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



Next. Week. Is. It! 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.


Come to a town hall meeting and talk schools and family needs in eastern Henrico
Roscoe Cooper III, the Henrico School Board’s Fairfield District representative, will host a Henrico County Public Schools town hall meeting to discuss ways to improve support for schools and families in eastern Henrico County. The event will bring together school leaders, teachers, administrators, community members and families. Join Amy Cashwell, HCPS superintendent; John Vithoulkas, Henrico county manager; and other leaders and administrators from the school division.

  • Sept. 1, 4-6 p.m., Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2705 Hartman Street, Richmond, Va. 23223

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:

  • Starting today, transportation information is 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 smartphones 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.

Sept. 5 job fair: Join the HCPS crew
A new school year is on the launchpad and we’re pretty sure you want to explore new worlds with Henrico County Public Schools. Come talk with human resources staff members and representatives from other HCPS departments. We need bus drivers, school nutrition employees, substitute teachers and temporary instructional assistants! Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance.

  • Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Eastern Henrico Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.

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.


Tomorrow: Henrico Health Department offering back-to-school physicals and immunizations
The Henrico County Health Department will offer school physical exams and immunizations Aug. 28 at its West Clinic for students in preschool through 12th grade who are uninsured or underinsured. Students can have school-required physicals performed at no cost. Immunizations will also be offered. Services will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Aug. 28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 8600 Dixon Powers Drive Henrico, Va. 23228


If you see something, use the new “Anonymous Alerts” system to say something
Students, parents and guardians, staff and community members now have access to a school safety app and website called “Anonymous Alerts.” If you’re concerned about a safety issue, you can communicate in encrypted, two-way messages with school administrators, and include screenshots, photos and video. Find out more about the system, which is available on our website, and as an app for iOS and Android devices, and Chromebooks. The app requires an activation code, which is Henrico – there is no activation code needed for the web version of Anonymous Alerts.


Free and reduced-price school meals through Henrico Schools: Is your child eligible?
Henrico County Public Schools wants to ensure that all children have access to nutritious meals. The school division participates in free and reduced-price meals programs through the federal government. Find out if your student qualifies for free or reduced-price school meals and how the program works.

Important dates

Did you know?

You can download and print a nifty color PDF of the 2019-20 school calendar – with a list of important dates – at our website?

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