Albert Hill Middle School

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  • Congratulations to the following young artists who have won awards at the Scholastic Art Competition 2020! 
     
    Gold Key Winners:  Lucie Bouton and Lambrini Phillos
     
    Silver Key Winners:  Virginia Griffin,  and Amelia Henson
     
    Honorable Mentions:   Tony Allen, William Bowman, and Jude Curran
     
    There will be an exhibit at the Visual Arts Center in February for all winners, and Gold Key winners will be judged in New York City in March! 
     
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  • John Marshall High School Presents: The Wiz Open House

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  • Rezoning – Please see below from some FAQs regarding rezoning implementation.
    • How do I find out what school my child is zoned for? Just click the button below and you'll be taken to a map where you can enter your address and see your zone for next year. Click on "View School Zones" and then make sure you've checked the box for "Board Approved" elementary, middle, or high school zones.
    What school am I zoned for next year?
    • What did the Board decide about "grandfathering?" The Board voted to provide any rising 5th, 8th, and 12th graders (students who will be in those grades NEXT year) with the option of remaining at their current school regardless of the new zones. (We will soon share the formal process for eligible students/families to exercise this option. Please do not use the Open Enrollment/Specialty School application platform, SmartChoice, to make this selection.)
    • If one of my children is “grandfathered-in” at their current school, can my other child/children remain at that school? No. Siblings must attend their zoned school unless they received their current placement through Open Enrollment in a previous year.
    • Will transportation be provided for students who are “grandfathered-in” at their current school? As is common practice in Virginia school divisions, transportation will not be provided for students who are “grandfathered-in” at their current school. 
    • Can I opt to send my child to a school other than the one to which they are assigned under the new zones? Students may attend a school other than their zoned school only by applying through the Open Enrollment or Specialty School Application process.
    • Will students with IEPs be “grandfathered-in” at their current schools? Students who have IEPs will not be "grandfathered-in" unless they are entering 5th, 8th, or 12th grade at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
    • Will IEP services for my child change if they are rezoned to a different school? No. Students will receive the services outlined in their IEP regardless of the school they attend.
    • How will RPS support the transition of students with IEPs? RPS staff will work with parents to ensure that students have smooth transitions to their new schools, including setting up "Transition Meetings" with the relevant special education teachers, as necessary.
    • How is RPS going to build community for students who are going to new schools? We will host a number of open houses and community-building events during the spring and summer to help introduce students/families to their new schools.
    • Where can I go if I want to learn more about the rezoning process? Please visit the RPS website at rvaschools.net/rezoning.
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  • Newborn Screening Event Opportunity

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  • The Smart Choice platform (applications and Open Enrollment) has been delayed to ensure that all families have the information they need about school zones prior to making school choice decisions. The target date for opening the Smart Choice platform is 1/8/20 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on February 4, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. An updated timeline with new Technical Assistance night dates and other pertinent information will be provided soon.  There will be NO Technical Assistance nights next week.  

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  • Have you joined the PTA yet? Membership and donations allow the PTA to pay for teacher requested items like flexible seating options for our exceptional education classrooms and replacing dry erase boards that have worn out in Ms. McPhillip's classroom.
    It’s not too late. Join today at the link below!

    https://squareup.com/store/albert-hill-middle-school-pta/

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  • Richmond Math & Eureka Support for Parents – In an effort to ensure that our parents are provided with opportunities to experience Richmond Math and to learn about the resources incorporated within this curriculum, the C&I Elementary Math team will host Richmond Math Parent Nights. The dates and locations of these events will be forthcoming. In addition, Great Minds has developed a Parent Support Page with Parent Tip Sheets that include suggested strategies and models, key vocabulary, and tips for supporting learning at home; Homework Helpers that provide examples similar to those found within student homework sheets; and Featured Strategies & Videos that demonstrate common models that are utilized within the Richmond Math curriculum. Please click this link to access these helpful Parent Tips. 

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  • The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

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  • Did you know you can link your Kroger account to Albert Hill so that the school receives rewards from every purchase you make?

     Here’s how you do it -- first, open up your Kroger app. In the top right corner of the app, from the opening screen hit the four square symbol in the top right corner. Then press My Account, and then Community Rewards under the Loyalty tab. It'll ask you to sign in with your email address, and then all you have to do is search for Albert Hill.

     It couldn’t be easier to support Albert Hill!

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  • Sports Physical Form

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  • RPS to be Closed on Monday, January 27

    Dear RPS Family, I’m reaching out to share an important change in our school calendar: RPS will be CLOSED on Monday, January 27. Please allow me to explain. On that day, the Virginia Education Association (VEA) is hosting a “Fund Our Future” rally at the State Capitol to advocate for increased school funding. Based on data we collected last week, it appears that nearly 700 (about a third) of our teachers will be taking personal leave to participate in the VEA rally. We are proud that so many of our educators will be turning out to advocate for RPS and all of Virginia’s public schools. Unfortunately, however, it is simply not possible to secure enough substitutes for this many classrooms. As a result, non-participating teachers would face unreasonable class sizes that would make meaningful instruction nearly impossible and potentially create significant safety concerns. Given this – and after conferring with the School Board – I have decided to close RPS on Monday, January 27. Click the link above to read the rest of this letter.

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  • RPS Awarded Four Electric Buses from Dominion Energy

    Richmond Public Schools (RPS) is set to receive four electric school buses as part of Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric school bus deployment. Earlier this school year, RPS applied for the first phase of Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric school bus initiative. This initial phase aims to have 50 buses fully operational within their service territory by the end of 2020.

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  • RPS Launches RPS en Español

    Richmond Public Schools is proud to announce RPS en Español, a new initiative to inform, empower, and share information and resources with our growing Spanish- speaking community.

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  • Parents + Attendance = Student Success

    The PASS docket, a new RPS and Richmond Juvenile Court initiative, aims to lower chronic absenteeism across the division by connecting students and families with wraparound supports while enforcing school attendance through the legal system.

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  • Seven RPS Teachers Honored with the 2019 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence

    Seven Richmond Public School teachers were recently honored with the prestigious R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.

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  • RPS Launches New Crossing Guard Pilot Program

    “While the focus is on the safety of our students and families, we are also very intentional about creating safe and loving school environments through this pilot,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “Each crossing guard from the program works at that school, so they are already familiar with the school community, which empowers them to continue to build on their relationships with students and families.”

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  • Home Visits Initiative Builds Trusting and Meaningful Relationships with Families

    "Our parents are experts on their children. We believe that parents and teachers are co-educators, each just as important as the other,” said Dr. Shadae Harris, RPS Chief Engagement Officer. “All families have the ability to assist their child in their academic success and high impact family engagement strategies, such as home visits, can happen in everyone's home.”

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  • RPS Administrators Attend Trauma-Responsive Leadership Training

    “In alignment with Dreams4RPS, this training is a significant step for our division in ensuring that our teachers, support staff, and administrators have the skills necessary to effectively and compassionately serve all of our students who may have been impacted by trauma,” said Harry Hughes, RPS Chief of Schools. “Through a thorough understanding of trauma-responsive practices, coupled with our deep care and commitment to our students, we can work together to minimize the impact that this stress has on their lives so that they can focus their minds on learning.”

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