Principal’s Message: Week of November 9th

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

Nov. 8th – Remember to complete the Student Intent Form.

It is not too late, and here are a few things you need to know:

  • General details about phased-in optional in-person learning opportunities for all students.
  • Form deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8.
  • We ask that you please complete the form for ALL students in your household by Sunday, Nov. 8. (If you already completed your forms, you can still go back and make changes until the deadline.)
  • Instructions for accessing the Student Intent Form are below.
  • Your response will be used for planning purposes and we must ask for your commitment for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

How to access the Student Intent Form:

Nov. 9th– is a Day 1

  • Students should submit all assignments for MP1.  Teachers will be finalizing grades for the first marking period.

Nov. 13th -Diwali (observed) /Student & Staff Holiday/School is Closed

  • MP1 Ends

Virtual open houses for HCPS high school specialty centers started Monday, Oct. 26th. Attention eighth-graders: HCPS specialty center virtual open houses (sessions at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.):

  • Center for Communications and Media Relations (Varina H.S.): Nov. 10
  • Advance College Academy for Business Administration (Highland Springs H.S.): Nov. 11
  • Advance College Academy for Business Administration (Highland Springs H.S.): Nov. 11
  • Center for Spanish Language and Global Citizenship (J.R. Tucker H.S.): Nov. 17
  •  Center for the Humanities (Hermitage H.S.): Nov. 18

To see the application timeline and information about applying, go to

  • 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:

  • Our First-Ever  JRMS Virtual Fundraiser kicks off begins Monday, November 9th!  This is a simple and easy fundraiser with no products to sell! Mega Blast is a proven success. Students and parents love it!  Please see the link for details.       Click Here for JRMS Virtual Fundraiser Announcement!
  • Nov. 11th – Nov. 13th: Final Pick-up of last year’s items left at school- Parents if you would like to pick up any remaining items left by your child during the last school year, please contact the school to schedule an appointment for pick-up.

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.

Nurse Contact info:

804-226-8730 *press 2 for clinic

Fax number 804-236-5764 attn school nurse

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 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!

  • 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   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

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 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!