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Jun 01

Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading Kickoff
For the perfect way to start your summer, check out a video about the HCPS Summer Reading Kick-offListen and laugh as 15 of Virginia’s own authors, illustrators and community partners help YOU kick off a summer full of reading and fun. Visit the Summer Reading 2020 Kick-off Landing Page for elementary, middle and high school readers. All activities are optional, engaging and designed to encourage learners to read widely all summer long.

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Apr 21

Once a Lion, Always a Lion

Congratulations to the 5th grade class of 2020! We miss you and love you. Enjoy this special collage that our teachers created just for you!

Class of 2020 Collage – Final

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Mar 23

Family & Community Resources

During this time of uncertainty, we feel it is important to continue to take care of our mental and emotional health. We want to provide some resources to help support you and your families as we navigate this difficult time.

A child friendly explanation from BrainPop about the Corona Virus:

A resource for parents from the National Association of School Psychologists:

Local Community Resources for Mental Health Counseling and Support:

For more resources, please visit our School Counseling blog at

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Mar 16

Grab & Go Breakfasts & Lunches

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, six sites will open to distribute free “grab and go” school meals. Packaged lunches and breakfasts will be available each school day on a first-come, first-served basis. Food distribution is open to all students, regardless of what school they attend, as well as others under age 18. Adults must be accompanied by each child under 18 who needs a meal.


Pick-up hours are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon, but hours and locations may increase, depending on demand.


The HCPS school nutrition staff will regularly assess student needs. Food availability and updates will be shared with HCPS families via the school division’s full slate of communication platforms, including


Five schools will operate as hubs for distribution, where food will be prepared, packaged and distributed to students. Meals will also be transported to Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad 31 in Sandston, to be distributed. Locations may be expanded for the week of March 23-27, depending on demand. If the school closure period is extended past March 30, HCPS leaders will assess the status of the food distribution program.


Student meal distribution sites (Starting Tuesday, March 17, 11 a.m.-noon):

  • Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
  • Glen Lea Elementary School, 3909 Austin Ave., Henrico, Va. 23222
  • Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va. 23228
  • Highland Springs Elementary School, 600 Pleasant Street, Highland Springs, Va. 23075
  • Quioccasin Middle School, 9400 Quioccasin Road, Henrico, Va. 23238
  • Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad 31, 5301 Huntsman Road, Sandston, Va. 23150


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Mar 12

COVID-19: An important announcement

Concern about COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created a rapidly evolving environment where changes are being made quickly in the interest of public health.

Starting Monday, March 16, Henrico County Public Schools will be closed for students for two full weeks of school (through Friday, March 27). We will continue to assess the situation, and decide later if we need to extend this period of closure.

We realize this creates many questions about how students will continue their learning. We have a thorough plan in place, and detailed information about student learning will be communicated in a separate message.

Our teachers and staff will use Monday, March 16, to continue their preparations. “Virtual learning” experiences (digital and non-digital) will be available to students of all grade levels starting on Tuesday, March 17.

During this unprecedented experience, we will continue to do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our community. The HCPS Facilities and Pupil Transportation departments will conduct additional cleaning of school buildings and buses, and continue to assess the best cleaning practices.

Additionally, for many of our students, the meals provided at our schools are a crucial part of their daily nutrition. Additional plans are being made to address this vital need across the Henrico Community.

Please know that this is not a decision that we make lightly. We realize that any change to educational schedules is disruptive and inconvenient. However, our priority must always be the health and safety of our students, staff members and community.

Again, more details about student learning will be forthcoming in separate communications. Visit the “COVID-19” page on our website for full information from HCPS.

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Jan 30

VIDEO: Henrico Learning Today

HCPS TV stopped by Jennifer Mayes’ 5th grade class at Longan Elementary for a lesson on what it means to be a global citizen.

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Dec 09

2020-2021 Variance Requests

Henrico County Public Schools has established deadlines to request a variance to another school beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to request a variance for high schools is February 17, 2020. For elementary and middle schools, the deadline to submit a request for a variance is April 15, 2020.

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Oct 02

Longan Teachers Have Spirit!

Our staff is FULL of spirit! During Red Ribbon week, all staff shared their college or high school pride. During the month of October, staff participated in Think Pink! by wearing pink and collecting donations every Thursday. The staff raised over $500 for cancer research!

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Oct 01

Trunk or Treat Fun!

PTA’s Annual Trunk or Treat event was a huge success! Many teachers and parents decorated cars and passed out candy while our students enjoyed dressing up and seeing their friends. Thanks to our amazing PTA for their hard work in organizing this fabulous night!


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Sep 19

Join the PTA!

Longan’s PTA is already hard at work providing amazing experiences for both students and teachers! If you have not already done so, please consider joining them today. Click here to pay your $6 fee online and become a member. Thank you for being part of our amazing community!

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