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News and notes from Henrico County Public Schools; Volume 2 Issue 21



The countdown is on for a new school year! Welcome back to The Binder

The school year launches Sept. 3, and The Binder will help keep you in the know. What is The Binder? It’s a place for busy families like yours to get a quick read on what’s happening in Henrico County Public Schools. Look for The Binder in your inbox about every two weeks during the school year. Have a question or suggestion about Binder content? Contact the HCPS Division of Communications and Community Engagement at 804-652-3726.


Second annual HCPS Back-to-School Kickoff is this Saturday

Get the school year off to a great start at Dorey Park Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the second annual HCPS Back-to-School Kickoff! There’ll be plenty of family activities, including a DJ, food trucks, giveaways, performances and tables staffed by HCPS schools and departments. Register for school, complete online forms and learn how to use PowerSchool and Schoology. Don’t miss it!

  • Aug. 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, Va.

Use PowerSchool Parent Portal to see bus information and student schedules, and complete online forms
PowerSchool Parent Portal is now open for account creation! Some other important dates for the PowerSchool Parent Portal:

  • Aug. 15: Parent Portal opens for online forms.
  • Aug. 27 at 9:30 a.m.: Transportation information available for grades 2-12. (Launch the Parent Portal using a web browser to view bus routes.)
  • Aug. 30 at 9:30 a.m.: Student schedules available for grades 2-12. Before the first day of school, you'll need to use a browser to view 2019-20 schedules. This includes those using smart phones and tablets. On the first day of school, schedules will be visible using the Portal app. Also on the first day, last year’s schedules (2018-19) will no longer be available through the app.

Where to find back-to-school information

Go to henricoschools.us for essential school resources: registration, transportation information, calendars, forms, online services, fee information and much more!
Because school supply lists vary from school to school, they can be find at each school’s website, under “Site Links”:


Redistricting process update
HCPS’ redistricting process – examining and redrawing elementary, middle and high school attendance zones – is moving forward, and a redistricting committee is being finalized that will represent all areas of Henrico County. The schedule for committee meetings and public input opportunities has also been set and is available at our redistricting page. Any school boundary changes would take effect for the 2021-22 school year. Follow the process at our redistricting page and look for plenty of opportunities in the coming months to add your voice!


March 3 is now a student holiday and staff clerical day

In response to community and staff concerns about safety, the Henrico School Board voted at its Thursday work session to make March 3, 2020 a student holiday and staff clerical day. Virginia, along with a dozen other states, will hold its presidential primary elections that day, often referred to as “Super Tuesday.” Many HCPS schools serve as polling places and schools are not able to screen visitors with the same thoroughness they use during a regular school day.




Henrico Schools recognized with national, state awards

Henrico County Public Schools’ initiative to celebrate students entering the workforce was recognized in July with a first-place award from the Virginia School Boards Association. Henrico Schools won first place among large Virginia school divisions in the 2019 Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards for its Career and Technical Education Letter-of-Intent Signing Day program. The school division was also recognized for its communications efforts with four awards from the National School Public Relations Association.

Important dates

Did you know?

HCPS’ Henrico HEROES mentoring program was named Virginia’s best in 2014? All it takes is 30-45 minutes per week from October to May to make a big difference for a student in grades 3-5 during the 2019-20 school year! Register for one of Henrico HEROES' two-hour training sessions in August or September.


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3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, Virginia 23223


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