Barack Obama Elementary School

Home of the Stars

Principal's Message

  • Principal Moore

    Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff of Barack Obama Elementary,

    I am proud of the hard work that the students, faculty and staff have put forth to make this the best school year ever. I know that virtual instruction has been a challenge, but I am so grateful for the patience and grace that all of you have exhibited as we have adjusted to the changes this school year has brought.  

    As happy as I am with the hard work that I have seen, absenteeism has been an issue. It is imperative that students login for instruction every single day. We do not want them to miss any instruction. Please let your child’s teacher or me know if you have any questions or concerns about virtual instruction expectations.

    Thank you to everyone for making Barack Obama Elementary the best school in Richmond!

    Wishing you health and happiness,

    Mrs. Jennifer K. Moore




  • tutor RPS will offer virtual tutoring at NO COST to all K-8 students. Flexible times in the evening will allow families to schedule sessions. This flyer gives more information

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  • super fit kids Starting Monday, March 1st, Run Club is back! Join us for 13 weeks of interactive fun and win prizes! Go to Our team name is BOES Stars. This challenge is FREE to all BOES students/staff. Just use code stars21. See flyer for more details. 

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  • RAA Barack Obama Elementary is celebrating Read Across America Week March 1-5, 2021. A calendar of events and themes can be found here

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  • BOES is having a Perfect Attendance Contest which will run from February 9 through April 16. See the attached flyer for more details about the contest and the prizes. 

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Barack Obama Elementary Daily Announcements

  •  Daily Announcements for the week of March 1-5, 2021


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    Friday, March 5 

District Announcements

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - February 26, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Today was especially joyous for me, as I had the privilege of presiding over our first-ever Mid-Year Graduation for students from the 2020, 2019, and 2018 classes who have returned to earn their diplomas. These 25 young people have redefined what it means to persevere and we are immensely proud of them! The ceremony today is a result of more than a year's worth of work to find students who left RPS, re-engage them through new programs like Con Ganas (With Determination), and support them through every last obstacle. Please join me in thanking the RPS teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff – along with the students' families! – for making today possible.

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  • RPS Direct Update - February 25, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'm thrilled to share that we have a new Chief Operating Officer joining RPS on March 1! Alana Gonzalez has spent her entire career helping government agencies work more efficiently and more equitably. She's coming to us from New York, where she served as Executive Director of Community Reconstruction and Infrastructure for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. In this role, she led over 300 recovery and resiliency projects for NY communities affected by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Lee. Ms. Gonzalez also held various roles, including Chief of Staff to the General Manager, at the New York City Housing Authority, which provides affordable housing to more than 400,000 low- to moderate-income New Yorkers.

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