Chimborazo Elementary School

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    Hello Chimborazo families,

    My name is Mr. Peck, and I am currently serving my fifth year as principal at Chimborazo Elementary after serving as assistant principal for 3 years at Mary Williams Elementary in Prince William County. During my tenure as administrator, both schools have provided me with an opportunity to see leadership from multiple lenses and have enabled me to serve students and stakeholders of varying needs. Having worked in schools and school districts that are embedded in economically and culturally diverse communities, I have a greater understanding of the complexities and nuances that can help a school thrive or can inhibit progress. During my time as an administrator, my beliefs and knowledge base has evolved to understand that as an instructional leader, I must be competent and be an individual that others strive to emulate. I must be innovative and ensure that teachers are equipped with the pedagogy and research based strategies to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Given we are now teaching and learning virtually, these skills are even more prevalent than ever before. I am courageous and not afraid to take reasonable risks for the betterment of the students and staff I serve. I value communication and the importance of community involvement. I ensure I listen to the needs of the faculty and staff because teachers are the conduit through which many students are reached. As an effective administrator, I maintain a clear understanding of the people that work for me; develop their strengths, and work to solidify their weaknesses. I am able to make swift decisions when necessary and base them not only on research but on what is best for the holistic needs of our school and stakeholders. I am mindful of the impact I have in preparing students for a world that relies heavily on technology and in equipping students with the tools to be able to implement technology in their lives. Although leadership is vague and often situational, Peter Drucker once wrote that leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, and the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. I am mindful of these attributes in my own leadership journey.

    Prior to becoming an assistant principal, I taught for six years in Chesterfield County Schools, and spent six years in the United States Navy working on one of the world's most sophisticated radar systems. I was honorably discharged from the military in 2004 and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement medal. Additionally, I was named my command's Junior Sailor of the Year. I am blessed and thankful to be able to transfer my industrious work ethic and desire to Chimborazo where my breadth of influence directly impacts the students and teachers I work for.

    I have always worked arduously on my goals and ambitions. I am intrinsically motivated and enjoy challenges. I value the ability to influence belief systems and learn from those that do not have the same belief system I embody. In my professional and academic endeavors, I will continue to increase my breadth of knowledge and take advantage of opportunities to expand my leadership skills for the betterment of all of our students, staff, and families at Chimborazo. Author and Naval Academy graduate, Dennis Waitley once wrote, “The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.”  I will continually set the bar high for myself and our students and will work to meet the goals I have set for myself and for our children. We are four houses but one family and collectively we can aspire to amazing thing!

    Respectfully,

    David T. Peck

     

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Announcements

  • New Lit Limo Schedule! Daylight savings time has given us more light in the evenings to hand out books.  Click here for the new schedule.  Come on out and get books!

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  • Kindergarten Website is Live! Click here to check it out!

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  • Welcome Ms. Gross! We have a new Assistant Principal here at Chimborazo. Click here to learn more about her.

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  • We are constantly sharing the wonderful "happenings" and events at Chimborazo!

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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 www.rchd.com.

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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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