Huguenot High School

Home of the Mighty Falcons

Principal's Message

  • Principal Gilstrap

    Greetings Falcon Family,

    Welcome to Huguenot High School, home of the Mighty, Mighty Falcons. Huguenot is the largest school in Richmond Public Schools; our comprehensive high school supports over 1200 students. HHS supports one of the largest ESL programs south of the James River. We are a thriving and welcoming community of learners and there has been a strong attraction to the quality programs and newly constructed campus over the past few years. 

    Five years ago, I brought my family from Oklahoma to provide them a greater opportunity educationally and a superior cultural environment.  As a former high school English teacher, my passion for students has always centered around enhanced communication skills and strong cognitive development.  In my time as the principal of Huguenot, I have always looked to hire teachers and staff with personal grit to be able to fight through the challenges of the career and passion for individual student relationships.

    The past five years have centered on the ideals behind the following themes.  All students are groomed, through an environment of reinforcement and tenacity within a culture of autonomy, to successfully complete college or excel in a trade to ultimately flourish in a 21st-century society. Our learners have a proud history and a bright future beyond high school.  Daily we celebrate our beauty inside and out to remind us of the value in all people.  Our Falcons are eager to make their mark upon this school, city, and state.  We are determined to extend our influence and reputation beyond our campus walls.  With unprecedented change comes opportunity which gives us virtually limitless boundaries for growth.

    This year will be the first in the history of the school to start virtually.  We are all struggling to adjust to life during a pandemic.  We will continue to strive towards the Dreams4RPS five pillars: Exciting and Rigorous Teaching and Learning, Skilled and Supported Staff, Safe and Loving School Cultures, Deep Partnership with Families and Community, and a Modern Systems and Infrastructure.  We will start the year with an abundance of patience and grace towards students and staff.  Our learning curve as we transition to a one to one school will set us apart among our peer schools.

    My ask of you as a parent, guardian, community partner, student or staff is to be attentive to your child’s and or your own progress. Do not assume that everything is going well.  Please check and check often.  Please stay in touch with us via our multiple platforms and social media outlets.  We will push out information to your email, phone, address, and through technology.  Mostly develop communication loops with the school.  This could be the teachers that serve your student, counselors that guide, social workers that support, and principals that lead.  Email me directly when you cannot get the help you need at rgilstra@rvaschools.net

    Please partner with us in making this school year the most impactful and meaningful year in all our students’ lives.  Reach out to us if we can assist you or your child.  We aim to have meaningful relationships with all our students and families.

    Huguenot High School receives 2020 Board of Education Continuous Improvement Award

    Schools recognized for continuous improvement were rated “Accredited” or “Accredited with Conditions” for 2019-2020 and met at least one of the following four criteria based on performance during 2018-2019:

    • A 10-point increase in the combined rate in reading and math, and the pass rate in science;
    • A 10-point increase in the combined rate in reading and math for two or more student groups across three years;
    • A decrease in the chronic absenteeism rate for three years; or
    • For schools with a graduating class, an increase in the Graduation and Completion Index and a decrease in the dropout rate for three years.

    Robert Gilstrap

    Principal, Huguenot High School

    Virtually Limitless

Announcements

  • We Are Back!!

    We are so excited that our Falcons will be back face-to-face on September 8th! Students need to bring their Chromebooks and their schedules every day.

    High school hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Students will report to homeroom for the first three days, September 8, 9 & 10. 

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  • Chromebook Distribution

    Students will be able to receive devices in school over the next two weeks. 

    If your child does not have a working device, please fill out this form to give your consent.

    If your child has a device, they must bring it to school each day. Broken and older devices will be collected and replaced as soon as possible! 

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  • From the Falcons Nest

    The Ultimate Guide to Huguenot Athletics

    Click above for recent updates!

     

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  • We are looking forward to Fall Sports!!  

     
     
    Richard Farquharson
    Student Activities Director
    Huguenot High School
    804-320-7967
    804-560-9130 (fax)
    Twitter: @FalconsDSA
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  • No cash sales at the gate.

    Pre-purchase tickets online!

     Click Here to order online.

    HUGUENOT FALCONS VS POWHATAN INDIANS
    Football - Boys Varsity
    Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM
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  • Virtual Students - Chromebook Distribution

    All Virtual students registered at Huguenot High School need a Chromebook for Virtual Virginia Academy. If you have not swapped your old Chromebook for a new one or picked up a device, please contact the school immediately for an appointment. 804-320-7967

     

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  • SUMMER FOUR-DAY WORK WEEK SCHEDULE

    June 21, 2021 – August 19, 2021

    • School and administrative offices will be open to the public beginning July 1, 2021,
    • Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Schools and offices will be closed on Fridays.
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  • Click here for the Junior Class Handbook

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  • SCA 2021-2021https://www.rvaschools.net/Page/3966

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  • Suicide Prevention: A Public Service Announcement from the Students of Huguenot High School.

    You Tube Video: https://youtu.be/GrA5CKgkvIA

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  • Immunization Requirements for ALL RPS Students

    Please Click HERE

    Immunization Guidelines have been updated as a result of the 2020 General Assembly. What does that mean?
    The new vaccine guidelines for school-age children from grades PK-12 are listed below. A quick summary is as follows:
    PK- K students - Hepatitis A 2 doses required BEFORE K with the 1st dose at 12 months or older
    5- 7 grade students ** - HPV series 1st dose BEFORE 7th grade and completed by age 13 **With HPV Vaccine Parents need to discuss this with the MD as it is required HOWEVER parents may elect not to receive this vaccine
    5-12 grade students - 2 properly spaced Meningococcal vaccines. The first must be given BEFORE 7th grade and the second BEFORE 12th grade
    Note vaccinations changes that go into effect July 1, 2021
    Rising 12 Grade students will be required to have 1 dose of the MenACWY (Meningococcal) prior to school entry.
    12th Grade
    • Meningococcal (1 dose before 12th-grade entry)

    " Children will NOT be admitted in person out of compliance." -  Angela Jones Director of Student Services  3/29/2021.    
    "No conditional enrollment for 12th Graders. Students in grades 8 and above will NOT need to go back and receive the 7th grade MenACWY dose, and they will pick up with the 12-grade MenACWY dose " Nakeisha White RN School Health Services 3/30/2021.

    BELOW is the list of required vaccines for school-age children from the Virginia Department of Health

    REQUIRED

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  • Student only

    Student Covid Vaccination

    Estudiante Avuna contra el COVID

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  • Chromebook & Device Care Information 

    For general care and tutorials regarding your RPS devices, click HERE

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Division Announcements

  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS has reopened the parent interest survey for free Extended Day for the 2021-22 school year. Please complete this survey for each student interested.

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  • 2021-22 Bus Stops - Click here to see your school bus route for this year. This information may be updated to accommodate changing needs so please be on the lookout for Remind messages informing you of updates.

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 - Click here to view the updated RPS Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction. 

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  • Employee Vaccine Mandate - RPS employees, please be reminded that we now have a vaccine mandate requiring proof of full vaccination by October 1, 2021. Click here to learn more.

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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Upcoming Events

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 17, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Tonight's updates: Mask Reminders – Parents and caregivers, please be sure students have their masks on when approaching and boarding the school bus. This helps ensure a safe and speedy boarding process. Please also make sure to send your students with a mask that fits their face. Adult size masks are not appropriate for small children, as they do not fit tightly (see CDC graphic below). If you need pediatric masks, your school can provide them. Thank you for helping keep RPS safe! COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate – RPS employees, please be reminded that you have until October 1 to submit full proof of vaccination or obtain a religious/medical exemption. Though I pray it doesn't come to this, please understand that any employee who does not meet the requirements of the mandate will face progressive discipline, including loss of employment.

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 15, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, While we've been overjoyed to return to school despite COVID, we've also been heartbroken by another pandemic that plagues our community – gun violence. I'm devastated to share that, in the past 48 hours, five RPS students have been shot. We've also lost two students to other causes (unrelated to gun violence or COVID). These tragic events remind us of the grief and trauma that so many RPS students, families, and staff face daily. The RPS family is hurting tonight. Let us all pause this evening to check on one another, support one another, and extend grace and love to one another.

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