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Apr 07

SKIPWITH NEWS – Spring Break Week

  1. The Skipwith PTA is still looking for nominations for the 2020-2021 Executive Board. If you or someone you know, might be interested in helping during the coming  school year, please contact one of the following Nominating Committee Members: Sara Carr at, Suzanne McNiven at                                 , or Todd Smith at For more information on available positions, check us out on Facebook at Skipwith  Elementary PTA.
  2. As you know the week of April 6 – April 13 is our Spring Break. While these are very different times we want you to try to enjoy the Spring Break with your family and
    just focus on staying safe. Our teachers and staff will be doing the same. We look forward to reconnecting with each of you and your children beginning on April 14
    as our distant learning continues.

Please stay and take care.

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Apr 01


Variance Request

Henrico County Public Schools has established deadlines to request a variance to another school beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to request a variance for elementary schools is April 15, 2020.


Important Message and Survey

The Henrico team is actively working on a plan to get Chromebooks to elementary school families who need them to help support virtual learning.  We would appreciate your time in taking a brief survey.  Your comments will be analyzed and the feedback will be essential in helping us determine the demand for these devices as well as a plan to safely and effectively distribute them.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, we greatly appreciate your help and support. 

Click here to start the survey


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Mar 30

SKIPWITH NEWS – Posted 3/30/2020

Good afternoon families,  I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe!

1. Our staff will continue to focusing on staying connected with you and your family as much as possible during this school closure. While we would love to see you
in person and hug our students, the Skipwith staff remains committed to helping support the county/state goal of social distancing for everyone’s health.
Therefore, at this time the Skipwith staff will only be reaching out to our students and families virtually. I know a few schools have held school parades through
neighborhoods which is really cool. However, due to the many main roads, apartment complexes, and focus on social distancing we believe it is in the best
interest of the entire Skipwith communities to not hold such an event. We may do something in the future as the social distancing and spread of the virous
subsides. So how will we continue to connect with you? I will continue to make my weekly phone calls on Sundays, Mrs. Mills will send a Wednesday phone
message with updates and a birthday list. The teachers have been and will continue to reach out to their classes to complete zoom meetings, emails, calls, or
send post card and letters. We have teamed up with the PTA to complete virtual spirit weeks and live face book readings. Together we will continue to support
each other.

2. We  highly encouraging each of you to follow the Skipwith Elementary PTA Facebook page. Simply click on the following link and follow us.                                 The PTA will be sharing information and sponsoring many fun virtual events for you and your      family. Speaking of fun PTA events, the PTA will host a Virtual Spirit week and Facebook live readings from Skipwith teachers this week March 30 – April 3. Please       see the PTA face book page for details.

3. We hope you and your family continue to stay safe and remain healthy.  To our Skipwith boys and girls our whole Skipwith team of teachers and staff want you to        know we love you and miss you. Please continue to work on your packets, use the digital resources on CLEVER, and read your library books.  The distant                  learning packets that came home with you has multiple resources for you and the choice boards that are provided have activities to last until the Spring Break.            Please click on the link for more information regarding the packets.

Have a good week!

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Mar 24

SKIPWITH NEWS – Stay Connected With Us!

We want to stay connected with you and your family as much as possible during this social distancing time. Therefore, we are highly encouraging each of you to like/follow the Skipwith Elementary PTA Facebook page. Simply click on the following link and follow us. Once you do follow us we would love for you to share pictures and stories from your distance learning experiences so far. This will help each of us stay connected and to see all the wonderful things you and your child are doing.

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Mar 18

SKIPWITH NEWS – HCPS will extend closure through Spring Break – Posted 3/18/2020

Click on the link below to see the news release from HCPS.

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Mar 17

SKIPWITH NEWS – Variance Request Deadline – Posted 3/17/2020


Variance Request Deadline – 

Henrico County Public Schools has established deadlines to request a variance to another school beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to request a variance for elementary schools is April 15, 2020.

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Mar 17

SKIPWITH NEWS – School Counselor Information

Here is the link to our school counselor, Mrs. Finch’s blog.  We hope that you find it helpful during this time of social and learning distancing.


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Mar 16

SKIPWITH NEWS- Elementary Distance Learning Documents -POSTED 3/16/2020

Elementary Distance Learning Documents


K-1 Student Document with Parent Letter Attached

2-3 Student Document with Parent Letter Attached

4-5 Student Document with parent letter attached

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Mar 16

SKIPWITH NEWS – County Food Plan – POSTED 3/16/2020

Count Food Plan

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, six sites will open to distribute free “grab and go” school meals. Our students can pick up lunches and breakfasts each school day on a first-come, first-served basis. Food distribution is open to all students, regardless of what school they attend, as well as others under age 18. Please note that adults must be accompanied by each child under 18 who needs a meal. Pick-up hours are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon, but hours and locations may increase, depending on demand.


The HCPS school nutrition staff will regularly assess student needs. Food availability and updates will be shared with HCPS families via our full slate of communication platforms, including


Where can your student pick up meals? Five schools will operate as hubs for distribution, where food will be prepared, packaged and distributed to students. Meals will also be transported to Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad 31 in Sandston, to be distributed. Locations may be expanded for the week of March 23-27, depending on demand. If the school closure period is extended past March 30, HCPS leaders will assess the status of the food distribution program.


The student meal distribution sites (starting Tuesday, March 17 from 11 a.m.-noon) are:


  • Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Glen Lea Elementary School, 3909 Austin Ave., Henrico, Va.
  • Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Highland Springs Elementary School, 600 Pleasant Street, Highland Springs, Va. 23075
  • Quioccasin Middle School, 9400 Quioccasin Road, Henrico, Va.
  • Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad 31, 5301 Huntsman Road, Sandston, Va.


The next two weeks will be filled with the challenge of keeping our children healthy by maintaining social distancing and still ensuring their learning by using the provided distant learning packet.. We thank you in advance for teamwork. We hope that you stay healthy and we look forward to seeing everyone back soon!



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Mar 13

SKIPWITH NEWS – Posted 3/13/2020

As you know HCPS has decided to close schools beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.  The school division has created a distance learning plan for all students k-5.  Your child’s teacher has prepared your students with the materials and supplies needed to continue their learning at home.  Students also have 5 library books to read at home as well.  Today, teachers reviewed the lessons and activities that are provided as part of our distance learning plan.  Students will be responsible for completing assignments and turning them in when school reopens.  The packet includes paper and digital resources.

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