Principal’s Message: Week of December 14th

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