Building Strong SchoolsSince the COVID school closures last March, HEF has provided funding for HCPS teachers, students and their families. This has included food and basic necessities for Henrico’s most vulnerable students, and WiFi hotspots for students and teachers without internet access. This support expanded to include virtual summer camps for nearly 100 disadvantaged students with packets delivered to students’ homes including all resources needed for virtual lessons. HEF’s Learning & Discovery and Community Learning Center programs offered full-day programs to support virtual learning at the start of the 2020-21 school year. Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the program follows all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines established for childcare providers.

HEF secured funding for teacher training once it became apparent that the 2020-21 school year would include some element of virtual learning. A grant from The Community Foundation provided resources to support teachers in virtual learning best practices. HEF continues to raise funds to support the needs of teachers, students and families in our community. You can help as we finish out the school year, by donating to the Building Strong Schools Fund. To make your gift, click the button below.

How is Henrico Education Foundation supporting HCPS during COVID?

  • Partnership with HCPS to provide full-day programs at four schools. Staff members worked closely with HCPS to support virtual learning
  • 625 additional WiFi hotspots for students and teachers without internet access
  • iPads to assist exceptional education students
  • E-books to expand the number of books students and teachers can access electronically
  • Staff training to assist with remote learning:
    • Training for principals and instructional coaches in supporting teachers in virtual learning
    • Curriculum writing support for HCPS Virtual Learning Modules
    • Guest Educator Webinars for virtual teaching strategies
    • Distance Learning Playbook K-12 professional resource