The Hardy Herald Week 36

June 11

Upcoming Important Dates


6/11- Last day of school and conferences for all students

6/11- Reports cards will be mailed home to all students

6/12- 5th grade encore class selection due

6/12- iPad return day #1 at SMS. (More details below)

6/15- iPad return day #2 at SMS

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School-wide PBL Project

COVID-19 PBL Project- Mustang Memories

iPad Collection Dates

All IWCS iPads will be collected on June 12 and June 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you borrowed an iPad from IWCS, please mark your calendars for the above date(s) to return all items to include the iPad, cord and charging brick. If any of these items are lost or stolen, please adhere to the cost of the items below:


  1. All iPad's must be returned charged to inspect for possible damage prior to submission

  2. Parents will pull-up to Smithfield Middle School and turn in the iPad, charger and cord

  3. Teachers will retrieve the iPad, charger and cord and inspect for damage

  4. Parents will be charged for anything damaged or missing

  5. The person returning the iPad doesn’t have to parent/guardian that picked-up the iPad, however, any damaged or lost items will be charged to the student account and parents will be responsible

  6. iPad Replacement Price Breakdown:


    • (if device is not under warranty, we do not charge for AppleCare+)

    • iPad: $299

    • AppleCare+: $79

    • Case: $32.00

    • Apple Charging brick/Cable (new): $19.00

    • Short Charging Cable/Old Apple Charging Cable: $9.00

    • Warranty Repair/Cracked Screen: $99.00

    • A complete loss would be iPad+ case+ AppleCare+ : $299 + $79.00 + $32.00 = $410

Meet the Teachers at Hardy!

The Learning Center Team

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Kindergarten Team

Welcome to Kindergarten!

First Grade Team

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Second Grade Team

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Third Grade Team

Hardy Mustangs 3rd Grade Introduction

Fourth Grade Team

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Resource Team

School Counselor

2020-21 Counselor's Welcome

Kindergarten Registration and Information

Hello Rising Kindergarten Parents!


We are excited to welcome you to kindergarten and we can't wait to meet you! Enrollment information and the link to register your child are listed below. You may also click on the kindergarten registration picture to be redirected to the IWCS website for additional information. Please click on the welcome video below to meet our kindergarten team at Hardy!


Registration for NEXT school year (2020-2021)
- Once schools are reopened, school staff will contact parents/guardians who have completed the online forms. An appointment will be scheduled for them to bring documentation into the school and complete the enrollment process.


If you would like a copy of the eRegistration guide, please contact Kimberly Hytinen at 757-357-4393 or by email at khytinen@iwcs.k12.va.us


The student will be enrolled when the school has reviewed the online registration information and the documents listed below.

  1. Proof of Residency – see list below
  2. Child’s State Issued Birth Certificate
  3. Child’s Physical Health Form – dated within 12 months of school start date and Immunization Record (Click here for additional information and a sample School Entrance Physical Exam form from the Virginia Department of Education.)
  4. Custody papers (if applicable)
  5. Photo Identification - of Parent/Guardian


Per School Board regulation, JEC-R, the following are acceptable documents to be used when declaring residency for the purpose of attending schools in Isle of Wight County:

  • Mortgage contract with date of occupancy or completion
  • Lease agreement signed by Leaser and Lessee with amount paid by week, month,
    or etc.
  • Rental agreement signed by Landlord and Renter with amount paid by week,
    month, or etc.
  • If social services is involved then certification of services listing the 911 address
    of the recipient.

Or two items of documentation from the following groups:

  • Mortgage bill statement
  • Real estate tax receipt showing correct 911 address.
  • Utility bills indicating name of residence and current Isle of Wight County 911
    address. Utilities accepted are as follows: electric, water, gas, or sewage.


Telephone bills and cable TV bills are not acceptable.


The Superintendent or his/her designee may require two or more documentations of proof of residency, for example: court papers, W-2 and/or W-4 forms, income tax returns, etc. and/or may conduct home visits to verify residency.

If you are living with another family in Isle of Wight, the Shared Housing Form will need to be completed in order to register a student. Please be advised that shared housing form must be completed annually.



If you have questions about the enrollment process, please call the main office of your child's new school or call 757-357-4393 for information.

Smithfield Packers Youth Sports

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Summer Reading Resources

FREE Online Educational Resources for Students


Readworks; https://www.readworks.org/


GoNoodle: https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/


Scholastic (special COVID 19 edition): https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/coronavirus.html?eml=TSO/e/20200317////20Q4TSO_CrnvsFrRscs/ADMIN//////&mi_u=-1385083507////////&ET_CID=20200317_TSO_LearnAtHome_ADMIN_RET_28381&ET_RID=1131124536


Scholastic Learn at Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?eml=TSO/e/20200317////20Q4TSO_CrnvsFrRscs/ADMIN//////&mi_u=-1385083507////////&ET_CID=20200317_TSO_LearnAtHome_ADMIN_RET_28381&ET_RID=1131124536


BrainPop: https://www.brainpop.com/


Vooks (free 1-month trial) https://www.vooks.com/


Mystery Science: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning


Reading is Fundamental (Free 1-month trial): https://www.rif.org/skybrary


Learning A-Z: https://accounts.learninga-z.com/accountsweb/marketing/trial.do?campaign=rkCOVID19Trial&utm_term=Raz-Kids&utm_campaign=Virtual%20support%20for%20learning%20during%20the%20Coronavirus%20outbreak&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-Virtual%20support%20for%20learning%20during%20the%20Coronavirus%20outbreak-_-Raz-Kids


Newsela: https://newsela.com/


Sheppard Software games: http://sheppardsoftware.com/


ABCya (learning games): https://www.abcya.com/


Headsprout: https://accounts.learninga-z.com/accountsweb/marketing/trial.do?campaign=headsproutCOVID19Trial&utm_term=Headsprout&utm_campaign=Virtual%20support%20for%20learning%20during%20the%20Coronavirus%20outbreak&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-Virtual%20support%20for%20learning%20during%20the%20Coronavirus%20outbreak-_-Headsprout

Hardy Elementary School

Hardy Elementary is a GREAT school. Our vision is to create a learning environment that will enable each child the ability to discover his/her own unique gifts and talents. This is done by creating flexible learning spaces, ongoing communication between families and teaching our students how to be GREAT (Growth, Respect, Empathy, Accountability and Trustworthiness) and demonstrate GREAT citizenship.