HCPS-issued Laptop Prerequisites

September 19, 2016

In order for students to receive a County-issued laptop for educational purposes, the following must be completed:

  1. Parents must complete and sign the Laptop Parental Agreement (.pdf), and return it to the school.
  2. Parents must review the HCPS Code of Student Conduct with their child; print, sign, and return the last page.
  3. Parents must pay the $50 Laptop Fee to the school. You can use Online School Payments to do so, or request a fee sheet for your child.

Please see your grade-level administrator with any questions you might have. We look forward to 100% deployment of this great resource for our students!

Welcome Back!

September 5, 2016

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6th. The doors of Elko Middle School will open for the start of the 2016-2017 school year at 8:05 a.m.! The staff is excited to receive their new students. As students enter the building on Tuesday staff will be in the hallways to greet and assist students needing help locating their first period class.

Parents, bus information can be found on the Henrico County Public Schools website. Select Transportation, then Middle School Bus Routes and lastly select Elko Middle School. The link is: http://henricoschools.us/transportation/#tab-tab-2818-0-1-1-2818-2

Wednesday, September 7th is the first day of fall sports tryouts, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students planning to try out for girls’ basketball, girls’ tennis, boys’ soccer, and football must have a current sports physical on file with the school before trying out. The parent meeting for fall athletics is September 14th at 5:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you.

We will begin to distribute laptops the 2nd week of school to students that have paid the laptop fee. If you have not had the opportunity to pay fees you may send in payment with your child on Tuesday or Thursday to submit to their first period teacher.

Save your box tops! Our PTSA collects box tops which helps to fund events for our students and supplies for teachers. Also, please join the Elko PTSA and participate in the monthly meetings and be a part of the planning committee for events like the Daddy/Daughter dance, talent show, health fair and many other events. We would love for you to share your ideas, creativity and talents!

Lastly, a few reminders:

  • School hours are 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • Tardy bell rings at 8:35 a.m.
  • Are you done your summer cleaning and have gently used clothing and household items that you would like to donate? Drop your items in our donation box located in Elko’s parking lot. Items donated are weighed and Elko receives a monetary donation to support our school program for students.

We look forward to seeing you at the following upcoming events:

  • Back to School Night – Tuesday, September 20th 5:30 p.m.
  • Welcome Back to School Spirit Night@ Sweet Frog – Wednesday, September 21st 4 p.m. (also note September 21st is a half of day of school for students)


Athletic Physicals @ Elko MS, 8/31

August 26, 2016

Elko Middle will once again offer students the opportunity to obtain Athletic Physicals at the school, on August 31st from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Athletic Physicals are required for participation in all after-school sports activities. Medical personnel will be on-hand in the Elko gym to complete the necessary examination for students; the cost is $20, cash only.

Save time by filling out the parent’s portion of the document linked below and bring it with you on August 31st!


Open House, 8/30

August 26, 2016

Elko Middle School will hold an Open House for students and parents on August 30th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. (more…)

Online Forms & Fees

August 23, 2016

Parents, fees can be paid and all school forms can be completed online from the comfort of your own home. (more…)

HCPS College & Career Night, 11/2

August 22, 2016

HCPS College and Career Night is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Freeman High School. Last year’s event hosted over 175 colleges and businesses combined, so students and parents will have a great opportunity to get first-hand information from a wealth of representatives.

2016-2017 School Meals Information

August 22, 2016

Meal Prices for 2016-2017

  • Student Lunch (all levels) $2.70
  • Reduced Price Lunch $0.40
  • Student Breakfast (all levels) $1.50
  • Reduced Price Breakfast $0.30
  • Low-Fat or Non-Fat Milk: $0.65
  • Adult Lunch: $3.30
  • Adult Breakfast: $1.80

The School Board approved a five-cent increase on school lunches at their June 23, 2016 Board Meeting effective for the 2016-2017 school year. This increase was mandated by USDA to be in compliance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.


School Nutrition Services continues to provide its popular pre-payment service of MySchoolBucks.com. Using this program allows parents to pay and replenish their student’s account using a personal credit or debit card from home via a secure Internet site. Heartland School Solutions does charge parents a $1.90 handling fee for each prepayment.

NEW! MySchoolBucks.com now allows parents to check their child’s meal account balance free of charge, even if no other services are being used on this site.

Free & Reduced Meal Applications

On-Line Interactive Meal Applications continue with the 2016-2017 school year. We strongly encourage families to apply on line at www.HenricoVA.HeartlandApps.com. This site will be tentatively available by August 17, 2016. We would appreciate your support as we seek to increase the applications received using this method as it allows for a more efficient and faster application process. An informational flyer will be provided with the paper copies of the application explaining the on-line process.

NEW! This year parents will have the ability to check their application status and also be able to print their own a copy of eligibility determination by going online to: www.SchoolLunchStatus.com

Eagle Camp 2016 Bus Information

August 20, 2016


School Supply Lists available at local stores

July 27, 2016


It’s almost here! For your shopping convenience, Elko MS’s school supply lists are posted in Walmart (Mechanicsville and Brook Road locations) and Target (Mechanicsville, Virginia Center Commons, and White Oak locations).

Eagle Camp 2016

July 27, 2016

eagle-camp-smallEagle Camp, Elko Middle School’s annual transition program for rising 6th graders, will take place on Monday, August 22nd, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Eagle Camp is a great opportunity for students to meet new students, tour our school, learn about expectations, meet some of our teachers and staff, learn to open combination locks, figure out how to read a schedule, learn tips for organization/study skills, and learn about the social scene in middle school. Please see the document linked below for additional information and registration instructions call 328-4110 or 328-4111 if you have any questions. The Elko Middle staff looks forward to seeing you in August!

Eagle Camp 2016 Registration Form (.pdf)


5901 Elko Road, Sandston, VA 23150
Phone (804) 328-4110 | Fax (804) 328-4115
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Dominique Friend, Principal
Norris Evans, Associate Principal
Garry Marshall, Assistant Principal
Pamela Parker, Assistant Principal