J.L. Francis Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Ryan

    Welcome to JL Francis Elementary School, home of the Eagles! Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our school community, including our amazing students, our loving staff, our supporting families  and partners, and our exciting programs. 

    As your principal, I am honored to lead our school community to help provide an exciting and rigorous educational experience for our students. Our team is committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible support to learn and grow. 

    My vision for JL Francis is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

    Our skilled and devoted staff are committed to making a difference. They want to have a positive impact on your child and above all, they want to provide them with an engaging and joyful learning experience that supports them in becoming independent learners.  Our teachers are always working to get better at what they do through personal self-development and participation in a wide variety of professional development activities. They model life-long learning for our students and never settle for anything less than their best! Thank you  to our incredible staff for their amazing professionalism and incredible energy and their commitment to our students.

    Great schools always come back to the relationship between the child and the teacher. Be sure and find ways to engage yourself in school life – your child will notice and respond. There are numerous opportunities for parental involvement. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. May we all be present for the joy of learning, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the comfort that comes from belonging to a community. 

    To my students, staff, families, and community; I am so honored to be your servant leader. Thank you for the opportunity to work with such an amazing school community. I encourage you to stop in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year.

    If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me via at kryan@rvaschools.net or (804) 745-3702. And make sure you follow us on Twitter @J_L_Francis for the latest on the exciting things happening in our school community.

    Yours in service,

    Kecia Ryan

    Principal

    JL Francis Elementary School

Announcements

  • Comic Club

    Hi there fellow Eagles,

    J.L. Francis is starting a comic art club for 4th and 5th graders this spring! This club is hosted by our art teachers, Mr. Green and Miss Miles. We will choose only 14 students to participate. The students will learn how to draw anime and manga facial features, figure drawings and costume designs. The JLFES Comic Art Club will run after school on Thursday at 3-3:30pm, starting February and will end in May. The students need to fill out a Google Form to enter the club and submit their best work of art! 

    Fill out Google Form Here

    **The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 10th**

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    Comic Club

    Hola compañeros Eagles,

    ¡J.L. Francis está comenzando un club de arte cómico para estudiantes de 4to y 5to grado esta primavera! Este club está organizado por nuestros profesores de arte, Mr. Green y Miss Miles. Elegiremos solo 14 estudiantes para participar. Los estudiantes aprenderán a dibujar rasgos faciales de anime y manga, dibujos de figuras y diseños de vestuario. El Club de Arte Cómico JLFES se llevará a cabo después de la escuela el jueves a las 3-3: 30 pm, a partir de febrero y terminará en mayo. Los estudiantes deben completar un formulario de Google para ingresar al club y enviar su mejor obra de arte.

    Complete el formulario de Google aquí

    ** La fecha límite para inscribirse es el miércoles 10 de febrero **

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  • School Supply List 2020-2021

    School Supply List

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"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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