Principal’s Message: Week of February 22nd

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with a few reminders and important notices for the week! As we move towards in person, expect more information throughout the week.

Parents and guardians:

The “JRMS Parent Dashboard” is a one-stop-shop for many parent resources. Please save/bookmark and click on the necessary links for your reference. As email communication continues to increase, many notices can also be found here if you happen to miss an email.

Click on this link: JRMS Parent Dashboard

Welcome Back Rolfe Scholars! ….Click on the link to get a glimpse of what to expect upon your return!

  • The Month of February- This is the time to submit all Health Forms.  All Student Health forms must be completed and return prior to students’ return to in-person learning. You may complete them online or contact the school for a copy of the forms.
  • February 22nd and February 25th – Day 1
  • February 23rd and February 26th – Day2
  • February 24th – First Asynchronous Wednesday (Advisory and Independent/ Asynchronous Learning)
  • February 23rd – 3:30 to 5:00pm
    •  Mask Pickup
    •  Student Health Forms/COVID Acknowledgement Forms Dropoff
    •  Art Supplies Pickup
  • Return to Learn Timeline Highlights (See Andy Jenks ’email and entire message on the HCPS Website)
    • Student Mask Pick Up:   We will be holding a JRMS Drive-Thru for all students who will be attending in-person learning.  The purpose of this drive-thru is to:
      • Turn in your completed COVID Acknowledgement Forms, and
      • Pick up a student mask for in-person learning.
      • The drive-thru will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd from 3:30 – 5:00 at the bus loop.  If you are returning to in-person learning, we look forward to seeing you then.

Immunizations and Health History Forms: – There are several forms that are required prior to returning to school.  Immunizations are also required for school whether the student is participating in virtual or in-person learning.   Please remember to fill out your child’s Health History Form and other HCPS Health Forms. If your child is returning to in-person learning at any time, please complete the forms on the link below as soon as possible.  If there are additional questions, please contact our school nurse using the information below.

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

  • 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 one’s work.  Student Scholars are expected to collaborate and respond to the teacher to ensure they are being successful and getting everything, they need.
    • Student Scholars, you can help by checking in with your parents every day. Let them know what you are learning in each class.
    • Student Scholars…#ShowUp
      • Staff and students are required to wear face masks/appropriate face coverings while physically at school. It is expected that all students on campus for learning must comply with this requirement at all times during the school day (with the exception of lunchtime or other instances when staff may have approved of the temporary removal of the face covering).  This includes, but is not limited to, school buses, classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, and when entering/exiting the building during dismissal.  Additionally, students must adhere to social distancing guidelines and follow directions to ensure proper spacing is occurring in all areas.
      • Failure to comply with the requirements of wearing face masks/coverings and/or adhering to distancing guidelines will be addressed by the school administration. Consequences for non-compliance include but are not limited to; removal from the in-person learning environment.  In order to ensure adherence to our HCPS Health Plan, it is imperative that all individuals on our campuses follow all elements of the plan for everyone’s safety.
      • Note – Face masks/coverings should fit snugly, but comfortably against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, and allow for breathing without restriction.
    • The Choice is yours!  Make it a great day or not the choice is always yours.  Make it moment count.  Take the time to connect with your teacher, counselor, support team member, or mentor today.  We are here to support you in making the best choices.
  • A Message from our School Counseling Team
    • Parents,

It is now time to select courses for the 2021-2022 school year! Parents of rising 7th & 8th-grade students, here is a video with some resources and directions: https://www.loom.com/share/f972e1974dbd433b8b266f273d26aaf3?sharedAppSource=personal_library  And parents of rising 9th-grade students here is a video with some resources and directions: https://www.loom.com/share/23805e53960846879519d16d27c1a3b0?sharedAppSource=personal_library  The parent selection window is open from 9:30 AM on Monday, February 15th through February 26th. Please reach out to a school counselor with any questions!

 

I invite you to visit our website for important notices and updates. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the week.  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:

  • Return to In-person Timeline: 
    • February 22- Secondary Teachers return: This is one week prior to secondary students returning to in-person instruction.  Monday/Tuesday (in the building), Wellness Wednesday (asynchronous), Thursday/Friday (virtual instruction)
    • March 1- 6th-grade students return to in-person: Monday/Tuesday (in the building), Wellness Wednesday, Thursday/Friday (virtual instruction)
    • March 8- All secondary students return to in-person: Monday/Tuesday (in the building), Wellness Wednesday, Thursday/Friday (in the building)
    • Integrated Services will return with their grade level on March 1st or March 8th.
  • 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.
    • The deadline to request a variance for high schools (rising 9th graders) was February 15, 2021. Variances may be considered only under circumstances as outlined in R6-03-001 School Assignments/Variance Procedures.
  • Virtual “Life Ready” Expo: This year our “Life Ready” Expo has gone virtual!   Registration is not required but you can register and gain additional information at:  https://henricocte.com/   We need your help in getting the message to our student scholars. Please share these dates and highlight this opportunity with your Advisory class,

 *Schedule of HCPS upcoming Virtual Life-Ready Expos:

  • Feb. 9, 2021: Health Services
  • Feb. 23, 2021: Industrial & Engineering Technology

March 9, 2021: Arts & Communications