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Principal’s Message


Dear Skipwith Families,

Skipwith is celebrating another successful  school year. We are very proud of our accomplishments and plan to move forward to continue overall school growth. The 2020-2021 school year will have many exciting learning opportunities as we Explore, Learn, and Grow as One TEAM!

Skipwith Elementary School is a diverse and dynamic community which serves more than 500 students from over 30 different countries. We will continue to embrace and celebrate the many different cultures represented throughout the year. The students will learn how to collaborate and develop relationships which begins each day by reciting the Skipwith motto:

“We at Skipwith Elementary pledge to be a community of learners by being safe, responsible, and respectful.”

Our 2020-2021 school theme will be “EXPLORE, LEARN and GROW as One TEAM”. We will continue to provide engaging learning opportunities both virtually and with somein-person learining. Our student expectations of Be Safe, Responsible, and Respectful will help us to continue to provide a positive learning environment for all students. We will build a culture of excellence by focusing on social and emotional needs of all students, faculty, and community members and develop quality learning opportunities for all by utilizing the Henrico Learner Profile better known as HLP.

We will use the four pillars of the deeper learning model to guide our work this year:

  • Learning is any time, any where
  • Learning is authentic and connected
  • Learning is student owned
  • Learning is community supported

The Skipwith PTA, faculty, and the administrative team look forward to working with you in the 2020-2021 school year. As the first and most important teacher in your child’s life, we need and welcome your support to help develop our school vision of collaboration, accountability, and developing positive relationships. We encourage you to become active members of our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) which is a wonderful way for you to share ideas and support our students and school.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via email at or by calling Skipwith Elementary at 804-527-4650.


Mr. Todd Allen Smith
Principal, Skipwith Elementary

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