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Oct 21

Monthly Newsletters

Click here for the JDES Staff November News

See our October News and Specials Newsletter here or under the Principal’s Message page.

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Oct 08

VIDEO: Henrico Learning Today

HCPS TV stopped by Amanda Reed’s First Grade class for a Science lesson on migration.

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Oct 04

Gifted Identification Process

“The referral window for Henrico County Public Schools Gifted Identification Process opens on Monday, October 7, 2019  for students in third, fourth, and fifth grades. Referrals to the process will be accepted by our Gifted Identification Coordinator, Amy Ford, from October 7-25.

Please submit all written referrals to Amy Ford  by sending her an email at:  

Parents, guardians, community members, students, and teachers may submit referrals for students in grades 3-5 during the window. The gifted referral window closes on Friday, October 25 and will be the last day gifted referrals are accepted for students in grades 3-5.

More information about the HCPS Gifted Identification Process can be found at  

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Oct 01

Important Dates

Click here for the 2019-2020 JDES Calendar

November 4-8: Fall Book Fair!

November 4: Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 5: No School for Students

November 8: PAJAMA DAY!

November 12: PTA sponsored Veterans Day Breakfast-Be on the look-out for more information from our PTA on our plans to recognize and appreciate our Veterans.

November 15: PTA Reflections Ceremony 8:30-9:30

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Sep 18



There are six categories for entry:

  • Dance Choreography

  • Film Production

  • Literature

  • Musical Composition

  • Photography

  • Visual Arts


Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the current year’s theme may be submitted.

All participants must follow the art category rules or, if applicable, Special Artist Division rules. You can find all the rules here.

Entries should recognize students’ unique creativity. Adults are welcome to encourage students, but are asked not to assist in any way with interpretation of the theme or artistic expression.

Multiple entries are welcome. A student entry form must accompany every entry. You can find the student entry form under the National PTA Student Packet link here.

Every entered student is recognized for their accomplishments with a ceremony here at Jackson Davis. Category winners will then move on with an opportunity to compete at the county, state and national levels.

All entries are due to your student’s teacher by Wednesday, October 30.

Questions? Please email Carla Davenport at or call 804-918-one-eight-seven-seven

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Aug 30

An important message for families of students who use bus transportation

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:

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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Aug 23

Calling All Dolphin Dudes!

Be a Dolphin Dude for the 2019-2020 School Year

Who: Dads, Uncles, Grandfathers, Older Brothers, and any other dude, or a dudette in a student’s life.

When: You pick a date that works for your schedule!

Time: You pick a time frame that works for your schedule! (one hour, ½ day, whole day)

Why: Support your student and the Jackson Davis Community.  You will have the chance to work in a variety of classrooms and your student’s class.

Read this Dolphin Dude document for more information.

Contact Mrs. Neylon with questions.

Sign Up using this link.

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Jan 10

VIDEO: Dolphin Shine Club

The Dolphin Shine Club at Davis Elementary made bird feeders after school.

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Oct 23

Digital Citizenship

Check out the Common Sense Media website for a toolbox of resources, including:


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