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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 3, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021  1 p.m.       Work Session The work session will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. School Board meetings […]

HCPS raises hourly bus driver pay to $17

Driver benefits include health care coverage, retirement plans, sick leaveHenrico, Va. Sept. 1, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools is raising its minimum hourly pay for bus drivers to $17.15. The pay hike is a 15% increase from the current rate of $14.91 and will be reflected in the first paycheck associated with the new […]

School Board adopts calendars with pre-Labor Day start dates for 2022-23, 2023-24

Henrico, Va. Aug. 27, 2021 — The Henrico School Board approved school calendars for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years at its Thursday work session, ensuring that Henrico County Public Schools will join other Virginia school divisions that have adopted pre-Labor Day start dates. The Board considered two calendar options for each school year. Both […]

Join the HCPS team as a bus driver and we’ll give you a bonus of $1,000 to $3,000

Henrico, Va. Aug. 27, 2021 — What’s more satisfying than making sure that students get to school safely and on time? Making sure that students get to school safely and on time — and getting a bonus for doing it. Henrico County Public Schools is offering a bonus from $1,000 to $3,000, paid in installments […]

Sept. 1: Three Chopt Virtual Community Forum

Henrico, Va., Aug. 26, 2021 — Micky Ogburn, Three Chopt District School Board representative, and Tommy Branin, Three Chopt District supervisor, will hold a virtual community forum Sept. 1 to share current information about a range of issues and hear the views of Henrico citizens. The evening forum will feature updates on back-to-school information for […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021  12:30 p.m.       Work Session The work session will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. School Board meetings […]

Postponed: HCPS’ ‘Back-to-School Kickoff’ event moved to Aug. 27 due to soggy conditions

Henrico, Va. Aug. 20, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools’ divisionwide outdoor “Back-to-School Kickoff” event, originally scheduled for this evening, has been moved to next Friday, Aug. 27. Recent rains have left the grounds of the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center soaked, and more is likely today. The event’s location and 4-8 p.m. time slot won’t […]

Share your views on latest revisions to HCPS calendar proposals for 2022-23, 2023-24

Henrico, Va. Aug. 18, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools is seeking input on several modifications to calendar draft proposal options for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. The HCPS Calendar Committee’s Aug. 12 presentation to the School Board outlined two areas where the drafts saw tweaks, based on feedback from the School Board and […]

Aug. 24: Talk to us about joining the HCPS team

Henrico, Va. Aug. 16, 2021 — The sixth-largest school division in Virginia is hiring. Come join Henrico County Public Schools and play a crucial role in educating our children:Henrico County Public Schools’ bus drivers make sure that students get to school safely and on time.HCPS Nutrition Services staff members make sure that students are nourished […]

HCPS and Va. Dept. of Health have added a free walk-in vaccination clinic, Aug. 18 at Brookland MS Students can get 4 vaccines, and anyone can get 1st or 2nd COVID-19 shots

HCPS students take part in a vaccination clinic in May at Richmond Raceway. The school division and the Virginia Department of Health will hold a free walk-in clinic at Brookland Middle School Aug. 18. Henrico, Va. Aug. 13, 2021 — A recent walk-in vaccination clinic at Brookland Middle School was so well attended that Henrico […]

NEW: Masks required in schools to begin the 2021-22 school year

NUEVO: Mascarillas son obligatorias en las escuelas para inicio del año escolar 2021-22  Tiêu đề: MỚI: Yêu cầu đeo khẩu trang trong trường bắt đầu từ năm học 2021-22 NOVO: Máscaras obrigatórias nas escolas no início do ano letivo de 2021-22 جديد: ضرورة ارتداء الكمامة في المدارس لبدء العام الدراسي 2021-2022 NUEVO: Mascarillas son obligatorias […]

Aug. 24 Fairfield District Town Hall Meeting will feature variety of updates on 2021-22

CORRECTION: This is a correction of an earlier media advisory that included an incorrect name for the Aug. 24 town hall meeting. The meeting will take place in Henrico County’s Fairfield District and is called the Fairfield District Town Hall Meeting.Henrico, Va. Aug. 11, 2021 — Roscoe Cooper III, the Henrico School Board’s Fairfield District […]

HCPS’ ‘Equity Ambassadors’ student leadership program wins Virginia’s top award for innovation

Henrico, Va., Aug. 9, 2021 — The Virginia Association of Counties has awarded a Henrico County Public Schools program its top honor in the organization’s 2021 Achievement Awards for innovation. HCPS’ “Equity Ambassadors” program was named Best Achievement Award among the 102 entries submitted by school divisions across the commonwealth. HCPS won three statewide Achievement […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 5, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021  12:30 p.m.       Work Session 5 p.m.         Public Hearing regarding ESSER III Funds The meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the […]

Is it fair to call Tuesday’s event a ‘job fair’?

Henrico, Va. Aug. 2, 2021 — Yes, we’ll be interviewing candidates Tuesday for jobs with Henrico County Public Schools and of course we’d love to see you. But truthfully, we think it should be called a “job great.” A career with HCPS is more than just “fair” — it’s a rewarding way to connect with […]

Share your thoughts on HCPS’ draft plan for spending federal pandemic relief funds

Henrico, Va. July 30, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools will receive $78.32 million as part of the third installment of the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Act, signed into law in March. Members of the community are invited to weigh in on the school division’s draft spending plan for its […]

Aug. 17 Varina District Town Hall Meeting will feature back-to-school updates, resources

Henrico, Va. July 28, 2021 — Alicia Atkins, the Henrico School Board’s Varina District representative, will hold an in-person Varina District Town Hall Meeting Aug. 17 to kick off the 2021-22 school year. The evening event will be held at John Rolfe Middle School. Also appearing at the meeting will be several guest speakers. Amy […]

HCPS’ rolling resource center is driving community connections across Henrico County

Henrico, Va. July 23, 2021 — Public education is a partnership between a school division and its families. In Henrico County, a rolling resource center is one way that relationship is strengthened. Henrico County Public Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will be stopping in Henrico County neighborhoods this summer on board a repurposed bus, […]

HCPS survey results are now available

‘Prize patrols’ help encourage and celebrate input from families Henrico, Va. July 8, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools conducts an annual survey of HCPS parents, guardians, staff members and students in grades 5-12 to gauge views on what the school division is doing well and what it could do better. This year’s full results, […]

Save the dates: Four student vaccines available at HCPS walk-in clinics

Marque su calendario: cuatro vacunas disponibles en clínicas ambulatorias para estudiantes de HCPS Marque as datas: Quatro vacinas estarão disponíveis para estudantes nas clínicas de atendimento do HCPS. Lưu ngày tháng: Bốn loại vắc xin dành cho học sinh có sẵn tại các phòng khám không cần hẹn của HCPS HCPS تذكروا هذه التواريخ : […]

Wednesday job fair reminder: HCPS seeks teachers, bus drivers, nutrition workers

Henrico, Va. June 21, 2021 — A career with Henrico County Public Schools is a rewarding way to make a big difference in the lives of students, families and our community. Come to a job fair Wednesday and talk with us about the possibilities. In addition to bus drivers, school nutrition workers and other high-need […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: June 18, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, June 24, 2021  12:30 p.m.       Work Session The work session will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. School Board meetings […]

Summer program locations will offer students free meals in person and via curbside pickup

¡Dos maneras para que los estudiantes reciban comidas gratis este verano! Duas maneiras de os alunos receberem refeições gratuitas neste verão! Hai cách để học sinh có được bữa ăn mùa hè miễn phí! دو روش برای دریافت وعده های غذایی رایگان تابستانی به شاگردان !ﻋﻨﻮان اﻟﻤﻮﺿﻮع : طﺮﯾﻘﺘﺎن ﻟﻠﻄﻼب ﻟﻠﺤﺼﻮل ﻋﻠﻲ اﻟﻮﺟﺒﺎت ﻣﺠﺎﻧﺎً ﻓﻲ […]

Henrico County Public Schools students can get tech support this summer at 2 help desk hubs

Asistencia tecnológica para Chromebooks, computadoras portátiles e iPads de HCPS durante el verano Suporte Técnico durante o verão para os Chromebooks, laptops e iPads fornecidos pelo HCPS. Hỗ Trợ Công Nghệ Mùa Hè cho Chromebook, máy tính xách tay và iPad do HCPS cấp HCPS حمایت فنی تابستانی برای کرومبوک، لپ تاپ و آی پت های […]

Henrico County Public Schools restarts conversation about pre-Labor Day start for 2022-23 school year

Mirando al Futuro: Calendario Escolar de HCPS para el 2022-23 Nhìn về phía trước: Lịch học 2022-23 HCPS Olhando para o futuro: O calendário escolar HCPS de 2022-23 نظرة للمستقبل : التقويم المدرسي لعام ٢٠٢٢-٢٠٢٣ نگاهی به آینده: تقویم تعلیمی 2022-23 Henrico, Va. June 9, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools is considering the option […]

Reminder: Virtual learning Tuesday for Va. primary day; HCPS closed June 18 for Juneteenth

Henrico, Va. June 7, 2021 — This is a reminder that Henrico County Public Schools has made two recent adjustments to its June calendar:There will be virtual learning for all HCPS students and teachers Tuesday, June 8 for Virginia’s political primary elections. The change was adopted in order to prioritize safety and minimize disruptions. Fifty-eight […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: June 2, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will meet for Board governance training on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 9 a.m. in the Title 1 Room at the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia.  The meeting is open to the public; however, there will not be an opportunity for public […]

Henrico Schools’ Class of 2021 will celebrate with expanded access to in-person graduations

HCPS announces 8 guests per graduate, up from 4, reflecting new Va. directives, CDC guidanceHenrico, Va., May 28, 2021 — In accordance with updated pandemic directives from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Henrico County Public Schools is adjusting some plans for traditional in-person graduation ceremonies scheduled for June. Northam’s Executive Order 79, which takes effect today, […]

Bridge beyond strife: Amazing pandemic video melds 500 voices from 9 HCPS high schools

Henrico, Va., May 26, 2021 — A soaring new video version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” combines the voices of more than 500 Henrico County Public Schools students in an ambitious artistic response to racial strife and national division. The video creates a seamless rendition of the Simon and Garfunkel classic made from hundreds of […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: May 21, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, May 27, 2021  1 p.m.       Work Session The work session will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. School Board meetings […]

Additional updates for mask-wearing while outside at schools

Highlights of this message :Last week, the CDC issued updated guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, and Virginia responded by lifting its universal indoor mask mandate.In Virginia, masks will continue to be required when indoors on school property, given low rates of vaccination among children.On Tuesday, May 18, the Virginia Department of Education clarified its guidance: […]

actualizaciones adicionales para el uso de mascarillas en las escuelas

Resumen de este mensaje:La semana pasada, los CDC anunciaron una directriz actualizada para individuos completamente vacunados, y el estado de Virginia respondió con el levantamiento del mandato universal de uso de mascarillas en interiores.En Virginia, el uso de mascarillas continuará siendo obligatorio dentro de interiores en la propiedad escolar, dada la baja tasa de vacunaciones […]

Students 12 and older: Get vaccinated at May walk-up events at Richmond Raceway

Estudiantes de 12 años o más: vacúnense en los eventos del mes de mayo en el Richmond RacewayAlunos a partir de 12 anos: Para serem vacinados em eventos em Maio no Richmond RacewayHọc sinh từ 12 tuổi trở lên: Tiêm vắc xin tại các sự kiện đi thẳng đến vào Tháng Năm tại Richmond RacewayRichmond […]

Mask-wearing and other updates for K-12 public schools

Highlights of this message: On Thursday, May 13, the CDC issued updated guidance for fully vaccinated individuals. Late Friday afternoon, May 14, Virginia responded by lifting its universal indoor mask mandate BUT ALSO stated, “Masks will continue to be required in K-12 public schools, given low rates of vaccination among children.” At this time, mask-wearing, […]

Uso de mascarillas y otras actualizaciones para las escuelas públicas K-12

Resumen de este mensaje:El jueves, los CDC publicaron una directiva actualizada para personas completamente vacunadas.El viernes por la tarde, Virginia respondió levantando el mandato del uso de mascarillas en interiores, PERO TAMBIÉN declaró, “Las mascarillas continuarán siendo obligatorias en escuelas públicas K-12, dado los bajos índices de niños vacunados.”  En este momento, el uso de […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: May 14, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will meet for Board Governance Training on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 1 p.m., in the Title 1 Room at the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.  The meeting is open to the public; however, there will not be an opportunity for public […]

HCPS will close for Juneteenth, move to virtual learning for June 8 primary day

Henrico, Va. May 13, 2021 — As the 2020-21 school year comes to a close, Henrico County Public Schools will make two adjustments to its June calendar: HCPS will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the end of slavery. The holiday falls on June 19 each year. June 18 had […]

Who’s growing to HCPS’ spring job fair?

Henrico, Va. May 12, 2021 — A career with Henrico County Public Schools isn’t your garden-variety job: it’s mulch more! Let’s say your current job has a low seedling, and a perennial lack of satisfaction — in other words, you’re not blooming. Leave your current job and branch out with a career at Henrico County […]

Henrico Schools’ Asian Heritage Series will include discussions on culture, schools

Henrico, Va. May 11, 2021 — May is Asian American Heritage Month and Henrico County Public Schools will host two virtual events as part of the observance. A program Wednesday evening will focus on Asian cultures and a May 20 discussion will bring together HCPS instructors to talk about their experiences as educators and appreciation […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: May 7, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, May 13, 2021  1 p.m.       Work Session The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. School Board […]

Who’s growing to HCPS’ spring job fair?

Henrico, Va. May 11, 2021 — A career with Henrico County Public Schools isn’t your garden-variety job: it’s mulch more! Let’s say your current job has a low seedling, and a perennial lack of satisfaction — in other words, you’re not blooming. Leave your current job and branch out with a career at Henrico County […]

Henrico County Public Schools crowns Teacher of the Year, First-Year Teacher of the Year

Henrico, Va. May 5, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools employs more than 4,000 teachers, but only one is honored each year with the school division’s Teacher of the Year Award. Eric Byers, an earth science teacher at Highland Springs High School, was awarded that honor Tuesday during a livestream event and surprise announcement at […]

‘Henrico Virtual Academy’ will debut in the fall as HCPS’ first fully online school

Henrico, Va., April 30, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools will launch the Henrico Virtual Academy for the 2021-22 school year, a fully online K-12 school that will join HCPS’ 72 other schools and program centers. Students at the academy will attend classes virtually with a mix of synchronous classes — learning online in a […]

HCPS will hold traditional in-person graduations at Richmond Raceway for the Class of 2021

Henrico, Va., April 23, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools seniors will gather in person with their classmates at traditional graduation ceremonies to be held in June. Ceremonies for HCPS’ nine comprehensive high schools and two Advanced Career Education centers will be held June 14-17 at Richmond Raceway, while the graduating class at the Academy […]

Sustained note: For 22nd straight year, HCPS among nation’s best places for music education

Henrico, Va., April 20, 2021 — For the 22nd straight year, Henrico County Public Schools has been named a national leader in music education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The school division has received the honor each year since the music-industry group began compiling its list of America’s “Best Communities for Music […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: April 16, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meeting: Thursday, April 22, 2021  Noon       Work Session The work session will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. […]

Check out the spring season of Henrico Schools’ Bridge Builders Academy family workshops

Henrico, Va. April 16, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools’ Bridge Builders Academy workshop series is about giving you the information you need, and building connections among families, the community and the school division.Each of the workshops in the series represent one of four “learning strands,” or categories, to make it easier to find relevant […]

Henrico School Board’s April 27 virtual listening session will focus on relationships

Henrico, Va., April 15, 2021 — The Henrico School Board will hold the second of three virtual listening sessions April 27, when the focus will be on relationships. The three sessions are designed to give families, staff members and community members an opportunity to voice their thoughts. Each of the virtual sessions focuses on one […]

Spring Break: Let’s make safe, healthy choices

Asunto: Vacaciones de Primavera, tomemos decisiones prudentes y seguras Dòng chủ đề: Kỳ Nghỉ Mùa Xuân: Hãy đưa ra những lựa chọn an toàn, lành mạnh ﻧﻋوان اﻟﻣوﺿوع: طﻋﻠﺔ اﻟرﺑﯾﻊ: دﻋوﻧﺎ ﻧﺗﺧذ اﺧﺗﯾﺎرات ﺻﺣﯾﺔ وآﻣﻧﺔ اﻋﻧوان ﻣوﺿوع: رﺧﺻﺗﯽ ﺑﮭﺎری: ﺑﯾﺎﯾﯾد اﻧﺗﺧﺎب ھﺎی ﺳﺎﻟم و اﯾﻣن داﺷﺗﮫ ﺑﺎﺷﯾم Spring Break is almost here. After a full […]

Greenwood Elementary School principal receives regional award, grant for distinguished leadership

Mills Godwin HS principal is runner-up for Community Foundation’s REB AwardHenrico, Va., March 26, 2021 — Ryan Stein, principal of Henrico County’s Greenwood Elementary School, has been awarded the 2020-21 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals annually — one each from the school systems of Henrico, […]

2021 Summer Academy will provide support and enrichment — find out more at Monday workshop

Henrico, Va., March 25, 2021 — A workshop set for Monday evening will give parents and guardians an opportunity to get information about 2021 HCPS Summer Academy. This year’s edition of the Summer Academy program will provide HCPS elementary, middle and high school students with a variety of options for enrichment, content-reinforcement, remediation and exploration. […]

HCPS sees 32 teachers earn board-certification, the most in Virginia and sixth most in the nation

Henrico, Va., March 22, 2021 — Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is the teaching profession’s highest mark of accomplishment. This year, 32 Henrico County Public Schools teachers met that remarkable standard, the most ever for HCPS. In addition to those earning certification status for the first time, five teachers renewed their […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: March 19, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, March 25, 2021  1 p.m.       Work Session The work session will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. School Board meetings […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: March 19, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will host Virtual Listening Sessions from 6:30–7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, March 24, 2021  Topic: Equity and Opportunity Tuesday, April 27, 2021  Topic: Relationships Tuesday, May 25, 2021  Topic: Academic Growth The listening sessions use Microsoft Teams and you can take part without creating a […]

Find out more about advanced coursework for middle-schoolers — without leaving your car

Henrico, Va., March 18, 2021 — Parents of fourth- and fifth-graders interested in advanced middle school coursework programs can RSVP to learn more at a “drive-thru workshop,” to be held Tuesday at Henrico High School. Henrico County Public Schools will offer “Accessing HCPS Advanced Coursework: Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Programming Pathways,” Tuesday from 6-7 p.m.Middle school […]

Henrico County Public Schools planning for outdoor, in-person graduations for Class of 2021

Henrico, Va., March 17, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools is planning to hold outdoor, in-person graduation exercises in June for the Class of 2021 and will adopt all requirements for in-person graduations laid out by Gov. Ralph Northam. Northam released preliminary guidance today for an expected April 1 update to Executive Order 72, which […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: March 16, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will meet for Board Governance Training on Friday, March 19, 2021, at 11 a.m., in the Title 1 Room at the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia.  The meeting is open to the public; however, there will not be an opportunity for public […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: March 12, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will attend a meeting of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors to review the FY2021-2022 Annual Financial Plan. This meeting will be held Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 9 a.m., at the Henrico Training Center, shared classrooms 2029/2030, located at 7701 E. Parham Road, Henrico, Virginia 23294.  […]

An important message from the Henrico County School Board

School Board Special Meeting – March 10, 2021 March 10, 2021 This past weekend, School Board Chair Michelle F. “Micky” Ogburn apologized on her personal Facebook page for inadvertently sharing an offensive Facebook post. Today (March 10), at the conclusion of a special meeting of the School Board, the Board took action on two items […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: March 10, 2021

There will be a special meeting of the Henrico County School Board on March 10, 2021, at 11 a.m., in the Title 1 Room at the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia.  There will also be a closed meeting for discussion of matters covered under Item A(1) of Section 2.2-3711 of the Code […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: March 5, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va., will hold the following meetings:Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:30 p.m.       Board Governance TrainingThe Board Governance Training will take place in the Title 1 Room at the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. The meeting is open to the public; however, there will not be […]

Updated memorandum of understanding demonstrates partnership between HCPS and Henrico Police

Community invited to review and comment on updated agreement Henrico, Va., Feb. 25, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools announced an update today to the school division’s memorandum of understanding with the Henrico County Police Division. HCPS invites the community to review the updated MOU document and make comments via an online form. The 11-page […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Feb. 22, 2021

Guidance for the Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, Joint Special Meeting of the Henrico County School Board and the Henrico County Board of Supervisors is listed below: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, beginning at 5 p.m. Henrico Training Center, shared classrooms 2029/2030 WebEx Event Event number: 160 963 8173 Please Note: The public is welcome to view […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Feb. 19, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021  11:30 a.m.       Board Governance Training (postponed from Friday, Feb.19, 2021) The Board Governance Training session will take place in the Title 1 Room at the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. The meeting is open […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Feb. 18, 2021

Due to the inclement weather, the Henrico County School Board governance training scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at 9 a.m., has been postponed. 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Feb. 16, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will meet for Board Governance Training Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at 9 a.m., in the Title 1 Room at the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. The meeting is open to the public; however, there will not be an opportunity for public comment. Should […]

Get your child off to a strong start: Apply for Henrico Schools’ 2021-22 preschool program

Henrico, Va., Feb. 16, 2021 — Today Henrico County Public Schools begins accepting applications for its 2021-22 Early Learning Preschool program. HCPS Early Learning Preschool 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, 2021.Interested parents and guardians should […]

Help HCPS high schools gain enough YouTube subscribers to livestream home and away games

Henrico, Va., Feb. 8, 2021 — Because of pandemic safety measures, crowd sizes for the upcoming “fall” athletic season at Henrico County Public Schools high schools will be very limited. However, fans of HCPS high schools will have a chance to watch their teams’ games live — if the schools get enough subscribers to their […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Feb. 5, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Va. will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021  3 p.m.               Work Session 5:30 p.m.         Public Hearing to Solicit Input Related on the Proposed FY2021-2022 Annual Financial Plan The meetings will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge […]

Henrico School Board adopts new timeline for gradual return to in-person learning

Henrico, Va., Feb. 4, 2021 — After getting an update Thursday afternoon on staff vaccinations, risk-mitigation strategies and the readiness of school facilities, the Henrico School Board adopted a new timeline for a gradual return to in-person learning for families that chose that option. The new timeline begins with younger children Feb. 22 and 23 […]

Board approves proposals for 2 priority areas, will revisit comprehensive redistricting in fall

Henrico, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 —The Henrico School Board approved proposals at its Thursday meeting to address attendance boundaries in two redistricting priority areas, and also signaled that this fall it expects to restart a public conversation about the process for countywide redistricting.The measures for the two redistricting priority areas take effect for the 2021-22 […]

Recommended financial plan for 2021-22 seeks to restore cuts and refocus on support initiatives

Employee compensation is always a top priority; will be addressed later in the budget processHenrico, Va. Jan. 28, 2021 – While the coronavirus pandemic caused Henrico County Public Schools to delay important initiatives outlined in last year’s recommended financial plan, the recommended plan for 2021-22 seeks to restore cuts made during uncertain economic times and […]

Your REB Award nomination could help an amazing teacher continue to grow and learn

Henrico, Va. Jan. 25, 2021 – Central Virginia recipients of the REB Awards for Teaching Excellence have earned graduate degrees, climbed mountains, studied the effects of climate change, traced their ancestors and met peers from around the world — all to reignite their own passion for learning and to pass it on to their students. […]

Public Service Announcement for Immediate Release Jan. 22, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021  1 p.m.             Work Session 1-2 p.m.        Public Forum (Sign up in advance using this form.) The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile […]

Henrico School Board expected to vote Jan. 28 on 2 redistricting priority areas

Henrico, Va., Jan. 22, 2021 — The Henrico School Board is expected to vote at its Jan. 28 meeting on measures to address two of three “redistricting priority areas,” which target specific attendance boundary challenges. Any adopted changes would take effect in fall 2021. The two redistricting priority area proposals the Board will consider Jan. […]

Find your career path at ‘Life-Ready Expo: Business Management and Technology’

Henrico, Va., Jan. 20, 2021 — On Tuesday, area students in grades 7-12 and their families will have a chance to connect virtually with business and technology employers across the region at Henrico County Public Schools’ Life-Ready Expo: Business Management and Technology. The event is part of HCPS’ Life-Ready Expo series, designed to expose students […]

Check out the new season of family workshops in HCPS’ ‘Bridge Builders Academy’ series

Henrico, Va. Jan. 14, 2021 — Henrico County Public Schools’ Bridge Builders Academy workshop series is about giving you the information you need, and building connections among families, the community and the school division. The series’ winter edition debuts Tuesday with “Parenting with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs),” a workshop for parents who experienced trauma as […]

Virtual Varina Town Hall meeting set for Tuesday

Henrico, Va., Jan. 14, 2021 — Members of the community are invited to Henrico County Public Schools’ virtual Varina Town Hall meeting, scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m. The meeting will be a chance to ask questions on educational topics of interest to Henrico County’s Varina magisterial district, get HCPS updates and take a sneak […]

Jan. 12: Vaccinations and the impact on our return to in-person learning

Vacunas y el impacto en nuestro regreso al aprendizaje en personaThe following message is an update primarily for families of students who opted to return to in-person learning. Highlights:Henrico County and HCPS are prioritizing making the COVID-19 vaccine available to thousands of preK-12 HCPS employees as quickly as possible.In order to vaccinate thousands of people […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 8, 2021

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meetings: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021  3:30 p.m.           Work Session 5:30 p.m.           Public Hearing to Solicit Input on Proposed Revisions to the 2018-2025 Strategic Plan 6 p.m.               […]

Explore careers at HCPS Life-Ready Expos

Wednesday’s virtual event will focus on careers in human servicesHenrico, Va., Jan. 8, 2021 — No matter where you want to go in life, you need a path. Henrico County Public Schools is making it easy — even during the pandemic — for area students and their families to explore careers and get started on […]

An update on our expansion of in-person learning opportunities

Una actualización sobre nuestra expansión de oportunidades opcionales de aprendizaje en persona Henrico families,I am so proud of the way the Henrico community has continued to prioritize meeting student and family needs during this challenging time. Throughout the pandemic, our approach has been to be flexible and innovative in the way we provide services. We’ve […]

Virtual Varina Town Hall meeting set for Jan. 19

Henrico, Va., Dec. 14, 2020 — Members of the community are invited to Henrico County Public Schools’ virtual Varina Town Hall meeting, scheduled for Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be a chance to ask questions, get HCPS updates and take a sneak peek at what’s in store for 2021.The meeting will take […]

Tuesday’s HCPS Community Conversation: 9 months into the pandemic, families take stock

Henrico, Va. Dec. 9, 2020 — For Henrico County families, 2020 has seen a host of challenges related to the public health crisis, including navigating virtual learning. A Tuesday Henrico County Public Schools virtual event, “Community Conversations: Family Check-In,” will be a chance to look at 2020 — and look ahead. Hear from several parents […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2020

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting:Thursday, December 10, 2020 1 p.m.                  Work SessionThe meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia.  Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. School Board meetings are open to the public […]

Students: Tuesday virtual expo will focus on careers in agriculture, environment

Henrico, Va., Dec. 2, 2020 — On Tuesday, students in grades 7-12 and their families will have a chance to connect virtually with employers across the region at Henrico County Public Schools’ Life-Ready Expo: Natural Resources and Agriculture event. Use your interest in science and the environment to prepare for careers involving food quality and […]

Sandston ES recognized with national honor for academic achievement, outreach to families

Henrico, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 — Sandston Elementary School has been selected by the Virginia Department of Education as one of Virginia’s 2020 honorees in the National ESEA Distinguished Schools program. The eastern Henrico County school was honored for its academic achievements and work with special populations of students and their families, including the school’s […]

What’s the status of HCPS’ 3 ‘redistricting priority areas’?

Henrico, Va., Nov. 19, 2020 — Input and information sessions on three HCPS school attendance boundary “priority areas” have concluded, with one proposal put on hold and the School Board seeking further input on the other two. An update on the proposals, commonly referred to as “redistricting”:At the Nov. 12 School Board meeting, members decided […]

‘Yay of the Day’: 100 HCPS employees who are moving the school division forward

Henrico, Va., Nov. 18, 2020 — One hundred days. One hundred yays. That’s how Henrico County Public Schools will recognize the positive contributions of some amazing employees.Starting in December, HCPS employees will be recognized on weekdays as recipients of the school division’s “Yay of the Day” honor. Recipients will be employees who, through actions big […]

Update: Meeting on Achievable Dream Academy at Highland Springs ES changed to all-virtual format

Henrico, Va., Nov. 17, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ Highland Springs Community Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, will now be an all-virtual session in order to comply with new measures announced by Gov. Northam to combat the spread of COVID-19.The meeting, which had originally been planned to incorporate both virtual and in-person options, will discuss […]

Revised timeline for expanded in-person learning

Nuevo cronograma para aprendizaje en persona extendido Nov. 16, 2020 Henrico families, I’m writing to let you know that due to rising concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 in our region, HCPS will delay the expansion of in-person learning for students, which had previously been planned to begin in phases starting on Nov. 30. […]

New Health Committee and Redistricting Updates from HCPS

Henrico families,The School Board held a regularly scheduled work session Thursday, and I’m writing to update you again on two important topics that were discussed during the meeting (Desplazar el cursor hacia abajo para leer este mensaje en español):Health Committee UpdateRedistricting (school attendance boundaries)Health Committee UpdateThe Board received its regular update from the HCPS Health […]

Learn about career opportunities in energy at Tuesday’s virtual Life-Ready Expo

Henrico, Va., Nov. 13, 2020 — On Tuesday, students in grades 7-12 and their families will have a chance to connect virtually with energy employers across the region at Henrico County Public Schools’ Life-Ready Expo: Energy. Talk with employers and learn about lucrative career opportunities for students, the corresponding educational requirements as well as compensation. […]

Community meeting will focus on Achievable Dream Academy at Highland Springs ES

Henrico, Va., Nov. 13, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools families and other community members are invited to a Highland Springs Community Meeting Thursday to discuss the Achievable Dream Academy at Highland Springs Elementary School. The meeting will be held both in person at New Bridge Learning Center auditorium and in a virtual format using […]

Here come the Mavericks: New nickname, chapter for Douglas Freeman High School

Henrico, Va. Nov. 12, 2020 — When Douglas Freeman High School competitors next take the field or court, it will be as the Mavericks. John Marshall, principal, announced the new nickname — along with a new logo — in a message Thursday to students, families and staff members. The choice was the favorite of respondents […]

Eighth-graders: Specialty center application window opens Monday as open houses continue

Henrico, Va., Nov. 12, 2020 — Virtual open houses continue for Henrico County Public Schools high school specialty centers and interested students will be able to begin the online application process Monday. The window to submit applications is Nov. 16, 2020 through Jan. 15, 2021.Henrico County eighth-graders and their families can explore the benefits of […]

Public Service Announcement: Nov. 6, 2020

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Nov, 12, 2020  1 p.m.                Work Session 1-2 p.m.            Public Forum (Sign up in advance using this form.) The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine […]

HCPS families: Submit Student-Intent Form for your student’s learning option by Nov. 8 Family information sessions are scheduled for Monday in five languages

Henrico, Va. Oct. 30, 2020 — The process is underway for Henrico County Public Schools families to select a learning option for their students for the second nine weeks and second semester of school. Parents and guardians should submit Student-Intent Forms by next Sunday, Nov. 8, indicating whether each student intends to continue learning using […]

Attend a virtual information and input session on 3 redistricting priority areas

Henrico, Va., Oct. 29, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools will hold three virtual information and input sessions in November to discuss proposals to address specific school boundary situations. The Henrico School Board decided in September to discontinue the school division’s comprehensive redistricting process but is examining solutions for three specific priority areas of concern.The […]

Board meeting recap: Our plan for the second nine weeks

Henrico families,This evening at the School Board’s work session, the Board adopted a plan that would enable a phased expansion of in-person learning, starting Nov. 30 with younger elementary students having the option to return in-person, and concluding with middle and high school students having that same option in February.The Plan:The expanded plan will incorporate the […]

Eighth-graders: Virtual open houses for HCPS high school specialty centers start Monday

Henrico, Va., Oct. 21, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ high school specialty centers offer students a chance to immerse themselves in an area of particular interest, engage in a rigorous, tailored curriculum and be part of a community that shares their passions. Henrico County eighth-graders and their families can explore the benefits of HCPS […]

Questionnaire results: HCPS families, staff indicate preferences for second nine weeks

Henrico, Va., Oct. 19, 2020 — The results are in for questionnaires seeking feedback from Henrico County Public Schools families and staff members regarding the possibility of expanded in-person learning for the second nine weeks. The questionnaires asked respondents about their likely responses in the event of several hypothetical instructional scenarios. To see questionnaire results, […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Oct. 16, 2020

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOct. 16, 2020The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting:Thursday, Oct. 22, 20202 p.m. Work Session5-7 p.m. Public Forum (Sign up in advance using this form.)The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed […]

Questionnaires part of HCPS planning process for possible second-nine-weeks scenarios

Henrico, Va., Oct. 6, 2020 — While Henrico County Public Schools leaders don’t yet know what pandemic conditions will allow for the second nine weeks of school, HCPS is preparing for a range of possibilities. That planning includes a questionnaire for families and staff members, and a divisionwide review of safety procedures and equipment to […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: OCT. 2, 2020

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020  3 p.m.         Work Session 6 p.m.         Public Hearing to Solicit Input Related to the Resolution for the Conveyance of Surplus Real Property The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine […]

Henrico County Public Schools wins 13 national awards for innovative programs

Henrico, Va., Oct. 1, 2020 — Thirteen Henrico County Public Schools programs have been recognized in the 2020 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards. The annual awards recognize groundbreaking county government programs across the nation. HCPS winners were: #LifeReady Expo.Building the Future, Brick by Brick.Cosmetology Advisory Council Leads Way to Mentorship Program.“CTE NOW”: Podcast Explores, Promotes […]

No HCPS meals Monday; Service will resume Tuesday, with new voter registration drive

Henrico, Va. Sept. 25, 2020 — Monday is a Henrico County Public Schools student holiday in observance of Yom Kippur, and there will be no meals distribution that day. HCPS will resume free curbside pick-up service at all HCPS schools Tuesday, and bus stop neighborhood drop-off service Wednesday. When the service resumes, families will not […]

Virginia Board of Education honors HCPS as a ‘School Division of Innovation’

Henrico, Va. Sept. 24, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools has been recognized for its educational innovation by the Virginia Board of Education. Fifteen of the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions were named “School Divisions of Innovation.” The divisions were recognized for “designing and implementing alternatives to traditional instructional practices and school structures” in order to […]

2020-21 REB Award: Why is your principal one of central Virginia’s great educational leaders?

Henrico, Va. Sept. 24, 2020 — The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. The monetary component of the awards has been increased this year: honorees […]

Family workshops abound in HCPS’ newly reimagined ‘Bridge Builders Academy’ series

Henrico, Va. Sept. 23, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ family workshops have always been about transformation. Now, the workshop series itself has been transformed to bring Henrico families and educators even more useful presentations, speakers and events. Formerly known as the Family Learning Series, the series will kick off its fall season with the […]

HCPS hosting virtual panel discussions and presentations for Hispanic Heritage Month

Henrico, Va. Sept. 23, 2020 — October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and Henrico County Public Schools will host four virtual events as part of the observance. The events include a panel discussion on activist Dolores Huerta; a teacher panel on Hispanic representation in education; a presentation on community resources; and a discussion of language in […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

The County School Board of Henrico County, Virginia, will hold the following meeting:  Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020  1 p.m.         Work Session The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Virginia. Closed sessions will be held during the work session as deemed necessary. School Board meetings […]

More in-person instruction for HCPS? Process will rely on close monitoring of regional health data

Henrico, Va. Sept. 14, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools students, families, teachers and staff pine for a school year that includes vibrant hallways, joyous assemblies and full in-person learning. HCPS has developed a comprehensive, data-driven process to guide decisions allowing more in-person learning. A new page at the school division’s website — https://henricoschools.us/healthupdate/ — […]

HCPS ‘Help Chats’: Live sessions, step-by-step videos will take families from login to learning

Henrico, Va. Aug. 31, 2020 — It’s early on the morning of Sept. 8 and families are readying their Chromebooks, iPads and laptops, and excitedly preparing for the start of Henrico County Public Schools’ new, predominantly virtual school year.Now what?To help families better understand the concepts and technologies behind virtual learning, Henrico County Public Schools […]

Henrico County Public Schools adopts new, more inclusive nondiscrimination policies

Henrico, Va. Aug. 27, 2020 — The Henrico School Board has adopted expanded and inclusive new nondiscrimination policies for the school division. One policy is more overarching, while the other is aimed specifically at protecting students’ access to programs. Both policies update previous nondiscrimination policies and take effect immediately. The five School Board members voted […]

HCPS partners will provide limited in-school child care for essential workers, working families

Henrico, Va. Aug. 21, 2020 — Three Henrico County Public Schools partners who have provided after-school care in HCPS facilities will offer limited in-school care programs this fall. The programs are designed to help essential workers and working families who need quality, affordable child care during HCPS’ predominantly virtual start to the 2020-21 school year. […]

Starting Monday, HCPS’ mobile tech hubs will expand schedule for final weeks of summer

Henrico, Va. Aug. 20, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ four mobile technology hubs will offer expanded technical support hours for the last two weeks of summer, before transitioning to regular school-year hours at all HCPS secondary schools. Abbreviated summer hours for HCPS’ four mobile tech hubs had been scheduled to continue until just before the […]

After comprehensive review, Douglas Freeman High School will retire its ‘Rebels’ nickname

Henrico, Va. Aug. 6, 2020 — After a comprehensive review that included considerable public input, Henrico County’s Douglas S. Freeman High School will retire its “Rebels” nickname. A committee of community members, students and staff voted to recommend the change after analyzing community input collected in June and July. The school administration will work with […]

HCPS sets schedule for distributing more tablets, computers to support virtual learning

All students in every grade level will be provided an HCPS-issued deviceHenrico, Va. Aug. 5, 2020 — In order to give families the support they need for the predominantly virtual start to the school year, Henrico County Public Schools will provide a tablet or computer for each of HCPS’ more than 50,000 students. HCPS has […]

HCPS posts new FAQs with information about predominantly virtual return-to-school

Henrico, Va. Aug. 3, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools has posted a new collection of answers to frequently asked questions about its plan to begin the 2020-21 school year. HCPS will use a predominantly virtual format for at least the first nine weeks. The updated information is geared primarily to families and can be […]

With storm’s approach, Henrico Schools will distribute two days of school meals today

Henrico, Va. Aug. 3, 2020 — Because of inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Isaias, Henrico County Public Schools will distribute two days of “grab and go” school meals today. Families taking part in the school meals program should pick up meals between 11 a.m. and noon for both today, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. […]

‘Community Conversations: It Takes a Village’ will feature agents of community support and change

Henrico, Va. July 30, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Community Conversations” series continues Tuesday at 6 p.m. with an online panel of individuals and organizations working in our community to support HCPS students. “Community Conversations: It Takes a Village” is part of HCPS’ Family Learning Series workshops. For details and information about how to easily […]

Pop-Up School Supply Drive: Help make a big difference for Henrico County students

NOTE: This post has been updated for clarity. Henrico, Va. July 28, 2020 — While Henrico County Public Schools’ 2020-21 school year will begin using a fully virtual format, some students still need help with school supplies to use at home. Besides standard supplies such as highlighters and notebooks, many families also need assistance with […]

School Board votes to adopt a fully virtual format to begin the 2020-21 school year

News Release Henrico, Va. July 23, 2020 — The Henrico School Board voted unanimously at its Thursday meeting to adopt a full virtual format to start the 2020-21 school year. Superintendent Amy Cashwell had recommended using the virtual model for at least the first nine weeks. Members of the Board cited the health and safety of […]

Next edition of ‘Community Conversations’ will focus on insights of Henrico Schools staff members

Henrico, Va. July 16, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Community Conversations” series continues Monday at 6 p.m., as an online panel of HCPS administrators and other staff members addresses questions from previous panel discussions. So far, the every-other-week discussions have featured panels of Henrico school leaders, HCPS students, and parents discussing racial equity in […]

Update: Stay informed on return-to-school options

Henrico, Va. July 15, 2020 — Tuesday evening’s School Board Community Meeting provided attendees and livestream viewers with an update on return-to-school approaches currently under consideration. If you weren’t able to watch it, don’t worry: a full video recording is available on a new webpage that serves as the hub for ongoing information about HCPS’ […]

Check out July’s Family Learning Series virtual workshops

Henrico, Va. July 9, 2020 — July will include a variety of offerings for Henrico County Public Schools families as part of the school division’s Family Learning Series. The virtual offerings include workshops on resources for families and educators, trauma and resiliency, and building family bonds through cooking. Sessions are presented by the HCPS Department […]

School Board Community Meeting: Tuesday event will allow for limited in-person attendance

Henrico, Va. July 8, 2020 — The Henrico School Board will hold a community meeting Tuesday evening, with in-person attendance capped at 250. The 7 p.m. discussion at Glen Allen High School will also be livestreamed, and can be viewed by going to the school division’s website, https://henricoschools.us. In-person attendance will be on a first-come, […]

Next edition of Henrico Schools’ ‘Community Conversations’ will focus on parent perspectives

Henrico, Va. July 1, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Community Conversations” series continues Tuesday at 6 p.m., as an online panel of parents discusses various experiences and perspectives. The conversations are part of HCPS’ Family Learning Series workshops. For details and information about how to easily join the discussion using Google Meet, go to […]

HCPS: Tackling the closure, by the numbers

Henrico, Va. June 29, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ closure in March to stem the spread of the coronavirus has created challenges for Henrico families. HCPS staff members across the school division quickly began to invent new ways of serving families, with creative approaches to online learning, technology repair, meals distribution and much more. […]

2021-22 school year will begin after Labor Day

2021-22 El año escolar comenzará después del Día del Trabajador | Calendario 2021-2022 NOTE: This version of the news release corrects a typographical error. In 2021-22, the school year will end June 17, 2022. News Release2021-22 school year will begin after Labor Day Henrico, Va. June 25, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools will start […]

Check out these summer reading tips, part of HCPS’ ‘Summer Reading Kick-Off’

Henrico, Va. June 17, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Summer Reading Kick-Off” aims to build students’ reading skills – and encourage fun – all summer long. At three interactive webpages for HCPS elementary, middle and high school students, you’ll find reading resources, activities and tips for keeping your students engaged this summer. The colorful interactive […]

Hear student perspectives in the next edition of HCPS’ ‘Community Conversations’ on racism and inequity

Henrico, Va. June 17, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “Community Conversations” series continues Tuesday at 6 p.m., as an online panel of HCPS high school students discusses issues of racism, injustice and inequity. The conversations are part of HCPS’ Family Learning Series workshops. For details and information about how to easily join the discussion using […]

HCPS will close Monday for Juneteenth observance

Henrico, Va. June 16, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools will close Monday in observation of Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Superintendent Amy Cashwell said in an email to employees Tuesday that she and the School Board hope to encourage reflection and dialogue, and prioritize cultural and […]

Grab-and-go meals distribution, other closure-related services moving to summer schedules

Tema: Cambios al servicio de comidas, reparación de computadoras y línea de asistencia telefónica. Henrico, Va. June 12, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ “grab-and-go” meals distribution service will move to a summer schedule Monday, as will its mobile technology hubs and an information hotline designed to help families during HCPS’ closure for the coronavirus […]

Douglas Freeman High School will engage in listening process on future of ‘Rebels’ nickname

Henrico, Va. June 11, 2020 — Douglas S. Freeman High School will solicit input from students, families, alumni and community members on the future of its “Rebels” nickname, the school’s principal announced today in an email message. The process will be about collecting experiences and opinions. A committee of community members, students and staff will […]

Should the 2021-22 school year start before or after Labor Day? Tell us your thoughts.

Henrico, Va. May 20, 2020 — In early March, Henrico County Public Schools introduced the idea of a pre-Labor Day start to the 2021-22 school year. That was before the educational landscape shifted with HCPS’ closure to combat the coronavirus pandemic. At its May 14 work session, the Henrico School Board decided to revisit the […]

Glen Allen High School teacher named Henrico Schools’ 2020 Teacher of the Year

Henrico, Va. May 5, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools employs more than 4,000 teachers, but only one is honored each year with the division’s Teacher of the Year Award. Lindsey Pantele, an English teacher at Glen Allen High School, was named this year’s winner. Lindsey Pantele, the 2020 HCPS Teacher of the Year, stands […]

Henrico Schools distributes Chromebooks to elementary families in need of home computers

Henrico, Va. April 29, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools has distributed almost 5,000 Chromebook computers to elementary students who needed access to a computer at home during the school division’s closure. HCPS’ closure for the year has made digital materials a centerpiece of education efforts, through Henrico Edflix, HCPS’ new digital distance learning plan. […]

Virtual methods get application process back on track for 2020-21 early learning preschool

Henrico, Va. April 22, 2020 — After being halted to help stem the spread of coronavirus, the application process for HCPS’ 2020-21 Early Learning Preschool is back on track with the help of virtual technology. The application window is now open. Early Learning Preschool is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who […]

Citizens invited to submit public comments online for School Board’s virtual work session

Henrico, Va. April 21, 2020 — Citizens wishing to comment publicly at the Henrico School Board’s Thursday virtual work session are invited to submit written comments in advance using an online form. Comments will be distributed to the Board members before the meeting and posted for public view on “BoardDocs,” where all meeting materials are […]

Questions? Call Henrico Schools’ new hotline

Henrico, Va. April 20, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools’ closure for coronavirus can bring up a variety of questions for parents and guardians. That’s why the school division has launched a new hotline, to address questions from families. While many issues can be resolved by contacting your student’s teacher, counselor or principal, the HCPS […]

Ratcliffe E.S. principal receives REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

Henrico, Va. April 14, 2020 — Joy Reed, principal of Henrico County’s Harold Macon Ratcliffe Elementary School, has been awarded the 2019-20 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The award was announced by HCPS Superintendent Amy Cashwell at a virtual meeting today of Ratcliffe faculty members. The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals […]

In response to COVID-19, Henrico County Public Schools will delay redistricting process

Henrico, Va. April 6, 2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Northam’s stay-at-home order, in effect until at least June 10, the Henrico County School Board will delay the school division’s comprehensive redistricting process. The final stages of the process — including presentations, public hearings and the vote which had been scheduled […]

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