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Great Kindness Challenge

January 19, 2021

Hello JRMS Family,

The Great Kindness Challenge starts on January 25th,2021 and will occur throughout January 29th. This is a national initiative that we will celebrate and participate in as a school. There will be different kindness acts that students and staff can do daily. Also, please take a look at our daily kindness themes listed below.

Please encourage your student to participate. We look forward to celebrating a culture of kindness together!

Monday: Kindness  

Dress in Blue (Blue Crewmate): Kindness is AMONG US-Show that we are all crewmates and that none of us are imposters when it comes to kindness.

Kindness Act: #KindnessMatters. Put your best forward by showing kindness all day. Go to the hashtag on IG to show support for our kindness cause. Let’s be trendsetters and make it a trend!

 

Tuesday: Respect

Wear your shirt backwards: Words that hurt can’t be taken back.

Kindness Act:  Use kind words today by complimenting others. In every class and/or meeting you attend, compliment or say one kind thing about at least one person. If you notice that everyone is choosing the same person, try to pick someone else. Let’s make everyone feel included!

 

Wednesday: Diversity

Kindness Rocks: Dress as a positive influential character from a book, movie, game, or as a star celebrity who inspires you.

Kindness Act: Find an article, poem, quote, or a positive story in the media about a celebrity who has done something positive for the community recently. Share it with someone else. Spread kindness and positive media.

 

Thursday: Inclusion/Leadership  

Nothing Beats Kindness/ Team Kindness: Wear your favorite sports uniform or gear; this can include a hat.

Kindness Act: Be a good sport today, encourage and uplift others through words of affirmation. Be encouraging to someone today and/or include someone who is left out of something.

 

Friday: Connection/Sense of Belonging 

Kind Culture: Do it for the culture: Wear your JRMS gear or school colors to show school spirit and representation of a culture of kindness.

Kindness Act:  Write about a staff member who helps you stay connected at JRMS in a positive way. Your letter will be shared with the staff member and you will receive a positive referral (tribe ticket) for your kind act.

Principal’s Message: Week of January 18th

January 19, 2021

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with a few reminders and important notices for the week!

Parents and guardians:

The “JRMS Parent Dashboard” is a one-stop-shop for many parent resources. Please save/bookmark and click on the necessary links for your reference. As email communication continues to increase, many notices can also be found here if you happen to miss an email.

Click on this link: JRMS Parent Dashboard

  • January 18, 2021 –
    • School is closed in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
    • This is a National Day of service.  Student scholars are invited to share the service events in which they were involved.
  • Lights of Hope Ceremony – We hope you will be able to view the HCPS Lights of Hope Ceremony on January 18th.  Each year student scholars across the district represent their schools as ambassadors of hope.
  • January 19-  School opens and Tuesday is a Day 1
  • Save the date…Tuesday, January 19th  Varina Townhall Meeting:  Want to know more about education in the Varina District? On Tuesday at 6 p.m., you’re invited to a virtual Varina Town Hall meeting. Ask questions, get updates, and take a sneak peek at what’s in store for 2021. There will be brief presentations on topics such as COVID-19, area community resources, social and emotional support for students, equity and diversity, and Varina District PTA news. Alicia Atkins, Varina District School Board representative, will attend, as will Amy Cashwell, HCPS superintendent, and other HCPS leaders. The town hall meeting will take place using Microsoft Teams, but no registration is required and you don’t need to create a special account:

Virtual Varina Town Hall Meeting

 

  • Immunizations and Health History Forms: – Parents we need your help!  There are several forms that are required prior to returning to school.  Also, as a reminder “Immunizations” are also required for school whether the student is participating in virtual or in-person learning.   Please remember to fill out your child’s Health History Form and other HCPS Health Forms.

Use this link to access all Health Forms

Questions for the Nurse?  Click Here!

Please email or call Nurse Rosenbaum  ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us as she is happy to assist.

Nurse Contact info:

804-226-8730 *press 2 for clinic

Fax number 804-236-5764 attn school nurse

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

  • As a team and family, our focus is to develop life-ready thinkers. We believe honoring our legacy provides a future of success.  We will continue to celebrate students for positive behaviors as we continue our campus-wide expectations. Our JRMS Team will…*be Respectful *be Responsible *Ready and *be Safe. We are excited to recognize our students for exhibiting the positives!
    • Student Accountability and owning their work.  Students must collaborate and respond to the teacher to ensure they are being successful and getting everything, they need.
    • Parents/guardians/families, you can help by checking in with students every day.
      • #ShowUp!
        • Actively engaged in the learning experience- Attendance is not the same as participation in learning. We encourage our student scholars to think through content and participate in the active learning process.
        • We miss your face!  Students are more engaged and responsive in learning when their cameras are on and they are able to interact with the teacher.  Encourage your child to turn on his/her camera for each class.  This is one of the first steps to help a struggling student and enhance the learning experience of an engaged student. Students are given the option to use one of the school-approved virtual backgrounds.
      • Check Student progress on Schoology and PowerSchool Treat every week as an interim/report card distribution week.  Check updates in Schoology and PowerSchool. 
      • Simply by checking on the learning experience. Utilize the 2-3 pm Teacher Office Hour period.  We remind all of our student scholars to join teachers during that time.  Supports are offered to students during that time.  Please check with your child’s teachers.

 

PTA News!

Thank you to those who have reached out and answered the call. And to those who haven’t, there is plenty of room at the table.  Please join us!

Email us at RolfePTAPres@gmail.com

 

I invite you to visit our website for important notices and updates. Navigate through our links to student resources, teachers’ blogs and webpages, as well as additional details and notices of upcoming events.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at 804.226.8730 or dngeorge@henrico.k12.va.us) if I can be of assistance. I consider it a privilege to have your child at John Rolfe.

John Rolfe Middle School will continue our pursuit of educational excellence and rise to our full potential for success. Student scholars please have a restful evening and remember tomorrow, “WE” continue our quest for success as one team, one voice, and one family!

                                                                                ~Good Night, stay healthy, and be safe!

                                                                                            We are Rolfe Strong!

The harder they pull us back, the further we rise!

 

Next week and Beyond:

  • Jan. 25th– Day 1
  • Jan. 28th – Jan. 29th: Asynchronous Days.
  • Jan. 29th – End of the 2nd Marking Period
  • Variance Request
    • The deadline for middle school students is April 15, 2021. The high school (grades 8-11) deadline for submitting a variance request is February 15th and the elementary and middle (K – 7th) school deadline is April 15th. The 8th-grade deadline is aligned with high school since those students will be moving to high school for the 2021-2022 school year.

The deadline to request a variance for high schools is February 15, 2021. Variances may be considered only under circumstances as outlined in R6-03-001 School Assignments/Variance Procedures.

Virtual Curriculum Night Save the Date!

January 13, 2021

JRMS Virtual Curriculum Night For Rising 6th – 8th Grade Families

Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:15 PM

This year we will have a virtual Curriculum Night on Teams.  Families will have an opportunity to hear presentations on the course selection process from school counselors, and then have time to visit with teachers and ask questions.

The Teams link plus informational videos on our course offerings will be posted to the JRMS Website on Monday, February 8th.  Please feel free to view the videos at any time prior to or after our Curriculum Night.

Flyer Below:

Update from the School Nurse

January 11, 2021

News from the Rolfe Clinic:

TO ALL CHILDREN 18 and UNDER

WITHOUT DENTAL INSURANCE

COVID WON’T STOP OUR 5th ANNUAL WINTER GIVE KIDS A SMILE EVENT! DR. RICHARD BYRD & ASSOCIATES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

HAS NAMED FEBRUARY A GIVE KIDS A SMILE MONTH!

EVERY DAY IN FEBRUARY WE WILL OFFER GKAS APPOINTMENTS!

  • Call 804-330-0508 Option #3 as soon as possible to reserve a time
  • No waiting in line—appointment only
  • Located on the city bus line
  • Space is offered to new patients only
  • No financial qualification and absolutely no cost to patient or parent
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian
  • All children will leave with FREE dental goody bag of supplies

RICHARD BYRD AND HIS TEAM ARE PROVIDING THEIR SERVICES

WITH NO COST TO PATIENT OR THE PARENT!

LEARN MORE ON OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

SCHEDULE BEFORE APPOINTMENTS ARE FILLED.

 

Dr. Richard Byrd & Associates

Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

9221 Forest Hill Avenue

Richmond 23235

(804) 330-0508 (GKAS appointments Option 3)

www.drBYRDdds.com

Facebook: Dr. Richard Byrd & Associates Forest Hill Avenue

 

Dr. Richard Byrd & Associates En Español

A TODOS LOS NIÑOS 18 y MENORES

SIN SEGURO DENTAL

¡COVID NO PARARÁ NUESTRO 5º EVENTO ANUAL DE INVIERNO DALE A LOS NIÑOS UNA SONRISA! DR. RICHARD BYRD & ASOCIADOS ODONTOLOGÍA PEDIÁTRICA

¡HA NOMBRADO A FEBRERO NUESTRO REGALO A LOS NIÑOS UN MES DE SONRISA!

 

¡TODOS LOS DÍAS DE FEBRERO OFRECEREMOS NOMBRAMIENTOS GKAS!

  • Llame al 804-330-0508 Opción # 3 lo antes posible para reservar una hora
  • Sin esperas en la fila: solo cita
  • Ubicado en la línea de autobús de la ciudad.
  • Solo se ofrece espacio a nuevas pacientes.
  • Sin calificación financiera y sin costo alguno para el paciente o sus padres.
  • Los niños menores de 18 años deben estar acompañados por un padre o tutor legal.
  • Todos los niños se irán con una bolsa de suministros de artículos dentales GRATIS

 

RICHARD BYRD Y SU EQUIPO ESTÁN PROPORCIONANDO SUS SERVICIOS

¡SIN COSTO PARA EL PACIENTE O EL PADRE!

MÁS INFORMACIÓN EN NUESTRA PÁGINA DE EVENTOS DE FACEBOOK.

HORARIO ANTES DE LLENAR LAS CITA.

Dr. Richard Byrd & Associates

Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

9221 Forest Hill Avenue

Richmond 23235

(804) 330-0508 (GKAS appointments Option 3)

www.drBYRDdds.com

Facebook: Dr. Richard Byrd & Associates Forest Hill Avenue

Dr. Richard Byrd & Associates En Español

 

Principal’s Message: Week of January 11th

January 11, 2021

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with a few reminders and important notices for the week!  Happy New Year to those with which  I haven’t already had the opportunity to chat.

Parents and guardians:

The “JRMS Parent Dashboard” is a one-stop-shop for many parent resources. Please save/bookmark and click on the necessary links for your reference. As email communication continues to increase, many notices can also be found here or on our website just in case you miss an email.

Click on this link: JRMS Parent Dashboard

  • Jan. 11th – Is a Day 2
  • Jan. 13th – HCPS Life Ready Expo continues.  This week’s Expo’s focus    Expo: Human Services. Please see the detail below and the attached flyer.   Life Ready Expo
  • Jan. 15th – Specialty Center Applications are due.

 

  • Immunizations and Health History Forms: – Parents we need your help!  There are several forms that are required prior to returning to school.  Also, as a reminder “Immunizations” are also required for school whether the student is participating in virtual or in-person learning.   Please remember to fill out your child’s Health History Form and other HCPS Health Forms.

Use this link to access all Health Forms

Questions for the Nurse?  Click Here!

  • Please email or call Nurse Rosenbaum  ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us as she is happy to assist.

Nurse Contact info:

804-226-8730 *press 2 for clinic

Fax number 804-236-5764 attn school nurse

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

 

  • HCPS Life Ready Expo continues.  This week’s Expo’s focus is Human Services. This is a great way for students to join us and meet with business and community partners in areas of student interests including:
  • Education & Training
  • Government, & Public Administration
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

 

Area Students, grades 7 -12, and their caregivers will have the opportunity to virtually talk with employers to learn about lucrative career opportunities for students, the corresponding educational requirements, compensation, as well as answer questions about their business. careers pathways.

Student registration is not required. The virtual event will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. Attendees can take part using a browser without creating a Teams account. To attend on Wednesday, Jan. 13th, join from the following link:

https://tinyurl.com/LifeReady-Human-Services

 

  • Specialty Center Announcement
    • Eighth graders: Specialty Center: Interested students will be able to begin the online application process Monday. The window to submit applications is open through Jan. 15, 2021. To apply, go to https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/  click on “Application process for HCPS eighth-grade students.”
    • Sixth and Seventh graders:  It is never too early to begin planning.  Reach out to your school counselor and Advisory Teacher about your next steps in planning for your High School Pathway!  Ask questions and then ask more questions about how to prepare!
  • Variance Request
    • The deadline for middle school students is April 15, 2021. The high school (grades 8-11) deadline for submitting a variance request is February 15th and the elementary and middle (K – 7th) school deadline is April 15th. The 8th-grade deadline is aligned with high school since those students will be moving to high school for the 2021-2022 school year.
    • The deadline to request a variance for high schools is February 15, 2021. Variances may be considered only under circumstances as outlined in R6-03-001 School Assignments/Variance Procedures.
  •  As a team and family, our focus is to develop life-ready thinkers. We believe honoring our legacy provides a future of success.  We will continue to celebrate students for positive behaviors as we continue our campus-wide expectations. Our JRMS Team will…*be Respectful *be Responsible *Ready and *be Safe. We are excited to recognize our students for exhibiting the positives!
    • Student Accountability and owning their work.  Students must collaborate and respond to the teacher to ensure they are being successful and getting everything, they need.
    • Parents/guardians/families, you can help by checking in with students every day.
      • #ShowUp!
        • Actively engaged in the learning experience- Attendance is not the same as participation in learning. We encourage our student scholars to think through content and participate in the active learning process.
        • We miss your face!  Students are more engaged and responsive in learning when their cameras are on and they are able to interact with the teacher.  Encourage your child to turn on his/her camera for each class.  This is one of the first steps to help a struggling student and enhance the learning experience of an engaged student. Remember student scholars are given the option to use one of the school-approved virtual backgrounds. We are excited to “see” our student scholars.
      • Check school progress on Schoology and PowerSchool.  Treat every week as an interim/report card distribution week.  Check updates in Schoology and PowerSchool. 
      • Simply by checking on the learning experience. Utilize the 2-3 pm Teacher Office Hour period.  We remind all of our student scholars to join teachers during that time.  Supports are offered to students during that time.  Please check with your child’s teachers.

PTA News!

We Need You! – Parents, thank you for your interest in committing to our students’ success!  We are excited about those who have contacted us, and we are still in need of others. The only way to provide the best for “OUR” students is to work together as a team. John Rolfe Family, I am calling on you…those who believe in and want to invest in the best for our children.  Please contact me or our transitioning PTA Board if you are willing to accept this possible mission! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

  • Please click on the link for updates and notices: JRMS PTA Notice and Opportunities
  • If you have not joined the JRMS PTA, there is still time!  Please contact rolfeptamembership@gmail.com   for details.
  • Thank you to those who have reached out and answered the call. And to those who haven’t, there is plenty of room at the table.  Please join us!

Email us at RolfePTAPres@gmail.com

 

I invite you to visit our website for important notices and updates. Navigate through our links to student resources, teachers’ blogs and webpages, as well as additional details and notices of upcoming events.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at 804.226.8730 or dngeorge@henrico.k12.va.us) if I can be of assistance. I consider it a privilege to have your child at John Rolfe.

John Rolfe Middle School will continue our pursuit of educational excellence and rise to our full potential for success. Students please have a restful evening and remember tomorrow, “WE” continue our quest for success as one team, one voice, and one family!

~Good Night, stay healthy, and be safe!                                                                                             

We are Rolfe Strong!

The harder they pull us back, the further we rise!

 

Next week and Beyond:

  • January 18, 2021 –
    • School is closed in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday.
    • This is a National Day of service.  Student scholars are invited to share the service events in which they were involved.
  • Please check grades weekly for student progress and updates

January 19- is a Day 2

Principal’s Message Update: NWEA Testing Week of January 4th

January 5, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians:

This is a reminder that John Rolfe Middle School students will be participating in the NWEA Reading MAPs (Measurement of Academic Progress) assessment on January 5 – 8, 2021.  Prior to our Winter Break, I shared information about the assessment and ways to support students during this assessment. Attached you will find a copy of the earlier letter for your reference.

We are excited to be able to participate in this administration because this test will allow teachers to track student progress and growth in Reading and to focus on a student’s strengths and/or learning opportunities.  Teachers will use the Reading MAP Growth results individually, in small groups, and in whole groups to guide instruction.  The Reading MAP Growth test results will provide teachers and parents with detailed, accurate information about a child’s growth from the winter to the spring administration.

In order for teachers to get accurate information, it is imperative that the following guidelines be followed to ensure the integrity and security of test results:

  • Prohibited use of unauthorized electronic devices, outside internet sources, and/or assistance to students.
  • Prohibited use of unapproved assessment materials (no scratch paper, pencils, highlighters, etc.)
  • Prohibited use of photographing, hand copying, screen capturing, and/or video recording of test questions and test sessions.

Remember this assessment is design to measure where students are so there is nothing student scholars need to study.  To ensure student success, following the guidelines listed above (and in the letter), getting a good night’s rest, and ensuring a class session free from distractions will provide a successful day.  Everything you can do to ensure your child and our scholar is present and prepared will bring ultimate success.

Spanish Version:  Parent Guide in Spanish

Thank you for your continued support and please contact me or Rolfe’s Testing Coordinator, Laura Woodle (lkwoodle@henrico.k12.va.us).

Respectfully Yours in Education,

~Mrs. George

Please click on the link to access the letter.

JRMS NWEA_MAPs Parent Letter 20_21_ (1).pdf

Principal’s Message: Week of December 14th

December 14, 2020

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with a few reminders and important notices for the week!

Parents and guardians:

The “JRMS Parent Portal” is a one-stop-shop for many parent resources. Please save/bookmark and click on the necessary links for your reference.

Click on this link: JRMS Parent Dashboard

  • Dec. 14- Is a Day 2
  • Winter Break! – School will be closed during Winter Break from Dec. 21st – 31st.
    • Monday, Jan. 4thClasses will resume for virtual learning.
    • Monday, Jan. 11thSchool will open and virtual learning will continue.
    • The week of Jan. 11- 15thIn-person learning begins for our most vulnerable scholars.
      • January 12- EL students return and will attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays
      • January 14- IS students return
  • Health History Forms: – Parents we need your help!  There are several forms that are required prior to returning to school.  Please remember to fill out your child’s Health History Form and other HCPS Health Forms.

It is very important that these are completed for every student so if you need assistance or access to the form, please allow us to assist. The form can be completed online, our nurse can email it to you, or you can arrange to pick up a copy from school.

Use this link to access all Health Forms

Questions for the Nurse?  Click Here!

  • Please email or call Nurse Rosenbaum  ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us as she is happy to assist.

Nurse Contact info:

804-226-8730 *press 2 for clinic

Fax number 804-236-5764 attn school nurse

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

 

Technology Update:

An important technology message:  

In August, students/families were requested to bring their laptops to the schools and self-perform an update to optimize the laptop for virtual learning. The Technology Department is suggesting that students who have not completed the laptop update process yet, if possible, please bring their laptop on any weekday during school hours to {School Name Here}’s Technology Support Technician (TST), up until December 18th, to help perform the update. This update is not required but will help optimize and best secure the laptop. TSTs will not be in buildings from December 18th through January 4th due to Winter Break.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Brian Maddox at bemaddox@henrico.k12.va.us.

 

A School Counseling Message from Ms. Clemmons:

  • Students, as a reminder, if you will not be in class (signed into Teams) for the school day, send your teachers a message in Schoology or by email and have your parent/guardian contact the front office.
    • You are still responsible for completing missing work from the days you are absent. Please reach out to your teachers for a deadline to submit the work.
    • If you miss a class during the day, make every effort to complete the daily assignments in your teachers’ Schoology folders by 11:59pm that day. Please message your teachers if you need assistance with the assignment.
    • You will receive messages and calls from your teachers, school counselor, or support staff whenever you notice you are not in class–we notice!
    • Take advantage of our office hours from 2:00-3:15 pm and schedule time to ask questions and receive assistance.
  • Specialty Center Announcement
    • Eighth graders: Specialty Center: 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. Please share this information with your families weekly until the window closes.  To apply, go to https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/ starting Monday and click on “Application process for HCPS eighth-grade students.”
    • Sixth and Seventh graders:  It is never too early to begin planning.  Reach out to your school counselor and Advisory Teacher about your next steps in planning for your High School Pathway!  Ask questions and then ask more questions about how to prepare!

 

  • Virtual “Life Ready” Expo: This year our “Life Ready” Expo has gone virtual!  We will have six more virtual events where employers from various career clusters will share information not only about their specific company or business but also about careers in the industry. Registration is not required but you can register and gain additional information at:  https://henricocte.com/
    • Schedule of HCPS upcoming Virtual Life-Ready Expos:
      • Jan. 13, 2021: Human Services
      • Jan. 26, 2021: Business Management & Technology

 

  • As a team and family, our focus is to develop life-ready thinkers. We believe honoring our legacy provides a future of success.  We will continue to celebrate students for positive behaviors as we continue our campus-wide expectations. Our JRMS Team will…*be Respectful *be Responsible *Ready and *be Safe. We are excited to recognize our students for exhibiting the positives!
    • Treat every week as an interim/report card distribution week.  Check updates in Schoology and PowerSchool.  Check Schoology with your child, our scholar, today!

PTA News!

Please contact me or our transitioning PTA Board if you are willing to accept this possible mission! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

  • Please click on the link for updates and notices: JRMS PTA Notice and Opportunities
  • If you have not joined the JRMS PTA, there is still time!  Please contact rolfeptamembership@gmail.com   for details.
  • Thank you to those who have reached out and answered the call. And to those who haven’t, there is plenty of room at the table.  Please join us!

Email us at RolfePTAPres@gmail.com

I invite you to visit our website for important notices and updates. Navigate through our links to student resources, teachers’ blogs and webpages, as well as additional details and notices of upcoming events.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at 804.226.8730 or dngeorge@henrico.k12.va.us) if I can be of assistance. I consider it a privilege to have your child at John Rolfe.

John Rolfe Middle School will continue our pursuit of educational excellence and rise to our full potential for success. Students please have a restful evening and remember tomorrow, “WE” continue our quest for success as one team, one voice, and one family!

                                                                               

We are Rolfe Strong!

The harder they pull us back, the further we rise!

 

Next week and Beyond:

  • January 4, 2021 – Is a Day 1
    • School opens after Winter Break
    • Students should attend every class and take advantage of the 2-3 pm time.

Please check grades weekly for student progress and updates

Principal’s Message: Week of December 7th

December 7, 2020

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with a few reminders and important notices for the week!

Parents and guardians:

The “JRMS Parent Portal” is a one-stop-shop for many parent resources. Please save/bookmark and click on the necessary links for your reference.

Click on this link: JRMS Parent Dashboard

  • Dec. 7th is a Day 1
  • Hat Day was a success!  Thank you for allowing your child and our scholar to participate. 
  • We are continuing our Virtual Spelling Bee process throughout the week.
  • Unclaimed Items from Spring 2020- Parent please contact the school if you would like to schedule a time to recover items left from Spring 2020.  We have a few items remaining that are scheduled to go to a local charity if unclaimed by Dec. 11th. We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to claim their belongings but are planning for the return to school and unclaimed items will be considered discarded.
  • Technology Update: Please stay tuned for a message regarding updating technology and student laptops.

A huge THANK YOU!

  • Thank you to all families and extended families for supporting our Fall Fundraiser. We know our fundraising style was different this year than previous years and hope this method gave your family and friends more opportunities to support without all of the fuss, money collection, and trinkets.  We could not have done it without your support!!

          A School Counseling Message from Ms. Zimmerman-Bob

  • On Sunday, December 6th, at 8 PM ET, our JRMS community will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual concert to honor those who want to build a safer and inclusive society. The Anti-Defamation League invites us to celebrate a 25-year tradition against hate and bigotry. So if you can, please use the link that’s provided to join the ADL in their first virtual concert Against Hate. This is a great opportunity for our school to come together as a community to show our commitment against hate. Link: https://events.adl.org/concert

 

        A School Counseling Message from Ms. Clemmons:

  • IB applicants: reminder, the writing prompt will be given on Friday, December 11th at 9 am. Please send Ms. Clemmons a message on Schoology if you have any questions.

 

  • Students, as a reminder, if you will not be in class (signed into Teams) for the school day, send your teachers a message in Schoology or by email and have your parent/guardian contact the front office.
    • You are still responsible for completing missing work from the days you are absent. Please reach out to your teachers for a deadline to submit the work.
    • If you miss a class during the day, make every effort to complete the daily assignments in your teachers’ Schoology folders by 11:59 pm that day. Please message your teachers if you need assistance with the assignment.
    • You will receive messages and calls from your teachers, school counselor, or support staff whenever you notice you are not in class–we notice!
    • Take advantage of our office hours from 2:00-3:15 pm and schedule time to ask questions and receive assistance.

 

  • Eighth graders: Virtual open houses for HCPS high school specialty centers continues. To prioritize safety during the current pandemic, all open houses will be virtual this year. HCPS specialty center virtual open houses (sessions at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.):
    • Center for Information Technology (Deep Run H.S.): Dec. 7
    • Center for the Arts (Henrico H.S.): Dec. 8
  • Specialty Center: 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. Please share this information with your families weekly until the window closes.

starting Monday and click on “Application process for HCPS eighth-grade students.”

  • Health History Forms: – Please remember to fill out your child’s Health History Form.

It is very important that these are completed for every student so if you need assistance or access to the form, please allow us to assist. The form can be completed online, our nurse can email it to you, or you can arrange to pick up a copy from school.

Use this link to access the all Health Forms

Questions for the Nurse?  Click Here!

Nurse Contact info:

804-226-8730 *press 2 for clinic

Fax number 804-236-5764 attn school nurse

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

  • Return those Books! 
    • Does your student have overdue school library books?  Please search high and low to make sure these are located and returned. Books can be returned to ANY Henrico County School during school hours in the black and yellow return bins.
  • As a team and family, our focus is to develop life-ready thinkers. We believe honoring our legacy provides a future of success.  We will continue to celebrate students for positive behaviors as we continue our campus-wide expectations. Our JRMS Team will…*be Respectful *be Responsible *Ready and *be Safe. We are excited to recognize our students for exhibiting the positives!
    • Student Accountability and owning their work.  Students must collaborate and respond to the teacher to ensure they are being successful and getting everything, they need.
    • Parents/guardians/families, you can help by checking in with students every day.
      • Simply by checking on the learning experience. Utilize the 2-3 pm Teacher Office Hour period.  We remind all of our scholars to join teachers during that time.  Supports are offered to students during that time.  Please check with your child’s teachers.
      • Treat every week as an interim/report card distribution week.  Check updates in Schoology and PowerSchool. 

 

PTA News!

We Need You! – Parents, thank you for your interest in committing to our students’ success!  We are excited about those who have contacted us, and we are still in need of others. This only way to provide the best for “OUR” students is to work together as a team. John Rolfe Family, I am calling on you…those who believe in and want to invest in the best for our children.  Please contact me or our transitioning PTA Board if you are willing to accept this possible mission! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

  • Please click on the link for updates and notices: JRMS PTA Notice and Opportunities
  • If you have not joined the JRMS PTA, there is still time!  Please contact rolfeptamembership@gmail.com   for details.
  • Thank you to those who have reached out and answered the call. And to those who haven’t, there is plenty of room at the table.  Please join us!

Email us at RolfePTAPres@gmail.com

 

I invite you to visit our website for important notices and updates. Navigate through our links to student resources, teachers’ blogs and webpages, as well as additional details and notices of upcoming events.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at 804.226.8730 or dngeorge@henrico.k12.va.us) if I can be of assistance. I consider it a privilege to have your child at John Rolfe.

 

John Rolfe Middle School will continue our pursuit of educational excellence and rise to our full potential for success. Students please have a restful evening and remember tomorrow, “WE” continue our quest for success as one team, one voice, and one family!

 

~Good Night, stay healthy, and be safe!

We are Rolfe Strong!

The harder they pull us back, the further we rise!

 

Next week and Beyond:

  • Students should attend every class and take advantage of the 2-3 pm time.
  • Please check grades weekly for student progress and updates
  • Dec. 14- Is a Day 2

Important Update from Nurse Rosenbaum

December 2, 2020

Hello Parents of JRMS,

My Name is Cathy Rosenbaum. I am the Registered Nurse here at John Rolfe Middle School. I am here to help our students feel their best so they can learn. Throughout the middle school years I hope to establish a relationship with you and your child. I make every effort to keep you informed of injuries and complaints as needed while supporting your student’s class attendance and success. Whenever possible, I like to see your student return to the classroom but fully understand the moments when it is best to go home or seek medical care. I truly respect your role as a parent and will do my best to work with you to do the right thing. Never hesitate to call me.    

Learning is a challenge when teens are hungry, sick, tired, or stressed, but going home is not always the answer. When students are having a bad day, encourage them to visit the clinic so we can find solutions. There are many caring adults at John Rolfe who are capable of helping your child through a situation, so encourage them to seek that help. 

I know throughout the year there will be many questions with regards to the clinic and medications, forms, and immunizations. If there is ever anything I can help you with please don’t hesitate to contact me. I have enclosed several links to what you, as a parent, might possibly need. 

  • Health History forms:

https://henricoschools.us/wp-content/uploads/STUDENT-HEALTH-HISTORY.pdf

  • School Health Brochure:

https://henricoschools.us/wp-content/uploads/HealthBrochure.pdf

  • Link to our Medication Policy which includes links for prescription medication and over the counter medication forms to be filled out: ( please remember original bottle; unopened)

https://henricoschools.us/health-safety/

  • Immunization information please read:

https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/

Please, for the students returning, do your daily health checks on your child prior to sending them to school. Make sure they are comfortable with wearing a 2 ply mask while here in the school building. Gators, bandanas or masks with exhalation valves are not acceptable. Also,  understand that social distancing will be required. 

Please see below for HCPS covid 19 health plan:

https://henricoschools.us/wp-content/uploads/HCPS-COVID-19-Health-Plan-20-21.pdf

 

Also, this is required before students return to the building. Please fill out both pages. Page 2 is for you to keep at home, page 1 should return with the student and be turned in to the clinic. 

COVID-19 Health Screening Acknowledgement Form for Students

 

Again please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, 

Stay safe, distance yourself, wash your hands, wear your mask………

 

Cathy T. Rosenbaum, R.N.

John Rolfe Middle School

6901 Messer Rd

Richmond, Va 23231

804-226-8730 *press 2 for clinic

Fax number 804-236-5764 attn school nurse

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

 

 

ADL In Concert Against Hate

November 30, 2020

On Sunday, December 6th, at 8 PM ET, our JRMS community will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual concert to honor those who want to build a safer and inclusive society. The Anti-Defamation League invites us to celebrate a 25-year tradition against hate and bigotry. So if you can, please use the link that’s provided to join the ADL in their first virtual concert Against Hate. This is a great opportunity for our school to come together as a community to show our commitment.

https://events.adl.org/concert

RolfeSchool

6901 Messer Road, Henrico, VA 23231
Phone (804) 226-8730 | Fax (804) 236-5764
School Hours: 8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Ms. Debbie George, Principal
Jamar Arvin, Associate Principal
Jamie Hutchinson, Assistant Principal
Nokomis Alston, Assistant Principal