Principal’s Message: Week of March 1st

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with a few reminders and important notices for the week!  We are excited to start on another avenue of our journey this school year!  Tomorrow is the official start of Full Parallel Hybrid Learning and you are an important part.  To get started, take a moment to review our video if you haven’t already done so: Getting to Know Rolfe

Parents and guardians:

March 1st:  6th Graders will return to in-person learning if their parents have selected this option.  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.

  • New 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
  • 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.
  • Clinic and First Aide – Our teachers are equipped to handle minor cuts and first aid, and our nurse will address major health issues.
  • Transportation- Bus Schedules, stops, and routes are located in PowerSchool.

 

Below are a few reminders:

  • Masks are required and must be worn appropriately on students’ faces.
  • 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

  • Review Andy Jenks Email regarding school
    dates:

    • WEEK OF MARCH 1
    • March 1-2: In-person learning for students in grade 6 who chose the in-person option. Virtual learning for all other students.
    • March 3: Wellness Wednesday for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).
    • March 4-5: Virtual learning for all students (some exceptions for small groups that have been engaging in limited in-person learning.)
  • A School Counseling Message:

8th Grade Families,

8th-grade students will receive the Signs of Suicide Lesson delivered by the School-Based Mental Health Team during the month of March. Please view the parent letter for more information about the program and
for the schedule of the 8th-grade lessons. ~Mrs. Hubler

Click on the link to view the letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YuYjE5ibv14TiLtueT0wGSLrVPWHBrZjabLzsri_6Gg/edit?usp=sharing

  • 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!
        • Make everyday count!  Find a reason to celebrate success each day.  Remember greatness resides in you!
        • 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.
  • 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,
    •  HCPS upcoming Virtual Life-Ready Expos:

March 9, 2021: Arts & Communications

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:

WEEK OF MARCH 1

  • March 1-2: In-person learning for students in grade 6 who chose the in-person option. Virtual learning for all other students.
  • March 3: Wellness Wednesday for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).
  • March 4-5: Virtual learning for all students (some exceptions for small groups that have been engaging in limited in-person learning.)

WEEK OF MARCH 8:

  • March 8-9: In-person learning for all students who chose the in-person option, including grades 7 and 8.  Virtual learning for all other students.
  • March 10: Wellness Wednesday for all students (abbreviated virtual learning and/or independent study).
  • March 11-12: In-person learning for all students who chose the in-person option, including grades 7 and 8. Virtual learning for all other students.

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 is February 15, 2021.
Variances may be considered only under circumstances as outlined in R6-03-001  School Assignments/Variance Procedures.