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Applications Now Being Accepted for the IBMYP

October 8, 2020

Three HCPS middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, which includes a comprehensive curriculum for students who are highly motivated and who have demonstrated the ability to achieve academically.

Application are now being accepted and are available in all elementary and middle school counseling departments. *Private school applicants must contact the IB Programs Office at Tuckahoe MS for an application.

Public Info Session/Virtual Open House Schedule 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Fairfield MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – George H. Moody MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -Tuckahoe MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Click here to view application timeline

Principal’s Message: Midweek Update Regarding HCPS Survey and Road Rally

October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with an important mid-week notice.  I hope this message finds your family safe and well!

Parents and guardians:

  • October 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.

  • Save the date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020, join us for Rolfe’s Road Rally.

We are looking forward to this event that will allow the teachers and students to see each other in person–which may be the first time for many of them.

  • What: John Rolfe Middle School’s “Rolfe Road Rally”
  • When:  Wednesday, October 14th @ 5 pm
  • Where: We will begin our journey at Varina Highschool and head to our final rallying point- John Rolfe Middle!
  • Who: All current John Rolfe students, staff, and families.
  • Why: This gives you an opportunity to meet your teachers in person from a safe distance, show off your personality by adding Bling, Being Extra, or putting on Flair to your vehicle.  The bottom line is …we miss you!

We hope to see you there!

 

  • Remember to complete the Return to Learn Questionnaire.  The window closes soon and your voice deserves to be heard!  This message was originally communicated by Andy Jenks on Monday.  It is very important that our John Rolfe Family voice is heard so it is worth repeating.
  • 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.
    • Available at all schools where student meals are distributed (visit this link for days and times)
    • Available where student meals are delivered by school bus (visit this link for a list of bus stop locations)
    • Available by contacting your school directly (questionnaires available in the main office)

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.

We NEED to be included in this survey! 

Please take the opportunity to share your voice!

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!

Digital Citizenship at Rolfe

October 7, 2020

This week in Advisory, Rolfe students will be discussing aspects of living in a digital world. The focus of the lessons revolve around the theme of Media Balance and Well Being.  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 advice for any age.

Learning Anytime, Anywhere:

With these lessons, tools and resources we can all help JRMS students to maneuver this digital world safely and informed.

HCPS high school families: Talk with college reps at virtual college fairs, panel discussions

October 6, 2020

Participation is free! Events happening now through November 4th!

This year, HCPS will be hosting our annual College Fair virtually in partnership with the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors (VACRAO).

Students are encouraged to participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admissions counselors. Visit https://www.strivescan.com/virginia/ to see participating colleges, event dates, register and learn more!

Principal’s Message: Week of October 4th

October 5, 2020

Greetings John Rolfe Family,

 

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School with an important message for the upcoming week.  I hope this message finds your family safe and well!

 

Parents and guardians:

  • Return to Learn Questionnaire/Survey: This email is to inform you of an upcoming questionnaire/survey that HCPS will be sending to gather information regarding the safe return of students to all HCPS school buildings.  The survey is intended to be available Monday, October 5th.  We cannot express how important it is for ALL our families to be included in this survey.  This survey will be open until Friday, October 9th, which means this is a quick turnaround. The information that is gathered through the survey will be used to provide the School Board with a recommendation at the October 22nd School Board meeting.  If you want more information regarding the HCPS Health plans, please use this Henrico Schools Health Update link to get more information.  Again, this is not something to push off until later John Rolfe Family. We NEED to be included in this survey!  Please take the opportunity to share your voice!

 

Also, please take a moment to check your access to the ParentPortal.  If you do NOT have a ParentPortal account please use this Henrico Schools help website for more information. If you are unsure of how to access forms in RYCOR, please use this RYCOR direction video to get help.

 

  • Interim Grading Period – We are currently entering our 5th week of school and closing in on the interim grading period.  Please remember to visit teacher Schoology pages and review lesson overviews, student learning targets, and objectives.
  • As a team and family, our focus is to develop life-ready thinkers.  We believe the honoring our legacy provides a future of successWe will continue to promote positive behaviors as we continue our campus-wide expectations.  Our JRMS Team will be…
    • * Respectful
    • *Responsible
    • *Ready and
    • *Safe.
  • Three important questions you can ask your child every day for each class are:
    • What are you learning?
    • Why are you learning that?
    • How do you know if you really “got it”?

These clarity questions will help you know what your child knows and where s/he needs to grow.  Remember to ask these questions for every learning experience.  Thank you!

  • Oct. 5th – Monday is a Day 1.

 

PTA News:

  • If you have not joined the JRMS PTA, there is still time!  Please contact rolfeptamembership@gmail.com   for details.
  • We need you. Take a moment to reach out to the board about assuming a position for the upcoming year! 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 look through the Rolfe 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!

This week and Beyond:

  • Oct. 12 – Day 1

Principal’s Message: Week of September 28th

September 28, 2020

Greetings Rolfe Families,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School with an important message for the upcoming week.  I hope this message finds your family safe and well!

Parents and guardians:

  • Sept. 28th– Student/Staff Holiday (Schools closed)
    • No HCPS meals Monday; Service will resume Tuesday, with a new voter registration drive

Henrico, Va. Sept. 25, 2020 — Monday is a Henrico County Public Schools student holiday in observance of Yom Kippur, and there will be no meal distribution that day. HCPS will resume free curbside pick-up service at all HCPS schools Tuesday, and bus stop neighborhood drop-off service Wednesday. When the service resumes, families will not only be able to pick up school meals — they’ll be able to get help registering to vote.   To see a list of neighborhood bus stop drop-off sites and times, go to https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/ and click on “Free School Meals.”

  • Sept 29th -Tuesday is a Day 1.
  • During the most recent  School Board work session, the following decisions were made.  I am sharing an update on the three important topics that were discussed during the meeting:
  • Virtual bell schedule for middle and high schools.
  • HCPS Health Committee update.
  • Redistricting.

Updated Virtual bell schedule for middle and high schools

Over the past few weeks, our district leadership has received valuable feedback from the teachers, students, and families, about the current virtual bell schedule for middle and high school students. In response, HCPS will adjust the virtual bell schedule for both middle and high school students effective next Tuesday, Sept. 29 (Sept. 28 is a student holiday.) Each middle and high school virtual class period has been shortened by 15 minutes daily, excluding the repeating first period for high school which has been shortened by 10 minutes daily. The advisory period for middle schools and the extended learning period for high schools were not adjusted.

This adjustment will decrease screen time and shift one hour of the instructional day to allow for asynchronous/independent time to take place later, outside of the bell schedule. Middle and high school teachers will utilize the hour at the end of the revised bell schedule for instructional planning and to provide office hours for students who need instructional support.

Again, the new secondary virtual schedule will begin Tuesday, Sept. 29. Additional details can be expected from your school’s principal, who will also be able to answer questions.

  • The Updated Middle School Bell Schedule is below:
    • Adjusted Virtual Bell Schedule– Here is the updated copy of the adjusted Virtual bell schedule(click on the link).
    • Attached is a link to our Day1/Day2 Calendar for assistance HCPS Day1/Day 2 School Calendar. I suggest you print or add to the favorites on your electronic device.

PTA News:

  • If you have not joined the JRMS PTA, there is still time!  Please contact rolfeptamembership@gmail.com   for details.
  • We are looking forward to an entirely new world of opportunities for the 20-21 School Year!  The sky is the limit and your imagination and creativity will get us there!
  • We need you!!!  It is time for next year’s planning.  The PTA is actively seeking individuals to support our students, staff, and school.  Take a moment to reach out to the board about assuming a position for the upcoming year! 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.

I can assure you that John Rolfe Middle School will continue the pursuit of educational excellence, as Team John Rolfe Middle School aims for a phenomenal year for all our scholars!

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 of success. Students please have a restful evening and remember Tuesday, “WE” continue our quest for success as one team and one family!

 

~Good Night, stay healthy, and be safe!

We are Rolfe Strong!

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

 

This week and Beyond:

  • Sept. 28 – Student/Staff Holiday
  • Sept. 29- Day 1
  • Oct. 5 – Day 2

Anticipate the next Principal’s Message

Adjusted Bell Schedule

September 25, 2020

Adjustments were made at the last School Board Work Session on Thursday where class timings during virtual learning have changed. Please see the sample schedule from Henrico County Schools.  Click Here.

For ease of use, here is a simplified version for Rolfe families to follow through the day. Click Here for Simplified View.

This new bell schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 29th.

Principal’s Message: Week of September 21st

September 21, 2020

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School.  I hope this message finds your family safe and well!  Below are a few reminders and import links as well as notices for the week.

Parents and guardians:

  • Monday, Sept. 21st – is a Day 2
    • Attached is a link to our Day1/Day2 Calendar for assistance HCPS Day1/Day 2 School Calendar. I suggest you print or add to the favorites on your electronic device.
    • We begin our virtual schedule at 8:30 am.  Between 8- 8:15, work to get students logged on for the day. JRMS _Middle School Bell Schedule
    • 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 Portal
  • Back to School forms are due Sept. 20th – Even though the year has begun in a predominantly virtual format, there are still some traditional things our schools must collect. That includes back-to-school forms!
  • This message contains a reminder of how to complete your back-to-school forms (deadline is Sept. 20)   (Desplazar el cursor hacia abajo para leer este mensaje en español.)  New this year: Families of students in ALL grade levels can complete those forms online by using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Just follow these steps:
  1. Log on to your account in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Don’t have a parent portal account yet? Create one by going to the PowerSchool section of this page: https://henricoschools.us/online-services/ and clicking on “New User Information”. 
  2. Once logged in to PowerSchool, look for “Access Online Forms” on the left-hand side of the page.
  3. That will take you to “Rycor Online Forms” (part of a website known as “StudentQuickPay.com”)
  4. Find your student(s) name(s) at the top of the screen. Click on each name and carefully read then follow the instructions on the screen. Repeat this process for each student enrolled in HCPS.

If you have not created your PowerSchool Parent Portal account or need to add an additional student to your account, please click here for step-by-step instructions.

If you encounter any issues with PowerSchool: Please email the help desk at helpdesk@henrico.k12.va.us.

If you encounter any issues with completing your forms: Contact rycorsupport@henrico.k12.va.us. Help may also be available by contacting your school with questions.

PTA News:

  • If you have not joined the JRMS PTA, there is still time!  Please contact rolfeptamembership@gmail.com for details.
  • We are looking forward to an entirely new world of opportunities for the 20-21 School Year!  The sky is the limit and your imagination and creativity will get us there!
  • We need you!!! It is time for next year’s planning.  The PTA is actively seeking individuals to support our students, staff, and school.  Take a moment to reach out to the board about assuming a position for the upcoming year! 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

 

  • Technology issues and assistance. As Henrico County Public Schools have opened in a predominantly virtual environment, some adjustments are necessary for our students.  How students participate in the class meetings will influence the level of success experienced during each session.  Students are required to use a generic virtual background, found within Microsoft Teams, or school-issued backgrounds.  Students are not permitted to create their own virtual backgrounds.
  • In-person support for our students’ “critical technical issues” is available at JRMS.  Elementary or preschool students: In-person support for “critical technical issues” is available at the high school closest to you. For a list of high schools and addresses, visit this page.  Hours of support are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions that are unrelated to computers or technology issues, please consider starting with your teacher, school counselor, me, or contact the Henrico County Public Schools hotline at 804-501-5655, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Expectations of Virtual Learning.  Parents, please take a moment to read and review the attached letter with your child regarding important information for the virtual learning environment. Video Recording of Virtual Classes_Virtual Learning Expectations
  • As a team and family, our focus is to develop life-ready thinkers.  We believe the honoring our legacy provides a future of successWe will continue to promote positive behaviors as we continue our campus-wide expectations.  Our JRMS Team will be…
  • * Respectful
  • *Responsible
  • *Ready and
  • *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.
  • Enrollment/In-Person Registration- Please contact the school to schedule a time for your enrollment appointment with our school registrar.  We are following CDC guidelines and all visitors must wear masks and follow HCPS screening protocols.   

 

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.  I can assure you that John Rolfe Middle School will continue the pursuit of educational excellence, as Team John Rolfe Middle School aims for a phenomenal year for all our scholars!

 

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 and one family!

                                                                                                    ~Good Night, stay healthy, and be safe!

                                                                                                                We are Rolfe Strong!

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

This week and Beyond:

  • Sept. 21 – Day 2
  • Sept. 28 – Student/Staff Holiday (School Closed)
  • Sept. 29-  Day 1
  • Oct. 5 –  Day 2

Anticipate the next Principal’s Message

Principal’s Letter: Virtual Expectations

September 14, 2020

Rolfe familes,

Please take note of the following letter from Mrs. George regarding our school’s expectations and the Code of Conduct. Please click the link to see the message. Letter Link Here

Principal’s Message: September 14th

September 14, 2020

Greetings Rolfe Families,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School.  I hope this message finds your family safe and well!  We made it through our first week of virtual learning and could not have done it without you.  Parents, thank you for being great partners in our students’ and your child’s success for the upcoming year.  Our start to virtual learning was met with great collaboration to get the tools for students’ success. Please know we are working to address any technology needs and are all growing in our comfort of virtual learning!   Below are a few reminders and import links as well as notices for the week.

Parents and guardians:

  • Monday, Sept. 14th – is a Day 1
    • Attached is a link to our Day1/Day2 Calendar.  This will be helpful for you and students throughout the year. HCPS Day1/Day 2 School Calendar
    • We begin our virtual schedule at 8:30 am.  Between 8- 8:15, work to get students logged on for the day. JRMS _Middle School Bell Schedule
    • 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 Portal
  • Technology issues and assistance. As Henrico County Public Schools have opened in a predominantly virtual environment, some adjustments are necessary for our students.  How students participate in the class meetings will influence the level of success experienced during each session.  Students are required to use a generic virtual background, found within Microsoft Teams, or school-issued backgrounds.  Students are not permitted to create their own virtual backgrounds.
    • In-person support for our students’ “critical technical issues” is available at JRMS.  Elementary or preschool students: In-person support for “critical technical issues” is available at the high school closest to you. For a list of high schools and addresses, visit this page.
      • Hours of support are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
      • Examples of critical issues are:
        • Device will not power on.
        • Device will not connect to any WiFi signal.
        • Device will not accept login credentials or password needs to be reset.
        • Broken screen or microphone.
        • Enable camera on middle/high-school laptop (all elementary device cameras are enabled.)
  • All non-critical issues can be emailed to helpdesk@henrico.k12.va.us and HCPS staff will respond as soon as possible.
  • Students who still need an HCPS-issued laptop and/or WiFi hotspot can get one at school while supplies last.
  • The parent/guardian picking up these items for a student must be listed in PowerSchool as a contact. Please bring your identification. Before you go, please be aware that each middle or high school may use either a walk-up line or a drive-through format. Contact the school if you have questions about where to locate the tech support/device distribution location. Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

For questions that are unrelated to computers or technology issues, please consider starting with your teacher, school counselor, me, or contact the Henrico County Public Schools hotline at 804-501-5655, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

  • As a team and family, our focus is to develop life-ready thinkers.  We believe the honoring our legacy provides a future of successWe will continue to promote 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.  Tips to help students be successful:
    • 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.
    • 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 time for learning with the teacher and independent studies, but we want everyone to show up ready to learn.
      • #ShowUp SURVEYAs we look at school through a different lens, we realize this a new experience for each of us.   So, take a moment and view a Video Message from our School Social Worker, Mrs. Callahan, and please take the survey.  We are looking forward to everyone showing up to a Phenomenal School Year!
      • JRMS #ShowUp Survey – Remember to take the SURVEY
    • 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.  Students are expected to follow the guidelines for acceptable use of Henrico County Technology and Devices.
  • We Need You! – Parents, we are looking to build and grow our PTA for the upcoming year!  Talents, time, ideas, and energy to help John Rolfe Middle School continue to rise in 2020 are welcome and appreciated.  Please contact me if you are willing to accept this opportunity to support our students! Looking forward to hearing from you! Thanks!
  • Registration and Enrollments: Remember the office is open for appointments only.  Please contact the school to schedule an appointment.
  • Immunization Requirements- Please ensure your child’s immunization records are current.  All 7th graders must have the proper records regarding immunization on file prior to the first day of school.
  • Free school meals notice: Nutrition staff members will offer free curbside pick-up service at all HCPS schools, Monday – Thursday  Click here for full details: https://henricoschools.us/2020/09/04/hcps-will-provide-students-with-free-meals-in-2-ways-school-curbside-service-and-neighborhood-bus-drop-offs/
  • Child Care – This is a reminder that HCPS partners will provide limited to in-school child care for essential workers, working families. 2020_08_21_InSchoolCare.pdf
  • Enrollment/In-Person Registration- Please contact the school to schedule a time for your enrollment appointment with our school registrar.  We are following CDC guidelines and all visitors must wear masks and follow HCPS screening protocols.

 

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.

 

I can assure you that John Rolfe Middle School will continue the pursuit of educational excellence, as Team John Rolfe Middle School aims for a phenomenal year for all our scholars!  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 and one family!

 

                                                                                ~Good Night, stay healthy, and be safe!

                                                                                            We are Rolfe Strong!

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

 

 

This week and Beyond:

  • Sept. 14 – Day 1
  • Sept. 28 – Student/Staff Holiday

Video Recordings of Classes_ Virtual Learning Expectation Letter

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