Longdale Tiger Talk

Week of September 20, 2021

Arrival and Dismissal Week 2

Overall there have been improvements in our arrival and dismissal processes.


Drop-off & Pick-up

  • Continue to be patient and careful when dropping off and pick-up. As of Friday, there were at least 104 individual cars counted coming through the loop.
  • The line moves smoothly when students are ready with their belongs and parents remain in the car. Our staff and/or safety patrols are happy to open the door to assist children in exiting the vehicle.
  • If you park in the lot, walk your child to the crosswalk and wait to be signaled to cross. Be careful backing out. We had a minor fender bender last week.
Buses
  • Most buses are leaving on time in the afternoon. We will do our best to communicate if a bus is going to be late.
  • Yellow bus tags have been sent home with PreK and Kg students to assist with identification in the afternoon. Be sure to put the big tag on the PreK-K student and give the other tags to those designated to remove the student from the bus.

Health and PE Spotlight from Mr. Craven

Nutrition News, September 2021

Whole grains for health

Whole grains provide zinc, magnesium, B vitamins, and fiber—nutrients your growing child needs. Plus, they add many flavors and textures to meals. Get more whole grains into his/her diet with these ideas.

Track your grains

Help your youngster make half of his/her grains whole. Have him/her draw a slice of bread on brown paper, cut it out, and draw a line down the middle. She/he can label one half “Whole” and the other “Not whole.” Each time she/he eats a grain serving (one slice of bread or one cup of rice or pasta, for example), she/he lists it on the correct side. At the end of the day, have her/him count her/his grains.

Revamp recipes

Together, create new recipes for foods your child likes—swapping in whole grains. If your child loves pizza, your child could write a recipe for mini pizzas on whole-wheat English muffins. Your child's recipe for chicken nuggets might include crushed whole-grain cereal for the breading. Now let your child help you make the recipes for family meals.

Eat something new

Has your youngster ever had farro? How about barley or quinoa? Trying a new whole grain as a family—and incorporating it into something familiar—may make her more likely to eat it. For example, add farro to soups, toss cooked barley into salads, or put cooked quinoa into burritos.

Retrieved from Nutrition Nuggets, April 2020

H.C.P.S. School Nutrition Services

COVID Communication

As you know, Henrico County Public Schools and Longdale Elementary are doing everything reasonably possible to keep you informed about health concerns that are connected to our school. With that in mind, I have an important message to share with you. Moving forward, we will be sharing the number of positive COVID-19 cases and associated exposures ( close contacts) at Longdale Elementary each week as part of this regular communication. This notification will replace the community emails that we have sent previously. We hope this new streamlined approach will help keep you informed without flooding your inbox. HCPS will update the numbers on the main website once a week, by Monday afternoon.


Over the past week, Sept. 11 - 17, Longdale has recorded 1 positive COVID-19 cases and 8 associated exposures (close contacts). All close contacts have been previously notified by building administration.

2021 FAMIS & Medicaid Back to School Initiative

Use the link below to access information about children's health insurance.


https://coverva.org/en


Welcome to Cover Virginia
On this website, you can learn about Virginia’s Medicaid, FAMIS programs for children, pregnant women, and adults. You can also get information about health insurance choices through the Federal Marketplace.

Bridge Builders Sessions

The Elementary TLI team will be hosting a virtual Bridge Builders session on September 28th at 6pm.

  • Title: Exploring Elementary Resources
  • Description: Are you ready to help your child reach for the stars? Do you want to get a closer look at the instructional resources that support your child’s pre-k through grade 5 classroom? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for an up-close look at Henrico’s elementary resources and how to better support your child at home.


More information to come.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Doors open at 7:20 a.m. to receive students.

School hours are 7:40 a.m. – 2:10 p.m. Monday - Friday

Students are tardy after 7:40 a.m.

Picture Day - October 19th

Mark your calendar for Picture Day! More information to come.
Longdale Monthly Menus for Breakfast & Lunch

Click this button to access the meal menus for Longdale Elementary.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Students at Longdale Elementary will receive free breakfast and lunch for the 2021-22 school year. To qualify for additional services, families are encouraged to complete the application for free meals, however it is not needed for your child(ren) to receive free meals (breakfast & lunch) at school.


For more information:

https://henricoschools.us/free-school-meals/

Longdale Elem COVID Reference Guide

Click the button above to access the document.

HCPS Health and COVID Information

HCPS COVID-19 Updates

https://henricoschools.us/healthupdate/


Instruction and Daily Attendance of Quarantined Students

https://henricoschools.us/instruction-and-daily-attendance-of-quarantined-students/


Positive COVID-19 tests affecting schools and offices

https://henricoschools.us/healthupdate/positive-covid-19-tests/

ABOUT US


Longdale Elementary School, located in the Fairfield district, was named after its community. Longdale is an area located between Mountain Road and Brook Road.