MAP Testing September 28-October 16
During the weeks of September 28-October 16, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test remotely from NWEA® on their RPS chromebook or other non-RPS device. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to individualize classroom lessons and set personal learning goals for students. For this reason, it is critical that students complete the test independently so that teachers will have the best picture of their current needs.
Note that RPS issued tablets will not support the assessment. Students will be able to use either their RPS issued chromebooks or other available personal laptop or computer. Students who do not have access to a supported device will test at a later date. Attached is a parent letter with information about what students need to do before and during the assessment to be successful.
School Office Hours & Contacts
There is someone available Monday-Friday, from 9:00-4:00 to answer questions, collect paperwork and accept deliveries; however, we encourage everyone to communicate with us via email and/or phone to limit interaction and maintain safety. For assistance, please email or dial the following:
Main Office: 804-319-3013 (answered by school office associates daily)
Registrar, Ms. McLean: firstname.lastname@example.org | 757-752-8402
Attendance, Ms. Farley: email@example.com | 804-835-4513
6th Grade Counselor, Ms. Henderson: firstname.lastname@example.org | 804-728-0069
7th Grade Counselor, Ms. Coles: email@example.com | 804-601-8027
8th Grade Counselor, Ms. Mayo: firstname.lastname@example.org | 804-621-2868
IB Coordinator, Ms. Cady: email@example.com | 804-286-2340
Compliance Coordinator, Mr. Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org | 804-569-5909
Assistant Principal (6th), Ms. Varljen: email@example.com | 804-592-0656
Assistant Principal (7th), Ms. Douglas-Jackson: firstname.lastname@example.org | 804-372-5415
Principal (8th), Dr. Gaines: email@example.com | 804-415-8325
If you need to fax something to the school, please dial: 804-319-3009 or 804-230-4717
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020
- OPEN HOUSE WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION (CLICK HERE)
- USE YOUR CHILD'S CLASSROOM LINKS TO ACCESS EACH COURSE, FOLLOWING THE SCHEDULE BELOW.
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE:
Dr. Gaines's Welcome & Introduction (view on your own)
5:30 5:40| Block 1 (Odd)
5:42-5:52| Block 2 (Odd)
5:54-6:04| Block 3 (Odd)
6:06-6:16| Block 4 (Odd)
6:18-6:28| Block 5 (Odd)
6:30-6:40| Block 6 (Odd)
6:42-6:52| Elective 1 (Even)--see below
6:54-7:04| Elective 2 (Even)--see below
Parents will have 10 minutes for each class visit and 2 minutes to transition between classes. We will follow the odd day schedule from 5:30pm - 6:40pm and then proceed to students' even day electives as follows:
6th Grade: Block 3 (6:42pm) and Block 4 (6:54pm)
7th Grade: Block 1 (6:42pm) and Block 2 (6:54pm)
8th Grade: Block 5 (6:42pm) and Block 6 (6:54pm)
Student Tablet Update
Student Kit Update
Student Schedule Changes
Need Technical Assistance?
Students who have technical issues are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Technology Services team will address issues remotely as much as possible. When you email the Help Desk, please include the student's name, school, date of birth, and student ID number (if you have it). This will help speed things up tremendously.You may also watch this tutorial and review the accompanying slide deck from Instructional Technology Resource Teachers (ITRTs) Nicole Pfister and Ashley Bland.For issues that require hands-on support, a mobile help desk will be available throughout the community based on the schedule below.
LMBMS Help Desk Hours
Still need tech assistance? LMBMS offers on-site technical support every Wednesday from 8am-12pm. Students and parents may come to the front of the school for technology help with Chromebooks or tablets.
ChildSavers Outpatient Therapy
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.
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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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras
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.
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Don’t forget to tune into RPS Live! tonight at 7 pm on our Facebook page and RPS en Vivo on tomorrow at 5:30 pm on our RPS en Español Facebook page. We’ll be joined by Luke Hostetter, RPS Director of School Planning, to answer all your questions about applying to specialty and out-of-zone schools. As a reminder, the application portal goes live tomorrow morning! To learn more, please visit the enrollment section of our website and/or email your questions to email@example.com. Turning to Election Day, please remember that we will be closed for students and staff. Because parent-teacher conferences were originally scheduled for that day, we're moving them to Wednesday, November 4, and Wednesday, November 11 (after class ends). The division-level and school-based professional development previously set for those days will be rescheduled. Please look for more specifics about parent-teacher conferences from your student's school.