Bellevue Elementary School

The Castle on The Hill

Principal's Message

  • Principal

    The Bellevue Elementary School community has made great strides during this virtual school year. This has been an opportunity to utilize technology and lead our students and staff with tools for 21st century learning. At Bellevue, we are committed to making each day memorable and meaningful, and we believe when staff, parents and our school community work together, all of our Bellevue Dragons will benefit.

    At Bellevue Elementary School we recognize and promote the uniqueness of each individual child. Since each of our students has different strengths and needs, we promote a challenging atmosphere for learning through an integrated curriculum. Bellevue Elementary School is committed to excellence in educating and preparing students for their future contributions to society.  One way our vision is communicated to students is through the internalization of our school affirmation:


    I am Mindfully Me.

    Being Mindfully Me means…

    No one else can be who I can be.

    I matter; I’m unique;

    I am kind whenever I speak.

    I am helpful and it shows

    I practice self-control

    I stay focused, can’t you see

    I am delightfully, Mindfully Me!


    Bellevue is a community school and we practice the traits of “Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Trust and Family.” Help us to make the rest of this school year a successful one! If I can assist you in any way, if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me at or 804-780-4417.

    Yours in service,

    Principal V. Tanaia Hines



"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - June 17, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: 2021 Retirees – On the last day of the school year, we're honoring staff who are retiring with 40+ years of service! Please join me in celebrating these extraordinary individuals who have dedicated their entire professional lives to RPS. We all stand on their very broad shoulders. To our retirees: we love you, we thank you, and we wish you peace, light, and fulfillment as you begin the next chapter of your lives!

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  • RPS Direct Update - June 16, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, One more day to go! Tonight's updates: 2021 Retirees – Today, we're honoring staff who are retiring with 20-39 years of service at RPS! Thank you so much for all those decades of teaching, leading, and serving with love. Tomorrow, we'll close out by honoring those with 40+ years of service! Don’t forget to send in your shout-outs for our retirees and I’ll include them in RPS Direct this week. Southside Community Hub Launch – We're excited to announce the opening of the Southside Community Hub at Cardinal Elementary School, one of several community-based locations where RPS families can get connected to any resources they need. Each hub is staffed with several Family Liaisons whose whole job is to keep our schools and families closely connected. The Liaisons working in the Cardinal Hub are bilingual and able to assist English and Spanish-speaking families.

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District Announcements

  • New Summer Meal Distribution - We are excited to share a variety of free meal pick-up options for our families beginning Monday, June 21st through the summer! Click here to find a site nearest you and to see an interactive map of sites!

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  • Student Device Collection - All RPS technology devices, including Chromebooks, hotspots, tablets, and laptops will be collected after the last day of school (June 17, 2021) with the exception of those attending summer school. Click here to learn more. 

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  • Family Engagement Survey - Please complete this short and confidential Family Engagement Survey one time for each of your students enrolled in RPS! This information will help as we prepare to reopen in the fall and continue to improve as a school system.

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  • Graduation 2021 - RPS will hold in-person graduation ceremonies at the Diamond!  Click here to view the schedule.

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • Update to RPS Last Day of School - RPS will be closed on Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth, and the last day of school for teachers and students will be Thursday, June 17, which will be a 2-hour early release day.

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  • RPS 2021 Summer Programs - RPS is offering a variety of free summer programs for RPS students, the deadline for High School summer school registration is June 23rd at 12:00pm. Click here to learn more and register.

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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 11am-4pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is authorized for individuals age 18 and older. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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  • Support RPS - There are many ways to support RPS and #ServeWithLove! Please consider volunteering, donating, or partnering with us, and for new and existing partners, don't forget to add your organization to our new searchable partnership database!

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