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Celebrating Our 8th Graders!

June 1, 2020

On this Wednesday, June 3rd, our faculty will be lined up in the main parking lot to send off our eighth-grade students in a drive-through parade during student property pick up times!

Students with last names A-L          8:30-11:00

Students with last names M-Z        12:30-3:00

We encourage our families to decorate their cars to show their support of their teachers and our school! Students will receive a yard sign that day and a certificate for a Chick-fil-a 8-count nugget or sandwich plus a digital offer card. These have been emailed to you from Ms. Case and must be used the same day as the parade. If you did not receive an email by May 30th, please email Ms. Case at vmcase@henrico.k12.va.us. Lastly, we are putting together a short “virtual moving-on” video that will be sent out to families the week of June 8th as a final celebration of our 2020 eighth grade class!

picture courtesy of seesimplelove

Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students Taking High School Credit Courses

June 1, 2020

We are coming to the final stretch of required learning for HS credit classes. If your child is behind the expected pace of the assigned coursework as of Monday, June 1st, you will be receiving notification through school messenger early this week.

The due date for this required learning is June 9th. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for your child to receive a high school credit on their transcript prior to entering high school. Please check your child’s Schoology account to make sure they are on track to complete the modules and earn the credit.

Important Yearbook Info

June 1, 2020

We have received an estimated arrival date of late July/early August for our yearbooks to be distributed to QMS. There is still time to purchase a yearbook for $25.00 each. Yearbooks will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

You can purchase a yearbook through the Online School Payments system by clicking here. Parent directions for creating an account for the Online School Payments systems can be found by clicking here.

If you do not have the capability to purchase a yearbook online, but would like to purchase one for your students please complete the inquiry form by clicking here.

Please visit the QMS Yearbook FAQ’s page for more information.

Summer Reading 2020

June 1, 2020
Summer Reading Kickoff
For the perfect way to start your summer, check out a video about the HCPS Summer Reading Kick-offListen and laugh as 15 of Virginia’s own authors, illustrators and community partners help YOU kick off a summer full of reading and fun. Visit the Summer Reading 2020 Kick-off Landing Page for elementary, middle and high school readers. All activities are optional, engaging and designed to encourage learners to read widely all summer long.

Parents: Please Review Course Requests for 2020-2021 School Year

May 31, 2020

Hi Parents,

Please click on the link below for directions on how to check Course Requests for next school year.  Please do so as soon as possible because we would like to have made all corrections by Friday, June 12.

Review Course Request Directions

IMPORTANT: Student Close-Out Procedures

May 31, 2020
Good evening, Griffin families!

On Monday, June 1st, we will begin our student closeout process. This is a drive-through process that will take place on the bus ramp. Each grade level has been assigned a designated day and time slot based on the first letter of your child’s last name (see schedule below). On your assigned day of pick-up, it would be helpful to our team if you would place a piece of paper in your front windshield with your student(s) first and last name in large print and their 5th block teacher. This will allow us to efficiently gather more belongings at the same time.

During this process, you will be greeted by a staff member upon entering the bus ramp. Next, you will be directed by staff to a pickup location. A staff member will place your student’s items in your trunk (i.e. any items found in hallway and PE lockers, band/strings instruments, artwork, etc.) and retrieve items from your trunk, such as library books, textbooks, school locks, English classroom library books, athletic uniforms, school band instruments, sheet music, etc. We will not be collecting student laptops or chargers at this time. If your child has a school lock, please make sure it is labeled with the combination.

We have created a short VIDEO to help you visualize the process. We can’t wait to see our Griffin families!

 Date                                           Alpha

June 1st – 6th Grade           A-L- 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM          M-Z- 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

June 2nd – 7th Grade         A-L- 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM           M-Z-12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

June 3rd – 8th Grade         A-L- 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM            M-Z-12:30 PM – 3:00 PM


June 4th– 1:00-3:00 PM – *Designated window for any remaining items that must be picked up.


Online Opportunity for Rising 8th and 9th Grade Students

May 22, 2020

Attention Rising 8th and 9th Grade Students!

photo courtesy of sdccd.edu

Click the link below for 2 opportunities for summer online course work.  There is one opportunity for rising 9-12th graders through Longwood University and the other opportunity is for rising 8th-12th graders for accelerated course work during the summer.  Please note the registration deadlines.

Summer Online Opportunities

Do You Have Questions about the QMS Yearbook?

May 18, 2020

Please click the link below to access needed information about this school year’s yearbook.

QMS Yearbook Q & A’s


QMS PTSO Needs You!

May 10, 2020

The QMS PTSO needs you! 

If you or anyone you know might be interested in serving on the PTSO board for 2020-2021, please contact Vicki Swanson at vickiswanson1@gmail.com. Our PTSO plays an integral role at QMS, and we are grateful for the partnership between our community and school.

School Counseling Virtual Mental Health Spirit Week

May 10, 2020

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? This month is dedicated to helping raise awareness about mental health issues, to promote good mental health practices, and encourage people to support others around them.

This week, May 11th – May 15th, the school counseling department is holding its Virtual Mental Health Spirit Week. QMS students and staff are invited to participate in fun activities while also helping them to recognize the impact of healthy lifestyle practices and good self-care. Daily-themed Padlets are designed for students to post pictures and videos to help them feel better, but also to see how and what others in the QMS family are doing. The themes are as follow:

  • MISS YOU! Monday: Students will send a picture of themselves holding a sign that shows how much they miss their friends and teachers.
  • Show Us Your Talent Tuesday:  Students send a picture of themselves playing an instrument, singing, playing sports, dancing, or display any other talent they possess.
  • Griffin Wednesday:  Students will show their school pride by rockin’ their BLUE and GOLD!
  • Thoughtful Thursday:  Let us know what you did to make someone’s day better
  • Friend Friday:  Share a picture from your phone of you and a friend that you miss.

Bonus – Mental Health Awareness Month:  Take a picture of yourself wearing GREEN, the color of this Awareness Month.

  • In addition to these activities, there are numerous resources for students to review in the newly launched “Counselor’s Corner” in Schoology. Thank you for participating and showing your support in recognition of the benefits of overall mental health and wellness.
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