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Laptop Collection Information – PLEASE READ

June 9, 2021

All middle school students will need to turn in their laptops prior to summer break except for students who are enrolled in a summer school program (i.e., remediation/enrichment programs, summer P.E., etc.). The laptop collection for Quioccasin will be on Thursday, June 17.


In-person student laptop and charger collection take place during the school on the last day of school.


Virtual student laptop and charger collection will be from 3:30 – 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 17 (see times below).

3:30-4:00pm:  6th Grade

4:00-5:15pm: 7th Grade

5:15: -6:30pm: 8th Grade

If your student has misplaced his/her laptop or charger, please inform Ms. Lawson, Assistant Principal at tjlawson@henrico.k12.va.us prior to June 17.  All loaned HCPS hotspots must also be returned during the collection timeframe. If you are unable to turn in your child’s laptop and charger on Thursday, June 17, you may return laptops and chargers to QMS the week of June 21-24, Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM on the bus ramp. Please be advised that QMS is the laptop collection hub for our neighboring elementary and high schools during the week of June 21st.

Elementary and High School Students:

QMS will collect laptop, chargers, and loaned internet hotspots for neighboring elementary and high school students during the week of June 21st.  Collection will take place on the bus ramp from 7:30am to 6:00pm.  The bus ramp is located on the Pemberton Elementary side of out building.  Please place a piece of paper with your child’s name inside of the laptop.  This will help us when verifying that the laptop and charger being turned in matches the name that was assigned the equipment.

Q-Camp Information and Registration

May 20, 2021

Click here to register for the 6th grade Q-Camp. This is a great way for you and your child to get an inside look at how things work at Quioccasin.

QMS Course Verification for the 2021-2022 School Year

May 14, 2021

pictureParents/Guardians of rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students should review their student’s course requests for the 2021-2022 school year in PowerSchool.  We are still building our master schedule and will be working out any potential scheduling conflicts over the next few weeks, but we need your help in identifying mistakes as well as letting us know about any requests to make a change to a course.  Several of our courses have already reached capacity, so please read this document carefully before submitting a request to make a change or to ask a question.  Please note that all requests to make a change must be submitted no later than Friday, May 28th.

Click here for details about course verification for the 2021-2022 school year

Lucia Bremer Field Dedication

May 6, 2021

Quioccosan Middle School named their soccer field The Lucia Bremer Memorial Field in honor of Lucia Bremer. The community continues to rally around the Bremer family and friends.

Spring Pictures Information

May 5, 2021

Summer Innovation Camp for Middle and High School Students

April 25, 2021

The VCU Center for Innovation in STEM Education, CodeVA, CodeRVA are proud to offer a free online summer innovation camp for students interested in learning more about computer science (CS) through solving team-based challenges. We are hoping to have teams of 3-5 students apply from middle and high schools located in our partner divisions.  We still have space for approximately 7 more teams to join.  This is a digital flyer to distribute and  This is a direct link for families to sign up.  We anticipate slots filling quickly!

SUMMER ACCELERATION OFFERINGS

March 28, 2021

Please click on this link to learn about summer school opportunities for rising 8th and 9th graders to take virtual courses this summer for acceleration: https://educatorpages.com/site/QMSCounseling/pages/acceleration-courses-summer-options. These course offerings are offered through Longwood University (Dual-Enrollment Economics & Personal Finance course for rising 9th graders) and additional acceleration courses for rising 8th and 9th graders offered through Virtual Virginia.  These courses have required tuition and are only appropriate for highly motivated students who can dedicate several hours per day this summer for virtual courses.

Attachments: Summer School 2021 – Virtual Virginia QMS and Longwood University flyer (Economics & Personal Finance course)

A heartbreaking loss; Support for the QMS community

March 27, 2021

Una Pérdida Desgarradora; Apoyo para la Comunidad de QMS

Dear Griffin Family:

 

With her family’s permission, I am heartbroken and devastated to share news that has shocked and saddened our community. As you may know, our 8th grade student Lucia Bremer died on Friday. Words can barely begin to describe the tragedy and loss for our community and beyond, but I will try.

Lucia was funny. She loved to tell jokes and made people laugh. She was an amazing public speaker, and you would just listen in awe as she spoke. Lucia was wise beyond her years. Talking to her didn’t feel like talking to a middle schooler. Lucia was exceptional; truly one-of-a-kind. She was brave, hardworking, and kind to everyone. Her smile would light up the entire room. In fact, her mother told me that Lucia’s name means “light”, which is just the perfect way to describe her. She radiated happiness, and she loved our school.

Earlier today, the QMS faculty met to hear this news together, and to continue forming our plans to meet everyone’s needs for this weekend, and when we return to school on Monday.

In this time of physical distancing, the impact of grieving alone can increase the chances of anxiety, depression, and complicated grief, so it is even more critical to make connections for our students and families. We don’t have to pretend that we’re not tremendously affected by this.

On Sunday (March 28), we plan to have an opportunity for our staff, students and families to grieve and support one another in a safe, virtual space. Please show your support by wearing gray and white, two of Lucia’s favorite colors. Please check your email for the link.

In addition, I would like to share these resources with you which may be helpful in speaking with your student(s): check your email for the link.

I will continue to provide updates on the student and staff supports that will be available for school on Monday. Also, our school will have an additional police presence on Monday, which we appreciate to ensure that everyone feels safe on what we know will be a most difficult day.

I am so sorry to be sharing this heartbreaking message. Thank you for keeping Lucia, her family and those involved in this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is something you’d like me to know.

With Griffin love,

Melanie Phipps

Principal

Attention 8th Grade Parents – QMS SOS Information

March 15, 2021

pictureDuring this challenging year, school staff are working to teach students about mental health and how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend. We are using a program called SOS Signs of Suicide. The program teaches students about this difficult topic and encourages them to seek help.  This program will be provided to all eighth-grade students virtually through their Health/PE class and will be conducted during the weeks of April 12th, 19th, and 26th. Your child’s Health/PE teacher will inform your child of the exact day and week prior to the lesson.  Your child will be required to keep his/her video on during the entire lesson.  If you do not wish for your child to participate in the SOS lesson please sign and submit the attached form to your child’s Health/PE teacher or email Mrs. Tammy Mizelle, 8th-grade school counselor @ tbmizelle@henrico.k12.va.us.  Please review the letter below for more details, resources and to indicate if you wish to opt your child out of this lesson.

QMS SOS Information and Opt Out Letter

Spring Sports Parent Information Town Hall – Thursday 3/11 @ 7pm

March 11, 2021

pictureDo you miss the Spring Sports Informational Meeting?  No worries.  Click on the link below to view the PowerPoint or watch the recording.

Meeting PowerPoint| Video from the meeting

Quioccasin School1

9400 Quioccasin Road, Henrico, VA 23238
Phone (804) 750-2630 | Fax (804) 750-2629

School Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SUMMER HOURS: 7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.


School Administration:
Melanie Phipps - Principal
Paul Jordan - Associate Principal
Tanika Lawson - Assistant Principal -
(COVID Administrator for Safety)
Teresa Cole - Assistant Principal