Barack Obama Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Moore

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

    As we complete this historically unprecedented virtual school year, we want to take this time to say thank you, to all of you, for your tireless efforts this year.  Because of you, Barack Obama Elementary School has had a successful school year.  

    Even virtually, we were able to grow as professionals, as students, and together we were able to grow as a family.  It has been a memorable year, and at times, has been downright difficult. But, working together, we have been able to show each other the support needed to make it through each day.  When things seemed impossible, you made it happen!  We worked together to make this virtual year unforgettable. 

    Through the year, we shared so many wonderful times and we still will share a few more!  Here are just a few things we want you to remember from this year: 

    • Our Morning Circle/Meetings 
    • Hallofest Day (wearing your costume)
    • Our Angel Tree Activity
    • Black History Program
    • Drive-by Easter Egg Hunt
    • Virtual Game Night
    • Kindergarten Celebration 
    • Awards Day
    • 5th Grade Moving-On

    With the end of the 2020-2021 virtual school year, we want to wish you a wonderful and safe summer.  We CANNOT WAIT to see you back in person in September!


    Mrs. Jennifer K. Moore, Principal

    Ms. Jacqueline Drye, Assistant Principal



  • The 2021-2022 School Supply List is ready! Please contact the Main Office with any questions that you may have at (804) 780-4879

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  • summer readingThe Richmond Public Library's Summer reading program begins June 12th. Pick up a reading log from any Richmond Public Library branch or download one from the website. Summer Reading Logs will also be passed out on Device Retrieval Day (June 17th). Keep track of your reading and you can win $100 gift cards to TONS of local businesses. More information can be found here:

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  • summer math challengeAre you looking for some extra math help for your student this summer? The Summer Math Challenge is a free six-week program to help your child practice their math skills. You can sign up for free at this website

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  • studentCongratulations to Prince-Albert Hudson, Barack Obama Elementary's Scholastic Standout for the 2020-2021 school year. We are so proud of the hard work that Prince has put forth in his time at BOES, and we  know he will do great things in the future. Great work! 

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  • Mrs. CrawleyA huge congratulations to Mrs. Dana Crawley, third grade teacher, for being named Barack Obama Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year. She is an amazing person and educator and we are so proud to have her at BOES. Congratulations, Mrs. Crawley!

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Division Announcements

  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS, in partnership with the City of Richmond, will be providing FREE extended day programming for the 2021-22 school year! This programming will be available for all Preschool-5th grade students and includes academic support and enrichment. Please complete this survey for each student interested by August 11th.

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  • RPS SummerFest - You are invited to RPS SummerFest! Join us for food, fun, and fellowship as we prepare to Reopen With Love 2.0! Click here to learn more. We can't wait to see you at #RPSSummerFest!

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  • Reopen With Love 2.0 FAQ - We have gathered the most asked questions from our Regional Community Conversations and have the answers available for you in one place. Click here to check it out!

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  • 2021-22 Required School Immunizations - As of July 1, Virginia has mandated new vaccinations (unrelated to COVID-19) for any child attending school or daycare in the state. These are in addition to current vaccination requirements. Click here for more information or visit

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  • K-12 Summer School Bus Stops - Click here to view the bus stops for the 2021 Summer School session for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 3pm - 6pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so anyone 12+ can attend. 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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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - July 22, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Summer Fest– Our first Summer Fest event is this Saturday, July 24! We can’t wait to see our students, families, and staff at MLK Jr. Middle School from 11 am - 3 pm. Please see the flyers below for all the details. Free Extended Day Program for Next Year – In partnership with the City of Richmond, RPS will be providing FREE extended day programming – including enrichment and academic support – to any preschool-5th grade families who wish to participate next year. Snacks and transportation will be included. If you're interested, please complete this survey by August 11.

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 21, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Mask Guidance – Despite today's announcement from the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education allowing for more leniency with mask-wearing in middle and high schools, at RPS, we will be maintaining our 100% mask-wearing policy for all students, staff, and visitors. We feel this is the safest course of action, particularly with the surging delta variant.

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