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HVMS Update - 4/19/2021

Hello, HVMS Family!


Please take a few minutes to read through our latest newsletter to see what is happening at HVMS. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.


Thank you,

Hidden Valley Middle School

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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Message from HVMS PTA

"It's hard to believe that the school year is almost over. With the 2021-2022 school year quickly approaching, we are looking for volunteers to serve on next year's board. We are currently in need of a president elect and several other board positions including someone to handle social media (Facebook, emails, etc.) and hospitality. If you are interested in any of these positions, please let us know, and we can provide additional information."

Disabled American Veterans Clothing Drive

Matthew Luviano, a current 7th grade student at HVMS, has decided to start a clothing drive in support of Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Beginning on Monday, April 26, we will be collecting children's clothing (ages 5-12) in the front lobby. We will collect clothing until Friday, May 7, at which point Matthew will take the donation to the Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store. Please consider donating any clothing you can to support this student's desire to help out his community!

Yearbook Orders

Our yearbook ordering link is up and running, so please click here to purchase your yearbook for the 2020-2021 school year: Yearbook Orders


If you have any pictures of your student that you think might be good to include in our yearbook (in addition to the school photo), please use the following link to submit them: Submit Pictures Here (If asked to enter a code, please use the following: 41546435)


Finally, 8th grade ads may be purchased for the yearbook at the following link: 8th Grade Ads

CELEBRATIONS

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SOAR Card Recipients

Students can receive SOAR cards at HVMS by meeting our school-wide expectations of being safe, organized, accountable, and respectful. Our entire matrix of school-wide expectations is posted to the right. This year, we will be distributing SOAR cards to both hybrid and remote students by email, and recipients will be entered into monthly drawings for prizes. The following students have received SOAR cards since our last newsletter:


6th Grade:

Ethan Malaga-Ortiz

Josie Sharp


8th Grade:

Zavion Ervin

Chris Harmon

Bowling

Congratulations to Will Holt and Cayden Snellings. They represented HVHS in the 20th Virginia State Annual High School Tournament and placed 3rd out of 34 teams. Great job!

TECHNOLOGY CORNER

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Student Laptops

Students should restart their computers daily. Restarting laptops daily helps ensure they remain up-to-date with the latest software.

Technology Support

We ask that parents and students direct their technical support requests to hvmtechsupport@rcps.us. This email account is intended to serve our students who are either online only or off campus when the request is sent. Students attending school should notify their teachers of any technical issues so that we may resolve those problems at school.


Please keep in mind that our IT support staff works regular school hours and that requests made after hours or during the weekend will not be addressed until those hours of operation.

INSTRUCTION

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RCPS Summer Academy Session 2021

The following classes will be offered this summer through the RCPSOnline Summer Academy. These classes will run from June 1 - July 16. The exception is Health/PE 9 which will run June 3 - June 30. The cost of these classes is $400.


  • English 9
  • Advanced English 9
  • World History 1
  • Advanced World History 1
  • Algebra 1
  • Advanced Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Earth Science
  • Advanced Earth Science
  • H/PE 9
  • Econ/Personal Finance


For the first time, repeat world language classes will be offered. A mandatory synchronous (live) component will be required. The cost of these repeat classes is $0. They will run June 3 - July 16. Registration for these classes is now open and runs through May 21.


  • Latin 1 (repeat)
  • Spanish 1 (repeat)
  • French 1 (repeat)


For a full list of classes, please go to: RCPSOnline Summer Academy



Secondary Summer School 2021

All other high school credit repeat courses (Algebra and Geometry) will be offered face-to-face at Northside High School. This will run June 3 - June 30 (M-F) 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and/or 12:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The cost of repeat courses is $0. Registration is May 10 - May 21.


Please contact your school counselor to register:


Lisa Childess (A-K) lchildress@rcps.us or 540-562-3900 x32011


Callie Cook (L-Z) cmcook@rcps.us or 540-562-3900 x32012

UPCOMING EVENTS

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SOL Testing

In-Person Students

  • May 11 – Math 7, Math 8, Algebra I, Geometry, and Reading 6
  • May 13 – Reading 7, Reading 8, Math 6, and Math AMP 6
  • May 18 – Civics 8 and Science 8

Make-up testing will occur when your student returns to school if he or she is absent.

Some students will test on different days. Parents will be notified by the classroom teacher if that is the case.


Virtual Students

Virtual Students will test at school on Wednesdays. Parents were emailed a request to fill out an online questionnaire, so please check your email. This information is needed to plan testing.

  • May 5 – Virtual students: Reading 6, 7, and 8
  • May 12 – Virtual students: Math 6-8, Algebra I, and Geometry
  • May 19 – Virtual students: Civics 8 and Science 8
  • May 26 – Make-up testing for virtual students

Virtual Eagle Advisory - Upcoming Dates

Please encourage your students to log in to their Blackboard accounts and follow their student advisors' instructions for checking in for a Virtual Eagle Advisory session on Wednesdays from 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Here is a list of upcoming Eagle Advisory sessions:


Wednesday, April 21 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Due to SOL testing during the month of May, Wednesday, April 28 will be our final Virtual Eagle Advisory session of the year.

Important Dates

This Week:


Wednesday, April 21:

  • Track: @ Glenvar - 4:45 p.m.


Thursday, April 22:

  • Baseball: @ Read Mountain (Cloverdale Elem.) - 5:00 p.m.
  • Softball: Home vs. RMMS - 5:00 p.m.
  • Boys' Soccer: @ Glenvar - 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls' Soccer: Home vs. GMS - 5:30 p.m.



Next Week:


Monday, April 26:

  • Baseball: Home vs. NMS - 5:00 p.m.
  • Softball: @ Northside (NHS Field) - 5:00 p.m.
  • Girl' Soccer: @ North Cross - 4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 28:

  • Track: @ Benjamin Franklin Middle - 4:45 p.m.


Thursday, April 29:

  • Baseball: @ William Byrd (WBHS Field) - 5:00 p.m.
  • Softball: Home vs. WBMS - 5:00 p.m.
  • Boys' Soccer: Home vs. ALMS - 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls' Soccer: @ Andrew Lewis - 5:30 p.m.

SCHOOL SAFETY

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ATHLETICS

HVMS Spring Sports

For outdoor sporting events, Amended Executive Order 72 allows the following:


  • For sports played outdoors, the total number of spectators cannot exceed the lesser of 30 percent of the occupancy load of the certificate of occupancy for the venue or 500 spectators per field.
  • Spectators must wear masks over their nose and mouth at all times, and ten feet of physical distance must be maintained between spectators who are not Family members, as defined in section 1, subsection D, paragraph 2.


Since the number of spectators allowed has been increased, we will not be streaming our spring sports. We anticipate that everyone who wants to attend an event in person will be allowed to do so because our occupancy for spring sports has never come close to the limit. All spectators are encouraged to bring your own chair as the number of seats available in the bleachers will be significantly reduced due to social distancing guidelines.

RESOURCES

United Way

The United Way has resources available for individuals needing support during COVID-19. Please click here to access resources in relation to healthcare, mental health, food, childcare, housing, employment, and more.

HELPFUL LINKS

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