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Name: Belton
Date registered: July 22, 2019

Latest posts

  1. 5th Grade Families — February 16, 2021
  2. Principal’s Message — August 29, 2020
  3. 2020-2021 School Supply List — August 18, 2020
  4. Gifted Referral — September 17, 2019
  5. 2019-2020 School Supply List — August 6, 2019

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Feb 16

5th Grade Families

Families of Rising 6th Graders,
It is time to complete course recommendations for the 2021-2022 academic year! The Parent Portal will be open February 15th-29th for you to review selections made by your child’s teacher, and to work with your student to pick an elective. Directions can be found in the documents below, as well as the School Counseling Schoology page! If you have any questions, Please reach out to Ms. Jennings (ahjennings@henrico.k12.va.us).
1. PowerSchool Portal Account Instructions
2. Course Request Selection through Parent Portal

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringses.henricoschools.us/2021/02/16/5th-grade-families/

Aug 29

Principal’s Message

Welcome Back to the 2020-21 school year! I would like to extend a special welcome to all of the new families joining An Achievable Dream Certified Academy at Highland Springs Elementary School  and welcome back all of our returning families as well! Our goal at AADCA@HSES is to work together to provide our students with a rich learning environment. My vision, as the principal, is to ALWAYS put kids first! My belief is that all students can learn, even in a virtual environment. During our summer intersession,  our teachers began discovering how each child learns which will guide them as they differentiate  instruction to support diverse learning styles. In a collaborative effort between school and home, we want children to thrive in all ways possible. My hope is that all children will LOVE school!  Our staff will nurture a learning environment that is positive, safe, warm, caring, as well as a fun place to learn and grow.  

Student success can be attributed to the partnerships and the relationships we build within our community.  These connections with our families and the community are MORE  important now than ever. It truly does take a village and at AADCA@HSES, we value teamwork and collaboration! Education is a joint venture and the Dream Team staff greatly appreciates the support you provide for your child(ren) at home and during school times to help them meet their learning goals.  

Although this year looks different than any other year, we are dedicated to providing your child(ren) a memorable, interactive, engaging distance learning experience. Now more than ever it is so important to connect with one another and our community.  Although it looks different now, we will continue to embed program components that mirror our typical school day such as Morning Program, Social Rotations, small group instruction, extend day and much more.

In closing, I invite you to fully embrace these moments and urge you to become familiar with and involved in our total virtual school program. Establishing routines such as reading nightly and creating a schoolwork-friendly location will encourage your child to excel.  With your support and cooperation, I have great expectations for what our students can accomplish this year. We are ready to embrace our theme:  DREAMERS, Going the Distance!!


Dr. Tolliver


Here are a few links that can assist with enhancing distance learning. 

Grade Level General Schedules:

Pre-Kindergarten – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSESPK

Kindergarten – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSESKg

1st Grade –  https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSES1st

2nd Grade – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSES2nd

3rd Grade – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSES3rd

4th Grade – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSES4th

5th Grade – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSES5th

AIS/FIS – SAMPLE Elementary IS virtual schedule

HCPS Online Support for Families

HCPS Digital Learning Resources for Elementary Families

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringses.henricoschools.us/2020/08/29/welcome-back-from-dr-tolliver/

Aug 18

2020-2021 School Supply List

Here is the 2020-2021 School Supply List

Essential School Supplies List 20-21

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringses.henricoschools.us/2020/08/18/2020-2021-school-supply-list/

Sep 17

Gifted Referral

A parent/guardian, professional educator, community member, self, or peer may refer a student for a Gifted Referral. Referrals are accepted in writing by the school’s Gifted Identification Coordinator, Mrs. Nicky Gil during the specific dates for specified grades:

October 7-25 – Referrals accepted for Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students

January 6-24- Referrals accepted for Kindergarten, First, and Second grade students

Parents/Guardians must send an email or submit a request in writing to Mrs. Gil from October 7-25 or January 6-24 of the appropriate referral window. Mrs. Gil will send an Academic Referral Form and the Parent/Guardian Questionnaire home to be completed and returned.

For more information please check out the HCPS Gifted Page:

Please contact Mrs. Gil if you have any questions at nacgil@henrico.k12.va.us or 804-328-4045.

Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringses.henricoschools.us/2019/09/17/gifted-referral/

Aug 06

2019-2020 School Supply List

Kindergarten Supply List First Grade Supply List Second Grade Supply List
(1) Book bag (No wheels please) (1) Book bag (No wheels please) (1) Book bag (No wheels please)
(1) Primary Handwriting Journal (1) Pencil Box (1) Pencil Bag
(1) Marble Wide Ruled Composition Books (10) Large Glue Sticks (2) Boxes of 24 Ct Crayons
(10) Large Glue Sticks (1) Pair Metal School Scissors *rounded tips (16) Large Glue Sticks
(2) Bottles of Hand Sanitizer (3) Boxes of 16 ct. Crayons (2) Pair Metal School Scissors *rounded tips
(3) Packs Dozen #2 Pencils (3) Dozen #2 Pencils
(2) Pairs Child-size scissors rounded tip (2) Large Block Eraser (No Cap Eraser)
(5) Packs Jumbo Crayons (4) Marble Wide Ruled Composition Books (2) Yellow Highlighters
(2) Boxes of 24 ct. Crayons (4) Plastic Pocket Folders (1) Box Colored Pencils
(5) Packs Jumbo Pencils (1) Pack of White Index Card (3×5) (8) Marble Wide Ruled Composition Books
(1) 12 pack of Pre- Sharpen pencils (2) Spiral Notebooks (1 subject, wide ruled) (1) Four – pack Dry Erase Markers
(1) 4 Pack of Black Dry Erase Markers (1) 4 Pack Black Dry Erase Markers (1) Headphones
(2) Large boxes of tissues (2) Boxes of Tissues (2) Vinyl Folders with 3 holes & pockets
(1) Large container of baby wipes (1) Bottle of Hand Sanitizer (1) Container Disinfectant Wipes
(1) Pencil box  (No zipper pouches) (1) Container of Disinfectant Wipes (1) Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
(1) Box of Zip sandwich bags(Girls quart-size) (1) Box of Zip (gallon size bags) (3) Boxes of Tissues
(1) Box of Zip sandwich bags (Boys gallon size) (1) Box of Zip (sandwich sized bags) (1) Packs 3×5 White Index Cards
(1)    Headphones labeled with name (No ear

buds  ) compatible with iPad

1) set of head phones (Compatible with iPad) (1) Box of Zip Bags (gallon/quart size)
 (1) Complete change of clothes (labeled)(Clothing labeled must be uniformed)



Third Grade Supply List Fourth Grade Supply List Fifth Grade Supply List
(1) Book bag (No wheels please) (1) Book bag (No wheels please) (1) Book bag (No wheels please)
(1) Pencil Box or Zippered Pencil Pouch (5) Pocket Folders (8) Marble Composition Notebooks
(5) Packs of #2 Pencils (1) Box of Crayons (1) Box of Crayons (24 count)
(2) Pack of Pencil Erasers (1) Pack of Colored Pencils (1) Box Colored Pencils
(1) Box of Crayons (24 count) (10) Composition notebooks (1) Pack of Markers
(1) Pack of Colored Pencils (4) Highlighters (Yellow) (4) Boxes of Tissues
(1) Pack of Highlighters (1) Wooden Ruler with cm and inches (5) Packs of Post-it Notes


(2) Pair of Kid Scissors (rounded tip) (2) Bottles of Hand Sanitizer (10) Two Pocket Folders (No fasteners)
(2) Pack of SKINNY, Low order Dry Erase Markers (3) Boxes of Tissues (boys) (1) Pair of Scissor
(12) Glue Sticks (3) Package of Clorox Wipes (girls) (5) Highlighters
(4) Packs of Notebook Paper (wide ruled) (1) Pack of Index Cards (3×5) (2) Bottles Hand Sanitizer
(2) Packs of Note Cards (3×5) (1) Pair of Scissors (2) Packs Index Cards (4x6in.)
(8-10) Marble Composition Books (1) 3inch binder and 1inch binder (10) Glue Sticks
(4) Pocket Folders (no fasteners) (3) Notebook Paper (100 ct. wide ruled) (5) #2 Packs of 12 Pencils
(1) Earbud Headphones (10) Glue Sticks (1) Zippered Pencil Pouch (for Binders)

(no pencil boxes)

(1) Box of Quart sized Zip bags (girls) (1) Plastic Zipper Pencil Bag or pencil box (3) Packs Fine Point Dry erase markers

(2) Packs of Cap Erasers

(1) Box of Gallon sized Zip bags (boys) (1) Package Eraser Caps (2) Packs Notebook Paper (wide ruled)
(4) Boxes of Tissues (1) Package of thin Dry Erase Markers (1) Pack Multi-Colored Construction Paper
(2) Hand Sanitizer (12 oz or more) (1) Box Zip bags (gallon/quart size) (1) Pair of head phones
(1) Disinfectant Wipes (1) Pack Multi-Colored Construction Paper (1) 1.5 inch Three-Ring View Binder
(1) 1 inch three ring binder (24) #2 Packs of Pencils (1) 2 inch Three-Ring View Binder
(1) Headphone or Ear Buds (1)  Box of Gallon size Ziploc Bags
(1)   Box of Sandwich Zip Bags
(1)   Container of Disinfectant Wipes


Permanent link to this article: https://highlandspringses.henricoschools.us/2019/08/06/2019-2020-school-supply-list/