Show your Elko Pride with a yard sign!

August 19, 2020

Elko MS Yard SignIf you can stop by Elko Middle, please pick up a yard sign for your family. We hope to increase our sense of community at Elko as we start the new school year. Please display it in your yard or on your door. Thanks for all you do!

Elko MS Online Town Hall Meeting, 8/25 @ 6:00pm

August 19, 2020

Elko Middle School will hold an online town hall meeting on August 25th at 6:00pm with our school administrators. Please join us! We will show parents who are available our plans for opening the school year at Elko. During this town hall, we will release our Elko Back to School parent guide. We have a lot of information to share with you and want to walk you through all of the awesome events we have planned for your student and answer any questions you may have. We will not be discussing specifics related to your child’s schedule. This session will also be recorded. You can find the link to join the meeting here:

Elko MS Town Hall Meeting, 8/25

Join us on 9/3 for Elko’s Virtual Open House!

August 19, 2020

On September 3rd, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Elko Middle School will host Live Q&A Sessions in Schoology with each of your child’s teachers. Sessions will last 7 minutes followed by a 3 minute break in between so that you can get into the next teacher’s virtual “room.” Parents are first asked to make sure you can navigate Schoology and view an introductory video found in each teacher’s Schoology course. Videos will be posted by the end of the day on September 1st. Counselors will be available through the counseling Schoology course. Please note: If students are double-blocked, there will only be a session for blocks 1-4. Advisory teachers will be reaching out to families individually during the week of 8/31 and are not included in the virtual open house.

BlockTime Frame
Welcome from Principal6:00 - 6:07
Block 16:10 - 6:17
Block 26:20 - 6:27
Block 36:30 - 6:37
Block 46:40 - 6:47
Block 56:50 - 6:57
Block 67:00 - 7:07
Block 77:10 - 7:17
Block 87:20 - 7:27

To learn more, go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UVGhmwKTKnC2BSH_bxJNq1zhXvL4h3MgKHCgU4LhLZM/edit?usp=sharing. To get acquainted with Schoology, be sure to check our website: https://elko.henricoschools.us/schoology-for-parents


Parental access to HCPS PowerSchool

August 19, 2020

Parents/guardians are able to log into the PowerSchool portal, either through their own account or by using their students’ existing login credentials. If parents/guardians do not have their own account already, they will need their child’s student number to create one. The child’s student number can be found on multiple documents received from Henrico County Public Schools, such as report cards and other student records. Please see the attached directions for more information. Students’ schedules will be viewable via PowerSchool on August 28th at 4:00PM.


Schoology for Parents

August 18, 2020

The following links provide parents information about how to access and use Schoology, Henrico County Public Schools’ virtual learning environment:

Back to School Health Coverage from Cover Virginia

August 12, 2020

A family of four can make as much as $53,710 a year and still qualify for Medicaid or FAMIS!

Quality low-cost or no-cost health insurance for kids that covers:

  • Annual well checkups for babies, kids, and teens
  • Prescription drugs
  • Shots
  • Doctor visits
  • Dental care
  • Mental health care
  • ER care
  • Vision care and glasses
  • Tests and X-rays
  • Hospital stays

… and much more!

And now there’s also Medicaid health insurance for adults!

Call Cover Virginia toll-free at 1-855-242-8282 (TTY: 1-888-221-1590) or Visit www.coverva.org for more information or to apply or Contact your local Department of Social Services.

FAMIS and Medicaid are renewed every 12 months.

Text SCHOOL to 268782 to sign up for updates. Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. Reply HELP for help or STOP to cancel. Visit  http://bit.ly/vawireless for more.

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2020-21 Henrico County Public Schools Calendar

August 12, 2020

After considering feedback and recommendations, the Henrico School Board has adopted a final calendar for the 2020-21 school year. Creating the best calendar for a school year requires a great deal of coordination and communication. Thanks to everyone who participated in the process, including citizens who gave input and the HCPS calendar committee. The adopted calendar seeks to accomplish a variety of ends, including a post-Labor-Day start; planning, clerical and professional learning time for teachers; and more opportunities to observe religious holidays in an increasingly diversifying community.

In the 2020-21 school year:

  • Classes will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.
  • Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 25-27, 2020.
  • Winter Break is Dec. 21–Jan. 1. School reopens Jan. 4, 2021.
  • The last day of classes will be June 18, 2021.

Go to https://henricoschools.us/2020-2021-calendar/ to learn more!


Elko MS Daily Schedule – Virtual 2020

August 10, 2020
8:30am - 9:05amAdvisory/HR
9:05am - 9:10amTransition/Break
9:10am - 10:10amPeriod 1/5
10:10am - 10:20amTransition/Break
10:20am - 11:20amPeriod 2/6
11:20am - 11:50pmLunch
11:50am - 12:50pmPeriod 3/7
12:50pm - 1:00pmTransition/Break
1:00pm - 2:00pmPeriod 4/8
2:00pm - 3:15pmTeacher Planning/Office Hours



School Supply Lists, 2020-2021

August 7, 2020

*The purpose of this supply list is to ensure students are prepared for both virtual and face-to-face learning during the 20-21 school year. An additional list may be provided by each teacher per course. (See below for a downloadable copy.)

Middle School

  • Pens (black/blue/red)
  • Pencils
  • Handheld pencil sharpener
  • Scissors
  • Index Cards
  • Colored Pencils/Markers/crayons
  • White Computer paper
  • Earbuds for academic tasks
  • Highlighters (at least 2 colors)
  • Glue Sticks
  • 1 single subject notebook for all classes
  • 1 composition notebook
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • 12-inch ruler
  • 4 function calculator
  • Headphones (for laptop use)
  • Small whiteboard
  • Dry erase markers
  • Thermometer (for taking temperature at home)
  • Personal Hand sanitizer (2 ounces)
  • Tissues

Suggested Items for Organization:

  • Pencil Pouch
  • 1 pack of 5 dividers
  • Folders for each class
  • Determine the best organization for your child:
    • One 3” 3-ring binder for all classes, or
    • 2 binders: one each for Day 1/Day 2

Consider setting up a “home office” for your child that is a separate space to work.

Algebra & Geometry ​students will also need graph paper. You can either purchase it or print some from the internet.



Laptop Deployment for 2020-2021 School Year

August 7, 2020

The following is the newly revised schedule for 6th grade laptop deployment. The revised schedule includes all days next week (Monday-Thursday) with extended hours, please see the distribution table below for our school’s dates, deployment location, and times. This device distribution is for rising 6th graders and New HCPS Middle School Students. 5th grade students entering 6th grade this year that were issued a HCPS Chromebook last school year must bring that device and charger to be issued a secondary Laptop and charger. Please read these instructions below carefully for details about borrowing and caring for the Laptop.

Device Distribution Dates:

Aug 10 – 13 (M-Th)- rising 6th grader Chromebook for laptop swap (and all rising grade 6 or New HCPS Middle School students w/o elementary HCPS device pick up first time secondary HCPS issued device)

School Deployment Location: Elko MS Bus Loop Door 17

Date and Time: Monday 8-10-20 thru Thursday 8-13-20

Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Questions and answers:

Who is eligible to receive a Laptop?

  • Any Henrico secondary student (in this case rising 6th grade student or new HCPS Middle School student) who is registered at an HCPS secondary school and does not have a laptop or will be exchanging their elementary Chromebook for a laptop.

What can I expect when I pick up the Laptop for my student?

  • Pull into the bus loop to get in line. There will be an individual directing traffic. During the pick-up process, remain in your vehicle at all times.
  • A staff member will approach your vehicle and ask for your child’s name and school, and your name. You will need to show valid identification.
  • You will be asked if you have internet service in your home, and if you do not, you will be offered a Wi-Fi hot-spot device, if available (supplies are limited).
  • You will turn in any Chromebook and charger you may have received for last year 5th grader remote learning and be receiving a 6th grade laptop for this year.
  • Proceed to receive a Laptop and charger. You’ll receive information about the Laptop and the conditions of borrowing one. If you agree, the laptop will be placed in your vehicle’s back seat or trunk.
  • Throughout this process, all staff members will minimize contact and exercise safe practices.

What is needed for a Laptop to work?

  • Internet service is required for the Laptop to fully function and connect to digital resources that will be provided to students by their teachers.

Where should I go if the Laptop is broken or does not work?

  • Remember, to function well, all Laptops and chargers must be cared for appropriately.
  • If Laptops develop problems, they can be brought to a mobile technology hub to be turned in for repair. Summer Hours of operations are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30-10:30
    a.m. until August 20, 2020 then beginning August 24, 2020 the hours are: Monday through Friday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Mobile hub locations are:

    • Deep Run High School (4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va.)
    • Douglas Freeman High School (8701 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va.)
    • Hermitage High School (8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va.)
    • Highland Springs High School (15 S. Oak Ave., Highland Springs, Va.)

What if I don’t have internet service in my home for the Laptop?

  • HCPS will loan you a Wi-Fi hot-spot device while supplies last. Additionally, Comcast is offering free and low-cost internet at this time for qualifying families. To see if you qualify for their promotion, visit Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” website. The website for the promotion is internetessentials.com/covid19. If you want to apply for Internet Essentials over the phone please call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376). Comcast’s call center hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
  • HCPS will issue Wi-Fi a hot-spot device, if available (supplies are limited) for those students without internet.

Is the Laptop set up to safely avoid access to inappropriate web content?

  • Yes. Every Laptop is filtered by HCPS’ web filtering system to provide as secure an environment for students as possible. Students should use technology responsibly at all times.

When do I need to return the Laptop and charger my family has received?

  • A date will be announced later for the return of each Laptop. Until then, each Laptop and charger must be properly cared for.

Where can I find HCPS’ online learning materials for elementary students?

  • Visit http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/hlp/virtual-learning/ for digital learning resources.

Thank you for reading,
Marilyn Royal, Interim Principal
Elko Middle School




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:
Marilyn Royal, Interim Principal
Courtney Swartz, Associate Principal
David Leath, Assistant Principal
Garry Marshall, Assistant Principal