is open to the public and interested citizens are invited to attend. Also, a live stream of all School Board work sessions and monthly meetings is available on the main HCPS website, henricoschools.us. To view “BoardDocs”, where meeting agendas can be found, please click here: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/henrico/Board.nsf/Public. If anyone wishing to attend is disabled and needs assistance, please contact Andy Jenks at 652-3724.