Back to School Update
PowerSchool Parent Portal now open! When you sign up for a parent or guardian PowerSchool account, you get easy access to class grades, attendance information and student schedules. The portal also gives you “single sign-on” access to other online services.
NEW: eCollect, a PowerSchool resource, opens to families Aug. 8, makes back-to-school forms easier than ever. Access forms through PowerSchool Parent Portal by logging in and selecting the “Forms” button.
Bus routes and student schedules will be available soon. Bus routes and elementary classroom assignments are expected to be available in PowerSchool Parent Portal Monday, Aug. 22 after 9:30 a.m. Middle and high school schedules will appear in PowerSchool Friday, Aug. 26 after 9:30 a.m.
Beginning this year, HCPS families will be able to use two free bus-tracking smartphone apps to improve communication and efficiency. The Edulog Bus Parent Portal apps enable you to follow your student’s bus, receive notifications when a bus enters a user-defined zone, and receive important messages from HCPS Pupil Transportation — while also prioritizing security.
School Nutrition Services:
- Meals changes: The pandemic-related universal free meals program funded by the USDA is not being extended to the 2022-23 school year. However, HCPS families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced-price meals for 2022-23. Applications are open now. It is not necessary for students at some schools to apply.
- Families are strongly encouraged to use MySchoolBucks to pay for à la carte items sold in school cafeterias. Find out more about MySchoolBucks, free and reduced-price lunches, school menus, special diets and more at our School Nutrition Services page.
Pay school fees online: Elective classes at the middle and high school levels (such as art, music, band, and career and technical education courses) may still require a fee. Online School Payments allows families of middle and high-schoolers to pay school fees electronically. If you need to set up a payment plan, please contact your school to schedule a meeting with an administrator.
Health updates: HCPS will continue to make health and safety a priority, and will follow the recommendations of the Virginia Department of Health. or information on immunizations and other health resources, visit the HCPS Department of School Health Services.
Although not required for daily attendance, face masks will be available upon request by any student, staff member or visitor to a school building. Currently, the Virginia Department of Health recommends that anyone testing positive for COVID-19 isolate for Days 0-5 and wear a face mask on Days 6-10 when returning to school or work.
Share your back-to-school photos using these free Henrico County Public Schools signs!
We know how much families like to share their back-to-school photos, and now we’ve got three ways to spread HCPS spirit far and wide. Print your favorite design below in landscape mode and include it in your student’s first-day photos — then share your pics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #HeartofHenrico.