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Name: Janet A. Driver
Date registered: June 12, 2017

Latest posts

  1. It’s Yearbook Time! — April 2, 2021
  2. Summer Academy Information — March 30, 2021
  3. Virtual Clubs at Montrose — March 8, 2021
  4. Read Across America March 1-5 — February 27, 2021
  5. Spring Gifted Identification Process — January 12, 2021

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Apr 02

It’s Yearbook Time!



Yearbooks can be ordered NOW!! Don’t miss out! The cost is $15



Also, if your student did NOT get a school photo taken you can take one at home and submit it for the yearbook! Check here for directions on how to take a good yearbook photo!




photos can be submitted here:




Permanent link to this article: https://montrose.henricoschools.us/2021/04/02/its-yearbook-time/

Mar 30

Summer Academy Information

Plans for Summer Academy 2021 are well underway!  Summer Academy 2021 offers a unique opportunity for our currently enrolled Pre-K to Grade 5 students.  At no cost to HCPS families, learners have the opportunity to receive teacher-led, in-person, or virtual learning in literacy and mathematics, along with social-emotional learning. Reading and math activities will include whole-class instruction in addition to small group instruction to meet students’ individual needs.  Breakfast and lunch will be served, and transportation will be provided from each elementary school.

Elementary Summer Academy learning is Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  July 12 to August 5.  Families have the flexibility to attend the entire four weeks, or they may attend a two-week session, July 12-July 22 or July 26-August 5.

Registration for Elementary Summer Academy begins April 12 and ends May 7.  Elementary schools will send registration forms through School Messenger, they will be available on schools’ websites, and printed copies will be in each school’s office.

Elementary Summer Academy dates and times:

  • Option 1: 4-week session, July 12 – August 5, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Option 2: 2-week session, July 12 – July 22, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Option 3: 2-week session, July 26 –  August 5, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Registration forms must be turned in to Dr. Budny no later than May 7, 2021.  Forms will be sent home with our in-person learners today.  There are fillable forms that can be downloaded and printed and dropped off at the school or emailed to Dr. Budny at kfbudny@henrico.k12.va.us.  There will also be blank copies of registration forms at the front office for pick-up.  For more information, visit https://henricoschools.us/summer-academy/

Summer Academy Fillable Registration Form

Student Pickup Authorization Form_Fillable



Permanent link to this article: https://montrose.henricoschools.us/2021/03/30/summer-academy-information/

Mar 08

Virtual Clubs at Montrose

Now that we are on a regular schedule, we want to invite our students to participate in virtual clubs led by our teachers and staff.  These clubs are optional for students.  Check Class Dojo for more information and to view the calendar with various activities that your child can choose from.


Permanent link to this article: https://montrose.henricoschools.us/2021/03/08/virtual-clubs-at-montrose/

Feb 27

Read Across America March 1-5

We are celebrating Read Across America week at Montrose with some fun filled days!

Monday, 3/1: Read a silly story and wear a silly outfit.

Tuesday, 3/2: Read a book by Dr. Seuss and dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.

Wednesday, 3/3: Read a book about an influential athlete and wear something to represent your favorite sports team.

Thursday, 3/4: Read about a different culture and wear something to represent your family’s culture or hometown.

Friday, 3/5: Read a book about a famous American and dress like them.  It can be an inventor, celebrity, educator, etc.

Permanent link to this article: https://montrose.henricoschools.us/2021/02/27/read-across-america-march-1-5/

Jan 12

Spring Gifted Identification Process

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

On Monday, January 18th, the referral window for Spring Gifted Identification will open for students in grades K-5.  Gifted identification referrals will be accepted by Montrose’s Gifted Identification Coordinator, Jennifer Williams, from January 18 through January 29th. Please consider attending our upcoming virtual Parent/Guardian Referral Information Session (date TBD) when additional details will be shared and parent/guardian(s) will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the gifted identification process.  A reminder about this meeting and a Microsoft Teams link will be shared on Friday, January 15th.  If you have additional questions, please contact Jennifer Williams at jewilliams@henrico.k12.va.us.

Henrico County Public Schools uses SchoolMessenger to connect with families, students, and staff through e-mail, voice, and text messages. If you received this e-mail in error, or if you wish to be removed from these e-mail communications, you may unsubscribe by clicking: Here. If you unsubscribe then you will no longer receive e-mails from the School Messenger service, which means you might miss other important messages about your school(s).

For questions about these messages, first try contacting your school directly. After that, try the Henrico County Public Schools Central Office at (804) 652-3726 during normal business hours.

SchoolMessenger is a notification service used by the nation’s leading school systems to connect with parents, students and staff through voice, SMS text, email, and social media.

Permanent link to this article: https://montrose.henricoschools.us/2021/01/12/spring-gifted-identification-process/

Jan 04

Variance Requests

There are deadlines for requesting a variance, as allowed by HCPS policy, to another HCPS school. The deadline to request a variance for students currently in grades 8 – 11 is February 15, 2021.  The deadline for students currently in grades 1 – 7 is March 15, 2021.  Students entering kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year have 30 days from the date of enrollment to request a variance.  Students who move after the deadline have 30 calendar days from the date of a move to request a variance.  Please contact the office at 226-8765 before March 15.




Permanent link to this article: https://montrose.henricoschools.us/2021/01/04/variance-requests/

Dec 19

Return-to-School Reminders for January 4-8, 2021

Return-to-school reminders for Jan. 4-8, 2021:

  • Our “limited in-person learning” will be on hold from Jan. 4-8 to create a “buffer week” between holiday gatherings and in-person learning, reducing the chance of possible coronavirus exposure. Instruction will be virtual for all students the entire week of Jan. 4-8.
  • In-person technical support hours will be reduced for the week of Jan. 4. In-person technical support will be available from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at HCPS middle and high schools. If your child is in elementary school, please seek needed in-person technical support at the high school your child is zoned to attend. Non-critical issues can be addressed Jan. 4-8 by emailing the “Help Desk” at helpdesk@henrico.k12.va.us
  • Curbside meal distribution at 12 schools will be consolidated with nearby sites, effective Monday, Jan. 4. (If you usually use one of the 12 sites, don’t worry: most of the alternate sites are within a mile or two of the original sites.) As we first announced yesterday, the last day for curbside service at the 12 sites will be today (Thursday, Dec. 17.) Bus stop deliveries on Mondays and Wednesdays are not impacted by this change.
  • Update your contact information: If you are planning for your student to return to our school buildings “in-person” in 2021, please take a few minutes to review your student’s contact information via the web-based version of the HCPS PowerSchool Parent Portal (not available on the PowerSchool app.) In particular, it’s important to ensure that emergency contact information is up-to-date as these individuals will be the only people authorized to pick up your child from school. For step-by-step instructions on how to update your information, use this link: How to Update Your Contact Information.
  • The HCPS Health Committee will meet on Monday, Jan. 4, to review the latest data related to COVID-19 in our area. If there need to be any changes to our timeline for expanding in-person learning (currently planned to begin on Jan. 11 for grades preK through 2), we will communicate with you as soon as possible.

As we look forward to 2021, we wish your family a Winter Break filled with relaxation, celebration and good health!

Permanent link to this article: https://montrose.henricoschools.us/2020/12/19/return-to-school-reminders-for-january-4-8-2021/

Oct 07

Our Book Fair is Going Online!



Dear Parents and Families,

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids.

The Online Fair will include features like: Montrose’s own online store, games for kids, virtual store walk-throughs and more.

Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!).

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:

Fair Dates: October 12, 2020 – October 25, 2020

Online Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/montroseelementaryschool3

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Ms. Driver, Librarian


Permanent link to this article: https://montrose.henricoschools.us/2020/10/07/our-book-fair-is-going-online/

Oct 07

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed into law.  In October, 2017 part of Section 1112 (e)(2) of ESSA states that parents of students in Title 1 schools have a right to request state or division policies regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by ESSA, including any policy, procedure, or parental right to opt students out of such assessments was updated.  If you have questions about this topic, you can contact the Henrico County Schools Testing Specialist, Catherine Durvin at (804) 652-3595 or chdurvin@henrico.k12.va.us.


Permanent link to this article: https://montrose.henricoschools.us/2020/10/07/every-student-succeeds-act-essa-2/

Oct 07

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)




Permanent link to this article: https://montrose.henricoschools.us/2020/10/07/every-student-succeeds-act-essa/

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