Student & Parent Info

Welcome! A variety of resources are linked here for the use of James River students and families. Simply click on each topic to learn more.
For quick access to the different subjects covered by the Handbook, scroll down to the Table of Contents (page 4). The headings listed in the Table of Contents are clickable links to the sections listed.
Each of the links below goes to the Events section of the website. Once there you can navigate between the different calendars and even subscribe to the calendar(s) of your choosing. You may also print a month at a time.
Middle School Deadlines Calendars
Single page, printable PDF files:
School forms may be found at
To access the Family Portal, you will need your username and password. Once signed in, parents have access to grades and other school information.
James River Day School uses My Hot Lunchbox for lunch service. Parents order as they choose after setting up an account with My Hot Lunchbox. To sign in or set up your account, go to
Taylor Media Center/Library Resources
Families are welcome to browse the Taylor Media Center's Online Catalog by going to Once there, click on the James River Day School tag. In the upper left corner of that page, click on the "Catalog" tab, to search titles available in the school's collection.
Need to know if a book has an AR quiz available?
 Go to ARBookfind gives both the level and point values for the books listed in its database.

Find It, Virginia
When working on a research paper or project, students may use to find resources. This collection of databases provides free 24/7 access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests. Users will need a public library card for access.

Find Books by Reading Level and Subject
  • To help find books that fit a student's reading level, go to
  • Or, find just the right books using Book Wizard from Scholastic. You can search by reading level and even refine your search by genre or subject. You can even find a book similar to one you like by using the "similar books" tab on the Book Wizard.