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Principal’s Message: Week of November 23rd

November 23, 2020

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 usher in our Thanksgiving Season, I am ever mindful of the kindness and appreciation of our John Rolfe Family. Although this year has been trying and filled with some challenges, I am grateful for our families who work to teach our students at home. Whether you are an aunt/uncle, guardian/cousin, grandparent, parent, or teacher, I am thankful for you giving our scholars a place to learn. Thank you for making space in your space!

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. 23rdMarks the second week of Marking Period two (MP2).  It is important that all students #Showup for learning.  Daily attendance is not the same as assignment completion or content mastery.
  • Nov. 23rd – is a Day 2
  • Nov. 24th – Report Cards will be finalized.  Marking Period 1 Digital Report Card grades will be available in Power School.
  • Nov. 25th – 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed
  • Nov. 30th – School Reopens (Day 2)

JOHN ROLFE MS VIRTUAL FALL FUNDRAISER UPDATE!

Week Three!

  • We are grateful that many families are supporting our fundraising efforts.  Thank you for the positive feedback on not selling wrapping paper, candy, calendar, or jewelry!
  • It’s not too late to take advantage of our free Prize Giveaway.  This is what you need to know:
    • WHAT: Our simple and easy virtual fall fundraiser. No products, no selling, no delivery, no money collection.
    • WHY: To raise money for student incentives.
    • WHERE: All online and virtual from the safety of your home.
    • WHEN: Right now! We have a week left in our campaign.
    • WHO: The entire JRMS community is participating and winning prizes.
    • HOW:  Have you taken 5 minutes to register? For simply registering, you win an official popsocket, a phone wallet/stand, and a pair of Bright Bugz and be in the drawing for a pair of Air Pods.

www.themegablast.com/join/JohnRolfe

Click these links for more information on our campaign.

KICKOFF VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ugP3yVqxzOg

PRIZES: https://storage.googleapis.com/megablast-production-external-files/prizes-chart/1604079660963.pdf

BRIGHT BUGZ VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JDHpDSCxBY

PRINCIPAL MESSAGE: https://vimeo.com/473839779

  • Save the dates:
    • We are in the third week of our Virtual Fundraiser. 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. JRMS Fundraiser Update_ Week 3
  • Eighth graders: Virtual open houses for HCPS high school specialty centers continues.
  • To prioritize safety during the current pandemic, all open houses will be virtual this year. HCPS specialty center virtual open houses (sessions at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.):
    • The Todd A. Phillips Center for Medical Sciences (Mills Godwin H.S.): Nov. 23
    • Center for Leadership, Government and Global Economics (Douglas Freeman H.S.): Dec. 1
    • Advance College Academy for Social Sciences (J.R. Tucker H.S.): Dec. 2
    • Center for Information Technology (Deep Run H.S.): Dec. 7
    • Center for the Arts (Henrico H.S.): Dec. 8
  • 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.”

  • 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.

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

  • 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 a 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. 
      • Encourage and support students to #Showup to learn!

 

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 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!

~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:

  • Nov. 25th – 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed
  • Nov. 30th – School Reopens (Day 2)
  • Dec. 6th – The next Principal’s Message.

Caretaker’s Guide to HCPS Technology Training Nights

November 17, 2020

Are you a parent or caretaker of a HCPS student who wants to learn more about supporting their child in the virtual classroom? Please join us for two virtual trainings November 17th 4pm-5pm or November 19th 4pm-5pm. The trainings will cover basic technology support, parent portal, PowerSchool and Rycor.

Click the link on the flyer below or apply HERE

Caretaker Training Flyer (002)

Principal’s Message: Week of November 16th

November 16, 2020

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. 16th – MP2 begins
  • Nov. 24 -Report Card Distribution Day

JOHN ROLFE MS VIRTUAL FALL FUNDRAISER UPDATE!

Week Two and we need you!

  • We need your help for just five minutes. Our virtual fall fundraiser kicked off this week is doing great. Many students and families have taken the time to register on our platform to win prizes. We appreciate all of the efforts of our families to make this a success for our school.
  • We need you too if you haven’t joined in the fun!  Please take the time today on your student’s day off to participate. Simply go to this link, register and load 10 emails and you are done!
  • www.themegablast.com/join/JohnRolfe
  • This fundraiser requires no selling, no products, no contact, and no money collection. For sending 10 emails, your student wins a pair of Bright Bugz (see below video link), an official POPSOCKET for their phone, a cell phone wallet/stand, and be in a drawing to win a pair of Apple Airpods.
  • Our leaders in emails sent are Rakiyah H., McKinley M., and Kamora B. Our leaders in sales are McKinley M.  and Layken M. Simply register and share and that will earn you dollars from your family and friends. You win super cool prizes for doing so.
  • Click these links for more information on our campaign.
  • KICKOFF VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ugP3yVqxzOg
  • PRIZES: https://storage.googleapis.com/megablast-production-external-files/prizes-chart/1604079660963.pdf
  • BRIGHT BUGZ VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JDHpDSCxBY
  • PRINCIPAL MESSAGE: https://vimeo.com/473839779
  • Save the dates:
    • We are in the first week of our Virtual Fundraiser. 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.

JRMS Week 2 Fundraiser Update!

  • Eighth graders: Virtual open houses for HCPS high school specialty centers continues.
  • To prioritize safety during the current pandemic, all open houses will be virtual this year. HCPS specialty center virtual open houses (sessions at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.):
    • Center for Spanish Language and Global Citizenship (J.R. Tucker H.S.): Nov. 17
    • Center for the Humanities (Hermitage H.S.): Nov. 18
    • 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 the “Application process for HCPS eighth-grade students.”

  • 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

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

  • 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 a 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 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.

We are Rolfe Strong!

The harder they pull us back, the further we rise!

 

Next week and Beyond:

  • Nov.th 16– is a Day 1
  • Nov. 25th – 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed

JRMS Virtual Fall Fundraiser 2020

November 10, 2020

JOHN ROLFE MIDDLE SCHOOL VIRTUAL FALL FUNDRAISER!

Dear John Rolfe Middle School Families,

 

We are kicking off our virtual fundraiser today and need you to take action below. This post serves as your fundraising packet. Our campaign runs for the next three weeks.

With Covid and budget cuts, our school can use needed funds for student incentives.

 

This entire fundraiser can be completed in less than 5 minutes!

Our students win three awesome prizes for registering and loading 10 emails into our system. It’s easy to participate. Please take action TONIGHT and click the link below:

www.themegablast.com/join/JohnRolfe

This link takes you to our fundraiser website where you register and set up your student’s personal page. Then invite TEN (10) friends & family to join our efforts.

Send out 10 or more emails via your personal donation page. Your student will win a pair of Bright Bugz (see below video link), an official POPSOCKET for their phone, a cell phone wallet/stand and be in a drawing to win a pair of Apple Airpods. It’s that easy. Students also win additional prizes as their emails and shares qualify them for bigger prizes including cell phone room projectors, spike ball, the Amazon Echo Show, and the new X BOX Series ONE!

 

Click these links for more information on our campaign:

 

KICKOFF VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ugP3yVqxzOg

 

PRIZES: https://storage.googleapis.com/megablast-production-external-files/prizes-chart/1604079660963.pdf

 

BRIGHT BUGZ VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JDHpDSCxBY

 

PRINCIPAL MESSAGE: https://vimeo.com/473839779

 

Thank you for taking action to help your child help our school!

Principal’s Message: Week of November 9th

November 9, 2020

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 https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/

  • 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

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

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 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!

~Good Night, stay healthy, and be safe!

We are Rolfe Strong!

The harder they pull us back, the further we rise!

Winter Sports Announcement 2020

November 4, 2020

After careful consideration, the decision has been made to cancel winter sports at the middle school level for this year.  Eighth graders may try out for the JV teams in the following sports at their zoned high school: boys’ basketball, sideline cheer, wrestling and gymnastics.  The winter season for high school sports begins Monday, December 7.  Please contact the Director of Student Activities at your zoned high school for information on tryouts and required paperwork.  Spring sports will be assessed once we return in February.

Principal’s Message: Week of November 2nd

November 2, 2020

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. 1st – Daylight Savings Ends (Set all clocks back 1 hour!)
  • Nov. 2nd – is a Day 1
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Monday, November 2nd(4-6 pm) and Tuesday, November 3rd (9-11 am). This year we are glad to host two days for evening conferences.  We realize that this is a National Election year, yet we are offering additional time for morning hours on Tuesday. Remember parents/guardians are welcome to request a parent conference (after school or during teacher planning) outside of the designated window if these times do not agree with our schedule.
  • Scheduling your conference is easy as should be as easy as 1, 2, 3.
  1. Please use the link below to access Your child’s teacher conference schedule. Link for Sign-Ups: http://bit.ly/jrmsfallconf2020
  2. Review the video if you need assistance with signing on:  Sign-Up Video Directions for Families. Once you review, please go back and select your conference times.  A link for conferences and the Video Directions will also be found on our school website.  If you do not have internet access, you will need to contact the teacher to arrange a time by calling the school and leaving a message for the teacher.
  3. Please bring a plan for your child’s success to the conference.  You, your child/our student, and his or her teacher will all share the commitment of moving our Rising Rolfe Scholar to excellence.  So, families talk with your child about this expectation in advance. Remember our students are always a part of the solution.  Their commitment to their own success matters!
  • In-Person Learning: In-person learning for secondary students will begin the second semester.  Students will attend school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesdays have been designated as Wellness Wednesday and everyone will work virtually.
  • A reminder of notice from Andy Jenks (October 30th email)

As you know, on Oct. 22, the School Board adopted a plan that would enable a phased expansion of in-person learning, starting Nov. 30 with younger elementary students having the option to return in-person, and concluding with middle and high school students having that same option in February. 

An important part of planning for the second nine weeks and the second semester is to dedicate the time necessary to carefully understand your family’s individual situation and intentions as we continue expanding access to in-person learning opportunities. As part of that, we must ask for your commitment for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year: Which students will continue their learning virtually? Which students will attend school in-person? What unique circumstances need to be heard and addressed? Our schools are beginning that process with what’s known as the Student Intent Form. At this time, we kindly ask that you please complete the form for ALL students in your household by Sunday, Nov. 8.

How to access the Student Intent Form:

  • The form is located within the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
  • Sign in using your PowerSchool Parent Portal username and password.
  • Once signed in, locate the menu item called “Access Online Forms”.
  • From there, select your student(s) name(s) and follow the instructions on the screen for each student.
  • The instructions will point you to a link for “Student Intent 2020-21”.
  • Need to create a PowerSchool account? Start here for detailed instructions and a how-to video.
  • If you are unable to access the Student Intent Form through PowerSchool, please contact your school for assistance. Schools will be prepared to take your information in other ways.

 

  • 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.):
    • International Baccalaureate Middle Years/Diploma Programs (J.R. Tucker H.S.): Nov. 4
    • Center for Education and Human Development (Glen Allen H.S.): Nov. 5
    • Center for Communications and Media Relations (Varina H.S.): Nov. 10
    • Advance College Academy for Business Administration (Highland Springs H.S.): Nov. 11
  • 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:
    • Sixth graders interested in applying for the IB Program at Fairfield for the 2021-2022 school year can find the application in the 6th-grade folder in the School Counseling Schoology course. Student applications are due on November 6th by 11:59 pm. Please contact Ms. Clemmons if you have any questions.
    • Student Intent Forms due – November 8th by 11:59 pm. We kindly ask that you please complete the form for ALL students in your household by Sunday, Nov. 8.
  • 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.  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

  • 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!

 

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!

  • If you have not joined the JRMS PTA, there is still time!  Please contact rolfeptamembership@gmail.com   for details.
  • Also, please check out the flyer in the following link: JRMS PTA Membership 2020
  • PTA Membership is still $6.  A great way to join is by using the link below.  This can be done in the safety of your home. The total will be $6.25 (the charge will include a $0.25 convenience fee). Please click on this link to join. https://checkout.square.site/buy/TFI2AIDJEAOCLTJ5A3AUVT7G
  • 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!

~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:

  • Nov. 2nd – Virtual TEAMs Parent/Teacher Conference (PM)
  • Nov. 4th – New Parking lot protocols
  • Nov. 3rd – Virtual TEAMs Parent/Teacher Conference (AM)/Student Holiday
  • Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday/Election Day. John Rolfe Middle School is a polling site.
  • Nov. 9th – is a Day 1
  • Nov. 11th – Veterans Day

Nov. 13th – Marking Period 1 ends/Student Holiday

Principal’s Message: Week of Oct 26th

October 26, 2020

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

  • Oct.26th is a Day2
  • School Board Update. In-Person Learning begins 2nd Semester: In-person learning for secondary students will begin the second semester.  Students will attend school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesdays have been designated as Wellness Wednesday and everyone will work virtually.
  • Virtual open houses for HCPS high school specialty centers start Monday, Oct. 26th.

Attention eighth-graders: HCPS specialty center virtual open houses (sessions at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.):

  • Center for Engineering (Highland Springs H.S.): Oct. 26
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years/Diploma Programs (Henrico H.S.): Oct. 27
  • ACE Center at Highland Springs (Highland Springs H.S.): Oct. 28
  • ACE Center at Hermitage (Hermitage H.S.): Oct. 29

To see the application timeline and information about applying, go to https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/

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:
    • Parent/Teacher Virtual Conferences: Monday, November 2nd (4-6 pm) and Tuesday, November 3rd (9-11 am). This year we are glad to host two sessions in the fall.  Information regarding how to request Virtual TEAM’s conference times will be coming home by Wednesday, Oct. 28th.  Remember parents/guardians are welcome to request a parent conference (after school or during teacher planning) outside of the designated window if these times do not agree with our schedule.
    • Sixth graders interested in applying for the IB Program at Fairfield for the 2021-2022 school year can find the application in the 6th-grade folder in the School Counseling Schoology course. Student applications are due on November 6th by 11:59 pm. Please contact Ms. Clemmons if you have any questions.
  • 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.  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

  • 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 in 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!
    • Congratulations to Mr. Young’s 8th Grade Class who are the winners of the class participation challenge.  These students showed up ready for class and will get to participate in the “Teacher Challenge” tomorrow! #ShowUp   #RolfeRises!
    • No worries, if you haven’t received a positive referral yet, don’t worry. Your opportunity is just around the corner.  We continue to highlight reports of students rising to the occasion at Rolfe Middle School!
    • Parents/guardians/families, you can help by checking in with students every day.
      • Simply by checking on the learning experience. Take a moment today and ask your child, not only what (s)he is learning, but also ask, “Why are you learning that?” Take a moment with your child to explore what they are learning and help them understand the “why” behind the learning experience.  Learning should be relevant to the learner.
      • 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!

  • 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!

~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:

  • Nov. 2nd – is a Day 1
  • Nov. 2nd – Virtual TEAMs Parent/Teacher Conference (PM)
  • Nov. 4th – New Parking lot protocols
  • Nov. 3rd – Virtual TEAMs Parent/Teacher Conference (AM)/Student Holiday
  • Nov. 3rd – Student Holiday/Election Day. John Rolfe Middle School is a polling site.
  • Nov. 11th – Veterans Day
  • Nov. 13th – Marking Period 1 ends/Student Holiday
  • Save the date: Sixth graders interested in applying for the IB Program at Fairfield for the 2021-2022 school year can find the application in the 6th-grade folder in the School Counseling Schoology course. Student applications at due on November 6th by 11:59 pm. Please contact Ms. Clemmons if you have any questions.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences- Our conferences will be virtual this year.  Please stay tuned as more information regarding dates will be forthcoming!

Nov. 3rd– John Rolfe is a polling site.  This is a student holiday.  As you cast your vote remember school is closed on that day as well.

Principal’s Message: Week of Oct 19th

October 19, 2020

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with a few reminders and important notices for the week!  Thank you all for joining us during the first, “Rolfe Road Rally!”  It was great to see returning and new faces!

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

  • Oct.19th is a Day 1
  • 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.  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

  • Please take a moment to click on the link and review the Student Guide Videos.  COVID-19 Student  Guide Videos:  :https://content.streamhoster.com/preview/hcpstv/ReOpen-2020/Health/COVID-Resource-Student-Guide2_20200831_1280x720_624kbps_439s.mp4?autoPlay=1&width=640&height=360
  • How can students check out books? Have you heard of the Bookhub and SORA?
    • BOOKHUB – students are able to check out actual books from your school’s collection through the Virtual Library Learning Commons Dashboard. Each school has a large BOOKHUB bin for curbside drop off and pickup.
    • SORA – students are able to check out digital books through SORA.
  • 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! I
    • This week we recognize Mrs. Godwin’s 2/6th Block Class.  As a team, you set an attendance goal and your class earned perfect attendance for the entire week last week. You set a responsibility and readiness goal.  Congratulations on meeting your goal together.  Excellent teamwork!  You Rock!
    • No worries, if you haven’t received a positive referral yet, here are a few tips to help continue to rise as a Rolfe Leader. Continue to be…
      • Respectful- Follow the guidelines of your teacher for virtual learning. Your teacher will review virtual learning expectations and help you learn to navigate the digital classroom. Parents, students should be able to answer the following questions each day.
        • What are you learning?
        • Why are you learning it?
        • How do you know you’ve mastered it? (How do you know when you really got it?
      • Responsible-It is very important that students attend each class. We want our students to #ShowUp. We will actively monitor student attendance, engagement, and participation. There is designated time for learning with the teacher and independent studies as well, but we want everyone to show up ready to learn.
      • Ready -There aren’t any bells this year in virtual learning. Setting a timer and posting the bell schedule near a student’s workspace is a great tool to get ready. Attempt to log into class at least 5 minutes before the stated time!
      • Safe- Your child’s password is private. Please teach them to learn it, record it in a safe location, and don’t share it with other students. Students should restrict their virtual communications with the sites provided or approved by their teacher.
        • Virtual Backgrounds must be HCPS Issued or school approved.
        • Students should log in with their HCPS credentials and not as guests.
        • Only accept meeting invitations from your teachers

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!

  • 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!

 ~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:

  • Save the date: Sixth graders interested in applying for the IB Program at Fairfield for the 2021-2022 school year can find the application in the 6th-grade folder in the School Counseling Schoology course. Student applications at due on November 6th by 11:59 pm. Please contact Ms. Clemmons if you have any questions.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences- Our conferences will be virtual this year.  Please stay tuned as more information regarding dates will be forthcoming!

Nov. 3rd– John Rolfe is a polling site.  Typically, this would be a teacher workday, but in an effort to ensure everyone has a chance to exercise their right to vote, this will be a school holiday.  As you cast your vote remember school is closed on that day as well.

Principal’s Message: Week of October 12

October 12, 2020

October 11, 2020

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

  • Oct. 11th – Remember to complete the Return to Learn Questionnaire.  It is not too late, but the window closes today, Sunday, October 11th, and your voice deserves to be heard!  We’ve had many families complete the survey and I am hoping that everyone’s voice is included. Below are a few links and notes that will help you if you or someone you know hasn’t responded yet!
  • Things to know:
    • This questionnaire is being provided to all households of students enrolled in Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS). (Desplazar el cursor hacia abajo para leer este mensaje en español.)
    • Please assist our planning for the second nine weeks of school by completing it by Sunday, Oct. 11. While responses are not considered “binding” at this time, please carefully consider your answers, as HCPS will rely greatly on this information for planning purposes
    • Please use this link to get started: https://efmfeed.verintefm.com/se/0A88D4C34FA1179A
    • You may download a paper copy by using the link below.

There is also an option to print a paper version of the questionnaire at home. Visit this page: https://henricoschools.us/questionnaires/. Please return the completed copies to your school.

If you have any difficulties accessing this questionnaire, please contact Helen Whitehurst at hswhiteh@henrico.k12.va.us.

  • Oct. 12th – Monday, Oct.12th is a Day 2.
  • Oct. 14th – Rolfe’s Road Rally!

We are excited to invite you to “Rolfe’s Road Rally” on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020. Between the hours of 5 pm and 6 pm, you are invited to meet your students’ teachers from the comfort and safety of your vehicles.

Beginning at Five O’clock PM, starting at the parking lot of Varina High School, you will be directed to drive the route around the grounds of John Rolfe Middle School. The teachers and staff will be at multiple stations around the campus ready to greet our wonderful students!

The first cars to arrive will receive a backpack full of gift items until supplies run out.  Also, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to vote for the department with the most school spirit.

Additionally, you are encouraged to decorate your vehicles to show your school spirit!

The staff and faculty at John Rolfe Middle School cannot wait to see our students and families in person for the first time this year during the Rolfe Road Rally. Wednesday, October 14th between the hours of 5 pm and 6 pm.

We hope to see you there!

 

  • 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. This is the spirit of Team Rolfe. Although the learning platform is different, students are still expected to come to class each period, each day, ready to learn, demonstrating, and receiving respect, all while in a safe environment.  We were excited to have several students recognize positive behaviors!  If you haven’t received a positive referral yet, here are a few tips to help continue to rise as a Rolfe Leader. Continue to be…
    • Respectful- Follow the guidelines of your teacher for virtual learning. Your teacher will review virtual learning expectations and help you learn to navigate the digital classroom. Parents, students should be able to answer the following questions each day.
      • What are you learning?
      • Why are you learning it?
      • How do you know you’ve mastered it? (How do you know when you really got it?
    • Responsible-It is very important that students attend each class. We want our students to #ShowUp. We will actively monitor student attendance, engagement, and participation. There is designated time for learning with the teacher and independent studies as well, but we want everyone to show up ready to learn.
    • Ready -There aren’t any bells this year in virtual learning. Setting a timer and posting the bell schedule near a student’s workspace is a great tool to get ready. Attempt to log into class at least 5 minutes before the stated time!
    • Safe- Your child’s password is private. Please teach them to learn it, record it in a safe location, and don’t share it with other students. Students should restrict their virtual communications with the sites provided or approved by their teacher.
      • Virtual Backgrounds must be HCPS Issued or school approved.
      • Students should log in with their HCPS credentials and not as guests.
      • Only accept meeting invitations from your teachers

 

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!

 

  • 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!

 

                                                                                ~Good Night, stay healthy, and be safe!

                                                                                            We are Rolfe Strong!

The harder they pull us back, the further we rise!

RolfeSchool

6901 Messer Road, Henrico, VA 23231
Phone (804) 226-8730 | Fax (804) 236-5764
School Hours: 8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Ms. Debbie George, Principal
Jamar Arvin, Associate Principal
Jamie Hutchinson, Assistant Principal
Nokomis Alston, Assistant Principal