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  • Principal Sears


    Greetings, Viking Family!

    I am so happy to continue this year as the principal of Thomas Jefferson High School!  As we embark on this virtual journey together, I am excited about all of the learning and growing that will take place this school year.  Our theme for the year is “And Still We Rise: Striving for Greatness”, a nod to the tenacity, resilience, and excellence that exists within the hearts, and minds of Thomas Jefferson High School’s staff and students. Our students are determined to continue their education, even from a distance and our staff is excited to provide them with just that.  We are striving for greatness and we will meet the mark. Here’s to another amazing school year!

    We are Viking Strong! 

    If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me via at or 804.780.6028.

    Yours in service,

    Cherita H. Sears

    Thomas Jefferson High School

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  • RPS Direct Update - October 23, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, My apologies for the technical glitch that held up my RPS Direct last night! Here's what was supposed to go out: I just finished participating in the Policy Pathways 2020 Awards Ceremony, which honored Governor Wilder and six area youth, including Terri Lee from Franklin Military, Jazz Miles from Richmond Community, and DeJia Graham from Franklin Military (see bios below). Policy Pathways is an innovative education program whose mission is to prepare young people to lead in the policy sector. This evening's celebration was incredibly inspiring, and that's in no small part due to the visionary leadership of Dr. D. Pulane Lucas, President and CEO of Policy Pathways. I also want to recognize School Board Member Dawn Page, who serves on the organization's Board of Directors, and School Board Vice-Chair Cheryl Burke, who nominated all three of the RPS students who received awards tonight. Click above to read more!

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  • RPS Direct Update - October 22, 2020

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share that an RPS employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual works at Linwood Holton Elementary School and was last there on 9-22. Though the employee's presence at this RPS site occurred nearly a month ago, we still encourage anyone who was at this location on the date listed above to monitor their symptoms and reach out to their primary care provider if they have any concerns. Individuals can also contact RCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at (804) 205-3501. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We will continue to work in close collaboration with the Richmond City Health District to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community.

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