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Principal’s Message: Week of December 7th

December 7, 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

  • Dec. 7th is a Day 1
  • Hat Day was a success!  Thank you for allowing your child and our scholar to participate. 
  • We are continuing our Virtual Spelling Bee process throughout the week.
  • Unclaimed Items from Spring 2020- Parent please contact the school if you would like to schedule a time to recover items left from Spring 2020.  We have a few items remaining that are scheduled to go to a local charity if unclaimed by Dec. 11th. We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to claim their belongings but are planning for the return to school and unclaimed items will be considered discarded.
  • Technology Update: Please stay tuned for a message regarding updating technology and student laptops.

A huge THANK YOU!

  • Thank you to all families and extended families for supporting our Fall Fundraiser. We know our fundraising style was different this year than previous years and hope this method gave your family and friends more opportunities to support without all of the fuss, money collection, and trinkets.  We could not have done it without your support!!

          A School Counseling Message from Ms. Zimmerman-Bob

  • On Sunday, December 6th, at 8 PM ET, our JRMS community will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual concert to honor those who want to build a safer and inclusive society. The Anti-Defamation League invites us to celebrate a 25-year tradition against hate and bigotry. So if you can, please use the link that’s provided to join the ADL in their first virtual concert Against Hate. This is a great opportunity for our school to come together as a community to show our commitment against hate. Link: https://events.adl.org/concert

 

        A School Counseling Message from Ms. Clemmons:

  • IB applicants: reminder, the writing prompt will be given on Friday, December 11th at 9 am. Please send Ms. Clemmons a message on Schoology if you have any questions.

 

  • Students, as a reminder, if you will not be in class (signed into Teams) for the school day, send your teachers a message in Schoology or by email and have your parent/guardian contact the front office.
    • You are still responsible for completing missing work from the days you are absent. Please reach out to your teachers for a deadline to submit the work.
    • If you miss a class during the day, make every effort to complete the daily assignments in your teachers’ Schoology folders by 11:59 pm that day. Please message your teachers if you need assistance with the assignment.
    • You will receive messages and calls from your teachers, school counselor, or support staff whenever you notice you are not in class–we notice!
    • Take advantage of our office hours from 2:00-3:15 pm and schedule time to ask questions and receive assistance.

 

  • 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 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.

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.

Use this link to access the all Health Forms

Questions for the Nurse?  Click Here!

Nurse Contact info:

804-226-8730 *press 2 for clinic

Fax number 804-236-5764 attn school nurse

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

  • 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.
  • 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!

 

Next week and Beyond:

  • Students should attend every class and take advantage of the 2-3 pm time.
  • Please check grades weekly for student progress and updates
  • Dec. 14- Is a Day 2

Important Update from Nurse Rosenbaum

December 2, 2020

Hello Parents of JRMS,

My Name is Cathy Rosenbaum. I am the Registered Nurse here at John Rolfe Middle School. I am here to help our students feel their best so they can learn. Throughout the middle school years I hope to establish a relationship with you and your child. I make every effort to keep you informed of injuries and complaints as needed while supporting your student’s class attendance and success. Whenever possible, I like to see your student return to the classroom but fully understand the moments when it is best to go home or seek medical care. I truly respect your role as a parent and will do my best to work with you to do the right thing. Never hesitate to call me.    

Learning is a challenge when teens are hungry, sick, tired, or stressed, but going home is not always the answer. When students are having a bad day, encourage them to visit the clinic so we can find solutions. There are many caring adults at John Rolfe who are capable of helping your child through a situation, so encourage them to seek that help. 

I know throughout the year there will be many questions with regards to the clinic and medications, forms, and immunizations. If there is ever anything I can help you with please don’t hesitate to contact me. I have enclosed several links to what you, as a parent, might possibly need. 

  • Health History forms:

https://henricoschools.us/wp-content/uploads/STUDENT-HEALTH-HISTORY.pdf

  • School Health Brochure:

https://henricoschools.us/wp-content/uploads/HealthBrochure.pdf

  • Link to our Medication Policy which includes links for prescription medication and over the counter medication forms to be filled out: ( please remember original bottle; unopened)

https://henricoschools.us/health-safety/

  • Immunization information please read:

https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/

Please, for the students returning, do your daily health checks on your child prior to sending them to school. Make sure they are comfortable with wearing a 2 ply mask while here in the school building. Gators, bandanas or masks with exhalation valves are not acceptable. Also,  understand that social distancing will be required. 

Please see below for HCPS covid 19 health plan:

https://henricoschools.us/wp-content/uploads/HCPS-COVID-19-Health-Plan-20-21.pdf

 

Also, this is required before students return to the building. Please fill out both pages. Page 2 is for you to keep at home, page 1 should return with the student and be turned in to the clinic. 

COVID-19 Health Screening Acknowledgement Form for Students

 

Again please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, 

Stay safe, distance yourself, wash your hands, wear your mask………

 

Cathy T. Rosenbaum, R.N.

John Rolfe Middle School

6901 Messer Rd

Richmond, Va 23231

804-226-8730 *press 2 for clinic

Fax number 804-236-5764 attn school nurse

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

 

 

ADL In Concert Against Hate

November 30, 2020

On Sunday, December 6th, at 8 PM ET, our JRMS community will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual concert to honor those who want to build a safer and inclusive society. The Anti-Defamation League invites us to celebrate a 25-year tradition against hate and bigotry. So if you can, please use the link that’s provided to join the ADL in their first virtual concert Against Hate. This is a great opportunity for our school to come together as a community to show our commitment.

https://events.adl.org/concert

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

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