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Aug 07

Message from Principal

August 2, 2018

Greetings Tucker Families:

We welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year!  Whether your child is a new or returning Tucker Tiger, we are glad you have joined us on this year’s journey.

To kick off our school year, we are hosting fee days on the following dates and times:

Thursday, August 23rd – “Express” Pre-Paid Fee Day for Grades 10, 11, and 12 only

NEW THIS YEAR – Want to avoid lines? “Express Day” is exclusively for families who have pre-paid fees with Online School Payments and completed forms through Rycor online via the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Instructions will be sent via email as soon as we receive them.

We will not collect money on this day.

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • You will pick up your child’s schedule and laptop in the gymnasium.
  • You may place funds in your child’s café account online at

Friday, August 24th 

Fee Day and Laptop Distribution for Grades 10, 11, and 12

Times: 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 28th

Tiger Camp (9th Grade Freshman Orientation) and Fee Collection/Laptop Distribution

Times: 2:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

While your student is attending orientation, you may pay fees and receive the laptop.

Here are some other important dates for your calendars:

August 23rd – JV Football Home Opener vs. Caroline HS (7 p.m.)

September 4th – First Day of School

September 17th – Back-to-School Night

September 19th – Half-Day Student Holiday – dismissal at 12:55 p.m.

October 8th – Student Holiday

October 10th – Senior Convocation (County-paid PSAT testing for 9th & 10th grades; optional for 11th grade – must pay fee)

October 19-20th – Homecoming Weekend

October 25th – Evening Parent Visitation

Stay informed with what’s happening at Tucker by frequently checking the school website and by following us on Twitter and Instagram (@JRTPrincipal).  Regularly log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal to monitor your child’s grades and assignment completion.  Other information regarding the beginning of the school year can be found at

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 527-4600 should you have any questions.


Arthur G. Raymond III, Principal

*Student class schedules are subject to change. All students will receive their official schedule on the first day of school.

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Jul 17

VIDEO: International Baccalaureate Art Projects

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International Baccalaureate students at Henrico and Tucker High Schools showcased their year-long art projects at Plant Zero in Richmond. These projects took on a deeper meaning to some of the IB students.

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Jun 13

Graduation Ceremony

Henrico County Public Schools will again provide live streaming video of all HCPS graduations taking place at VCU’s Siegel Center. The stream can be accessed via our home page at Graduations will also be replayed later in June on HCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 99 and FIOS channel 38). The stream can be accessed on any desktop computer or on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.

The HCPS Department of Communications and Public Relations will post graduation photo albums on the division’s Facebook page,, and on the HCPS website. Video clips of school graduations will be available for viewing later at the division’s website.

HCPS graduation information, including a replay schedule, can be found at the school division’s online graduation hub at

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May 29

From the School Nurse

Please make arrangements to pick up your child’s medication from the clinic no later than 11 a.m. on Friday, June 15th.  Any medication left at the school will be disposed of that afternoon.  Henrico County Public School policy requires that medication not be sent home with your child.  A parent must pick up medication.

Below is information regarding medication needs for the 2018-19 school year:

If your child requires medication for the upcoming school year, please provide the school nurse with a health action plan, doctor’s orders, and medicine at the beginning of the new school year in September.  Students may carry their own Epi Pen or inhaler, but they must have a health action plan signed by a parent and their doctor on file in the clinic.  Oral medications may not be carried by a student at any time.   Blank plans can be found at by clicking on the HEALTH & SAFETY green button. Please call or email the school nurse, Ms. Pitts, with any questions.

Email: or call 527-4600/fax 527-4634

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May 09

VIDEO: Teacher of the Year – Three Chopt District

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Congratulations to Matt Togna, a science teacher at Tucker High School, this year’s Three Chopt District Teacher of the Year.

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May 08

Student Fees

Earlier last week, your student may have received a letter listing unpaid school fees.  As a reminder, unpaid fees follow students up to graduation and must be paid in order to graduate and participate in senior activities.  If you have any questions, please contact your student’s alpha administrator.  Payments can still be sent with your student and given to a teacher or to the alpha administrator for receipting.


A-D  – Mr. Engel (

E-Le  – Mr. Schulhoff  (

Li-Ra – Mrs. Phipps (

Re-Z – Dr. Rodriguez (


Thank you for paying the fees if you did so last week!

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May 04

VIDEO: Heart of Henrico

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See why many at Tucker high school call Lisa Dyer, the Heart of Henrico.

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Apr 23

Tigers in the News

Check this out!  Senior Dominic Patterson appeared Friday on Fox to talk about his future and the Career Technical Education Department’s Signing Day event.

Tucker can now boast of having a Pulitzer prize winner amongst the list of graduates!  Michael Schmidt, a 2001 graduate of the Spanish Immersion Center, received the Pulitzer prize for his investigative journalism through his work with the New York Times.  Here is the story from the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Way to go Canisha Robinson!  Junior Canisha received a bronze medal last weekend at the state Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) conference.  J.R. Tucker High School was also recognized for participating in community service, career connections, study body and the stop the violence program.

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Apr 23

School Safety

With all of the recent incidents happening in schools, we thought it was a good opportunity to point out a starting place for learning about safety and security in Henrico County Public Schools.  Please click here:

If you ever have concerns or questions about matters specific to Tucker, please reach out to Mr. Matt Engel, Assistant Principal, or me.  Thank you!

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Apr 18

VIDEO: Today’s Classroom

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HCPS-TV stopped by Mrs. Tierseron’s Biology class as they did a cool lesson on disease transmission.

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