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  1. In January, Henrico Schools will make adjustments to curbside meal service — December 16, 2020
  2. What’s the status of Henrico County Public Schools’ 3 ‘redistricting priority areas’? — November 19, 2020

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Dec 16

In January, Henrico Schools will make adjustments to curbside meal service

Distribution at 12 schools will be consolidated with nearby sites

Henrico, Va. Dec. 16, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools will consolidate curbside meals distribution at 12 schools with lower participation rates and merge service at those facilities with nearby schools, effective Monday, Jan. 4.

Each of the discontinued sites is three miles or less from an alternate site with curbside meal service. Families aren’t limited by these sites, however, and can choose to pick up school meals at any other HCPS school. The last day for curbside pickup service at the 12 sites will be Thursday, Dec. 17. Neighborhood meals distribution at bus-stop sites will continue unchanged. A list of alternative sites is below:


Site of discontinued curbside service

Alternative site(s)

Distance (in miles)
The Academy at Virginia Randolph Glen Allen Elementary School 3.0
New Bridge Learning Center Highland Springs Elementary School
Highland Springs High School
Fairfield Middle School
0.9
1.9
1.1
Holman Middle School Deep Run High School 1.6
Donahoe Elementary School Fair Oaks Elementary School 2.1
Arthur Ashe Elementary School Ratcliffe Elementary School
Harvie Elementary School
2.8
2.4
Moody Middle School Trevvett Elementary School 1.3
Pemberton Elementary School Quioccasin Middle School 0.4
Mehfoud Elementary School Varina Elementary School 0.9
Baker Elementary School John Rolfe Middle School
Varina High School
0.8
1.1
Douglas Freeman High School Ridge Elementary School
Tuckahoe Middle School
0.4
0.6
Chamberlayne Elementary School L. Douglas Wilder Middle School 1.6
Jackson Davis Elementary School J. R. Tucker High School 1.6

HCPS’ School Nutrition Services Department has answered the challenge of a highly unusual school year by distributing free breakfasts and lunches to students using a two-pronged system — free curbside pick-up service at HCPS schools, and teaming with HCPS Pupil Transportation Services to distribute free meals directly to 61 stops in Henrico County neighborhoods, using school buses. See an online map of school and bus stop distribution sites by going to https://tinyurl.com/HCPSMealsSites. For more information, go to our Mission Forward page at https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/ and click on “Free School Meals.”

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2020/12/16/in-january-henrico-schools-will-make-adjustments-to-curbside-meal-service/

Nov 19

What’s the status of Henrico County Public Schools’ 3 ‘redistricting priority areas’?

Henrico, Va., Nov. 19, 2020 — Input and information sessions on three HCPS school attendance boundary “priority areas” have concluded, with one proposal put on hold and the School Board seeking further input on the other two. An update on the proposals, commonly referred to as “redistricting”:

  • At the Nov. 12 School Board meeting, members decided to postpone the proposal related to the way students are assigned to Quioccasin Middle School. It will be revisited for further public discussion in fall 2021.
  • The Board is still seeking public input on two other proposals:
    • Provide written comments anytime by using the General Feedback Form on the HCPS redistricting webpage: https://henricoschools.us/redistricting/
    • Submit written public comments specifically for the Dec. 10 School Board meeting by going to the School Board’s page: https://henricoschools.us/school-board/ (Please note that the public comments form is different than the “General Feedback Form” on the redistricting page, but all comments are carefully reviewed and considered.)
    • The Board will hold a Jan. 14 public hearing on the redistricting proposals for the two priority areas. Depending on the status of the pandemic, the public hearing may be virtual.
    • Jan. 29 (tentative): Possible School Board vote on redistricting changes.
  • The three information and input sessions have concluded, but you can view videos of the sessions at https://henricoschools.us/redistricting/.

The two ongoing proposals for implementation in fall 2021 are:

Effectively using additional capacity at Holladay Elementary School

This proposal would move some preschool students at other schools to Holladay Elementary School, which will double its capacity when a current construction project is completed. The moves would free up instructional space at Crestview, Dumbarton, Johnson, Lakeside, Longan and Echo Lake elementary schools.

Addressing overcapacity at Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge elementary schools

This proposal would address overcapacity at Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge by moving some students to other schools. Besides Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge, other schools that may be affected are Kaechele, Longan, Springfield Park, Twin Hickory and Echo Lake elementary schools.

A third proposal, for elementary feeder patterns into Quioccasin Middle School has been postponed and will be revisited in fall 2021. This proposal would realign the feeder patterns for Quioccasin Middle School, reducing from three to two the number of high schools that Quioccasin students attend. It would also reduce the number of middle schools that feed J.R. Tucker High School from five to four. Under the proposal, students at MaybeuryElementary School would attend Quioccasin Middle School instead of Tuckahoe Middle School. Students at Skipwith Elementary School, and Jackson Davis Elementary School students who live north of Three Chopt Road would attend Tuckahoe Middle School instead of Quioccasin. Colonial Trail Elementary School students who live in the Trails at Short Pump and the Crossings at Short Pump would attend Pocahontas Middle School and Mills Godwin High School instead of Quioccasin Middle School and J.R. Tucker High School.

See links to interactive maps of the proposals at https://henricoschools.us/redistricting/.

A 2019-20 comprehensive countywide redistricting process had been scheduled to be phased in beginning this year. The School Board announced in April that it would delay that process to allow the community to focus on the public health crisis. In September, the Board announced that it would discontinue the comprehensive process and focus instead on solutions for the three specific areas of concern described above.

Permanent link to this article: https://davis.henricoschools.us/2020/11/19/whats-the-status-of-henrico-county-public-schools-3-redistricting-priority-areas/