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February 3, 2021

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Attention Rising 6th Grade Families

February 1, 2021

Rising 6th Grade Families:

Please review our new “QMS Curriculum Fair” website, containing information for rising 6th grade students!  We are excited to offer this comprehensive tool to help you support students through the course selection process: link to website.

Rising 6th students and families can participate in a virtual Q/A Session on February 9th, from 6:00-7:00 PM.

For more details, please click on the graphic or click the link to the website.

The window for selecting courses in PowerSchool will take place between February 15th – 26th.

Attention 8th Graders!

February 1, 2021

Summer Online PE Information:

  • Please refer to this website for all the information you will need: www.tinyurl.com/hcps-ohpe2021
  • Lottery Sign-Up will take place from February 3rd – 26th
  • The presentation recording and slides can be found on the webpage above, as well as the link to enter the lottery
  • Two Q&A Sessions will be held on February 2nd and February 9th, @ 7:00 PM (Microsoft Team meeting links are on the webpage above)
  • Acceptance notification will take place on March 5th
  • Online registration will take place March 8-19

Virtual Curriculum Fair – Course Recommendations

January 22, 2021

Course recommendations are in full swing as we prepare for the course selection process to begin for the 2021-2022 school year!

Please review our new “QMS Curriculum Fair” website, containing information for rising 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th-grade students!  We are excited to offer this comprehensive tool to help you support students through the course selection process: link to website.

Rising 7th and 8th-grade students and families can participate in an office hours session with our electives teachers on February 10th, from 2:00-3:15 PM.

For more details, please click on the graphic or click the link to the website.

The window for selecting courses in PowerSchool will take place between February 15th – 26th.

Attention: Gifted Identification

January 18, 2021

On Monday, January 18th, the referral window for Spring Gifted Identification will open for students in grades K-12.  Gifted identification referrals will be accepted by the Gifted Resource Teacher from January 18 through January 29th. Please reach out to your Gifted Resource Teacher, Tedra Hall, for more information.

Link to Spring 2021 ID Slideshow / Video Here

Attention 8th Grade Parents

January 11, 2021

pictureDo you want to recognize your 8th grader’s accomplishments while attending the Q. Purchase a 8th-grade shout-out for the yearbook? For information please contact Mrs. Shimko at arshimko@henrico.k12.va.us

HCPS Variance Deadline

January 4, 2021

pictureThere are deadlines for requesting a variance, as allowed by HCPS policy, to another HCPS school.  The deadline to request a variance for students currently in grades 8-11 is February 15, 2021. The deadline for students currently in grades 1-7 is March 15, 2021.  Students entering kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year have 30 days from the date of enrollment to request a variance.  Students who move after the deadline have 30 calendar days from the date of a move to request a variance.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Phipps at mkphipps@henrico.k12.va.us

Check out the Griffin Gurus’ new website!!

December 8, 2020

What’s the status of Henrico County Public Schools’ 3 ‘redistricting priority areas’?

November 19, 2020

Henrico, Va., Nov. 19, 2020 — Input and information sessions on three HCPS school attendance boundary “priority areas” have concluded, with one proposal put on hold and the School Board seeking further input on the other two. An update on the proposals, commonly referred to as “redistricting”:

  • At the Nov. 12 School Board meeting, members decided to postpone the proposal related to the way students are assigned to Quioccasin Middle School. It will be revisited for further public discussion in fall 2021.
  • The Board is still seeking public input on two other proposals:
    • Provide written comments anytime by using the General Feedback Form on the HCPS redistricting webpage: https://henricoschools.us/redistricting/
    • Submit written public comments specifically for the Dec. 10 School Board meeting by going to the School Board’s page: https://henricoschools.us/school-board/ (Please note that the public comments form is different than the “General Feedback Form” on the redistricting page, but all comments are carefully reviewed and considered.)
    • The Board will hold a Jan. 14 public hearing on the redistricting proposals for the two priority areas. Depending on the status of the pandemic, the public hearing may be virtual.
    • Jan. 29 (tentative): Possible School Board vote on redistricting changes.
  • The three information and input sessions have concluded, but you can view videos of the sessions at https://henricoschools.us/redistricting/.

The two ongoing proposals for implementation in fall 2021 are:

Effectively using additional capacity at Holladay Elementary School

This proposal would move some preschool students at other schools to Holladay Elementary School, which will double its capacity when a current construction project is completed. The moves would free up instructional space at Crestview, Dumbarton, Johnson, Lakeside, Longan and Echo Lake elementary schools.

Addressing overcapacity at Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge elementary schools

This proposal would address overcapacity at Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge by moving some students to other schools. Besides Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge, other schools that may be affected are Kaechele, Longan, Springfield Park, Twin Hickory and Echo Lake elementary schools.

A third proposal, for elementary feeder patterns into Quioccasin Middle School has been postponed and will be revisited in fall 2021. This proposal would realign the feeder patterns for Quioccasin Middle School, reducing from three to two the number of high schools that Quioccasin students attend. It would also reduce the number of middle schools that feed J.R. Tucker High School from five to four. Under the proposal, students at MaybeuryElementary School would attend Quioccasin Middle School instead of Tuckahoe Middle School. Students at Skipwith Elementary School, and Jackson Davis Elementary School students who live north of Three Chopt Road would attend Tuckahoe Middle School instead of Quioccasin. Colonial Trail Elementary School students who live in the Trails at Short Pump and the Crossings at Short Pump would attend Pocahontas Middle School and Mills Godwin High School instead of Quioccasin Middle School and J.R. Tucker High School.

See links to interactive maps of the proposals at https://henricoschools.us/redistricting/.

A 2019-20 comprehensive countywide redistricting process had been scheduled to be phased in beginning this year. The School Board announced in April that it would delay that process to allow the community to focus on the public health crisis. In September, the Board announced that it would discontinue the comprehensive process and focus instead on solutions for the three specific areas of concern described above.

Attention 8th Graders: High School Programs and Specialty Center Information

November 17, 2020

  • High School Options – Below is a list of high school programs many of our 8th grade students may be interested in applying to.  All programs require an application and some programs require a supporting project, test or audition, so please read through the directions carefully.  For an overview of the options, please click this link: Overview of Specialty Centers, the application, and other high school program options

  • Specialty Center applicationsThe online application is available from November 16th – January 15th, for interested 8th grade students.  All online applications must be submitted by January 15th.  The first step is for parents to sign an online permission/waiver form through the PowerSchool parent portal.  The portal will be open from November 10th – January 14th.  Please note it will take 24 hours after the permission/waiver form is completed before students can access the online application.  Students must complete the online application, select two teachers to write recommendations, and complete necessary projects through the Schoology Course for Specialty Centers.  Some centers require additional testing and auditions, so please review the instructions carefully.


For more information about the ACE Centers, please click this link: ACE Centers Information

ACE Centers online application link

  • CodeRVA applicationCodeRVA is an innovative, regional, public high school in central VA focused on preparing students for college and careers ​in computer science and codingCodeRVA applicants should have a interest in and passion for the study of computer science.  HCPS students must have at least a 2.0 C average to apply, and they are selected on a lottery basis.  There is a virtual open house scheduled for December 1st at 7:00 PM.  The online application will open on January 4th and is due by February 20th.  Please click this link for more information: CodeRVA Regional High School

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.
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