Common Sense Media

March 14, 2019

Common Sense Media

Falcon families- Check out commonsense.org, a “national nonprofit helping families thrive in a 24/7 world of media + tech with parenting advice, media reviews, and privacy and tech policy updates.” There are great resources HERE for families looking to understand more about their child’s media and technology use. 

Spring Sports Tryouts – 3/19

March 13, 2019

Attention students and parents: Tryouts for spring sports begin Tuesday, March 19th from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.  In order to tryout, students must have a sports physical on file with the Athletic Director, Ms. Gross, prior to trying out. The physical must be dated after May 1, 2018. If you have participated in a sport this school year, the physical is already on file. Please DO NOT wait until the day of tryouts to turn in your physical.

Faculty Student Basketball Game – 3/29

March 12, 2019

Faculty v Student Basketball Game Friday, March 29th Ticket Purchase Information Price: Tickets for $3.00 cash. When: March 18-22, 2019 Where: Café D- during advisory Tickets will be handed out on game day. No refunds or transfers. This is a STUDENT ONLY event. Parents are NOT allowed to attend.

The 2019 Henrico Schools Survey is now open!

March 11, 2019

2019 Henrico Schools Survey

Tell us about your perspectives and experiences, you can help Henrico Schools improve and make important decisions about the future.

Student Survey | Parent/Guardian Survey

Student Information Records – return by 3/28

March 7, 2019

Parents/Guardians, you will receive a Student Information Record (printed on yellow paper) from your student(s) asking you to update and verify their demographic information. Review the form, make any changes in the blank boxes, and sign on the back. Please take the time to read the form to see if you need to bring in additional paperwork to the school. All signed forms are due to advisory teachers by March 28th. Thank you.

8th Grade Writing SOLs

March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

Dear Parent or Guardian:

All students in grades 8 and 10 in Henrico County Public Schools will take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Writing Test in March 2019.  There are two writing test components: Multiple-Choice and Direct Writing.  Online testing will take place during the March 11-29, 2019 test administration window established by the Virginia Department of Education.  Your child’s school has selected testing dates within this window, which are indicated below:

Online Multiple Choice Date:  March 15, 20, 22

Online Direct Writing Prompt Date:  March 14, 19, 21

Paper and pencil tests (for the limited number of students qualifying for this option) will be administered the week of March 11-15, 2019.  The multiple choice component will be administered on either March 11 or 12, 2019 and the paper/pencil direct writing component will be administered on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  March 14 and 15, 2019 are scheduled make-up dates.

Additional content-area SOL Tests will be administered in May and June (based on your student’s grade level).

Students should avoid bringing personal electronic devices into an SOL testing room during an SOL test administration.  Procedures related to these circumstances are described in detail in the Henrico County Public Schools Policies and Regulations (Regulation R6-08-004), which can be found at http://webapps.henrico.k12.va.us/policy/search.asp?search=cell+phone.  We encourage all families and students to review these procedures prior to SOL testing.

We will be using the Test Nav 8 application as the platform for the test, more practice with this application can be found by clicking “Practice Items” after opening this link: https://va8.testnav.com/client/index.html.

Scores on these tests will help you and your child’s school evaluate academic achievement. It is important that you help your child feel comfortable and positive about taking the Standards of Learning Writing Test.  In preparation for testing, proper rest and nutrition are essential.  Please encourage your child to get a good night’s rest before his/her testing days and to eat a nutritious breakfast the morning of each part of the test.   Since the testing will all be online it is essential that fully charged computers be brought to school every day.

If you have any questions about this test, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, school test coordinator, or principal at 804-328-4020.


Dr. Jamel Gibson

Fairfield Middle School


Marzo 4, 2019

Estimados Padres de Familia o Tutores Legales:

Todos los alumnos de 8º al 10º grado de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico tomarán el Examen de Estándares de Aprendizaje de Virginia (SOL, por su sigla en inglés) en Escritura durante el mes de marzo, 2019.  El examen cuenta con dos secciones: respuestas múltiples y parte escrita.  Los exámenes en línea tendrán lugar durante el 11-29 de marzo, 2019, periodo establecido por el Departamento de Educación de Virginia.  La escuela de su hijo/a ha elegido las siguientes fechas durante este periodo, las que están indicadas a continuación:

Fecha de sección de respuestas múltiples: 15, 20, 22 de marzo

Fecha de sección escrita:  14, 19, 22 de marzo

Exámenes en papel y lápiz (para el número limitado de alumnos/as que califican para esta opción) se administrarán la semana del 11-15 de marzo, 2019. La sección de respuestas múltiples se administrará el 11 o 12 de marzo, 2019, y la sección escrita en papel y lápiz se administrará el miércoles 13 de marzo, 2019.  El 14 y 15 de marzo, 2019, está programado para exámenes de recuperación.

Exámenes de Estándares de Aprendizaje de materias específicas se administrarán en los meses de mayo y junio (dependiendo del grado del/de la alumno/a).

Los alumnos deben evitar traer dispositivos electrónicos al aula de exámenes SOL durante la administración del examen.  Los procedimientos relacionados con estas circunstancias están descritos en detalle en las Pólizas y Reglas de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico (Regla R6-08-004), y puede encontrarlos en http://webapps.henrico.k12.va.us/policy/search.asp?search=cell+phone.  Animamos a todas las familias y alumnos a revisar los procedimientos antes de los exámenes SOL.

Estaremos usando la nueva aplicación “Test Nav 8” como plataforma para el examen, y puede encontrar más práctica para esta aplicación  haciendo “clic” en  “Practice Tests” después de abrir el enlace: https://va8.testnav.com/client/index.html.

Los puntajes de estos exámenes le ayudarán a usted y a la escuela de su hijo/a a evaluar su progreso académico.  Es importante que usted ayude a su hijo/a a sentirse cómodo y positivo al tomar el Examen de Estándares de Aprendizaje en Escritura. En preparación al examen, es importante descansar y alimentarse adecuadamente.    Por favor anime a su hijo/a a descansar lo suficiente y comer un desayuno nutritivo la mañana de cada sección del examen.  Como el examen será en línea, es importante que traigan sus computadoras completamente cargadas a la escuela todos los días.

Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca del examen, por favor no dude en comunicarse con el/la maestro/a de su hijo/a, coordinador/a de exámenes de la escuela, o director/a al 804-328-4020


Dr. Jamel Gibson

Fairfield Middle School

Report a Student Absence

February 28, 2019

Fairfield families, we are trying to streamline our procedures for reporting student absences and make this process easier for you! Please use THIS FORM to excuse your child’s absence from school. You are welcome to continue to send in paper notes and/or call the school, but we hope that this is a more convenient option for you. If you have any questions regarding this form, please contact the school. Thank you!

2019 Henrico Schools Survey

February 25, 2019

2019 Henrico Schools Survey

Does HCPS keep you in the loop?
How well are we fostering creativity?
Does your family’s school feel safe and welcoming?
We want to know what you think!

PTSA Reflections Winner

November 30, 2018
The PTSA wants to say thank you to everyone who participation in the 2018-19 PTSA reflection contest
and congratulations to the winner in the DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY category: 7th grader, Kennedy G. (7th grade). Her entry will also move on to the Henrico County Level Competition
Artist statement :
“This dance is a representation that everyone of us has something in us that makes us a hero to someone. Everyday people can do extraordinary things and make a difference in this world. We can all be heroes. We are the heroes around us. “

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom

October 29, 2018

Click to watch!

HCPS-TV stopped by Ms. Sederbaum’s History class as they worked on a lesson about Media Literacy. Click here to watch the video.


5121 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23223
Phone (804) 328-4020 | Fax (804) 328-4031
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

Important Phone Numbers
Attendance: (804) 328-4023
Clinic:(804) 328-4024
School Counseling (804) 328-4026

School Administration:
Jamel A. Gibson, Principal
Alison Walden, Associate Principal
Scott Fortune, Assistant Principal
Jill Blom, Assistant Principal
Mahdi Dublin, Administrative Intern