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QMS Students and Families,
The majority of our student laptops have been off the HCPS network for almost 6 months. This has prevented the student laptops from receiving updates from the HCPS network that are necessary. While many student laptops have had the camera activated in the last month or so, the updates the laptops needed to receive did not apply due to the length of time needed to complete (~20 minutes).
HCPS is asking secondary students to bring their laptops with them when they come back to the school for any ‘opening of school’ drive-up type of event, etc… In addition, if a student cannot perform this update (CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS) this week or next, we ask them to do it at their earliest convenience after the start of school.
FYI — This update does not require you to get out of your vehicle.
Students will just need to:
Get in close proximity to the school building (anytime between 8AM and 7PM)
Log into their laptop
Connect to WIFI at the school (2 out of 4 bars is sufficient signal strength; 3 to 4 bars is best if possible)
Follow the attached instructions (~20 minutes)
While it is understandable that this is very inconvenient to families and students, HCPS would not be requesting families/students to do this unless it was necessary. This only applies to secondary students with Dell laptops.
For any issues or concerns, please email email@example.com
An email was sent to our 6th-grade families in regards to the 2020 Virtual Q-Camp that will take place tomorrow (August 27th) from 9:00 – 9:30. The subject of the email and information in the email indicated your child’s advisory teacher. If you did not receive the email, please contact Ms. Cole (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click on the link below to access the Microsoft Team links for each advisory teacher. These links will not be live until 9:00 when Q-Camp begins.
As part of a response to the spread of coronavirus, telecommunications company Comcast recently announced that it was offering two free months of home internet service to low-income families who qualify for the company’s “Internet Essentials” service.
The website for the promotion is internetessentials.com/covid19. To change the language, click on the tab on the top of the website. Click here to check out their flyer.
7th and 8th Grade Virtual Open Houses: We want to make sure that ALL our families stay informed this school year. Our team is in the process of scheduling a virtual Open House for our 7th and 8th-grade students, which will include a series of videos and presentations. Examples of various topics that will be included are:
- Introduction to our faculty and staff
- Important information about the virtual learning schedule
- Expectations for virtual learning, including classroom rules and procedures and information on completing and submitting work
- Resources available to your student
- How to complete and return important student forms
- Information on Schoology (Learning Management System) and PowerSchool Parent Portal (Access to your child’s grades and attendance)
- Introduction to Microsoft Teams (HCPS virtual conferencing method we will be using this year to conduct virtual classes, meetings, etc.
Stay tuned for more details as they begin to unfold in the next few weeks!
6th Grade Orientation:
Our 6th-grade orientation will take place virtually this year. Our team is currently preparing a series of videos to help transition your child to Quioccasin Middle School. We will also provide tutorials on the use of the HCPS laptop and Schoology, which is the HCPS learning management system. These videos will be posted on our school website on Thursday, August 27th, which is the day we kick off our 6th-grade orientation. There will be a “live” virtual component during the orientation. The time of the virtual “live” meeting will be announced in next week’s communication. In addition, our staff is planning a virtual drive-through parade so we can introduce ourselves to our new QMS families and meet our future Griffins! More details will be provided as our plans develop.
7th and 8th Graders Laptop Camera Activation:
The technical support staff will be available at Quioccasin Middle School to activate secondary laptop cameras Monday through Thursday from 8:30-11:00 AM and 12:00- 4:30 PM in Café 2 during the months of July and August up until the start of the school year. Please enter through door # 6 located at the front of the school. You may park your vehicle in our large parking lot. We will be closed from 11:00-12:00 PM as QMS is a food distribution site. The total time to perform the work is about 5-10 minutes. As a reminder, each person that arrives to have their HCPS laptop serviced is required to wear a mask and to practice social distancing. You only need to bring the laptop to be reconfigured. You do not need to bring a charger and you do not need to know your child’s username/password. Students who are new to QMS and/or rising 6th-grade students do not need to complete this process.
9400 Quioccasin Road, Henrico, VA 23238
Phone (804) 750-2630 | Fax (804) 750-2629
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.