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HVMS E-Newsletter

HVMS Update - 5/3/2021

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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Teacher Appreciation Week

Please join me this week in thanking our teachers for their dedication to our students during a challenging year! Teacher Appreciation Week runs from today until Friday, so please take a moment to thank a special teacher in your student's life.

2021-2022 School Year

Please click the link below for some more information about the 2021-2022 school year:

https://www.rcps.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=4172


Students with extenuating circumstances who need to consider remote options should click below. Any students who need this option must complete the pre-registration form by May 17:

https://www.rcps.us/Page/4562

Water Bottles

Please make sure your student brings a water bottle to school every day. Students may fill up their bottles at any of our filler stations, but we cannot use the fountain portion due to COVID restrictions.

Water Filler Stations

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Hidden Valley families and local businesses who contributed last year (2019-2020 school year) to replace all of the outdated water fountains at HVMS. This fundraiser unfortunately ended abruptly due to COVID closures, but we are happy to report that thanks to your generosity, we were able to replace all of them with updated and modern touchless water filling stations! THANK YOU!!!


A special thanks.....


Bronze $100

Marra Family

Musser Family

McQuade Family

Banks Insurance Agency

Domino’s Pizza - Electric Rd. location - in-kind

Dunkin’ Donuts - Keagy Village location - in-kind


Silver $250

Ramey Family

Konstance Family

Layman’s Contracting, Inc

Kroger

6th, 7th, and 8th grade student lunch time contributions (from 2019-2020)


Gold $500

Lighting Virginia-West


Platinum $1,000

Johnson Orthodontics


Triple Platinum $3,000

Hidden Valley Middle PTA


Highest Platinum $5,000 +

Carilion Children’s

Thank you, HVMS PTA!

Thank you to our amazing PTA for providing lunch for all teachers and bus drivers last week! It was greatly appreciated, and the food was delicious!

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

PBIS School Climate Survey

Parents/guardians were sent an email on Friday, April 30 with information about completing a School Climate Survey. Please take some time to complete this survey to provide us with important information regarding ways we can enhance our school climate. If you are unable to access the link and complete the survey online, please pick up a paper copy from the school. All responses are due by May 19.

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:

Maleah Albright

Isabella Cortorreal

Ayden Cunningham

Landon Lankford

Danielle Martin

Anthony Munoz

Kashiem Russell

Cadence Saunders

Olivia Viar


7th Grade

Mia Nicklas


8th Grade:

Sergio Rodriguez

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

RCPSOnline Summer Academy courses are available for rising 9th through 12th grade students. Please read the following details:

  • Courses, with the exception of all Health and PE courses, will run June 1st through July 16th (All Health and PE cousres will run June 3rd through June 30th)
  • These are full credit new courses
  • The registration deadline is May 28th
  • In-county tuition is $400 per course - out-of-county tuition is $500 per course
  • Students enrolled in summer academy courses will be provided a laptop upon request
  • Courses with an End-of-Course SOL test will require a face-to-face test at a location and a date to be determined


Here’s the link – RCPSOnline Summer Academy

Strawberry DNA Lab

Riley Heddings, Regan Heddings, Ethan Trull, Caroline Watkins, Caleb Spittle, and Brody Garrett completed a strawberry DNA lab in Mrs. O'Brien's Science 7 Classroom. This moment was captured on the WebEx feed that was being broadcasted to our virtual students at home!
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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

Important Dates

This Week:


Monday, May 3: *We are working on getting these games rescheduled due to the weather cancellations. We will share the new dates with the coaches.
  • Baseball: Home vs. ALMS - 5:00 p.m.
  • Softball: @ ALMS (Moyer Field#1) - 5:00 p.m.
  • Boys' Soccer: Home vs. CSMS - 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 4:

  • Girls' Soccer: @ CSMS (Bogle Field) - 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 5:

  • Track: Home vs. CAMS (HVHS Track) - 4:45 p.m.


Thursday, May 6:

  • Baseball: Home vs. BFMS - 5:30 p.m. start (*This is a change in time)
  • Softball: @ BFMS - 5:00 p.m.
  • Boys' Soccer: Home vs. CAMS - 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls' Soccer: @ CAMS- 5:30 p.m.

SCHOOL SAFETY

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Daily Health Screening

If your student is showing any of the symptoms below, please keep him or her at home and contact our school nurse as soon as possible.
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ATHLETICS

HVMS Spring Sports

For all sporting events, spectators must wear masks for the entirety of the event and maintain ten feet of social distancing between spectators who are not family members.

Cheer Tryouts

For anyone who is interested in trying out for the 2021 Hidden Valley Middle School Cheer Team, tryouts will be after school until 5:00 p.m. starting on Monday, May 10th - Friday, May 14th. Each individual trying out will need to have a sports physical completed and on file with the front office that is dated after May 1, 2020. Additionally, each individual will need to bring tennis shoes, a T-shirt, and shorts to wear each day, and we will meet in room 316 for check in after school. For the final tryout day (May 14th), students need to have their hair up in a pony tail, black shorts, and a plain white T-shirt. I will also have the cheer information packet to send home with interested students starting next week. These packets need to be picked up in room 316 before the start of the school day, or they can be emailed to parents. All forms must be returned by the first day of tryouts. If you have any questions, please reach out to me by email at ahundley@rcps.us

HELPFUL LINKS

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