This is an important message for families of students who use bus transportation:
First day of school is almost here! Our drivers have been working hard to rehearse their routes and make sure Sept. 3 is the beginning of a great week. With that in mind, we ask for your patience next week as some buses may experience delays. Here’s why, along with answers to some other frequently asked questions.
What can I expect during the first week of school?
Thousands of Kindergarten and preschool students are riding a school bus for the very first time. We take extra care with these students, such as requiring authorized adults to show ID in order to get them off the bus in the afternoon. Afternoon delays are inevitable as parents become accustomed to our process, and as our drivers meet many of these families for the first time. In limited instances, bus delays may become very lengthy on the first couple of days, but those delays should quickly shorten as everyone gets used to the new routine.
We also realize that the first week of school can often be filled with emotional moments and “must get” photo opportunities. Sometimes this will result in buses being behind schedule.
Where can I find bus information?
Bus stop information is now available on our website as well as through Rycor Online Forms and PowerSchool. We recommend students be at their morning bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Please review bus stop safety procedures and follow the direction of bus drivers.
Will you let me know if the bus is running 10-15 minutes late?
Pupil Transportation staff makes every effort to notify parents of significantly late buses through School Messenger text messages. For more information on our automated communication methods, click here to visit the Communications and Community Engagement page
What if I need to call someone in the Transportation department?
If you would like to speak to someone in our Transportation department, you can do that too by calling one of our zone offices. Henrico is a big county that is served by several different transportation zones. To find the zone office that is responsible for your student’s school, click here.
How do I make a formal request regarding my student’s transportation?
Transportation staff receives hundreds of written requests from parents in September. Parents should complete the “School Bus Request Form,” also linked on the web page. Priority will be placed on assigning new or recently moved students. Requests for changes to bus stop locations will be addressed as a lower priority.
Here’s to a great 2019-20 school year!
Director, Pupil Transportation
What is Anonymous Alerts?
The Anonymous Alerts safety and anti-bullying reporting system helps combat negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.
The system allows for one-way or two-way anonymous encrypted communication between those submitting reports (students, parents or community members) and school division administration and staff members. System users have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.
How does it work?
To use the new app, students, parents or others simply visit the Henrico County Public Schools website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or the text link to submit a report expressing a concern. Anonymous Alerts apps can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or Chrome stores.
Users enter Henrico Schools’ Anonymous Alerts activation code – Henrico – and select the school to which the message should go. Informational posters explaining how to use the system will be displayed in HCPS schools and offices.
To send reports from the internet, go to: https://report.anonymousalerts.com/henrico.
To send a report from your phone:
- Download the free Anonymous Alerts app from the Apple Store, Google Play store or Chrome store.
- Launch the app and enter the activation code, Henrico.
- Send important reports to school officials.
- If desired, add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident.
The Huskie Huddle, Holman Middle School’s sixth grade transition program, will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 here at Holman. Brochures detailing the event were distributed through elementary schools to rising sixth grade students and are also available here. The Huskie Huddle is a wonderful event full of excitement and great information for our future Huskies! We highly recommend all students attend if they are able. Please be sure to register your child to participate either through the paper registration form or the online link provided within the Huskie Huddle brochure. All information regarding the event and specifics on how to register can be found in the brochure provided above.
Middle School Transportation Information
Pocahontas Middle School Summer Academy
|Bus Stop||Bus #||Zone||Departs||Returns|
|Carver ES||32||4||7:01 AM||1:24 PM|
|Colonial Trail ES||20018||3||7:10 AM||1:20 PM|
|Gayton ES||32||4||7:08 AM||1:17 PM|
|Kaechele ES||20018||3||7:05 AM||1:25 PM|
|Nuckols Farm ES||32||4||7:13 AM||1:12 PM|
|Rivers Edge ES||20018||3||6:55 AM||1:35 PM|
|Shady Grove ES||20018||3||7:00 AM||1:30 PM|
|Short Pump ES||32||4||7:20 AM||1:05 PM|
|Springfield Park ES||20018||3||6:45 AM||1:40 PM|
|Twin Hickory ES||20018||3||7:15 AM||1:15 PM|
Quioccasin Middle School Summer Academy
|Bus Stop||Bus #||Zone||Departs||Returns|
|Crestview ES||825||4||6:58 AM||1:27 PM|
|Davis ES||822||4||7:15 AM||1:10 PM|
|Echo Lake ES||34||3||7:05 AM||1:25 PM|
|Glen Allen ES||34||3||7:00 AM||1:30 PM|
|Greenwood ES||34||3||6:50 AM||1:40 PM|
|Hampstead Av & N. Crestwood Av||825||4||6:50 AM||1:35 PM|
|Imperial Dr & Sir Walter Dr||822||4||6:53 AM||1:32 PM|
|Longan ES||34||3||7:10 AM||1:20 PM|
|Maybeury ES||825||4||7:16 AM||1:09 PM|
|Pemberton ES||822||4||6:49 AM||1:36 PM|
|Pinchbeck ES||825||4||7:20 AM||1:05 PM|
|Ridge ES||822||4||6:59 AM||1:26 PM|
|Skipwith ES||822||4||7:08 AM||1:17 PM|
|Three Chopt ES||822||4||7:03 AM||1:22 PM|
|Tuckahoe ES||825||4||7:06 AM||1:19 PM|
Each year, the Holman SCA holds fun carnival for students as our community fundraiser. This event will take place Tuesday June 12th, from 1-3pm. Activities will include a variety of inflatables – obstacle courses, hungry hippos, foot darts and many more! Tickets cost $5 and may be purchased this week before the 830a bell in room 1605, Mrs. Tignor’s room. Pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and refreshments will be on sale at the event for $1 each. Don’t miss the end of year fun!!!!
Parents, if you have questions or concerns please contact Ms. Tignor at email@example.com
Head to https://tinyurl.com/HolmanSummer2019 to find out more about this year’s required summer reading!
Summer slide isn’t a piece of playground equipment – it’s the tendency for students to lose some of the progress they’ve made during the academic year. But there are ways to keep your students’ skills sharp and have fun all summer long.
For details, resources and lots more ways to foster reading this summer, go to HCPS’ summer reading page.
Come join Holman for the 1st Annual Huskie Open Golf Tournament! It will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Hunting Hawk Golf Club. Registration Begins at 12:30; Shotgun Start 2:00.
Cost is $400.00 per foursome or $100.00 per golfer. *Fee includes boxed lunch, green fee, golf cart, practice balls, door prizes!
Parents, students, alumni, teachers, and friends are invited for a day of golf, fun, and prizes while supporting the Holman Athletic Department. Golfers may sign up as foursomes, individuals, or groups of 2 or 3. We will be selling mulligans, power drives, and the HMS PTA will have 50/50 tickets, all available for $5 each at the course. Funds raised from the tournament will benefit the 12 Holman athletic teams, going towards uniforms, equipment, field maintenance, and more.
To register for the tournament as a player or sponsor, please fill out this form and and return it to Daniel McKinney at Holman by Friday, April 26, 2019 . Please attach a check made out to Holman Middle School for $80.00 per golfer in your group, or $320 if you have an entire foursome. For questions, contact Daniel McKinney at (804) 346-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.