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Parent Connects Virtual Meeting

May 18, 2020

Rolfe families please join us for the John Rolfe Virtual Family Check In on Thursday, May 28th from 6-7 pm.  All families are welcome! Please RSVP at the following link by May 22nd.

https://forms.gle/7Cu5v1vzDMk4f4CT6

Roll Tribe!

A Special Message

May 15, 2020

Please read this important message.

 

Click here for letter link.

Student Medications Update

May 13, 2020

Medication pick up for John Rolfe Middle School has been extended for one additional day. The added day will be May 19, 2020, from 8 am-11 am.  This is an additional opportunity for parents to pick up any medications and supplies from the clinic. If Ms. Rosenbaum has spoken with you and you advised her to destroy any medications, please know medications will not be destroyed until after May 19th. So, if you change your mind and want to retrieve them, you may do so. After May 19, 2020 medications will be destroyed.   Please continue to adhere to the drive-up policy. No one is allowed in the school at this time.

Thank you, if you have any questions please feel free to email Ms. Rosenbaum at the below email address.

Cathy T. Rosenbaum, R.N, CNOR, ONC

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

#StayConnectedJRMS

May 11, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. One important way we can build our resilience during these difficult times is to stay connected. Even though school buildings are closed, Rolfe is still here for you! Stay connected to people you trust and know that you are not alone. –Erin Callahan School Social Worker

Student Medications Pick-Up

May 11, 2020

Dear John Rolfe Families,

Medication pick-up from the school clinic will take place on Monday, May 11th from 9-11 am  and Tuesday, May 12th  from 8 am – 11 am at the front of the school in a drive-through format.  To expedite this process, please email our school nurse Cathy Rosenbaum at ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us  with your student’s name, date of birth, and medication(s) to be picked up.  This will allow us to have your medication ready when you arrive. Please remain in your car as you arrive at the school and proceed to the pick-up line.  As we do each year at the close of school, we are asking for all medications to be picked up as we close our clinic.  Medications not picked up will be destroyed at the completion of this session on Tuesday, May 12th at 11 am.

 

Robin D. Gilbert, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC

 

Robin D. Gilbert, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Henrico County Public Schools

Supervisor School Health Services

(804) 343-6504

Important News from Counseling for Rolfe Students in High School Credit Courses

May 8, 2020

Information for Rolfe students in at least one high school credit class:

As you know, new learning will continue for students in these courses.  It is very important that students continue with their learning and complete the assigned modules in order to receive their credit for high school.  The information on the HCPS website states:

All other students (middle and high school) currently enrolled in a high-school credit-bearing course will engage in required* new learning experiences that will include essential missing content that would have been taught after March 13, 2020. This content will not be graded, however, there will be a denotation on the transcript that will be removed upon completion of the missing content/new learning modules.

*Students who are unable to complete the modules during this window will have another opportunity in the 2020-21 school year. Students enrolled in a course with an associated verified credit (e.g., related SOL) who need the associated verified credit to meet graduation requirements and have received the standard credit will be awarded a Locally Awarded Verified Credit (LAVC).

Between May 6th and June 12th, Students in high school credit courses will be asked to complete 4 assignments (one per week) for each high school credit class.  Assignments will be accessed through Schoology and teachers will be available for support during this time.  Each teacher will post their office hours on their Schoology pages should students need assistance with the new learning.

For courses that would have also had an end-of-the-year SOL test associated with the class (Algebra I, Geometry, Earth Science, and World History), students will receive credit for this test by completing the modules.  This will be listed as a Locally Awarded Verified Credit on the student transcript.

We do not want our students to miss out on this opportunity to get their credit.  A denotation on a transcript can affect the college admissions process and NCAA eligibility.  So while students who do not complete the modules this year will have an opportunity to do it next year, we strongly recommend students finish their work this year.

Additionally, Per the VA Standards of Accreditation, a middle school student has the option to expunge/remove a high school course (grade and associated credit) taken in middle school from his/her high school transcript. While the course and grade will remain on the middle school record, neither the course nor the credit will be placed on the high school transcript and the grade will not be included in the high school G.P.A. Please note: Once the course has been removed, it cannot be placed back on the transcript.

To pursue this option, please complete and submit the electronic “High School Credit Removal” form located on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by June 30, 2020 (the year in which the student attempted the course). Directions for accessing this form are in the link below. Requests submitted after this time will not be considered.  We encourage you to reach out to your school counselor with any questions and to discuss this option with your school counselor prior to making a final decision.

As a reminder, HCPS offers the following high school credit-bearing courses in middle school (this varies by school): Earth Science, Algebra I, Algebra II, PSCG Geometry, World History and Geography I, Art I Discovering Art, Independent Living, Technology Foundations, Exploring Computer Science, Introduction to Game Design & Coding, Digital Applications, Digital Media Art, 21st Century Inquiry and Leadership, Freshman Seminar, Academic & Personal Enrichment, Health/PE I, French I, Spanish I, Chinese I, French II, Spanish II, Chinese II, Foundations of Spanish Part B and Foundations of French Part B.

We know this is a lot of information.  Please feel free to reach out to an administrator, or your child’s school counselor, or Mrs. Jennifer Hubler with any questions.

High School Credit Removal Form Directions Link (Click Here).

Virtual Learning Highlights: JRMS Virtual In Home Field Days

May 7, 2020

John Rolfe families and students, check out the In Home Field Days coming soon from the Health and PE Department!

“Bring your A game, Go Hard or Stay Bored”

JRMS Virtual Talent Show

May 6, 2020

Musicians, comedians, actors, singers, and all others come to share your talent on our first-ever Zoom Open Mic Night, May 21st at 7pm

Performances must be appropriate for all ages AND all ages may participate. Talent acts may not be longer than 4 minutes.

Please sign up on the link below.

https://forms.gle/PTivt8HhMLtoC9tk8

Students must have parental consent and submit an audition video to Mrs. James to let her view the dance, music or song choice. Once approval has been given, Mrs.  James will post the link for parents and students to join in on the fun.

Talent Show Expectations

If you are selected, you must adhere to HCPS code of conduct and if talent is deemed inappropriate you will be removed from the talent showcase.

Virtual Learning Highlight: Social Emotional Lessons with Ms. Callahan

May 6, 2020

Social Emotional lessons are available for John Rolfe students in Schoology while we social distance.

The first lesson on Values and Decisions is available for families now.  Identifying our values is a great way for us to continue making decisions that are true to our character. When our emotions rise and we feel like they make take over, having strong values can help us stay on track and feel good about choices we make.

See Ms. Callahan’s welcome message for the series of lessons below.

Virtual Learning Highlight: What is Ms. Williams Willing to Do?

April 30, 2020

Mrs. Williams is getting creative with incentives to motivate her students to complete optional learning experiences. She is willing to embarrass herself in multiple ways to increase student participation in continued science learning.

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