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Instructions to Pick Up Student Belongings

May 28, 2020
Good afternoon Raiders,

The student closeout process will take place Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2 in a drive-thru format flowing from the front of the school through the bus loop. During this process, staff members will be available to return items that were found in the hallway and PE lockers, band/strings instruments, etc. and retrieve items from you, such as library books, textbooks, English classroom library books, athletic uniforms, sheet music, etc. We will not be collecting student laptops or chargers at this time.

To ensure our process follows safety guidelines, parents/families will remain in their vehicle and personal belongings will be brought to the vehicle. In order to do this efficiently and to reduce the number of cars at any one point, please adhere to the times listed below.

Monday, June 1

8:30-11:30 – 6th grade

12:30-3:30 – 7th grade

Tuesday, June 2

8:30-11:30 – 8th grade

12:30-3:30 – FINAL call, all grade levels

Drive-thru Procedures:

1.       At your designated time you will pull up to our parking area in front of the school.

2.       A staff member will greet you and ask for your student’s name.

3.       If you have items to drop off, you will do this here.

4.       Check your mirrors and blind-spots and safely pull out and into the right turn lane to proceed into the bus loop. You will do this even if you DO NOT have items to pick-up.

5.       The next stop is where you will pick-up your items. A ‘staff runner’ will bring your items to your vehicle (If you do not have items to pick-up, proceed through the bus loop and down the ramp).

6.       After receiving your items, proceed all the way through the bus loop and down the ramp. Please DO NOT attempt to turn around.

It is possible that your student does not have any items to pick-up, but does have items to return. Before school closed, every English teacher made sure to send students home with books from our classroom libraries or the Moody library. Please ask your Raider to find any and all books they borrowed this year, including textbooks borrowed for ANY subject. We need them back for next year’s classes!

Thank you for your attention to this email.

We love and miss your children.

Denise Doss, Principal

Final Grades

May 28, 2020
Good morning Raider families,

Your child’s final grades for the 19-20 school year can be found on the HCPS Parent Portal (https://sis.henrico.k12.va.us/public/home.html).

If you do not currently have a Parent Portal account, the directions for creating an account can be found on the HCPS Webpage under PowerSchool (https://henricoschools.us/powerschool/).

If you wish to have a hard copy of your child’s final report card, you can make a special request to have one printed once schools are open to the public.

Thank you.

Denise Doss

Summer Academy Pathways

May 27, 2020
Good afternoon this is Denise Doss,

This message is about summer school options for all students who are currently in middle or high school.

Henrico County Public Schools is pleased to provide students with six pathways for continued learning this summer. These options involve “asynchronous” and “synchronous” approaches under the current health and safety guidelines.

·         Asynchronous learning is online or virtual learning with students that happens on students’ schedules. While the content and resources are provided by the teacher, students have the ability to access the content in a flexible time frame. Methods of asynchronous online learning include virtual pre-recorded lessons and pre-loaded resources.

·         Synchronous learning is online or distance education that happens in real-time delivered by a teacher at a specific time. Methods of synchronous online learning include video conferencing, teleconferencing, live chatting, and live lessons.

The six pathways that will be available to students, based on recommendations by teachers and counselors, are as follows (participation dates vary based on the option):

Pathway 1: (Parents and guardians will receive communication from teachers/school if students are required to participate in this pathway.) Asynchronous virtual opportunities for students. The students will continue in the course(s) they are working on; many of them will be missing one or more assignments. Teachers will monitor student progress on missed assignments and make adjustments to student records as assignments are completed. Teachers will provide frequent updates to students, parents, and guardians. (July 13-August 6). 

Pathway 2: (Students enrolled in Online Health and P.E. will receive communication from the online teacher in the near future.) Online Health & Physical Education. Virtual class meetings (teacher-directed) will begin with Health. Once schools are accessible, students will have an opportunity to obtain the necessary equipment to complete the PE portion of the course. (May 26-June 29)

Pathway 3: Online High School Acceleration with Virtual Virginia. These courses (Spanish I-IV, French I-IV, Latin I-III, Geometry, U.S./Va. History, English 12, Government, Earth Science and Economics & Personal Finance) will contain video segments, audio clips, whiteboard interaction, multimedia activities, and online discussions, as well as text. Instructors are available for telephone and online communication with students throughout the day. Courses include asynchronous and synchronous components. (Early Release: June 17 – July 28) 

Pathway 4: (Parents and guardians will receive communication from teachers/school if students are required to participate in this pathway.) Recovery (Henrico’s traditional Summer Academy offerings) will include online coursework, synchronous virtual instruction, and daily teacher office hours. (July 13 – Aug. 6)  

Pathway 5: Parents/guardians and students will visit EdFlix Season 3 to access. Online continued optional review and enrichment opportunities made available on EdFlix through the start of the new academic year for secondary students. Will include on-demand experiences for students with access to secondary teachers during virtual office hours (July 13-Aug. 6). 

Pathway 6: Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) through Longwood University will run June 15-July 11. The students will access online modules and lectures and be able to reach instructors via email. The W!se exam will be given remotely in a proctored, online environment.

Exceptional Education:

Exceptional education support systems will be provided for students with disabilities through options that run from July 13 through Aug. 6. One option is for students who meet criteria for extended-school-year services, and the other option is for students who do not qualify for these services.

Pathway 1: Students whose IEP teams have determined they qualify for extended-school-year services will have access to synchronous, disability-related services, and support through virtual platforms as outlined in their individualized education programs. These may include teleservices for speech, occupational therapy/physical therapy, counseling, consultation with special education service providers, and direct instruction through virtual sessions with an exceptional education teacher. (July 13-Aug. 6) 

Pathway 2: Students with a disability who do not qualify for extended-school-year services will have the same level of access to universal learning opportunities provided for all HCPS students. We will continue to support students’ access to both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities through audio versions of online text, closed captioning, and sign-language interpretation, as needed. 

Again, this message is about the overall plan and various options for students. You will receive additional communication from your student’s teacher or counselor about the appropriate pathway for your student.

If you have questions, please contact me at mawilson1@henrico.k12.va.us.


Denise Doss

Summer School Acceleration Opportunities

May 20, 2020
 HCPS Season 3 “Early Release” – Summer School Acceleration Opportunities

Please note: Additional information about remediation, credit recovery, and other summer opportunities will be coming soon!

Please contact your school counselor if you are interested in pursuing any courses for acceleration through Virtual Virginia not included on this list.

Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) through Longwood University

Who: Rising 9-12th grade students (For students in grades 9 or 10, a GPA of 2.75 or a GPA of 2.5 plus an acceptable level of math is required.)

Summer Session June 15 – July 11, 2020

*Students are required to take their final exam on Longwood University’s campus.

Registration: Now – June 14, 2020

Tuition: $415

Register at cfr.longwood.edu/EPF 

Contact: cfr@longwood.edu (p) 434.395.2835

Economics and Personal Finance is a 4-week rigorous and mathematically intensive course covering economics and personal finance that may require students to spend up to 6 hours per day in order to be successful. The course satisfies the state’s economics and personal finance requirement as well as the online experience and certification requirements for high school graduation. The W!SE Financial Literacy Certification exam is administered in the course. Students will receive 3 hours of college credit for this class.

Required course text: Personal Finance, Turning Money Into Wealth, 7th edition (an earlier edition can be purchased for cost savings)

Required course calculator: Any graphing or financial calculator (Texas Instruments BAII+ is recommended).

Online Acceleration courses through Virtual Virginia

Summer Session: June 17- July 28, 2020

Registration: May 20 – June 17, 2020

Tuition: $375 per person, per course.

Register by contacting your school’s Registrar

Who: Self-motivated and task-driven students in rising 8-12th grades who are driven to spend 4-6 hours per day working online may register to take one of the following courses for acceleration:

o     Spanish I, II, III, IV

o    French I, II, III, IV

o    Latin I, II, III

Self-motivated and task-driven students in rising 9-12th grades who have met prerequisites and are driven to spend 4-6 hours per day working online may register to take one of the following courses for acceleration:

o    Geometry

o    US/VA History

o    English 12

o    Government

o    Earth Science,

o    Economics & Personal Finance (EPF)

Sunday Message 5/17

May 18, 2020
Good evening Raider families,

I hope everyone is staying safe and doing well at this time.  I wanted to share with you a few dates that pertain to our student close-out process.  We will begin the week of June 1st with a drive-through process.  We will deliver items to you (ex. items from the hall and PE lockers) and receive items from you (library books, and athletic uniforms, etc).  We will not be collecting student laptops at this time.  I will be back in touch with you next week with specifics on the process.

We are headed into the third week of virtual learning. We are seeing many students engage in the learning lessons.  Parents, please help us out by checking in on your child and making sure they are staying on top of the weekly lessons.

Denise Doss

Sunday Message 5/10

May 11, 2020
Dear Raider families,

To all the moms out there.  Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for supporting your children and guiding them through this thing we call life.  You are doing an amazing job.

Students, how are new virtual learning lessons going?  Are you setting aside some time each day to complete the one 90 minute assignment from each teacher?  I have seen some final products of the lessons that are being sent to you and they are amazing.  Keep it up!!  If you have questions, your teachers have weekly office hours that are posted on schoology.  Reach out, they want to hear from you.  We miss you and make sure to stay connected.

Denise Doss

Sunday Message 5/3

May 4, 2020
Dear Raider families,

This week begins a new phase in virtual learning for all students.  We are moving into Time Slot 3. There are two categories in this phase:

  • Middle school students who are currently enrolled in a high-school credit bearing course will engage in required new learning experiences. This will include essential missing content that would have been taught after March 13, 2020.  This content will not be graded, however, there will be a denotation on the transcript that will be removed upon completion of the missing content/new learning modules.
  • Middle school students not in high-school credit bearing courses will be provided with continued optional opportunities for review and enrichment of content that was previously taught, as well as content that would have been delivered or introduced during marking period 4.

Teachers will be posting weekly “office hours” on their Schoology page. These hours are intended as scheduled time that teachers will be available to students.

During the 3rd marking period, the Career Investigation curriculum was incorporated into Health & PE classes. As previously shared with parents and students, the Career Investigation curriculum is a new Standard of Accreditation for schools to support the development of the student Academic Career Plan. Each student must complete this course, and it will show up in PowerSchool as complete, “CI.” not as a grade for credit.

Per the VA Standards of Accreditation, a middle school student has the option to expunge/remove a high school course (grade and associated credit) taken in middle school from his/her high school transcript. While the course and grade will remain on the middle school record, neither the course nor the credit will be placed on the high school transcript and the grade will not be included in the high school GPA. Please note: Once the course has been removed, it cannot be placed back on the transcript. To pursue this option, please complete and submit the electronic “High School Credit Removal” form located on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by June 30, 2020 of the year in which the student attempted the course. Requests submitted after this time will not be considered. Directions to access this form are attached. We encourage you to reach out to your school counselor with any questions and to discuss this option with your school counselor prior to making a final decision.

As a reminder, HCPS offers the following high school credit-bearing courses in middle school (this varies by school): Earth Science, Algebra I, Algebra II, PSC Geometry, World History and Geography I, Art I – Discovering Art, Independent Living, Technology Foundations, Exploring Computer Science, Introduction to Game Design & Coding, Digital Applications, Digital Media Art, 21st Century Inquiry and Leadership, Freshman Seminar, Academic & Personal Enrichment,, French I, Spanish I, Chinese I, French II, Spanish II, Foundations of Spanish Part B and Foundations of French Part B.

APL Specialty Classes

April 27, 2020

Dear Raider families,

Do you have a child interested in a specialty class that Moody offers during APL?  Below is a list of the classes that are offered.  If there is an interest, please complete the application by May 15th.

Advance Art 7th Grade

Are you a 6th grader interested in taking Advanced Art next year in 7th grade?  Here’s your chance!  Simply follow these links to learn more about the application process.  When you are ready, begin filling out the application (last link). All applications are due by May 15th.  If you have any questions, please email: msday@henrico.k2.va.us (Mrs. Day) or mdberglas@henrico.k12.va.us (Miss Berglas).  Best of luck to you all!

Video Explanation of Course and Application:


Slide Show Explanation of Course and Application:


Link to Application:


International Studies – Rising 8th graders

While taking International Studies, you will be provided with a framework for studying the complexities of timely international issues and examining United States foreign policy.

In this class, we will pay close attention to current events, global problems, and their historical context.

We will study theories of international relations and examine international events through those lenses.

In addition to studying content and context, we will develop skills that will help us grow as empathetic and thoughtful citizens and public speakers. You will participate in regularly held discussions, debates, and simulations (to include Model UN) related to international relations.

I can’t wait to meet all of you and get started!


Creative Writing – rising 7th & 8th graders

Are you an advanced 7th or 8th grade writer who wishes to experiment in self-expression through fiction writing and poetry?  Are you interested in a year-long class that is writing intensive, and most importantly, do you LOVE to write?? Please fill out the Google form to apply: Creative Writing Application 2020-2021 . All applications are due by May 15th.  If you have any questions, please email Ms. Morris at mmmorris@henrico.k12.va.us .

Journalism – Rising 7th & 8th graders

Do you enjoy writing?  Do you love photography?  Do you appreciate the value of a well-placed comma?  Then Journalism APL may be for you!  Journalism APL will focus on introducing students to basic journalistic skills such as writing, editing, photography, and layout & design.  These skills will be honed through daily lessons and activities while working on creating either the yearbook or the school newspaper.  To be considered, complete this application: https://forms.gle/wXUQydpcxksGA3Qc9

Applications are due by May 15th!

Denise Doss

Stay in the Loop

April 22, 2020



I hope everyone had a great weekend and everyone is staying safe and healthy at this time.  As an FYI since we are not at school, our staff members are using their personal phones to reach our Raiders.  If you receive a call from an unidentified caller, it is likely an MMS staff member trying to connect with you for various reasons.

With so much information being shared at this time, I wanted to take a moment to answer a few questions:

What is the difference between a Virtual Learning folder and an MP3 Recovery Plan?

The Virtual Learning folder contains optional re-teaching, remediation, and enrichment work for students to continue learning.  These assignments will not be graded but will receive feedback from teachers.  These assignments will not be included in the MP3 grade.

MP3 Recovery Plans contain optional assignments that students can submit to help improve their current MP3 grade.  These assignments are graded for accuracy and will be added to the student’s grade only if it improves.  Please submit assignments as they are completed so teachers have time to provide feedback prior to the Friday, April 24th deadline.

What is the difference between a verified credit and a high school credit?

A verified credit is connected to specific high school level courses that have a corresponding SOL test, (Algebra 1, Geometry, Earth Science, World History). Verified credits are required for graduation and are earned when students pass the course and the associated SOL.  Beginning May 6th, all work posted for these classes is mandatory to earn this course credit as well as the verified credit without taking the SOL.  

Other classes, ex. (Spanish A, Spanish B, Spanish II, French A, French B, French II, Art I, Independent Living, Tech Foundations, Exploring Computer Science, Intro to Game Design and Coding) receive high school credit but are not tied to an SOL test.  Beginning May 6th, all work posted for these classes is mandatory to earn this course credit.

What happens if my child does not complete the posted work for his/her high school level class?

Students are expected to complete this work so they can earn a verified credit and/or high school credit depending on the class.  If students choose not to complete the work now, they will complete it when we return to school.  Please encourage them to complete and submit these assignments in May to avoid overload when we return to school as they will also have assignments to complete in their new classes.

What if I want my child to repeat a high school level class next year and NOT receive the verified/high school credit?

This is still an option but the process has not been finalized.  As soon as we know this process we will let you know. 

When will we be able to get into the school to get items such as band instruments, PE clothes, and other personal items?

MMS remains closed at this time.  As soon as we are able to return to our building, I will share a pick-up schedule with staggered times for students to collect their items.

What happens to any money left in my student’s lunch account?

Those funds will roll over for use next year.

When will we get our spring pictures?

Strawbridge is working on a plan to distribute student pictures directly to families.  I will share their plan when it has been finalized.

When will we get our yearbooks?

At this time, we do not have any information about yearbook distribution.  As soon as that information becomes available we will share it with you.

When will grades be finalized for the 19-20 school year? When will my student receive a report card?

All grades will be finalized on May 1, 2020.  Information regarding accessing final grades and report cards will be forthcoming.

EdFlix will be your one-stop-shop for information moving forward regarding teaching and learning.  Please bookmark this site as information will continue to be posted and updated here.


Here is a link with FAQ’s that will continue to be updated that will provide information related to meals, technology issues, virtual learning, etc:


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out via email or Schoology message to any member of the MMS staff.

Be safe and have a great day!!!

Yearbook Update

April 18, 2020


Hello, Moody Raider parents!

I hope everyone is well & safe during this strange time. I’m reaching out today about yearbooks – with updates, reminders & requests!

UPDATE: Yes, yearbooks are still going to be produced. Due to current circumstances with COVID-19, we can’t yet determine exactly how and when the yearbooks will be ready for distribution. But they will be produced and they will be distributed.

REMINDER: There is still a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase. You can place an order here: https://osp.osmsinc.com/HenricoVA/

REQUEST: This yearbook will be unlike those produced in other years because, obviously, this year is unlike other years. We want to acknowledge that and give students a yearbook that reflects their true experience during this time. To that end, I am requesting photos of your students quarantining at home, working on schoolwork, being their goofy selves, doing whatever they can to keep busy, etc. It can be posed or candid. There are many students, for instance, who participate in spring sports and won’t be able to this year. Maybe a funny posed shot would be them in their uniform or with their equipment, watching TV or playing video games? Feel free to get creative – or just send us what you have, regular life in front of a laptop, doing homework.

ADDITIONAL REQUEST: At the same time, we want to make sure the pre-COVID part of the school year is fully represented in the yearbook. If you or your child has any photos from school events, please send them my way. A lot happened before COVID happened, and we want to make sure the full year is celebrated and memorialized.

Photos or questions can be sent directly to me at maheaton@henrico.k12.va.us.

Thanks so much for your help!

Marc Heaton


7800 Woodman Road, Henrico, VA 23228
Phone (804) 261-5015 | Fax (804) 261-5024
School Counseling (804) 261-5019

School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Denise Doss, Principal
Stephanie Hoppin, Associate Principal  
Carmen Waterford, Assistant Principal

Timothy Lewis, Assistant Principal