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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

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2019/08/30/an-important-message-for-families-of-students-who-use-bus-transportation/

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.

 

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2019/08/28/henrico-schools-using-anonymous-alerts-system-to-improve-communication-about-safety-concerns/

Dec 06

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom

HCPS TV stopped by Eric Byers’ Earth Science class for a lesson on absolute age and radioactivity.

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/12/06/video-todays-classroom-2/

Nov 26

Testing & Remediation Website

New this year, Ms. Dandridge has launched a brand new Testing and Remediation website.  Click the link below to access it now!

Testing & Remediation Website

Tutoring Bus Routes can be found here

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/11/26/testing-remediation-website/

Oct 01

Know an amazing principal? Nominate him or her for a 2018-19 REB leadership award

Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Eligible are principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.

To find out more and download a nomination form, go to tcfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/Awards/REB-Awards-for-Distinguished Educational-Leadership.

Who: The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a completed nomination form, downloaded from the foundation’s website, a one- to two-page typeset letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership. It can be accompanied by up to three one-page letters of support. Principals may not nominate themselves.

When: Nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 8. Emailed or faxed nominations are not accepted.

Where: Please mail nominations to:

REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership


The Community Foundation

Attn: Stacey Keeley, Donor Engagement Officer

7501
Boulders View Drive, Suite 110

Richmond, Va. 23225

For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of HCPS’ Department of Professional Learning and Leadership, at 804-652-3840. More information is also available at tcfrichmond.org.

Award recipients will be announced in March 2019.

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/10/01/know-an-amazing-principal-nominate-him-or-her-for-a-2018-19-reb-leadership-award/

Sep 04

VIDEO: First Day of School

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A glance at the first day of school at Highland Springs High School in Henrico County. Click here to watch the video.

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/09/04/video-first-day-of-school/

May 23

VIDEO: Kids to Parks Day

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Highland Springs High School students explored Four Mile Creek by canoe and Greenwood Elementary students experienced hands-on learning at Deep Bottom thanks to a grant from the National Park Trust.

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2018/05/23/video-kids-to-parks-day/

Dec 07

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom

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HCPS TV got a chance to visit Dr. Naughton’s class as they learned about thematic statements.

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/12/07/video-todays-classroom/

Nov 21

Springer Lacrosse featured in National Magazine

Highland Springs High School Student playing lacrosse

The Highland Springs Lacrosse Team was recently featured in the US Lacrosse Magazine.  The article profiles current Senior, Marques Fleming and the establishment of the Lacrosse Team at Highland Springs High School.  Major Kudos goes out to Coach Shoul and the rest of the coaching staff on their awesome recognition.  The full article can be read at the link below. https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/fuel/us-lacrosse/true-calling-richmond-youth-finds-solace-in-lacrosse

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/11/21/springer-lacrosse-featured-in-national-magazine/

Nov 08

Afterschool Tutoring Buses

Afterschool tutoring buses start on Thursday, November 9th and will run every Tuesday & Thursday.  You may find bus routes at this link- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kh5aaWSeOradJNBPXvTxa4gu9tgtLZE5/view?usp=sharing

More information on tutoring can be found on the HSHS Testing & Remediation site at- https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hshstesting1718

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/11/08/afterschool-tutoring-buses/

Oct 17

Bridging the Watershed Field Trip

Highland Springs High School students in Dawn Sherwood’s AP environmental science class spent a day combining history and science – a cool outing for a nice fall day. The class spent the day at the James River investigating the river’s health by measuring nutrients, dissolved oxygen, flow rate and clarity.

The site was near the American Civil War Museum‘s historic Tredegar Iron Works downtown, so the students also got a chance to check out the physics of Civil War cannons, and simulated the process of loading and firing a cannon. And of course, they took along the #HCPSflag.

When students returned to HSHS, they analyzed the environmental data in their classroom.

The program was hosted by National Park Service staff at Richmond National Battlefield Park, and the Alice Ferguson Foundation‘s “Bridging the Watershed” program. The program promotes academic achievement, connections with the natural world, civic engagement, and environmental stewardship. The nonprofit works with teachers to provide students with meaningful watershed educational experiences through hands-on, curriculum-based outdoor studies in national parks and public lands. Explore the Bridging the Watershed program at https://fergusonfoundation.org/bridging-the-watershed/.

What a cool trip for these Springers!

Original Post- https://www.facebook.com/HenricoCountyPublicSchools/posts/1501888459904974

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/10/17/bridging-the-watershed-field-trip/

Oct 05

Senior Information Page

Launching this year, please visit our Senior information page at https://sites.google.com/henrico.k12.va.us/hshs-seniors/home for all your Senior information needs.

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/10/05/senior-information-page/

Oct 05

Lacrosse Conditioning

HSHS Men’s Lacrosse conditioning Tuesday-Thursday 4:30-5:30 PM. Meet near the tennis courts.

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/10/05/lacrosse-conditioning/

Oct 03

New Springer Faculty

This year, Highland Springs High school, had 14 new teachers join our staff.

In the World Languages department, we had Demertra Demetriou, Marios Demetriou and Ramon Zabala.

Demetra’s favorite thing to do is travel.  She loves anything Spanish or related to Spanish culture. She listens to jazz and on the weekends, likes to cook and get organized for the upcoming week. Marios’ favorite subject is History.  If he could go anywhere for one day, he would travel to New York City.

 

The History department had Wayne Rotella become a member of their staff. He comes to us from Armstrong High School, where he taught for 8 years. Just like Mr. Demetriou, his favorite subject is History. And if he could go anywhere for a day, he would go to Washington, DC to visit the museums.

The new members of the Exceptional Education department are Bria Smith, Kimberley Lee, Myria Thompson, Randy Crawley, and Lamont Folsom.

Many of you may remember Lamont from last year, as he was the exceptional Head track coach. He has been working at HSHS for the last two year.

You may have seen Myria Thompson last year also. She worked with the functional students in room 1618.  She is continuing her work with the Exceptional Ed students but is upstairs this year.  Her favorite type of music is classical and her favorite movie is “The Color Purple”.

Bria Smith worked in New York before coming to Highland Springs. While here, she would like to start a book club and she enjoys a good slice of pizza.

Katie Youell is a new member of the English department.  Her favorite food is macaroni and cheese and on the weekends, she enjoys hiking, swimming and spending time with friends.

Kulsoom Quraishi is one of two new members of the Science department. She is coming to us from the Community College setting.  She enjoys working with students,  a good salad, and listening to Indian music.

The second member of the Science Department is Daija McCoy– Scott. She is a brand new teacher. She

Tonya Birdsong transferred here from Henrico High School and works in the Business Department.  She has brought a lot of experience with her, which she shares with the students daily. She promotes student leadership within the business student organization– DECA.

Our new credit recovery teacher is Mr. Terrawn Garrett.

As I know everyone will, let us reach out and introduce ourselves to the new staff.  Help them feel welcomed to their new Springer family.

 

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/10/03/new-springer-faculty/

Oct 03

Parent PowerSchool & Schoology Access

This year, parents are able to create their own Schoology accounts to help students stay on top of their classes.  More information about account creation and PowerSchool Parent Portal can be found at the link below.

 

HSHS Schoology Info & Access

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringshs.henricoschools.us/2017/10/03/parent-powerschool-schoology-access/

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