Summer break begins Friday, June 24, for all students and non-12-month employees! During the break, various free meal options are available for RPS students. Click here for information on the RPS Summer Meal Program, additional free meal options, and free or low-cost family-friendly activities around Richmond.
Enroll today for RPS preschool and kindergarten! We're thrilled to offer our free high-quality preschool program to eligible 3 and 4-year olds and kindergarten for all 5-year olds living in Richmond! Please note: if your student is currently enrolled at an RPS preschool, they will still need to register for kindergarten.
Show your #RPSLove and check out our RPS Love Bonfire store with t-shirts, hoodies, masks and more! All proceeds and donations benefit our schools, teachers and instructional assistants, and local racial justice, housing, and food support non-profits.
About Dreams4RPS and Our Goals
Learn more about our strategic plan by scrolling through our five priorities!
Exciting and Rigorous Teaching and Learning
When RPS provides our students with access to rigorous coursework and engages them with exciting teaching and learning, the sky's the limit. High-quality curricula, a passion for learning and engaging instruction are a few of the key components of our strategic plan that will be the foundation for teaching and learning at RPS.
Skilled and Supported Staff
Every child deserves to have a highly-qualified teacher from the start of the school year until the end of the year. Our goal is twofold: fill every teacher vacancy with a well compensated and talented teacher who leads their classrooms with love.
Safe and Loving School Cultures
In order to have safe and loving school cultures, every student needs to feel loved and affirmed for who they are. Our goal is to provide our students with the support they need to be successful. This isn’t limited to only instructional support but mental, physical, and emotional support as well.
Deep Partnership with Families and Community
RPS will only be successful and improve learning outcomes for students through deep partnerships with families and the community. RPS has to acknowledge the many reasons why some families and educators can remain separate from each other, and put building meaningful relationships with our families and communities at the center.
Modern Systems and Infrastructure
RPS aims to modernize our systems and infrastructure because it plays an essential role in solving access problems of students to the school system and improves student performance. With strong infrastructure, our students can focus on learning and not be held back by the systems in place.