TEMPORARY OFFICE LOCATION / UBICACION TEMPORAL DE LA OFICINA:
Elizabeth Redd Elementary School
5601 Jahnke Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
PHONE NUMBER/TELEFONO DE LA ESCUELA CARDINAL:
Virtual Summer School for RPS Students
Escuela Virtual de Verano para Estudiantes de RPS
SummerCamp@Home Dates: Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 31, 2020
Fechas para Campamento de Verano:
Lunes, 29 de Junio - Viernes, 31 de Julio del 2020
Registration: June 1 - June 19, 2020
Inscripciones: 1-19 de Junio, 2020.
New Curriculum Preview (Presentación del Nuevo Currículo)
GREENE: Computer Distribution/ Distribución de Computadoras
Tuesday/Martes, May 19/ 19 de Mayo, 2020.
Greene Elementary, 1745 Catalina Drive, Behind the main bulding school cafeteria area / En el area detrás de la caferia en el edificio principal.
Check the times below. The distribution will be based on the students' last name. Debe reportarse a la hora asignada, de acuerdo al apellido del estudiante.
Last name/ Apellido Time/Hora
T-Z 12:30 PM
Each student will receive/ Cada estudiante recibirá:
- 1 Chromebook
- 1 charger/ 1 cargador
- 1 hotspot (if needed)
- A handout that includes additional Chromebook information. Folleto con información adicional acerca de la computadora.
- Chromebook Device User Agreement (English) and Spanish Version, French Version, Swahili Version. (Acuerdo para usar la computadora en varias lenguas)
- Sprint Hotspot Help Document (English) and Spanish Version. (Documento de ayuda para el SPRINT HOTSPOT)
- T-Mobile Hotspot Help Document (English) and Spanish Version. (Documento de ayuda para el T-MOBILE HOTSPOT).
Resources for parents/Recursos para padres
Click the link below to access important information concerning available financial resources for parents/children in VA.
Haga click en el vinculo que se le proporciona a continuación en referencia a algunas ayudas financieras para padres y niños en VA.
Activities and resources for students to continue learning at home are available at the RPS@HOME site. Click here to access the site.
Actividades y recursos para que los estudiantes continuen aprendiendo en casa, pueden ser encontrados en el sitio web: RPS@HOME. Haz click para tener acceso.
Dear Parents & Students,
- VA Governor announced that all VA schools are now closed for the 2019-2020 school year. El gobernador de Virginia ha anunciado que todas las escuelas en Virginia deben permanecer cerrads por lo que se clausura el año escolar 2019-2020.
- The school administration and teachers will prepare initiatives to foster love for reading and math among our students. Once initiatives have been prepared, we will send communication to the whole school community. La administración y maestros van a preparar algunas iniciatives para mantener el amor por la lectura y las matemáticas entre nuestros estudiantes. Una vez que hayamos concretado nuestros plan, lo estaremos comunicando a todos los miembros de la comunidad,
"RPS Direct" Emails from Supt. Kamras
Dear #RPSStrong Family, It's with a very heavy heart that I share some devastating news this evening. Last night, three RPS students – ages 15, 6, and 3 – were injured in two different shootings. The 15-year-old tragically succumbed to his wounds. In a third horrific incident, a mother of seven RPS students was shot and killed. Please keep the families of last night's victims in your thoughts and prayers. Click the link above to continue reading.
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Thank you once again for all the feedback about reopening! In the last 24 hours, I've received several hundred emails, texts, and phone calls – and I truly appreciate every last one of them. If you have the time, I encourage you to tune in for tonight's School Board meeting at 6 pm on our Facebook page. Click the link above to continue reading.
Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'd like to begin this evening by thanking the hundreds of teachers, support staff, parent/caregivers, and students who have reached out to me over the last 72 hours with feedback about school reopening. I'm grateful for your questions, your ideas, and your personal stories about how the coronavirus is affecting you and your loved ones. You still have time to share your thoughts before tomorrow night's Board meeting. Just email your public comments to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 pm tomorrow or email me directly at email@example.com. As a reminder, here are the five plans the Board will be discussing tomorrow:
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! I know I said my next RPS Direct would come on Monday, but I felt it was important to circle back about school reopening after our Board meeting last night. First off, I want thank Dr. Danny Avula, Dr. Romesh Wijesooriya, Dr. Emily Godbout, and Dr. Bergen Nelson for joining us to provide an update on what the medical community has learned about COVID-19 over the last four months. See below for screenshots of a few of the most salient slides from their presentation. As soon as we get the whole document posted to our website, I'll share the link in my RPS Direct.
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Please note that we have a School Board meeting this evening at 6 pm, which you can watch live on our Facebook page. The main topic tonight is our draft school reopening plans. If you can't tune in this evening – or if the discussion goes until the wee hours of the night and you don't last – don't worry! I'll make sure to provide a summary of where things are headed in my Monday RPS Direct (RPS is closed tomorrow).
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Please note that we have a School Board meeting tomorrow evening at 6 pm. You can watch it live on our Facebook page. As I shared yesterday, we'll be discussing two possible school reopening plans: Plan A A fully virtual option PLUS A hybrid option that includes 2 days of in-person instruction and 3 days of virtual instruction each week PLUS 5 days of in-person instruction each week for students with greater academic needs (e.g., certain students with IEPs and certain English Learners) Plan B A fully virtual option PLUS A fully in-person option Please note that the Board will not be voting on these plans tomorrow. They'll just be reviewing and discussing them.
Dear #RPSStrong Family, I hope you all had a restful July 4th weekend! I had the chance to do some hiking along (and in) the James River this weekend with my sons. Hands down, it was one of the best experiences we've had since moving to Richmond. To navigate the current in a particularly tricky spot, my eight-year-old grabbed my hand as the water rushed around our legs. After we both wobbled our way through, I said: "I'm not sure if I was helping you or you were helping me." To which he replied: "We were helping each other, Daddy." Indeed. Because RPS is never far from my mind, I immediately thought of the many difficult decisions we're facing about how to reopen this fall. At the end of the day, no matter what path we take, we're going to need to help each other through it.
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Since we're closed today, I wasn't planning on sending an RPS Direct, but I wanted to clarify what's happening with meal distribution on Monday, July 6. The RPS distribution will be closed, but the city's Parks and Rec meal distribution will be open (RPS will be open again on Tuesday, July 7). Please see below for locations and times of the Parks and Rec program. With great appreciation, Jason Click above to view meal schedules!