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Principal’s Message

Welcome to Varina Elementary School, and thank you for visiting our school website.  Varina Elementary serves students in third through fifth grades.  I have faithfully and happily served the Varina community as the principal for 16 years.  In partnership with the Varina community, staff and I take pride in the social, emotional and academic development of our students.  

For the 2021-2022 school year our top priority is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our staff and students.  With students returning to the building, we will be following the safety protocols as outlined in the Henrico County Public School’s Health Plan.  

Our theme for this year is “Building Better Than Ever – Together”.  Our student expectations are based upon S.O.A.R.

Self Control




Varina’s staff is passionate about developing a student’s academic achievement, physical fitness, awareness of civic duty, and appreciation for diverse cultures.  We believe that our school is a learning community, which prepares students to be lifelong learners and positive contributors in society.

Varina continues to maintain a strong PTA and I ask that each of our family members support them by becoming a member.  As principal, I am truly honored and thankful every day.  Our school is truly a place for our children to learn and grow.  Enjoy your visit to our website and I am looking forward to the start of this coming school year.  


Mark Tyler