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HVMS E-Newsletter

HVMS Update - 3/1/2021

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


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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


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Eagles of the Month

HVMS has begun recognizing eight students from each grade level each month to be our Eagles of the Month. Hidden Valley Middle School Eagles of the Month display outstanding behavior both inside and outside the classroom by consistently meeting HVMS SOAR expectations of being safe, organized, accountable, and respectful. Eagles of the Month demonstrate opportunity ready skills including communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and citizenship. These students exhibit a positive attitude toward their peers, school, and community, and they maintain a focus on continuous improvement.

Our Eagles of the Month for February are the following:

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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:

Mahee Bhagat

Isabella Cortorreal

Ezra DeJesus

Michael Ghobrial

Susie Metz

7th Grade:

Tristan Crossley

8th Grade:

Henry Smith


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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.


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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, March 3 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 17 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*There will be no Virtual Eagle Advisory on Wednesday, March 10 due to SOL testing

Important Dates:

Monday, March 1:

Tuesday, March 2:

  • Read Across America Day

Thursday, March 4:

March 8 - March 12: 8th Grade Writing SOL Testing Window

*There will be no Wednesday Help Session on March 10 due to SOL testing

Tuesday, March 23: End of 3rd 9 Weeks

Wednesday, March 24: Teacher Workday


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Spring Sports Out-of-Season Workouts

Our spring sports are starting to plan for out-of-season workouts. Earlier today, an email was sent to the parents of any student who signed up on our interest sheet earlier in the year. If you did not receive an email, we do not have your student on our interest sheets. Since we have to plan for workout pods, please email the appropriate coach below if you did not get an email regarding spring sports today but would like to be included on any future communications:

Baseball: Steven Clarke - Steven.Clarke@wellsfargo.com

Softball: Todd Ferguson - todd.ferguson99@yahoo.com

Boys' Soccer: Brian Muller - vpbrian@softwaretech.com

Girls' Soccer: Matt Heddings - amarid@aol.com

Boys' Track: James Scalera - jscalera@rcps.us

Girls' Track: Toree Dunleavy - tdunleavy@rcps.us


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.

Nutrition Associates Needed

The RCPS School Nutrition Services Department is now accepting applications to work as a Nutrition Associate in a part-time or substitute capacity.

You could work in the cafeteria and be home when your child arrives home from school. For additional information and application, click here. You may also call Nutrition Services at (540) 562-3788 for more information.


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