Return to School In Person- Updates

February 17, 2021


back to school

In preparation for students’ return, schools created staffing plans based on the number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so for at least two days a week. Due to social distancing requirements, schools may not be able to accommodate additional students who wish to change their selection from virtual to in-person instruction.

For parents requesting changes from full-time virtual to in-person instruction, principals will do the best they can to accommodate the requests, however, it may not be possible to accommodate changes if classes are at capacity.

Please contact our Director of Student Services Shirnesha Simpkins Church with question about changing student instruction selection.

Health Commitment Form

As additional student groups return to school in person, parents and caregivers are asked to complete a Health Screening Commitment form before student(s) return to school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home should they become ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE), or via hard copy. Contact your main office at 703-904-4800 to have a hard copy sent to you or help you set up your parentvue account.

Updates on Return to School Timeline

time line

 Return to school timeline can be viewed here! 

New Bell Schedule Feb 16th

bell Schedule

Beginning February 16th 2021, we will be following a new Return to School Bell Schedule. First class of the day will start at 7:30am and school will let out at 2:00pm. 

Click here to download a printable PDF copy 

Return to School: Kiss and Ride

kiss and rideSafety is of the utmost priority to us here at HMS. Because of this, we have procedures our families should follow when dropping a student off at HMS.

  • All student drop off must occur at the designated Kiss & Ride area located in the back of the building.
  • Students should remain in the vehicle until you approach the designated drop-off area.
  • Students should NOT be dropped off in the front of the building on Locust Street or in the side parking lot.
  • We encourage you to arrive a few minutes early. High congestion time is typically 7:15-7:30.
  • When exiting the HMS campus and re-entering Locust Street traffic during morning drop off, right turns only may be made between 7am-8am.