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Jan 21

The Latest news at Skipwith! Newsletter 1/21/2020

CONFERENCES

Please check your child’s folder this Friday, January 24th for information regarding parent teacher conferences, which will be held on Thursday, February 6th from 2:45 – 6:00pm.  The teachers will mark the sheet to let you know if they need to schedule a conference with you.  Please review the sheet and send it back as soon as possible.

 

BENCHMARK ASSESSMENTS

Please review your child’s weekly newsletter and folder for the exact testing dates.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, January 27th is a student holiday.

Thursday, January 30th – 5th grade performance and STEAM Night from 6:00-8:00pm.

 

 

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Jan 13

The Latest Updates for Our School!

 

  1. Please join us for our PTA school spirit night on Tuesday, January 14th at McDonald’s on 8060 West Broad Street from 5pm to 8pm.  There will be a student raffle, coloring sheets, McDonald’s give-away, and a visit from the Hamburgler!
  2. Please mark your calendar for a few important events for this month.

* Monday, January 20th….NO SCHOOL for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

*Monday, January 27thth…NO SCHOOL for student holdiay

*Thursday, January 30th….5th grade performance, STEAM Night, and PTA meeting

We look forward to another great week at Skipwith and we hope to see you at all our special events.

 

 

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Jan 06

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

We hope you had a wonderful winter break!   Please review the following updates and news.

If you drive your child to school please be aware and make the necessary plans for the traffic patterns and time it takes to get into and out of the parking lot.

All children must be dropped off by the 7:40 bell. If you arrive after the 7:40 bell you will need to park your car and walk your child to the front office and sign them in.
We know this is always a challenging part of the day and we thank you for your efforts to make it a smooth arrival each day.

If your child rides the school bus please be sure to be at the bus stop at least 5 mins before the scheduled pick up/ drop off times. If your child is a kindergartner please remember you will need to have an ID to get them off of the bus.

We look forward to getting back into the school routines and working with you and your children to continue this successful school year.

 

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Dec 20

Volunteer Safety Video – Please Watch!

 

 

Click below to watch the Volunteer Safety Video.

 

Volunteer Safety Video

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Dec 08

New – Variance Request Deadlines.

NEW Variance Request Deadlines

 

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 high schools is February 17, 2020. For

elementary and middle schools, the deadline to submit a request for a

variance is April 15, 2020.

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Nov 22

December Events and Information!

.Please mark your calendar for the following several exciting events and activities planned in December. 

Dec. 10 – Picture Make Up Day AND  PTA spirit night at Charles Kitchen – 5-8pm (9127 C West Broad St.)

Dec 12 – PTA International Night and 1st grade performance.  Join us at 6:00 pm for our  first grader performances followed by the annual international night. We will have country-themed displays, samples of foods, events, and fun for all. If you would like to share your family culture or country please reach out to the school and we will put you in contact with our EL team for more detail.

**Also the final day for Early Bird pricing for a Yearbook ($20) will be Thursday at International Night.**

Dec 20 – All day pajama day and grade level winter parties (Volunteers are needed!   Please consider helping us out on this fun day for our students!)

Winter Break – December 23rd – January 3rd

                                

 

We hope to see you at each of these family events.

 

 

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Sep 22

Clothing To Cash Collection Program!

.  Please help our school earn cash by supporting the Clothing To Cash Collection Program.  All you need to do is fill any plastic bag with used items and drop them off in the white collection bin in our school parking lot.  They accept all clothing, shoes, bedding, towels and other accessories like handbags.  All items must be clean, dry, and in a tied bag.  Our school will be paid for every pound we collect.  All items will be Re-worn, Re-purposed or finally recycled.  Thank you for helping support our school and save the environment one bag at a time! 

 

  

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Sep 01

Important News

 

Mark your calendars with the following dates:

 

First Day of School: Tuesday, September 3rd

 

Back to School Night: Thursday, September 19th at 6:00PM

 

Back to School Forms and Online Information

 

RYCOR Online Forms lets you avoid the long back-to-school paperwork lines. Submit your children’s school forms ahead of time, accessed in most instances through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Beginning, Thursday, Aug. 15.
Click HERE for user friendly guide to RYCOR. 

 

Also, open starting, Thursday, Aug. 15, My School Bucks is available for managing your students’ cafeteria accounts: check balances and purchases, get low-balance alerts and set up automatic payments. Find My School Bucks here.

 

PowerSchool gives families of students in grades 2-12 easy access to class grades, attendance information and student schedules. The online tool comes in two versions: one for students, and one for parents and guardians called PowerSchool Parent Portal.

 

Bus routes will be available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal after 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 27. They will also appear on RYCOR Online Forms, at your student’s school, and on the main school division website: www.henricoschools.us

 

 

 

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Aug 30

An important message for families of students who use bus transportation

This is an important message for families of students who use bus transportation:

First day of school is almost here! Our drivers have been working hard to rehearse their routes and make sure Sept. 3 is the beginning of a great week. With that in mind, we ask for your patience next week as some buses may experience delays. Here’s why, along with answers to some other frequently asked questions.

What can I expect during the first week of school?

Thousands of Kindergarten and preschool students are riding a school bus for the very first time. We take extra care with these students, such as requiring authorized adults to show ID in order to get them off the bus in the afternoon. Afternoon delays are inevitable as parents become accustomed to our process, and as our drivers meet many of these families for the first time. In limited instances, bus delays may become very lengthy on the first couple of days, but those delays should quickly shorten as everyone gets used to the new routine.

We also realize that the first week of school can often be filled with emotional moments and “must get” photo opportunities. Sometimes this will result in buses being behind schedule.

Where can I find bus information?

Bus stop information is now available on our website as well as through Rycor Online Forms and PowerSchool. We recommend students be at their morning bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Please review bus stop safety procedures and follow the direction of bus drivers.

Will you let me know if the bus is running 10-15 minutes late?

Pupil Transportation staff makes every effort to notify parents of significantly late buses through School Messenger text messages. For more information on our automated communication methods, click here to visit the Communications and Community Engagement page 

What if I need to call someone in the Transportation department?

If you would like to speak to someone in our Transportation department, you can do that too by calling one of our zone offices. Henrico is a big county that is served by several different transportation zones. To find the zone office that is responsible for your student’s school, click here.

How do I make a formal request regarding my student’s transportation?

Transportation staff receives hundreds of written requests from parents in September. Parents should complete the “School Bus Request Form,” also linked on the web page.  Priority will be placed on assigning new or recently moved students. Requests for changes to bus stop locations will be addressed as a lower priority.

Here’s to a great 2019-20 school year!

Josh Davis
Director, Pupil Transportation

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Aug 28

Henrico Schools using “Anonymous Alerts” system to improve communication about safety concerns

What is Anonymous Alerts?

The Anonymous Alerts safety and anti-bullying reporting system helps combat negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.

The system allows for one-way or two-way anonymous encrypted communication between those submitting reports (students, parents or community members) and school division administration and staff members. System users have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.

How does it work?

To use the new app, students, parents or others simply visit the Henrico County Public Schools website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or the text link to submit a report expressing a concern. Anonymous Alerts apps can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or Chrome stores.

Users enter Henrico Schools’ Anonymous Alerts activation code – Henrico – and select the school to which the message should go. Informational posters explaining how to use the system will be displayed in HCPS schools and offices.

To send reports from the internet, go to: https://report.anonymousalerts.com/henrico.

To send a report from your phone:

  • Download the free Anonymous Alerts app from the Apple Store, Google Play store or Chrome store.
  • Launch the app and enter the activation code, Henrico.
  • Send important reports to school officials.
  • If desired, add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident.

 

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