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

Meet, Mingle and Get Motivated with Mr. Schatz

Meet, Mingle and Get Motivated with Mr. Schatz

Friday, September 13th from 8:30-9:30am

Located in the Cafeteria

Stop in to Meet and Greet Mr. Schatz!

 

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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.

 

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

Aug 07

Open House – August 29th!

Open House!  Thursday, August 29th!

Come meet your teacher and drop off your supplies.

Kindergarten Open House – Thursday, August 29th from 9-10am

Grades 1-5 Open House – Thursday, August 29th from 1-3pm

Permanent link to this article: https://colonialtrail.henricoschools.us/2019/08/07/open-house-august-29th/

Jun 24

School Supply List 2019-2020

Colonial Trail Elementary Supply list 19-20

 

Kindergarten Girls

1 Set       Colored Pencils, 7” Sharpened, 12/Set

1 Bx        Baby Wipes, Large tub

1 Ea        Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial, Gel 12 oz or larger

1 Dz        Pencils, #2, Sharpened

1 Bx        Facial Tissue, 200 Ct.

2 Ea        Marble Comp Book, 1/2″, Primary, 100 Sheet

1 Ea        Sketch Book, Side Wirebound, 11″ x 8.5″, 70 Sheet

1 Ea        Pencil Box, Plastic, 8.25″ x 5.25″ x 2″

4 Bx        Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box

1 Pr         Scissors, 5″, Blunt Tip

2 St         Crayola Markers, Classic Colors, Wide Tip, 10/Set

1 Ea        School glue, washable, 4 oz., White

30 Ea     Glue Stick, Washable

2 St        Paint Set, Watercolor, Washable, 8 Colors w/Brush

1 Bx ea Storage Bags, Zip, 1 box Gal 15 & 1 box Quart 25

 

Kindergarten Boys

1 Ea        Baby Wipes, Large Tub

1 Dz        Pencils, #2, Sharpened

1 Bx        Facial Tissue, 200 Ct.

2 Ea        Marble Comp Book, 1/2″, Primary, 100 Sheet

1 Ea        Sketch Book, Side Wirebound, 11″ x 8.5″, 70 Sheet

1 Ea        Pencil Box, Plastic, 8.25″ x 5.25″ x 2″

4 Bx        Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box

1 Pr         Scissors, 5″, Blunt Tip

2 Pk        Crayola Markers, Classic Colors, Wide Tip, 10/Set

30 Ea     Glue Stick, Washable

2 St        Paint Set, Watercolor, Washable, 8 Colors w/Brush

1 Bx        Storage Bags, Zip, Gal 15

1 Pk        Dry erase markers, 4-PK assorted colors, low-odor

1 Ea        Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial, Gel

 

First Grade Girls

1 Ea         Dry Erase Board, 9″x12″, Double-Sided

1 Pk         Highlighters, chisel tip, Yw/Bl/Gr/Pk/Or, 5 pack

1 Bx        Facial Tissue, 200 Ct.

1 Pk         Dry Erase Markers, Black, Low Odor,4 pk-Chisel tip

1 Bx         Storage Bags, Zip Gallon 15 ct.

4 Ea         Comp Book, 1/2″, Primary, Marble 100 sheets

12 Ea      Glue Stick, Washable, .77 oz

2 Dz        Pencils, #2, Sharpened

1 Ea         Large Pink eraser

1 Ea         Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial Gel, 8 oz.

2 Pr         Scissors, ‘For Kids’, 5″, Blunt Tip

2 Bx         Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box

1 Ea        Folder, Plastic, 2 Pocket, 3 Hole, Green

1 Ea        Pencil Box, Plastic, 8.25″ x 5.25″ x 2

1 Ea         Headphones, On-Ear

1 pk         Washable Markers, Classic Colors, Wide Tip, 8/Set

 

First Grade Boys

1 Ea         Dry Erase Board, 9″x12″, Double-Sided

1 Bx        Facial Tissue, 200 Ct.

1 Pk         Index Cards 3 x 5, ruled, 100 pk

1 Pk         Dry Erase Markers, Black, Low Odor,4 pk-bullet tip

1 Bx         Storage Bags, Economy Zip, Gallon, 15 Ct.

1 Ea         Clorox Wipes, Disinfecting, Canister

4 Ea         Comp Book, 1/2″, Primary, Marble 100 Sheets

1 Ea         School glue, Washable, 4 oz., White

12 Ea      Glue Stick, Washable, .77 oz

2 Dz        Pencils, #2, Sharpened

4 Ea         Yellow highlighter, chisel tip

2 Pr         Scissors, ‘For Kids’, 5″, Blunt Tip

2 Bx         Crayola Crayons, Crayola, Tuck Box, 24/Box

1 Ea        Large Pink Eraser

1 Ea        Folder, Plastic, 2 Pocket, 3 Hole, Green

1 Ea        Pencil Box, Plastic, 8.25″ x 5.25″ x 2

1 Ea        Headphones, On-Ear

 

Second Grade Girls

1 Bx        Storage Bags Zip, Sandwich 50 ct.

1 Ea        Large roll paper towels, 2 ply

4 Ea        Black Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor, chisel tip

2 Dz        Pencils, #2, Sharpened

2 Ea        Large Pink Erasers

1 Ea        Headphones, On-Ear

2 Pr         Scissors, 5″, Blunt Tip

1 Ea        Clipboard, Hardboard, Letter Size, 12″x8.5″, Brown

3 Ea        Notebook, 1 Sub, Wide Rule, Perf, 100 Ct

1 Ea        Pencil Box, Plastic, 8.25″ x 5.25″ x 2″

12 Ea     Glue Stick, Washable.77 oz.

2 Ea        Composition Book, Marble, wide rule, 100 Sheets

1 Ea        Plastic Folder, 2 Pocket, Asst. Colors

3 Bx        Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box

3 Ea        Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Yellow

2 Ea        Facial Tissues, large box

1 Set       Colored Pencils, 7″, Sharpened, 12/Set

1 set       Markers, Washable, Fine Tip, 8/Set

1 Set       Markers, Washable, Classic Wide Tip, 8/Set

1 Ea        Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial, Gel, 8 oz.

 

Second Grade Boys

1 Bx        Storage Bags Zip, Gallon, 15 Ct.

4 Ea        Black Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor, chisel tip

2 Dz        Pencils, #2, Sharpened

2 Ea        Large Pink Erasers

1 Ea        Headphones, On-Ear

2 Pr         Scissors, 5″, Blunt Tip

1 Ea        Clipboard, Hardboard, Letter Size, 12″x8.5″, Brown

3 Ea        Notebook, 1 Sub, WR, Perf, 100 Ct

1 Ea        Pencil Box, Plastic, 8.25″ x 5.25″ x 2″

12 Ea     Glue Stick, Washable.77 oz.

2 Ea        Composition Book, Marble, wide rule 100 Sheets

1 Ea        Plastic Folder, 2 Pocket, Asst. Colors

3 Bx        Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box

3 Ea        Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Yellow

1 Ea        Disinfectant Wipes, Canister

1 Set       Colored Pencils, 7″, Sharpened, 12/Set

1 set       Markers, Washable, Fine Tip, 8/Set

1 Set       Markers, Washable, Classic Wide Tip, 8/Set

1 Ea        Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial, Gel, 8 oz.

2 Bx        Facial Tissues, 200 ct.

 

Third Grade Girls and Boys

1 Pk        Plastic Folders, 2 Pocket, 2Pk, Blue/Red

1 Ea        Pencil Box, Plastic, 8.25″ x 5.25″ x 2″

1 Ea        Expanding File, Poly, Reinforced, Ltr Sz, 13 Pocket

1 PK       Dry Erase Markers, Chisel tip, low odor, Asst. 4 pack

1 Pk        Spiral notebooks, 4Pk, Wide Rule, Blue/Rd/Gn/Yw

2 Set       Colored Pencils, 7″, Sharpened, 12/Set

1 Ea        Disinfecting wipes, canister

1 Set       Washable Markers, Classic Colors, Wide Tip, 8/Set

1 Pk        Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Yw/Blu/Gn/Pk/Or, 5/pk

2 Bx        Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box

1 Pr         Scissors, ‘For Kids’, 5″, Blunt Tip,

1 Ea        Clipboard, Hardboard, Letter Size, 12″x8.5″, Brown

1 Pk        Filler Paper, Wide Rule, 10.5″ x 8″, 100/Pk

3 Ea        Composition Book, Marble, wide rule 100 Sheets

12 Ea     Glue Stick, Washable, .77 oz.

1 Bx        Facial Tissue, 200 Ct

3 Dz        Pencils, #2, Sharpened

1 Ea        Headphones, On-Ear

1 Bx        Sheet Protectors, letter size, clear 10/Pk

1 Ea        Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial, Gel, 8 oz.

 

Fourth Grade – Girls and Boys

1 Ea        Binder, 3 Ring, Economy, 1″, Asst.

1 Ea        Earbuds with case

3 pk        Stick-on notes 3’ x 3”, yellow 100 pk

1 Ea        Marker, sharpie, fine point, black

6 Ea        Notebook, 1 subject, wide ruled, perf, 100 sheet, asst.

1 Pk        Sheet Protectors, Letter Size, Clear, 10/Pk

12 Ea     Glue Stick, Washable, Clear, 1.4 oz.

1 Pk        Pencil Cap erasers, 12/pack

1 Ea        Disinfecting wipes, large canister

1 Ea        Eraser, Pink, Large

1 Ea        Pencil Box, Plastic, 8.25″ x 5.25″ x 2””

1 St         Colored Pencils, 7″, Sharpened, 24/Set

2 Pk        Filler Paper, Wide Rule, 10.5″ x 8″, 100/Pk

1 Pk        Folders, 2 Pocket, 2-Pk, Blue/Red

3 Dz        Pencils, #2, Sharpened

1 Bx        Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box

1 Pr         Scissors, 5″, Pointed Tip

1 Pk        Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Yw/Blu/Gn/Pk/Or, 5/pk

2 Bx        Facial Tissue, 200 Ct.

1 PK       BOYS-Dry Erase Markers, Chisel, low odor, Asst.4 pk

1 Pk        GIRLS– Dry Erase Markers, Chisel, low odor, Blk 6 pk

1 Bx        Zip storage bags, Boys Gallon 15, Girls Quart 25

 

Fifth Grade – Boys & Girls

4 Total Folders, Plastic 2 pocket, 3-hole, 1 of each color below: Blue/Red/Green/Yellow

1Pk         Sheet protectors, clear, letter size 10/pk

1 Ea        Binder, 3-ring, Heavy Duty View binder ,1.5” white

2 Ea        Composition Books marble, 100 sheets

1 Set       Markers, Washable, Classic Color, 8pk

1 Pk        Dividers, 3 ring-5-tab, 11 x 8.5” Assorted

1 Bx        Ziploc Bags-Quart 25 Count –Boys

1 Bx        Zip lock bags-Gallon 15 count – Girls

1 Pr         Scissors, Large 7” pointed tip

4 Ea        Glue Sticks, Large, Washable

12 Ea     Pen, Stick, Medium Point, Red

2 Ea        Sharpie Marker, Fine Point, Black

1 Ea        Large Container Disinfectant Wipes

8 Ea        Markers, Dry Erase, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, Black

4 Ea        Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Yellow

1 Pk        Filler Paper, Wide Ruled, 10.5” x 8”, 100/Pk

1 Set       Colored Pencils, 7” Sharpened, 12/Set

3 Dz        Pencils, #2, Sharpened

2 Ea        Large Pink Eraser

1 Bx        Facial Tissue, 200 Ct.

1 Ea        Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial, Gel, 8 oz.

1 Ea        Headphones, Digital, Stereo

 

Exceptional Education (K-2)

1 Ea        Disinfectant Spray, 12.5 oz

1 Dz        Pencils, #2 Sharpened

2 Ea        Composition book, Marble, wide rule,100 sheets

1 Ea        Clipboard, Letter Size, 12″x8.5″, Brown

1 Set       Dividers, 3 ring 5-tab 11 x 8.5” Asst.

2 Pr         Scissors, 5″, Blunt Tip

2 Bx        Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box

2 Set       Washable Markers, Classic Colors, Wide Tip, 8/Set

2 Pk        Markers, Dry Erase, Chisel, Low Odor, Asst. 4/Pk

2 Ea        Elmer’s Glue, School, Washable, 7-5/8 oz., White

10 Ea     Glue Stick, Washable, .77 oz.

3 Pk        Index Cards, 3″ x 5″, Ruled, 100/Pk, Asst. Colors

2 Ea        Headphones, On-Ear

3 Ea        Disinfectant Wipes, Large Canister

3 Bx        Facial Tissue, 200 Ct.

 

Exceptional Education (3-5)

1 Pk        Folders, 2 Pocket, 2Pk, Blue/Red

1 Pk        Notebooks, 3-pack, Spiral, Wide-Rule, 70Ct, Blue/Red/Green

2 Bx        Crayons, 24 Count, tuck box

1 Ea        Binder, 3-ring, Heavy Duty View binder, 1”

2 Dz        Pencils, #2, Sharpened

1 Ea        Eraser, Large Pink

1 Ea        Headphones, On-Ear

2 Pr         Scissors, 5″, Pointed Tip

2 Ea        Pencil Box, Plastic, 8.25″ x 5.25″ x 2″, Asst.

6 Ea        Glue Stick, Washable, .77 oz.

3 Bx        Facial Tissue, 200 Ct.

1 Ea        Disinfectant Wipes, Large canister

2 Ea        Highlighter, chisel tip Yellow

8 Ea        Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, Black

 

Exceptional Education (Self-contained K-5)

2 Ea        Baby wipes, large Tub

2 Ea        Hand Sanitizer

2 Ea        Disinfectant wipes, Large Canister

2 Pk        Large Roll paper towels, 2 ply

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May 20

Beat the “Summer Slide”

Summer slide isn’t a piece of playground equipment – it’s the tendency for students to lose some of the progress they’ve made during the academic year. But there are ways to keep your students’ skills sharp and have fun all summer long.

For details, resources and lots more ways to foster reading this summer, go to HCPS’ summer reading page.

Permanent link to this article: https://colonialtrail.henricoschools.us/2019/05/20/beat-the-summer-slide/

Oct 03

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom

Click on image to watch the video


HCPS TV dropped in on Mrs. Livingston’s Kindergarten class as they learned about patterns.

Permanent link to this article: https://colonialtrail.henricoschools.us/2018/10/03/video-todays-classroom/