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Attention Parents of Seniors:

The class of 2017 officers are working on an upcoming Senior Field Trip at Byrd Theater on Tuesday, January 31st. We are very excited to bring back this Freeman Senior Movie Day tradition!!!

This information will also be posted to Schoology & Remind. In addition, copies can be provided by Mrs. Bargo (Room 222) or Ms. Cabell (Room 140).

 We are in need of chaperones – right now, we are thinking around 20-25 parents would help tremendously. This way, we do not have to cap the number of students attending, nor would we need to pull teachers from instructional time and/or arranging coverage for those teachers.  Please print and complete the linked permission slip and return it to school promptly. The top portion is the student permission slip and  the bottom portion must be returned to be considered to chaperone.

      Once the bus returns to school, the senior’s will have lunch in the cafeteria 

o   We are also in need of a handful of parents to help pick up lunch, as well as help set up in the teacher’s cafeteria (since we will be off campus assisting with the field trip). Please indicate on the permission slip linked above if you are able to help with this portion of the day. This will also help us to assure that we can get students back to their 5th period class on time.


DSF Announcements and News

MID TERM EXAM CANCELLATIONS 

Midterm exams have been cancelled. However, students have the option to take exams, if they choose. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1st period teachers will hand a “Request to take a Midterm” form to any student requesting to take an exam. During the day, those students should present the form to the teachers in whose classes they are choosing to take the exam. The form must be initialed by their teachers, signed and returned to the main office by Thursday, Jan. 19th.

Opt-in Exams will be given on Jan. 24th and 25th.

Since taking a Midterm exam will impact a student’s semester average and final grades, students are advised to carefully review their current averages in Power School and consult with their teachers before opting to take the exam. The link below may help your student with the calculations www.tinyurl.com/dsfexamcalculator

Also, as a result of the exam cancellation, January 24th - 26th (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week) will now be FULL instructional days for students. Friday, Jan. 27th will remain a half-day for students.


School Counseling Updates


 AP NIGHT & CURRICULUM FAIR IN FEBRUARY 

Attention Parents of 9th, 10th and 11th graders:

AP (Advanced Placement) Night will take place in the Freeman Auditorium on Thursday, February 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If your child is considering signing up for an AP course for the 2017-2018 school year, you will want to attend this valuable event. AP Teachers will be presenting information and answering questions about their respective content areas, and the School Counseling department will give general information about AP courses and the AP Commitment form process. Signing up for an AP (college-level) course is a big commitment accompanied by extra responsibilities and homework outside of the classroom. We want our students to be successful while challenging themselves appropriately. We hope to see you there!

Freeman’s Curriculum Fair will also be held on Thursday, February 2nd in the cafeteria from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event is geared towards 8th grade students and their parents, and is designed to allow them an opportunity to learn more about the electives and core academic options at Freeman. 


  2017 SPRING EVENING SCHOOL ONLINE PE EXTENSION 

Attention Parents: Due to the recent weather, the Spring Evening School program has extended their Online PE registration by 1 week to Friday, January 20th.  The deadline for all other classes will stay the same – Friday, February 3rd.  Students can stop by and pick up a 2017 Spring Evening School Application today in our School Counseling office. Students can also see their school counselor with any questions.



SUMMER ONLINE HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2017 

Attention Parents: Please note that an informational flyer regarding Summer Online Health & PE courses (course 7300 - Health & PE 9 & course 7400 - Health & PE 10) is now available in the DSF School Counseling office, HCPS Website, and on the Summer Online Health & Physical Education page:  https://sites.google.com/a/henrico.k12.va.us/online-health-and-pe/home

ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO ENTER A LOTTERY TO BE SELECTED FOR THE COURSE THIS SUMMER. PLEASE SEE LOTTERY DETAILS ON THE REGISTRATION INFORMATION PAGE:

https://sites.google.com/a/henrico.k12.va.us/online-health-and-pe/registration-information

NOTE: The lottery is open online at http://tinyurl.com/onlinehpe2017 from   February 13th (around 7:00 am) - March 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm  It is recommended that parents/students interested in the Online Health & PE courses should plan on attending ONE of the Open Houses in February:

Varina HS Auditorium     February 7, 2017    7:00 p.m.

Godwin HS Auditorium    February 8, 2017    7:00 p.m.


 

DRIVER’S EDUCATION NIGHT SCHOOL 2017 

There will be a Driver’s Education Night School course offered at both Deep Run and Varina High Schools beginning in February 2017 for interested and eligible students. Please visit the below link for the application and complete details on this course. Hard copies of the application are also available in our School Counseling office.

Drivers_Ed_NightSchool_2017.pdf  (CLICK HERE)

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2017/18 COURSE SELECTIONS UPDATE 

Just a reminder that School Counselors will be meeting with 9th, 10th and 11th grade students through classroom guidance lessons January 31 - February 2, to discuss course scheduling for the 2017/18 school year. Please make note that the PowerSchool Parent Portal will be open February 6 - February 17 for students/parents to select courses for next school year. Stay tuned for more information to come.


 

PARENT SCHOOLOGY ACCESS 

Schoology will be the new learning management platform starting this school year.  Schoology brings together all the digital elements of your student’s education into one location. Schoology will give you access to your student’s weekly academic calendar.  Schoology lives online, is easy to access from any internet device, and can be setup to send emails directly to your inbox with the most up to date information on your student’s learning progress.  

Follow this link for Schoology information and login directions: http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/it/schoology-for-parents/ 


 2017 Graduation - June 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - Siegel Center


 Code of Conduct 2016-2017 


 PTA Mission: 

To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


 Parent Information: Drug Use warning Signs

 Soon our students will be out of school with idle time on their hands.  If parents are working, children - young and old - spend more time unsupervised, looking for something to do, right or wrong.  Now is the time to get unneeded and unused medications out of your house and out of your medicine cabinet.  Anyone who reads the paper, follows the news online or watches news on TV knows what a problem prescription drug abuse is and how it can be a gateway to heroin and other drugs.  We are losing far too many young people to this horrible epidemic.

 
Given this situation, Bremo Pharmacy is doing its part to get unneeded or unused medications out of people's homes and medicine cabinets.  As a service to the community, we have installed a permanent Drug Take back box in our pharmacy at 2024 Staples Mill Road. 
 
You need not wait for the once a year Drug Take back day.  Our Drug Take back box is available for the public's use anytime our pharmacy is open:  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm.  There is no charge, there is no catch - it is truly a community service to get unneeded and unused medications out of our home and out of the hands of our children - young and old.
For Details click here.