SKIPWITH NEWS – Week of 11/21/2022

Skipwith families,

  1. While this school week will only be two days, please be sure your child is at school for their academics and many fun activities planned on Monday and Tuesday. Please note school will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, November 23 – Sunday, November 27. The school will reopen on Monday, November 28 at 7:20.
  2. Attention all students, thanks for helping us collect so many cans for our Christmas Mother can collection. We will have a school-wide “Top Turkey”  assembly to celebrate on Monday. We also want to let you know we will hold special events during your LAMPS time on Tuesday with fun activities outside, in the gym, and cafeteria. So please be sure to wear sneakers and warm clothing for the event.
  3. The Skipwith Winter Book Fair is here! The Book Fair will be open for all families on Tuesday evening, November 29 from 5:30-7:30 pm. We will also have shopping each morning from 7:20-8:00 during the week of November 28 for specific grade levels. See the schedule below and the link in my email for more details.
    Monday – Kindergarten & 5th grade
    Tuesday – 4th grade
    Wednesday -3rd grade
    Thursday -2nd grade
    Friday – 1st & PreK
  4. This is a final reminder that all gifted referrals are due to the Gifted Identification Coordinator (GIC) by Monday, November 21, by 4:00 PM. If you have additional questions, please contact Brittany Finch,


Please read my email with more details regarding our translation phone line, SECURLY protection program, attendance policies, and PTA news.

Car Rider Reminder: Please remember if you choose to drive your child to school, the drop-off time begins at 7:20 am in the back of the building and ends at 7:40. You must remain in your car at ALL times and have your car number card displayed in your front window at dismissal.  Please don’t let your child out of the car unless a Skipwith staff member is there. If you are late to drop off your car rider, please park your car, bring your child to the front of the school, ring the doorbell so that a staff member can greet you, and fill out a tardy slip

Translation Call-in line: The school division’s translation vendor, Volatia, Use this LINK for translations of  this message

SECURLY Technology: To help monitor the use of the county-issued computers please note  Henrico County Public Schools is using Securly, a new tool that improves how students are protected when using school-issued digital devices, and offers parents and guardians a window into their student’s digital world. If you want to learn more about Securely’s online safety solutions, please visit For any additional questions, email Securly at

Student Attendance Matters: Chronic absences mean your child has missed 10% or more of the school year. Both excused and unexcused absences count against your child’s attendance and school accreditation. Please see the attached flier and some notes below to help you.

  • If your child is going to be out of school due to sickness or other reasons, you must call the school to report the absences.
  • One way to help with your child’s attendance is to have them at least attend part of the school day each day. For example, If your child has a doctor’s appointment at 9:00am, you should send them to school before or after the appointment to avoid them being marked absent for the day.

PTA  NEWS: Please join the PTA by using this link: