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Principal’s Message: Week of Oct 26th

October 26, 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

  • Oct.26th is a Day2
  • School Board Update. In-Person Learning begins 2nd Semester: In-person learning for secondary students will begin the second semester.  Students will attend school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesdays have been designated as Wellness Wednesday and everyone will work virtually.
  • Virtual open houses for HCPS high school specialty centers start Monday, Oct. 26th.

Attention eighth-graders: HCPS specialty center virtual open houses (sessions at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.):

  • Center for Engineering (Highland Springs H.S.): Oct. 26
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years/Diploma Programs (Henrico H.S.): Oct. 27
  • ACE Center at Highland Springs (Highland Springs H.S.): Oct. 28
  • ACE Center at Hermitage (Hermitage H.S.): Oct. 29

To see the application timeline and information about applying, go to https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/

Each specialty center will hold two sessions on its scheduled open house day, one at 5 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. There will be a question period during each open house. Students can attend as many specialty center open houses as they wish.

  • Save the dates:
    • Parent/Teacher Virtual Conferences: Monday, November 2nd (4-6 pm) and Tuesday, November 3rd (9-11 am). This year we are glad to host two sessions in the fall.  Information regarding how to request Virtual TEAM’s conference times will be coming home by Wednesday, Oct. 28th.  Remember parents/guardians are welcome to request a parent conference (after school or during teacher planning) outside of the designated window if these times do not agree with our schedule.
    • Sixth graders interested in applying for the IB Program at Fairfield for the 2021-2022 school year can find the application in the 6th-grade folder in the School Counseling Schoology course. Student applications are due on November 6th by 11:59 pm. Please contact Ms. Clemmons if you have any questions.
  • 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.  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

  • Digital Citizenship With the innumerable amounts of digital information and sharing today, we all need to find ways to keep a healthy balance. On the Common-Sense Education website check out the activities and tips for families with practical
  • 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. Thanks so much for your help in getting our books back home!
      • All library books checked out prior to school closing in March are due back NOW 
      • No late fines or fees, unless you’ve lost the book
      • Black & yellow return bins are at each school 
      • Return books to the bin at any school
      • Return them as soon as possible
  • 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!
    • Congratulations to Mr. Young’s 8th Grade Class who are the winners of the class participation challenge.  These students showed up ready for class and will get to participate in the “Teacher Challenge” tomorrow! #ShowUp   #RolfeRises!
    • No worries, if you haven’t received a positive referral yet, don’t worry. Your opportunity is just around the corner.  We continue to highlight reports of students rising to the occasion at Rolfe Middle School!
    • Parents/guardians/families, you can help by checking in with students every day.
      • Simply by checking on the learning experience. Take a moment today and ask your child, not only what (s)he is learning, but also ask, “Why are you learning that?” Take a moment with your child to explore what they are learning and help them understand the “why” behind the learning experience.  Learning should be relevant to the learner.
      • 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!

  • 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:

  • Nov. 2nd – is a Day 1
  • Nov. 2nd – Virtual TEAMs Parent/Teacher Conference (PM)
  • Nov. 4th – New Parking lot protocols
  • Nov. 3rd – Virtual TEAMs Parent/Teacher Conference (AM)/Student Holiday
  • Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday/Election Day. John Rolfe Middle School is a polling site.
  • Nov. 11th – Veterans Day
  • Nov. 13th – Marking Period 1 ends/Student Holiday
  • Save the date: Sixth graders interested in applying for the IB Program at Fairfield for the 2021-2022 school year can find the application in the 6th-grade folder in the School Counseling Schoology course. Student applications at due on November 6th by 11:59 pm. Please contact Ms. Clemmons if you have any questions.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences- Our conferences will be virtual this year.  Please stay tuned as more information regarding dates will be forthcoming!

Nov. 3rd– John Rolfe is a polling site.  This is a student holiday.  As you cast your vote remember school is closed on that day as well.

Principal’s Message: Week of Oct 19th

October 19, 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!  Thank you all for joining us during the first, “Rolfe Road Rally!”  It was great to see returning and new faces!

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

  • Oct.19th is a Day 1
  • 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.  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

  • Please take a moment to click on the link and review the Student Guide Videos.  COVID-19 Student  Guide Videos:  :https://content.streamhoster.com/preview/hcpstv/ReOpen-2020/Health/COVID-Resource-Student-Guide2_20200831_1280x720_624kbps_439s.mp4?autoPlay=1&width=640&height=360
  • How can students check out books? Have you heard of the Bookhub and SORA?
    • BOOKHUB – students are able to check out actual books from your school’s collection through the Virtual Library Learning Commons Dashboard. Each school has a large BOOKHUB bin for curbside drop off and pickup.
    • SORA – students are able to check out digital books through SORA.
  • 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! I
    • This week we recognize Mrs. Godwin’s 2/6th Block Class.  As a team, you set an attendance goal and your class earned perfect attendance for the entire week last week. You set a responsibility and readiness goal.  Congratulations on meeting your goal together.  Excellent teamwork!  You Rock!
    • No worries, if you haven’t received a positive referral yet, here are a few tips to help continue to rise as a Rolfe Leader. Continue to be…
      • Respectful- Follow the guidelines of your teacher for virtual learning. Your teacher will review virtual learning expectations and help you learn to navigate the digital classroom. Parents, students should be able to answer the following questions each day.
        • What are you learning?
        • Why are you learning it?
        • How do you know you’ve mastered it? (How do you know when you really got it?
      • Responsible-It is very important that students attend each class. We want our students to #ShowUp. We will actively monitor student attendance, engagement, and participation. There is designated time for learning with the teacher and independent studies as well, but we want everyone to show up ready to learn.
      • Ready -There aren’t any bells this year in virtual learning. Setting a timer and posting the bell schedule near a student’s workspace is a great tool to get ready. Attempt to log into class at least 5 minutes before the stated time!
      • Safe- Your child’s password is private. Please teach them to learn it, record it in a safe location, and don’t share it with other students. Students should restrict their virtual communications with the sites provided or approved by their teacher.
        • Virtual Backgrounds must be HCPS Issued or school approved.
        • Students should log in with their HCPS credentials and not as guests.
        • Only accept meeting invitations from your 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. 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!

  • 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:

  • Save the date: Sixth graders interested in applying for the IB Program at Fairfield for the 2021-2022 school year can find the application in the 6th-grade folder in the School Counseling Schoology course. Student applications at due on November 6th by 11:59 pm. Please contact Ms. Clemmons if you have any questions.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences- Our conferences will be virtual this year.  Please stay tuned as more information regarding dates will be forthcoming!

Nov. 3rd– John Rolfe is a polling site.  Typically, this would be a teacher workday, but in an effort to ensure everyone has a chance to exercise their right to vote, this will be a school holiday.  As you cast your vote remember school is closed on that day as well.

Principal’s Message: Week of October 12

October 12, 2020

October 11, 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

  • Oct. 11th – Remember to complete the Return to Learn Questionnaire.  It is not too late, but the window closes today, Sunday, October 11th, and your voice deserves to be heard!  We’ve had many families complete the survey and I am hoping that everyone’s voice is included. Below are a few links and notes that will help you if you or someone you know hasn’t responded yet!
  • Things to know:
    • This questionnaire is being provided to all households of students enrolled in Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS). (Desplazar el cursor hacia abajo para leer este mensaje en español.)
    • Please assist our planning for the second nine weeks of school by completing it by Sunday, Oct. 11. While responses are not considered “binding” at this time, please carefully consider your answers, as HCPS will rely greatly on this information for planning purposes
    • Please use this link to get started: https://efmfeed.verintefm.com/se/0A88D4C34FA1179A
    • You may download a paper copy by using the link below.

There is also an option to print a paper version of the questionnaire at home. Visit this page: https://henricoschools.us/questionnaires/. Please return the completed copies to your school.

If you have any difficulties accessing this questionnaire, please contact Helen Whitehurst at hswhiteh@henrico.k12.va.us.

  • Oct. 12th – Monday, Oct.12th is a Day 2.
  • Oct. 14th – Rolfe’s Road Rally!

We are excited to invite you to “Rolfe’s Road Rally” on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020. Between the hours of 5 pm and 6 pm, you are invited to meet your students’ teachers from the comfort and safety of your vehicles.

Beginning at Five O’clock PM, starting at the parking lot of Varina High School, you will be directed to drive the route around the grounds of John Rolfe Middle School. The teachers and staff will be at multiple stations around the campus ready to greet our wonderful students!

The first cars to arrive will receive a backpack full of gift items until supplies run out.  Also, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to vote for the department with the most school spirit.

Additionally, you are encouraged to decorate your vehicles to show your school spirit!

The staff and faculty at John Rolfe Middle School cannot wait to see our students and families in person for the first time this year during the Rolfe Road Rally. Wednesday, October 14th between the hours of 5 pm and 6 pm.

We hope to see you there!

 

  • 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. This is the spirit of Team Rolfe. Although the learning platform is different, students are still expected to come to class each period, each day, ready to learn, demonstrating, and receiving respect, all while in a safe environment.  We were excited to have several students recognize positive behaviors!  If you haven’t received a positive referral yet, here are a few tips to help continue to rise as a Rolfe Leader. Continue to be…
    • Respectful- Follow the guidelines of your teacher for virtual learning. Your teacher will review virtual learning expectations and help you learn to navigate the digital classroom. Parents, students should be able to answer the following questions each day.
      • What are you learning?
      • Why are you learning it?
      • How do you know you’ve mastered it? (How do you know when you really got it?
    • Responsible-It is very important that students attend each class. We want our students to #ShowUp. We will actively monitor student attendance, engagement, and participation. There is designated time for learning with the teacher and independent studies as well, but we want everyone to show up ready to learn.
    • Ready -There aren’t any bells this year in virtual learning. Setting a timer and posting the bell schedule near a student’s workspace is a great tool to get ready. Attempt to log into class at least 5 minutes before the stated time!
    • Safe- Your child’s password is private. Please teach them to learn it, record it in a safe location, and don’t share it with other students. Students should restrict their virtual communications with the sites provided or approved by their teacher.
      • Virtual Backgrounds must be HCPS Issued or school approved.
      • Students should log in with their HCPS credentials and not as guests.
      • Only accept meeting invitations from your 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. 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!

 

  • 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!

Applications Now Being Accepted for the IBMYP

October 8, 2020

Three HCPS middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, which includes a comprehensive curriculum for students who are highly motivated and who have demonstrated the ability to achieve academically.

Application are now being accepted and are available in all elementary and middle school counseling departments. *Private school applicants must contact the IB Programs Office at Tuckahoe MS for an application.

Public Info Session/Virtual Open House Schedule 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Fairfield MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – George H. Moody MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -Tuckahoe MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Click here to view application timeline

Principal’s Message: Midweek Update Regarding HCPS Survey and Road Rally

October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with an important mid-week notice.  I hope this message finds your family safe and well!

Parents and guardians:

  • October 14th – Rolfe’s Road Rally!

We are excited to invite you to “Rolfe’s Road Rally” on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020. Between the hours of 5 pm and 6 pm, you are invited to meet your students’ teachers from the comfort and safety of your vehicles.

  • Save the date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020, join us for Rolfe’s Road Rally.

We are looking forward to this event that will allow the teachers and students to see each other in person–which may be the first time for many of them.

  • What: John Rolfe Middle School’s “Rolfe Road Rally”
  • When:  Wednesday, October 14th @ 5 pm
  • Where: We will begin our journey at Varina Highschool and head to our final rallying point- John Rolfe Middle!
  • Who: All current John Rolfe students, staff, and families.
  • Why: This gives you an opportunity to meet your teachers in person from a safe distance, show off your personality by adding Bling, Being Extra, or putting on Flair to your vehicle.  The bottom line is …we miss you!

We hope to see you there!

 

  • Remember to complete the Return to Learn Questionnaire.  The window closes soon and your voice deserves to be heard!  This message was originally communicated by Andy Jenks on Monday.  It is very important that our John Rolfe Family voice is heard so it is worth repeating.
  • Things to know:
    • This questionnaire is being provided to all households of students enrolled in Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS). (Desplazar el cursor hacia abajo para leer este mensaje en español.)
    • Please assist our planning for the second nine weeks of school by completing it by Sunday, Oct. 11. While responses are not considered “binding” at this time, please carefully consider your answers, as HCPS will rely greatly on this information for planning purposes
    • Please use this link to get started: https://efmfeed.verintefm.com/se/0A88D4C34FA1179A
    • You may download a paper copy by using the link below.
    • Available at all schools where student meals are distributed (visit this link for days and times)
    • Available where student meals are delivered by school bus (visit this link for a list of bus stop locations)
    • Available by contacting your school directly (questionnaires available in the main office)

There is also an option to print a paper version of the questionnaire at home. Visit this page: https://henricoschools.us/questionnaires/. Please return the completed copies to your school.

If you have any difficulties accessing this questionnaire, please contact Helen Whitehurst at hswhiteh@henrico.k12.va.us.

We NEED to be included in this survey! 

Please take the opportunity to share your voice!

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!

Digital Citizenship at Rolfe

October 7, 2020

This week in Advisory, Rolfe students will be discussing aspects of living in a digital world. The focus of the lessons revolve around the theme of Media Balance and Well Being.  With the innumerable amounts of digital information and sharing today, we all need to find ways to keep a healthy balance. On the Common Sense Education website check out the activities and tips for families with practical advice for any age.

Learning Anytime, Anywhere:

With these lessons, tools and resources we can all help JRMS students to maneuver this digital world safely and informed.

HCPS high school families: Talk with college reps at virtual college fairs, panel discussions

October 6, 2020

Participation is free! Events happening now through November 4th!

This year, HCPS will be hosting our annual College Fair virtually in partnership with the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors (VACRAO).

Students are encouraged to participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admissions counselors. Visit https://www.strivescan.com/virginia/ to see participating colleges, event dates, register and learn more!

Principal’s Message: Week of October 4th

October 5, 2020

Greetings John Rolfe Family,

 

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School with an important message for the upcoming week.  I hope this message finds your family safe and well!

 

Parents and guardians:

  • Return to Learn Questionnaire/Survey: This email is to inform you of an upcoming questionnaire/survey that HCPS will be sending to gather information regarding the safe return of students to all HCPS school buildings.  The survey is intended to be available Monday, October 5th.  We cannot express how important it is for ALL our families to be included in this survey.  This survey will be open until Friday, October 9th, which means this is a quick turnaround. The information that is gathered through the survey will be used to provide the School Board with a recommendation at the October 22nd School Board meeting.  If you want more information regarding the HCPS Health plans, please use this Henrico Schools Health Update link to get more information.  Again, this is not something to push off until later John Rolfe Family. We NEED to be included in this survey!  Please take the opportunity to share your voice!

 

Also, please take a moment to check your access to the ParentPortal.  If you do NOT have a ParentPortal account please use this Henrico Schools help website for more information. If you are unsure of how to access forms in RYCOR, please use this RYCOR direction video to get help.

 

  • Interim Grading Period – We are currently entering our 5th week of school and closing in on the interim grading period.  Please remember to visit teacher Schoology pages and review lesson overviews, student learning targets, and objectives.
  • As a team and family, our focus is to develop life-ready thinkers.  We believe the honoring our legacy provides a future of successWe will continue to promote positive behaviors as we continue our campus-wide expectations.  Our JRMS Team will be…
    • * Respectful
    • *Responsible
    • *Ready and
    • *Safe.
  • Three important questions you can ask your child every day for each class are:
    • What are you learning?
    • Why are you learning that?
    • How do you know if you really “got it”?

These clarity questions will help you know what your child knows and where s/he needs to grow.  Remember to ask these questions for every learning experience.  Thank you!

  • Oct. 5th – Monday is a Day 1.

 

PTA News:

  • If you have not joined the JRMS PTA, there is still time!  Please contact rolfeptamembership@gmail.com   for details.
  • We need you. Take a moment to reach out to the board about assuming a position for the upcoming year! 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 look through the Rolfe 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!

This week and Beyond:

  • Oct. 12 – Day 1

Principal’s Message: Week of September 28th

September 28, 2020

Greetings Rolfe Families,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School with an important message for the upcoming week.  I hope this message finds your family safe and well!

Parents and guardians:

  • Sept. 28th– Student/Staff Holiday (Schools closed)
    • No HCPS meals Monday; Service will resume Tuesday, with a 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 meal 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 only be able to pick up school meals — they’ll be able to get help registering to vote.   To see a list of neighborhood bus stop drop-off sites and times, go to https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/ and click on “Free School Meals.”

  • Sept 29th -Tuesday is a Day 1.
  • During the most recent  School Board work session, the following decisions were made.  I am sharing an update on the three important topics that were discussed during the meeting:
  • Virtual bell schedule for middle and high schools.
  • HCPS Health Committee update.
  • Redistricting.

Updated Virtual bell schedule for middle and high schools

Over the past few weeks, our district leadership has received valuable feedback from the teachers, students, and families, about the current virtual bell schedule for middle and high school students. In response, HCPS will adjust the virtual bell schedule for both middle and high school students effective next Tuesday, Sept. 29 (Sept. 28 is a student holiday.) Each middle and high school virtual class period has been shortened by 15 minutes daily, excluding the repeating first period for high school which has been shortened by 10 minutes daily. The advisory period for middle schools and the extended learning period for high schools were not adjusted.

This adjustment will decrease screen time and shift one hour of the instructional day to allow for asynchronous/independent time to take place later, outside of the bell schedule. Middle and high school teachers will utilize the hour at the end of the revised bell schedule for instructional planning and to provide office hours for students who need instructional support.

Again, the new secondary virtual schedule will begin Tuesday, Sept. 29. Additional details can be expected from your school’s principal, who will also be able to answer questions.

  • The Updated Middle School Bell Schedule is below:
    • Adjusted Virtual Bell Schedule– Here is the updated copy of the adjusted Virtual bell schedule(click on the link).
    • Attached is a link to our Day1/Day2 Calendar for assistance HCPS Day1/Day 2 School Calendar. I suggest you print or add to the favorites on your electronic device.

PTA News:

  • If you have not joined the JRMS PTA, there is still time!  Please contact rolfeptamembership@gmail.com   for details.
  • We are looking forward to an entirely new world of opportunities for the 20-21 School Year!  The sky is the limit and your imagination and creativity will get us there!
  • We need you!!!  It is time for next year’s planning.  The PTA is actively seeking individuals to support our students, staff, and school.  Take a moment to reach out to the board about assuming a position for the upcoming year! 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.

I can assure you that John Rolfe Middle School will continue the pursuit of educational excellence, as Team John Rolfe Middle School aims for a phenomenal year for all our scholars!

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 of success. Students please have a restful evening and remember Tuesday, “WE” continue our quest for success as one team and one family!

 

~Good Night, stay healthy, and be safe!

We are Rolfe Strong!

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

 

This week and Beyond:

  • Sept. 28 – Student/Staff Holiday
  • Sept. 29- Day 1
  • Oct. 5 – Day 2

Anticipate the next Principal’s Message

Adjusted Bell Schedule

September 25, 2020

Adjustments were made at the last School Board Work Session on Thursday where class timings during virtual learning have changed. Please see the sample schedule from Henrico County Schools.  Click Here.

For ease of use, here is a simplified version for Rolfe families to follow through the day. Click Here for Simplified View.

This new bell schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 29th.

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