Fox Tales (Weekly Update)

September 13-17

Greetings Fox Family! I will send out a weekly update so you are informed and know what is going on at our school!


Morning Arrival


Please help your student to arrive to school ONTIME. Students should be in their classrooms by 7:45am every day. You may begin dropping off your students at 7:30 am to ensure that they arrive to their classroom on time! Classroom Community Circles begin at 7:45am.

Afternoon Dismissal


  • Students will be dismissed to buses/pick ups following the afternoon announcements at 2:40.
  • Staff will begin to take pick up names at 2:30 each day, however, please understand that students will not be dismissed from the classroom until following the afternoon announcements at 2:40.
  • Students MAY NOT be picked up early from the office after 2:30. Keep this in mind when scheduling appointments etc.
  • Walkers will be dismissed at the 2:50 Bell to walk home. Every student who is walking home must have WRITTEN PERMISSION that includes the address that they are walking home to prior to walking.

Emergency Sheet/Health Form/SCORE Acknowledgment/Chromebook Agreement


Please return the 4 forms sent home in the "1st Day Envelope" to school as soon as possible. Let your child's teacher know if you need an additional sheet. The class that has every student return all 4 forms to the teacher will earn a popsicle party with Mrs. Jacobs!!! Help your child! Fill out your paperwork and return it to school!

Emergency Preparedness

Fire Drills, Shelter in Place Drill, and Lock and Hide Drill

During the first month of school, we spend some time practicing for emergencies. We will have a fire drill each Friday in September, then once per month from Oct-May, to help us learn how to exit the building safely.

This week we will also practice our "Shelter in Place" (aka Tornado Drill) and the Lock and Hide Drill (used if we have a dangerous school intruder).

Thank you for talking to your students about taking these drills seriously and quickly following their teacher's directions.

Virtual Back to School Night

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at 6:30 pm.

We will have a virtual Back to school night on Tuesday. Please join us at 6:30-7 pm for a welcome and general school information from the Principal, then some PTA business. Please join the following Google Meeting:

Back to School Night VIRTUAL

Tuesday, September 14 · 6:30 – 8:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 260-226-8601‬ PIN: ‪826 002 916‬#

There will be 2 different classroom sessions (in case you have multiple children) you may join either session. 7:05-7:25 or 7:30-7:50.

Classroom teachers will send home information on how to join your students google classroom stream for the classroom info session.

*****If we are not able to get every student into the Google Classroom by Tuesday, teachers will send home an alternate google meeting link for their sessions*******


Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 12-6pm

403 Strawberry Street

Richmond, VA

Back to School Spirit Event with Scoop

Let's celebrate our first week of the new school year with a trip to Scoop! On Tuesday, Scoop ice cream will donate 20% of all sales between 12-6 p.m. back to the Fox PTA. Scoop is located on 403 Strawberry St., one block from Fox Elementary.

Band, Orchestra, and Harp Recruitment

Calling all 4th and 5th graders who want to play an instrument!

On Tuesday, our 4th and 5th graders will be introduced to the Band, Orchestra, and Harps. We would LOVE for your 4th or 5th grade student to join in and learn how to play a musical instrument! Research shows that playing an instrument actually helps students perform better in school! Students will bring home information following the intro session on Tuesday. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to the Directors:

Band Director: Keondra Whindleton

Orchestra Dir.: James Thomas-

Harp Director: Kanae