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Rolfe Picture Day is Coming!

April 12, 2021

Picture day is coming to Rolfe with Strawbridge Studios  on April 22nd and 23rd to photograph fall pictures.

To order pictures, follow the directions on the link provided. Download and print the form before picture day:

Picture Day Order Form

The following link allows families to sign up to receive updates via email regarding their child’s school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, be sure to enter the student’s name as it is on file at the school.

Updates Request Form

JRMS 2021 Cultural Arts Showcase in Celebration of Youth Art Month & Music in Our Schools Month

March 31, 2021

During the month of March, nationally we celebrate the importance of the arts in schools. Due to current conditions, Youth Art Month and Music in Our Schools Month are being celebrated a little differently this year. JRMS normally would hold a Cultural Arts Night each year. You can view the 2021 Virtual Cultural Arts Showcase below and see the excellent work from Rolfe students. Click the photo to view the slideshow.

 

 

Interested in seeing more visual art from throughout Henrico County?

View the link below for the virtual 2021 Henrico County ARTS Festival.

https://tinyurl.com/henrico-art

Principal’s Message Midweek Update 3/31

March 31, 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: Return to Learn Health forms/COVID Screening forms are due prior to any student returning to the building.  You may complete it online or contact the school for a copy of the forms.

  • Asynchronous (Wellness Wednesdays) – Wednesdays – Asynchronous after the 8:30-9:00 am Advisory period. Counts as a school day.  Attendance counts!
    • Attendance:  Students must attend Advisory (or must submit an assignment) to be marked present.
    • Students- Are Expected to complete any missing assignments, makeup work, projects, or extension/enrichment assignments.
    • Students- Should make it a point to reach out to their teachers for any questions or guidance on incomplete assignments during office hours.
    • Teachers – While teachers will be involved in Professional Development and School-wide Instructional Planning, students are still encouraged to request supports from teachers during available times of that independent learning day.
    • Wellness Wednesdays are not vacation days, but days to work independently on areas of need.  
  • Friday, April 2, 2021, is a Half-Day.
  • Lunch Schedule Correction:  Friday, April 2nd is Career Day. Students will remain in their 5th block to attend Career Day Sessions.
  • If you are picking up a student for an early dismissal on a Half-Day, you must do so before 11:15 am. Otherwise, students will be dismissed by their typical mode of dismissal to ensure safety.
  • *Due to the half-day, lunch will also be adjusted.   In-person students will continue to participate in the grab-and-go lunch process.  I also suggest our virtual student scholars have a snack (or prepared lunch item) at that time and enjoy a full lunch after 11:30 am.

Below are a few reminders:

Stakeholder Survey Reminder

Henrico County Public Schools is in the process of conducting a stakeholder’s survey.  You are encouraged to participate in completing the Parent Survey. See attached flyer for more information. Stakeholder Survey Information

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.

Principal’s Message: Week of March 29th

March 29, 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: Return to Learn Health forms/COVID Screening forms are due prior to any student returning to the building.  You may complete it online or contact the school for a copy of the forms.

  • Mar.  29 – Monday is a Day 1
  • Apr. 2 – Career Day
  • Apr. 2 – Student Half Day/11:30 Dismissal/Students begin Spring Break @ dismissal
  • April 12 – Return from Spring Break
  • Apr. 19 – Next Principal’s Message
  • Save the Date: June 8th – Is a Primary Day for Voting in Virginia.  John Rolfe MS is a voting precinct and therefore no in-person classes will occur on Tuesday, June 8th.
  • Attendance is taken in the learning environment in which the student is assigned. Those students with confirmed In-person assignments must attend school (face to face) in order to be marked present and those students with Virtual learning assignments will follow the attendance practice for virtual learning that is already in practice. Per HCPS protocol students listed in-person and Virtual learning must remain with their selected schedule.
  • Attached you will find the updated HCPS Health Plan HCPS-COVID-19-Health-Plan-20-21.pdf
  • All students are required to complete the  HCPS-COVID-19-Health-Screening-Acknowledgement-for-Students.   Please fill out both pages. Page 2 is for you to keep at home, page 1 should be turned into the office prior to the student’s arrival.
  • JRMS-Full Parallel Hybrid Day Schedule – Click here to see our   Daily Bell Schedule .as we return to school for Full Parallel Hybrid Learning.  Our lunch period will occur during the 3rd and 7th periods.  Please check with your child’s teacher to determine his/her specific lunchtime.
    • Day 1 – Mondays and Thursdays
    • Day 2 – Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Wednesdays – Asynchronous after the 8:30-9:00 am Advisory period. Counts as a school day.  Attendance counts!
  • Asynchronous (Wellness Wednesdays) –
    • Attendance:  Students must attend Advisory (or must submit an assignment) to be marked present.
    • Students- are expected to complete any missing assignments, makeup work, projects, or extension/enrichment assignments.
    • Students- should make it a point to reach out to their teachers for any questions or guidance on incomplete assignments during office hours.
    • Teachers – While teachers will be involved in Professional Development and School-wide Instructional Planning, students are still encouraged to request supports from teachers during available times of that independent learning day.
    • Wellness Wednesdays are not student holidays, but days to work independently on areas of need.  If you have questions about Wellness Wednesday assignments or attendance requirements, please contact your child’s teacher. 
  • Friday, April 2, 2021, is a Half-Day.  We will follow the same schedule as before for half-days.  Please see the attached schedule below.
  • Half-Day BELL SCHEDULE – Please plan accordingly
    • No Advisory
    • Period 5            8:30- 9:10
    • Period 6            9:13-9:53
    • Period 7            9:56-10:36
    • Period 8            10:39 -11:30 * (Includes grab n go lunch. Based on the teacher’s schedule)
    • Dismissal         11:30
  • If you are picking up a student for an early dismissal on a Half-Day, you must do so before 11:15 am. Otherwise, students will be dismissed by their typical mode of dismissal to ensure safety.
  • *Due to the half-day, lunch will also be adjusted.   In-person students will continue to participate in the grab-and-go lunch process.  I also suggest our virtual student scholars have a snack (or prepared lunch item) at that time and enjoy a full lunch after 11:30 am.

Below are a few reminders:

  •  For information regarding COVID Protocols, please feel free to reach out to our COVID Liaison, Nurse Rosenbaum, or me.
  • Use this link to access 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

  • Positions Available: We are still looking to hire a Classroom Monitor, an additional Clinic Attendant, Instructional Assistant, and Part-time Custodian.   If you are interested in either position or highly recommend someone, please go to the HCPS website to apply online.   All applicants must meet the criteria list online by our HR department to be considered.
  • 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 Scholars…
      • #ShowUp!
        • You Matter!  Very seldom in life are there no challenges.  Whether grades, friends, or sports, you will face some sort of dilemma…that life.  Allow the challenges to make you stronger!
        • The Choice is yours!  Make it a great day!  Keep rising to the occasion!

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:

  • April 2nd – Half Day: 11:30 am dismissal
  • April 12th – Day 1 (Students return from Spring Break)

Variance Request

The deadline for middle school students is April 15, 2021. The high school (grades 8-11) deadline for submitting a variance request was 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.

Principal Message Additional Updates

March 23, 2021

Parents and guardians:

A Message from, Mrs. Woodle, our Coordinator of Testing

Good Evening Rolfe Family!  We need your assistance in planning for Spring SOL testing.  Over the next two weeks, we will be making contact with you to find out what your intent is regarding your student’s participation in SOL testing in May.  There are different ways that we will be getting in contact.

  1. Paper copies have gone home with in-person students and can be completed and returned with your student.  These need to be returned to the Advisory teachers.
  2. Advisory teachers will be making phone calls to speak with you regarding testing.
  3. You can call the school and speak with our testing coordinator, Mrs. Woodle.

Also, Henrico County Public Schools is in the process of conducting a stakeholder survey.  Parents are encouraged to complete this survey.  See the flyer. 

A Message for everyone from our resident artists, Mrs. Cuff and Ms. Bradsher.

March is Youth Art Month! Join us in celebrating this week by showing your school spirit and love of the Arts.

Youth Art Month Spirit Week (Countywide)- March 22nd- 26th. Join the county-wide Art spirit week to celebrate Youth Art Month!  We saw you wearing patterns today. So, join us throughout the rest of the week:

  • Tuesday- Primary Colors Day (wear red, yellow, or blue, or any combination of the 3),
  • Wednesday-Dress like an artist day,
  • Thursday -Monochromatic Day,
  • Friday-Rainbow Day!

#YAMHENRICO2021

 

Principal’s Message: Week of March 22nd

March 22, 2021

Greetings John 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:

Please fill out both pages. Page 2 is for you to keep at home, page 1 should be turned into the office prior to the student’s arrival. You may complete it online or contact the school for a copy of the forms.

  • JRMS-Full Parallel Hybrid Day Schedule – Click here to see our   Daily Bell Schedule .as we return to school for Full Parallel Hybrid Learning.  Our lunch period will occur during the 3rd and 7th periods.  Please check with your child’s teacher to determine his/her specific lunchtime.
    • Day 1 – Mondays and Thursdays
    • Day 2 – Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Wednesdays – Asynchronous after the 8:30-9:00 am Advisory period
  • Asynchronous (Wellness Wednesdays)
    • After the Advisory period (98:30 – 9:00 am), students will participate in independent study on Wednesdays.  This is the time that students may complete any missing assignments, work on projects, or any previously taught learning.
    • Students should reach out to teachers during the Teacher Office Hours (9:15 – 10:30).
    • Is a time where students are participating in learning digital content and independent work based on skills previously learned.
    • Is a time where teachers are collaborative planning, participating in professional learning providing specified student supports.
  • Attendance is taken in the learning environment in which the student is assigned. Those students with confirmed In-person assignments must attend school (face to face) in order to be marked present and those students with Virtual learning assignments will follow the attendance practice for virtual learning that is already in practice. Per HCPS protocol students listed in-person and Virtual learning must remain with their selected schedule.

A Message from, Mrs. Woodle, our Coordinator of Testing

Good Evening Rolfe Family!  We need your assistance in planning for Spring SOL testing.  Over the next two weeks, we will be making contact with you to find out what your intent is regarding your student’s participation in SOL testing in May.  There are different ways that we will be getting in contact.

  1. Paper copies have gone home with in-person students and can be completed and returned with your student.  These need to be returned to the Advisory teachers.
  2. Advisory teachers will be making phone calls to speak with you regarding testing.
  3. You can call the school and speak with our testing coordinator, Mrs. Woodle.

Also, Henrico County Public Schools is in the process of conducting a stakeholder survey.  Parents are encouraged to complete this survey.  See the attached flyer.

Please take a moment to share your voice.  Help HCPS move forward: Share your views at School Board virtual listening sessions

You have an opportunity to voice your thoughts at a series of three spring listening sessions, to be held virtually. Each of the sessions will focus on one of the school division’s cornerstones and one or more of its strategic goals. The sessions will be attended by all five members of the School Board and will be recorded for future online viewing.

The first session in the series is Wednesday, March 24, 6:30- 7:30 p.m.

Topic: Equity and Opportunity

How can we:

For full details on all three upcoming sessions, visit this page: https://henricoschools.us/2021/03/18/help-hcps-move-forward-attend-a-school-board-virtual-listening-session-and-share-your-views/

Below are a few reminders:

Nurse Contact info:

804-226-8730 *press 2 for clinic

Fax number 804-236-5764 attn school nurse

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

 

  • Positions Available: We are still looking to hire a Classroom Monitor, an additional Clinic Attendant, Instructional Assistant, and Part-time Custodian.   If you are interested in either position or highly recommend someone, please go to the HCPS website to apply online.   All applicants must meet the criteria list online by our HR department to be considered.
  • 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 Scholars…
      • #ShowUp!
        • You Matter!  Every experience is an opportunity for you to grow.  Face your challenges and successes with the attitude that there is a lesson hidden inside of them.  Remember you are destined for greatness.
        • The Choice is yours!  Make it a great day!  Keep rising to the occasion!

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:

  • Save the Date:  Friday, April 2, 2021, is a Half-Day.  We will follow the same schedule as before for half-days.  Please see the attached schedule below.

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.

Youth Art Month Spirit Week!

March 20, 2021

Every year the month of March is designated as Youth Art Month. This year Henrico County is celebrating with a Youth Art Month SPIRIT WEEK March 22-26! Share your pictures on social media with #YAMHENRICO2021

Join in the fun and celebration of Youth Art Month!

 

Principal’s Message: Week of March 16th

March 15, 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!  I am happy to announce we will continue with Full Parallel Hybrid Learning for all student scholars who selected this option. It has been wonderful to see our students virtually and in in-person learning throughout the day! Thank you parents for following the safety measures to keep our students, staff, and larger JRMS Family safe!

Parents and guardians: Return to Learn Health forms/COVID Screening forms are due prior to any student returning to the building.  You may complete it online or contact the school for a copy of the forms.

  • March 14th – Remember to set your clocks.  Time Springs forward. This may impact students, so ensure students get plenty of rest before starting a new week!
  • Attendance is taken in the learning environment in which the student is assigned. Those students with confirmed In-person assignments must attend school (face to face) in order to be marked present and those students with Virtual learning assignments will follow the attendance practice for virtual learning that is already in practice. Per HCPS protocol students listed in-person and Virtual learning must remain with their selected schedule.
  • All students are required to complete the  HCPS-COVID-19-Health-Screening-Acknowledgement-for-Students.   Please fill out both pages. Page 2 is for you to keep at home, page 1 should be turned into the office prior to the student’s arrival.
  • The JRMS-Full Parallel Hybrid Day Schedule begins tomorrow- Click here to see our   Daily Bell Schedule as we return to school for Full Parallel Hybrid Learning.  Our lunch period will occur during the 3rd and 7th periods.  Please check with your child’s teacher to determine his/her specific lunchtime.
    • Day 1 – Mondays and Thursdays
    • Day 2 – Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Wednesdays – Asynchronous after the 8:30-9:00 am Advisory period
  • Save the Date:  Friday, April 2, 2021, is a Half-Day.  We will follow the same schedule as before for half-days.  Please see the attached schedule below.
  • Half-Day BELL SCHEDULE – Please plan accordingly
    • No Advisory
    • Period 5            8:30- 9:10
    • Period 6            9:13-9:53
    • Period 7            9:56-10:36
    • Period 8            10:39 -11:30 * (Includes grab n go lunch. Based on the teacher’s schedule)
    • Dismissal         11:30
  • If you are picking up a student for an early dismissal on a Half-Day, you must do so before 11:15 am. Otherwise, students will be dismissed by their typical mode of dismissal to ensure safety.
  • *Due to the half-day, lunch will also be adjusted.   In-person students will continue to participate in the grab-and-go lunch process.  I also suggest our virtual student scholars have a snack (or prepared lunch item) at that time and enjoy a full lunch after 11:30 am.

Below are a few reminders:

  • Masks are required and must be worn appropriately on students’ faces.  Gators and bandannas should not be worn.
  • Students should practice keeping masks on for longer times throughout the day. While at school, masks must be kept on for a longer period of time than those to which students may be accustomed.
    • Immunizations and Health History Forms: – There are several forms that are required prior to returning to school.
    •  Use this link to access 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

  • Positions Available: We are still looking to hire a Classroom Monitor, an additional Clinic Attendant, Instructional Assistant, and Part-time Custodian.   If you are interested in either position or highly recommend someone, please go to the HCPS website to apply online.   All applicants must meet the criteria list online by our HR department to be considered.
  • 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 Scholars…
      • #ShowUp!
        • You Matter!  Others may share similar experiences with you, but there is only one of you.  Bring your best to the table when sharing information with others.  Your opinion and voice matter!
        • The Choice is yours!  Remember each day presents new opportunities for you to be great!

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:

  • April 2nd – Half Day: 11:30 am dismissal

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.

Student Shout Out: Math 7 Class Challenge

March 12, 2021

Rolfe’s 7th grade math team (Ms. Truslow, Mrs. Lipford, and Mrs. Bultemeier) issued a challenge last month—for the students to use their skills with digital media to explain linear functions.  We had many AMAZING submissions from our 7th graders!  After much deliberation, the math team is declaring Jayden W. from Ms. Truslow’s 4/8 block class as the winner of the challenge!

We are blown away by his EPIC video project and couldn’t be more impressed.  Fantastic job, Jayden!

See Jayden’s Project below:

 

Half Day Schedule for Friday, March 11th

March 11, 2021

Tomorrow Friday, March 12th is a half-day and students will dismiss from school at 11:30 am.  Below is the schedule that you should also find posted to individual teacher’s Schoology Pages.

March 12thFriday is a Day 2

 

 

Friday, March 12 BELL SCHEDULE – Please plan accordingly

No Advisory

Period 5            8:30- 9:10

Period 6            9:13-9:53

Period 7            9:56-10:36

Period 8            10:39 -11:30 *

(Includes grab n go lunch. Based on the teacher’s schedule)

Dismissal         11:30

If you are picking up a student for an early dismissal on a Half-Day, you must do so before 11:15 am. Otherwise, students will be dismissed by their typical mode of dismissal to ensure safety.

*Due to the half-day, lunch will also be adjusted.   In-person student scholars will continue to participate in the grab-and-go lunch process.  I also suggest our virtual student scholars have a snack (or prepared lunch item) at that time and enjoy a full lunch after 11:30 am.

 

Reminder: Return to Learn Health forms/COVID Screening forms are due prior to any student returning to the building.  You may complete it online or contact the school for a copy of the forms.  HCPS-COVID-19-Health-Screening-Acknowledgement-for-Students.   Please fill out both pages. Page 2 is for you to keep at home, page 1 should be turned into the office prior to the student’s arrival.

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