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  • Kiss N Go for Car Riders – Effective September 4, 2019

     

    We have one way in and one way out for our learners.  Parents should always enter the parking lot from 16th Street, follow the parking lot to the loop and drop off your child. We call it Kiss N Go, because we want you to give your child a kiss and head to your destination. We will ensure your child receives breakfast and report to class.   

     

    Pick-Up N Go for Car Riders - Effective September 3, 2019

    We will have faculty members strategically placed in our loop who will radio for your child to exit the gym and proceed to your vehicle. We will appreciate you remaining in your vehicle for safety reasons. Each student has been assigned a number and the number is on the assigned visor given to each child. The student has a bookbag tag that is the same number as the car visor. Please display visor in car for quicker pick-up. If you need additional visors they will cost $5.00. We appreciate your support with this new procedure. 

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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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  • RPS Announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

    "It is an honor to celebrate the rich legacy of RPS athletics,” said Stefanie Ramsey, RPS Coordinator of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics. “Each of these outstanding athletes represents the best in RPS and in their own lives and communities. We are thrilled to recognize each inductee this evening for their dedication and achievements.”

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  • RPS’ Power Scholars See Gains in Reading and Math

    “In alignment with our strategic plan, Dreams4RPS, we are committed to working with the City and our partners to provide high-quality out-of-school-time options for our students,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “Power Scholars is a great example of what our students are capable of when they have access to rigorous and exciting opportunities and the tools they need to succeed. I’m grateful for this collaboration with the YMCA, BellXcel, and Walmart and we’re excited to begin planning for Power Scholars 2020.”

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  • One Richmond One Book Kick-Offs at Elementary Schools Across the City

    “It’s critically important to have parents, guardians and caretakers be actively engaged in the lives of their children, and the One Richmond One Book program inspires that engagement through the joy of reading,” said Mayor Levar Stoney, who read at four Richmond elementary schools in support of the program last year. “I’m absolutely thrilled our students, families, and schools will have the opportunity to read and share three more books together again this school year.”

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  • Sikh Association of Central Virginia Awards $20,000 in Scholarships for Vocational Training

    “This is the type of partnership that helps to elevate the entire Richmond community,” said School Board Chair Dawn Page. We thank the Sikh Association of Central Virginia for advancing this generous scholarship program and look forward to future collaborations.”

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  • RPS and VUU Celebrate Scholarship Recipients

    “We could not be more thrilled to partner with VUU to provide this life-changing opportunity for our students,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “To be able tell our students and their families that, as 9th graders, their college tuition is already taken care of has been incredible. I want to thank Dr. Lucas for his leadership and support. We look forward to collaborating even more with VUU in the coming years.”

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  • RPS Shines Kicks-Off Across the Division

    “RPS Shines is one way that we show our students how much we value and love them,” said Superintendent Jason Kamras. “We are so thankful for the support of our community partners and every volunteer who plans to donate their time, resources, or skills so that our schools shine a bit brighter for our students this fall.”

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