Category Archive: Announcements

Jan 25

Reminder: Gifted Referrals Due by Jan. 29th

This is a final reminder that all gifted referrals are due to the Gifted Identification Coordinator (GIC), Mrs. Shonda Gunn, by Friday, January 29th.  Please provide written communication to the GIC if you would like to initiate the gifted identification process for your child. If you have additional questions, please contact Mrs. Gunn at 


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Jan 12

Video: Katelyn Hunt

Click the image to watch the video on YouTube.

After school desks were modified with Plexiglas, 1st grader teacher, Katelyn Hunt enhanced the look by transforming the student work stations into Jeeps. She hopes it keep them all “reved up” for the remainder of the year. It is for this and many other efforts that Katelyn receives the “Yay of the Day”. Watch as Dr. Amy Cashwell, HCPS superintendent presents her with the award.

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Jan 11

Gifted Identification & Program FAQs

Do you have questions about HCPS’ Gifted Identification or how the program serves our students? Please refer to the FAQ Gifted Identification Guide for Spring 2021

If you have additional questions about the process, please reach out to Mrs. Gunn, our School Counselor, via email at


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Jan 11

Variance Requests Now Open

If you would like to request a variance for your student to attend another HCPS school, as allowed by HCPS policy, please make note of the following:

  • Students currently in grades 8-11, the deadline is Feb. 15, 2021.

  • Students currently in grades 1-7, the deadline is April 15, 2021.

  • Students entering kindergarten for 2021-2022 school year have 30 days from the date of enrollment to request a variance.

Students who move after the deadline have 30 calendar days from the date of a move to request a variance.

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Nov 20

Thanks To Our Families!

A special shoutout to all of our parents, grandparents and caregivers who daily support our Ratcliffe students be the best they can be! We couldn’t be as effective in our instruction if it wasn’t for you! Please give yourselves a huge “pat on the back” and know you are greatly appreciated!!!

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May 27

Ratcliffe Elementary is now on Social Media!

Did you know Ratcliffe Elementary School now has their own Facebook (Harold Macon Ratcliffe) Instagram (@ratcliffeelementary) AND Twitter (@1RatcliffeES). Also, check our school website too!  Please follow us and look for updates and information regarding our school community!

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