Principal’s Message: Week of June 6th

Greetings John Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with a few notices for the week. Thank you to students, parents, community members, and especially the staff who made the 8th Grade Dance a spectacular event!

Parents and Guardians:  

  • June 6th – is a “Day 2”.  review the Day1/Day2 Calendar
    • Students will report directly to their Advisory Class.
  • Testing continues throughout June- We are in TEST MODE until all testing ends.
  • Students are participating in completing SOLs as well as several End-of-the-Year assessments
    • Students need to bring their fully charged laptops on each day of testing. Teachers and students have worked diligently to prepare for this test. We appreciate your support as we prepare to administer the remaining assessments in June.
    • Cellphones are not allowed during testing.  Towels, blankets, and slides are not permitted at school.
    • Please assist us in reminding students of the seriousness of a campus-wide testing setting.  Interruptions and disruptions to the testing environment will be addressed through disciplinary consequences.
  • Summer Academy 2022 reminder.  John Rolfe is a Summer Academy Location.  HCPS Summer Academy is a unique program that gives elementary, middle, and high school students important opportunities for enrichment, credit recovery, and remediation. Click on the following link for more information: Summer Academy 2022

 

  • John Rolfe Middle Mascot Selection:  John Rolfe Middle School is in the process of selecting a new mascot. The student-led effort began in 2020 and has included discussions about the characteristics the mascot should reflect as well as opportunities for student and staff input. Characters and qualities identified for the Rolfe Mascot include success, kindness, strength, pride, hope, and resilience.

Recently, students had the chance to give suggestions for the school’s new mascot. We are now asking our community to be part of the final selection process.  By June 7th, our JRMS Community will receive an invitation to share input.  Please keep an eye out for the message and link.

  • Code of Student ConductParents please click on the link to review it. The Code of Student Conduct includes overall Schoolwide Expectations, Student Rights/Responsibilities, Student Disciplinary Responses, and Interventions.
  • Dress Code reminders:  As the weather is changing, we are noting an increase in dress code violations. Parents to avoid you being inconvenienced for a change of clothing, please remind students to follow the school dress code.

The administrative team in each school shall have discretion regarding code decisions. Parents of students who violate the dress code may be contacted to provide appropriate clothing for their child(ren), if necessary.

 

A Reminder from the Clinic. 

Please plan to pick up your child’s medication from the clinic as stated in the letters received in the mail.  Please follow the date and time on your student’s pick-up letter.  Any medication left at school will be disposed of at Noon on 06/16/2022.  Henrico County Public School policy requires that medication not be sent home with your child.   Have a wonderful summer! ~ JRMS School Nurse Team

 

A message from Student Health Services and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH): 

In 2021, new well-childhood immunizations were added by the State of Virginia to the required immunizations for school-age children. A complete list of required vaccinations is available on the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website, www.vdh.virginia.gov.

 

As a reminder, the following vaccinations are now required and failure to provide proof of vaccination prior to the first day of school will result in the exclusion from school until proof of immunization is received by the school/clinic:

  • Meningococcal (meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY): At least two doses are required. One before starting 7th grade and another before starting 12th grade.
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis): This booster is required for rising 7th graders.

Please have the vaccinations completed and a copy to the

School Nurse by July 28, 2022.

 

The Virginia Department of Health, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommend the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. The HPV vaccine requires two doses; however, as the diseases covered by this vaccine are not communicable at school, the State does not exclude students from school if this immunization is missing.

 

A message from School Counseling. Student Information Update Reminders. JRMS families, please see the link below for updates from our school counseling department regarding important academic information. https://tinyurl.com/JRMScounselingupdates

~Ms. Lee, Mrs. Hoover, and Mrs. Clemmons.

 

Semester Expectation Assemblies, Quarterly Events, and Student Clubs.

  • Parents, please take the time to review the code of conduct and teacher expectations with your child(ren).
  • While staff members are planning specific events for the remainder of the semester and end of the year for students, to participate in any event students must follow these expectations:
    • Strategies – Implement academic strategies and ask for assistance if needed
    • Effort-Demonstrate effort and work ethic
    • Attitude– Exhibit a positive attitude

Thank you for assisting us with keeping our children safe. Parents, together we shape responsible and accountable student scholars and leaders.  Below are a few items with which you can assist us to ensure school/campus safety.

 

Safety Reminders:

  • Masks! HCPS highly recommends students wear masks although they are not required. Parents, we appreciate your support and attention to this area of safety. 
  • This week we had 0 positive COVID-19 cases reported to us.
  • School Safety Drills– We will continue our safety drills throughout the year. Some safety drills are announced but many are unannounced.

 

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 this year, “We” continue our quest for success as one team, one voice, and one family.

                                              Keep Rising to Greatness!

This week and beyond:

  •  Click this link: Updated HCPS 2021-2022 School Calendar
  • End of Year (EOY) Grade Level events- For information on specific grade-level events, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or the following:
  • Clinic Rx – Make arrangements to pick up medicine from the clinic. The clinic will discard the remaining medications at noon on June 16th.
  • June 16th – Last Day of School (Half Day dismissal)
  • School Nutrition Service Changes for next year.  Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, all students are required to utilize existing serving lines during breakfast and lunch without exception. Students must enter their unique lunch code at the register and have cash or money on their MySchoolBucks account to purchase meals and a la carte items. Due to ongoing staffing shortages, SNS will not serve meals at remote locations or via classroom delivery methods.

Families are encouraged to apply for meal benefits online or via paper application after July 1, 2022, and prior to the first day of school.

Questions should be directed to Dana Whitney at dkwhitney@henrico.k12.va.us  or (804) 226-5555