Cardinal Elementary School

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  • Dr. Abrego-Meneses

    Cardinal Elementary School Principal

    Principal's Letter/ Carta del Director

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  • TABLET-CHROMEBOOK EXCHANGE DAY/ CAMBIO DE TABLETS POR CHROMEBOOKS:

    When/Cuándo: 

    November 19th, 2020/19 de Noviembre de 2020: 3, 4 & 5 Grade Students Only/ Solamente estudiantes de los grados: 3, 4 & 5

    November 20th, 2020/20 de Noviembe de 2020: K, 1 & 2 Grade Students Only/ Solamente estudiantes de los grados: K, 1 & 2

    Time/Hora: 

    From 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m./ De 9:30 de la mañana a 2:30 de la tarde.

    What to bring with you/ Que deben traer con ustedes:

    • Tablet in its box/La tableta en su caja.
    • Charger for the tablet/El cargador para la tableta.
    • Teacher's name/ Nombre del maestro (a)
    • Student's name and grade/ Nombre del estudiante y el grado.
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  • Fifth Grade Specialty Center Virtual Orientation Session/ Orientación Virtual para Estudiantes de 5 grado que quieran entrar a Centros Especializados

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  • VIRTUAL LEARNING/APRENDIZAJE VIRTUAL

    • REVISED CLASS SCHEDULE/HORARIO DE CLASES ACTUALIZADO: Click here/ Haz clic aquí. 
    • Parent/Student Assistance Services/ Servicios de Asistancia para Padres y Estudiantes: We are open from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./ Estamos abiertos de 9 de la mañana hasta el mediodía. 
    • For registration, go to the Welcome Center, located at/ Para registrar estudiantes visitar el Centro de Bienvenida localizado en:  3400 Hopkins Rd., Richmond, VA 23234. 
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District Announcements

  • Winter Break Meal Packs - RPS School Nutrition Services will be providing 5-Day Meal Packs including breakfast and lunch items before RPS closes for Winter Break from December 21st to January 1st! There will be no meal distribution during Winter Break. Click here to pre-order your Meal Pack by November 30th!

     
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  • Reopening Survey - RPS Families and Staff, please complete our Second Semester Reopening Survey by December 7th! The survey for families is available in English and Spanish, and we have a separate survey for school-based staff.

     
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  • Open Enrollment and School Applications - The school application window for open enrollment, specialty schools, and regional governor’s schools is now open! Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020 at 4:30 PM. To learn more about the application process, and to get started, visit the RPS Enroll Portal.

     
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  • #RPSLove Store - Show your #RPSLove and check out our new Bonfire store with t-shirts, hoodies, masks and more! All proceeds and donations benefit our schools, teachers and instructional assistants, and local racial justice, housing, and food support non-profits.

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  • #ReopenWithLove - For the latest information and resources for families, visit the #ReopenWithLove section of our website. It includes the most current information about meal distribution and other critical information.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helplne at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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  • Support RPS - There are many ways to support RPS and #ServeWithLove! Please consider volunteering, donating, or partnering with us, and for new and existing partners, don't forget to add your organization to our new searchable partnership database!

     
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  • Free Flu Shots - RPS is offering free flu shots on November 18th at MLK Middle School and December 2nd at Huguenot High School from 1pm-4pm. Learn more!

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  • Don't Wait, Vaccinate! - Up-to-date physicals and immunizations are required for all students. Learn more and schedule an appointment for free immunizations through the Richmond City Health District and area partners.

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - November 23, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I am heartbroken to share – yet again – that we have lost another student to gun violence. I no longer have the words to convey the sadness and anger I feel in the face of these senseless tragedies. So I'm going to channel my energy tonight into a plea for action. If you, or someone you know, is in trouble, please reach out for help: Mental Health – Call the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority crisis line at (804) 819-4100. Domestic Violence – Call the Safe Harbor crisis line at (804) 612-6126. Child Abuse – Call the Virginia Child Protective Services crisis line at (800) 552-7096. Suicide – Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. Let's also fight the darkness of this tragedy with light. Please flood my inbox with shout-outs tonight so that tomorrow's RPS Direct – my last before Thanksgiving – turns into one long love letter to our teachers, support staff, families, and partners. With great appreciation, Jason

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  • RPS Direct Update - November 20 (PM), 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Just a few reminders tonight: All RPS schools and offices will be closed next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for Thanksgiving. Please note that we'll be providing double meals next Monday and Tuesday. For more information, please go to www.rvaschools.net/meals. Our surveys about the second semester are still open. If you haven't had a chance to weigh in, please do so using the following links: Family Survey in English, Encuesta de Familias en Español, and Staff Survey. As of 5 pm today, we're up to 2,447 staff responses and 4,913 family responses (English and Spanish). Don't forget that the deadline to apply for out-of-zone schools and specialty schools is December 1 at 4:30 pm. To learn about the different programs at our schools, check out our Virtual School Tour. The Lit Limo will be very busy tomorrow. We hope to see you! (Westover Hills Elementary School, 9 am; Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary School, 9:30 am; Miles J. Jones Elementary School, 10 am; G.H. Reid Elementary School, 10:30 am; J.L. Francis Elementary School, 11 am; Cardinal Elementary School, 11:30 am; Swansboro Elementary School, 12 pm; J.H. Blackwell Elementary School, 12:30 pm) To close out your week, please take a couple of minutes to watch this wonderful video of Bellevue Elementary School students singing "America the Beautiful" in honor of Veterans Day. Go, Dragons! With great appreciation, Jason

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