The Binder August 14, 2018 Volume 2 Issue 1

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

The school year launches Sept. 4, 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 Department of Communications and Public Relations at 804-652-3726.


Saturday: Come to Henrico Schools’ Back-to-School Kickoff 

Come kick off the new school year with a family celebration! This first-ever HCPS event will feature a DJ, kids’ inflatables, giveaways, a Splash Zone, onsite school registration, food trucks, math and reading activities and much more. Overflow satellite parking will be available and step teams, drumlines and other performers will appear throughout the day. Find out more about the Back-to-School Kickoff.

Aug. 18 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va.)


There’s a new way to sign back-to-school papers: RYCOR online forms

Henrico Schools is now using RYCOR online forms, a great way to deal with all those back-to-school papers. RYCOR replaces Zippslip, and the new online tool offers more features, better integration with PowerSchool and a user-friendly interface. Families of students in grades 2-12 can access RYCOR online forms via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Families of children in preschool through first grade don’t yet have access to PowerSchool, so they’ll access RYCOR online forms directly at the product’s login page. Find out more about using RYCOR online forms.

Equity and diversity update

Henrico Schools’ new Department of Equity and Diversity has been busy this summer. The department held listening sessions in all five magisterial districts, and offered some additional opportunities to contribute during the summer. In addition, HCPS’ new Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting in September. Check out an update on the department’s equity and diversity efforts.


School supply lists: Where to get your glue-stick on

You’ll find school supply lists on each school’s website, under “Site Links.” 


Everything you need to know for back-to-school is at

There’s one place for essential school resources: registration, transportation information, calendars, forms, online services, fee information and much more!


Henrico Health Department offering appointments for school immunizations

The Henrico County Health Department is offering appointments for back-to-school immunizations. Immunizations will be offered Aug. 27, 29 and 31 to students in preschool through 12th grade. Services on these days are by appointment and will be at the Henrico County Health Department’s West Clinic at 8600 Powers Drive. 


Welcome Dr. Amy Cashwell, Henrico Schools’ new superintendent

In June, the Henrico School Board unanimously selected Dr. Amy E. Cashwell as Henrico County Public Schools’ new superintendent. A longtime educator, Cashwell comes to Henrico with a wealth of experience and a passion for public education. Cashwell has been busy getting to know Henrico Schools’ 72 schools and program centers and will continue to visit and talk with members of the community, including students, families, staff members, Henrico residents and leaders in business, education and government.

Before becoming Henrico Schools’ superintendent, Cashwell was chief academic officer for Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Department of Teaching and Learning, overseeing departments. She was also a Virginia Beach teacher and principal – and a graduate of the city’s Kempsville High School. Henrico Schools’ new leader earned a bachelor’s degree from Longwood University, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the George Washington University. She replaces Patrick Kinlaw, who retired as superintendent in June after a career in public education that spanned more than 40 years. Find out more about HCPS’ new leader and read a brief interview.

Come meet Dr. Cashwell at several informal meet-and-greet sessions:

  • Aug. 16 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Varina Area Library (1875 New Market Road)
  • Aug. 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Fairfield Area Library (1001 N. Laburnum Ave.)
  • Aug. 21 from 5-6 p.m.: Libbie Mill Library (2100 Libbie Lake E. St.)
  • Aug. 22 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Tuckahoe Area Library (1901 Starling Drive)

The superintendent will also be hosting town hall meetings, which will include a short presentation and a time to ask questions and share your ideas. All meetings are from 6:30-8 p.m.:

  • Sept. 19: Short Pump Middle School (4701 Pouncey Tract Road)
  • Oct. 1: L. Douglas Wilder Middle School (6900 Wilkinson Road)
  • Oct. 2: John Rolfe Middle School (6901 Messer Road)
  • Oct. 4: Quioccasin Middle School (9400 Quioccasin Road)
  • Oct. 9: Hungary Creek Middle School (4909 Francistown Road)

Important dates

Did you know? ...

The Henrico Education Foundation has launched the Dr. Patrick C. Kinlaw Professional Development Fund to create opportunities for Henrico Schools educators to grow and learn. The fund, named in honor of Henrico Schools’ recently retired superintendent, supports teacher training, staff development initiatives and leadership programs for our employees. Much of Kinlaw’s career in education was devoted to developing outstanding classroom teachers. Your contributions are needed to help make Henrico Schools’ teachers and administrators the best they can be.

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3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, Virginia 23223

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