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Sunday Message 9/1

September 2, 2019
Welcome Raider Family!! This is Principal Doss calling with the Sunday Message.

Your teachers have been working hard preparing for the start of school and we are excited, ready, and looking forward to seeing you Tuesday morning.

Parents, if you plan to drive to school and drop-off your child please refer to the attached drop-off map and obey all traffic flow signs avoiding the side bus loop.

MoodyDropOffPickUp MAP.pdf

Attached to this message you will find the Day 1/Day 2 calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will always follow this calendar unless otherwise noted by an administrator.

Day1-2 Calendar Updated 81919.pdf

Students will move through the first day of school following a Day One schedule.  If your child does not have a copy of his/her class schedule, their Period 1/Homeroom teacher will provide one.  Staff members will be stationed in the hallways and provide Period 1/Homeroom classroom numbers to students who require that information.

Fall sports tryouts (Boys’ Soccer, Cheerleading, Football, Girls’ Soccer and Girls’ Tennis) will be Thursday, September 5. You must have an updated physical dated after May 1, 2019.  Give the physical directly to the coach. Report directly to the gym after school and bring athletic attire to change into before tryouts.

Sports physicals will be given after school on Wednesday, September 4 for twenty dollars cash. The physical form can be found on gomoody.com.

Please see the attached letter regarding new changes in our IB leadership team.

Coordinator transition letterMadden.docx

Thank you for all of your support.  Have a good evening and GO RAIDERS!

Denise Doss

An important message for families of students who use bus transportation

August 30, 2019

This is an important message for families of students who use bus transportation:

First day of school is almost here! Our drivers have been working hard to rehearse their routes and make sure Sept. 3 is the beginning of a great week. With that in mind, we ask for your patience next week as some buses may experience delays. Here’s why, along with answers to some other frequently asked questions.

What can I expect during the first week of school?

Thousands of Kindergarten and preschool students are riding a school bus for the very first time. We take extra care with these students, such as requiring authorized adults to show ID in order to get them off the bus in the afternoon. Afternoon delays are inevitable as parents become accustomed to our process, and as our drivers meet many of these families for the first time. In limited instances, bus delays may become very lengthy on the first couple of days, but those delays should quickly shorten as everyone gets used to the new routine.

We also realize that the first week of school can often be filled with emotional moments and “must get” photo opportunities. Sometimes this will result in buses being behind schedule.

Where can I find bus information?

Bus stop information is now available on our website as well as through Rycor Online Forms and PowerSchool. We recommend students be at their morning bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Please review bus stop safety procedures and follow the direction of bus drivers.

Will you let me know if the bus is running 10-15 minutes late?

Pupil Transportation staff makes every effort to notify parents of significantly late buses through School Messenger text messages. For more information on our automated communication methods, click here to visit the Communications and Community Engagement page 

What if I need to call someone in the Transportation department?

If you would like to speak to someone in our Transportation department, you can do that too by calling one of our zone offices. Henrico is a big county that is served by several different transportation zones. To find the zone office that is responsible for your student’s school, click here.

How do I make a formal request regarding my student’s transportation?

Transportation staff receives hundreds of written requests from parents in September. Parents should complete the “School Bus Request Form,” also linked on the web page.  Priority will be placed on assigning new or recently moved students. Requests for changes to bus stop locations will be addressed as a lower priority.

Here’s to a great 2019-20 school year!

Josh Davis
Director, Pupil Transportation

Wanted: Two-Liter Bottles

August 29, 2019

The physical science classes are in need of clean, empty, two liter, plastic bottles! If you have any bottles that fit this description, please send them in and deliver them to your physical science teacher or the library!

Henrico Schools using “Anonymous Alerts” system to improve communication about safety concerns

August 28, 2019

What is Anonymous Alerts?

The Anonymous Alerts safety and anti-bullying reporting system helps combat negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.

The system allows for one-way or two-way anonymous encrypted communication between those submitting reports (students, parents or community members) and school division administration and staff members. System users have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.

How does it work?

To use the new app, students, parents or others simply visit the Henrico County Public Schools website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or the text link to submit a report expressing a concern. Anonymous Alerts apps can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or Chrome stores.

Users enter Henrico Schools’ Anonymous Alerts activation code – Henrico – and select the school to which the message should go. Informational posters explaining how to use the system will be displayed in HCPS schools and offices.

To send reports from the internet, go to: https://report.anonymousalerts.com/henrico.

To send a report from your phone:

  • Download the free Anonymous Alerts app from the Apple Store, Google Play store or Chrome store.
  • Launch the app and enter the activation code, Henrico.
  • Send important reports to school officials.
  • If desired, add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident.

 

Be Mindful of Peanut Allergies

August 27, 2019

Dear Parents,

At George H. Moody, we have students who have severe peanut/bean allergies.  These students must avoid all peanut/bean products, such as peanut butter crackers, packaged peanuts, etc.  This is the only way to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction for these students.  We are asking for your assistance in providing a safe learning environment for all of our students.

The greatest potential for exposure to peanut/bean products is when the students are in school.  We are asking you to please be mindful of this when providing food items for your child to eat during snack time, field trips, school dances, or other activities that may occur before, during, or after school.  Please remind your child that the sharing of any food item is prohibited because of the potential risk of allergic reactions for the students who have these allergies.

Lunch is always served in the cafeteria and your child may bring peanut/bean products for lunch, since there is a designated peanut/bean table.  This plan will help maintain safety while allowing non-allergic classmates to enjoy peanut/bean products in a controlled environment.

We appreciate your support and cooperation.

Ms. Purcell, RN
School Nurse

News from the Cafeteria

August 23, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Parents/guardians have the option to apply for free and reduced lunches online or by paper applications. Want to save time? Apply online! The new website for free and reduced lunch applications is:

www.henricova.schoollunchapp.com

Please note that the application has been submitted successfully if you receive a confirmation number. You can use your confirmation number to check your application status at:

www.schoollunchstatus.com.

Questions or concerns? Contact the cafeteria manager at 804-261-5015 ext. 4.

Have a wonderful school year!

Parent and Community Welcome Letter

August 7, 2019

Please see the attached letter for important information, including upcoming dates and new administrative staff!

2019 Parent and Community Welcome Letter

Raiders Represent!

June 10, 2019

 

 

Moody Middle School student, Lillian Josefiak, not only received TWO Gold National Scholastic Writing Awards, but she also got the Best-in-Grade Award for the nation! Lillian (Lillie) and her teacher Patricia Walker received their gold medals at The National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 6.

Raiders Represent!

June 9, 2019

Congrats to Ms. Smithson for the well deserved recognition as one of Henrico’s Top Teachers!

Summer Reading!

June 5, 2019

Here are all the lists for summer reading –

SummerReading 6-8 2019

Summer Reading – IB 6th 2019

Summer Reading – IB 7th 2019

Summer Reading – IB 8th 2019

MoodySchool

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