River City Middle School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Murphy

    River City Middle School is constantly growing academically and in number! We are excited to continue to boast about our gains and improvements. Each student is vital to the great things happening in our school. We are promoting love, kindness, empathy and high achievement. We believe together with families and staff our school will have even more to celebrate at the end of this year.

    The keys to success:

      1. Daily attendance (present and on time)

      2. Engaging in instruction/participating in class

      3. Completing classwork and homework

    Your Proud Principal,

    Jacquelyn Murphy


  • Mark Your Calendar!

    april 1st is an odd day, april 2nd is a half day, and april 5-9 is spring break

    abril 1 dia impar, abril 2 medio dia, abril 5-8 vacaciones de primavera

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  • Discover Your Watershed Registration Open

    Click here to register

    Discover your watershed set of classes on Wednesdays are open for registration

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  • NextUp Spring Session April 12th

    NextUp spring session starting april 12th

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  • Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

    Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer updates

    Transferencia Electronica de Beneficios por la Pandemia

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  • RCMS Safe Technology Use Tips 

    Tips for proper technology use on a flyer

    uso adecuado de la  technologia

    tips for staying safe online

    consejos para estar seguro  en el internet

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  • RPS Virtual Tutoring Program

    RPS will offer flexible virtual tutoring options for students in grades kindergarten-8 at no cost to RPS families!

    Families can pick from times before and after school to be paired with an RPS teacher for reading and math tutoring. All tutors are certified RPS teachers including LIEP and Exceptional Education teachers.

    Click here to learn more!

    Virtual Tutoring Flyer - English

    Virtual Tutoring Flyer - Spanish

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  • Float Time Intervention Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday

    FLOAT Time Intervention

    Intervencion de tiempo FLOAT

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  • River City ELA Fourth Nine Weeks Anchor Texts

    8th Grade
    "Farewell to Manzanar" (Young Readers Edition) by James D. Houston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

    Farewell to Manzanar book cover

    7th Grade
    "Trash Vortex" by Danielle Smith-Llera

    Trash Vortex book cover

    6th Grade
    "Hidden Figures" (Young Readers Edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly

     Hidden Figures book cover

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  • Lost or Stolen Google Chromebook or Charger

    Please click here to fill out this form if you have misplaced your Google Chromebook or it has been stolen. 

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District Announcements

  • Spring 2021 In-Person Testing Intent Form - Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments are approaching and we want families to understand their options when it comes to testing. To review options and let us know of your intentions for the Spring SOL assessments, please visit www.rvaschools.net/sol and complete the survey by April 17, 2021.

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  • Calendar Reminders – Monday, April 5th, is the start of Spring Break, which goes through Friday, April 9th. All schools will be closed during this time. Classes will resume on Monday, April 12th.

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  • The 2021 Virtual Fine Arts Festival is Live! - Come celebrate the artistic expression of our students! Each year, RPS hosts a Fine Arts Festival to culminate Arts in Our Schools Month. This year is slightly different because it is being held virtually! Check out our student's work and join the conversation of the impact of art in our lives!

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • RPS Staff First Dose COVID-19 Vaccination - Please complete this form if you are seeking an appointment for your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. We will contact you as soon as we have information about the next vaccination event.
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  • Wellness Opportunities for RPS Staff - Don’t miss "Mindful Mondays" and "Be Well Wednesdays" with our partners at SCAN and BareSOUL! Check your RPS email account for previously sent registration links.

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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 Helpline 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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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - April 2, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Spring Break! I hope you're able to take some time for yourself this week – to rest, reflect, and recharge. I'm going to practice what I'm preaching so there won't be any RPS Direct next week. Look for the next one when we return on Monday, April 12. Thanks for your understanding! RPS Senior in the News – Check out this amazing story about Harold Aquino, senior at George Wythe High School. Harold will graduate at the top of his class with a 5.0 GPA (!) and multiple Associate Degrees. He's been accepted to his dream school, VCU, among many others. If Harold decides to attend VCU, he'll enter as a...senior! Harold, we are so proud of you! Continental Societies Donation – Many thanks to Continental Societies, Inc., Richmond, Virginia Chapter, for their donation of 5,000 children’s masks for our fall reopening.

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  • RPS Direct Update - April 1 (PM), 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Lots to cover tonight! RPS Live! Recap – I want to express my profound gratitude to the amazing panelists who joined RPS Live! yesterday in celebration of National Women’s History Month. And even though the month has come to a close, we honor and celebrate all of the extraordinary women in our lives every single day. Thank you for all that you do and all that you are! Cheryl Burke, School Board Chair Anne Holton, Former Virginia Secretary of Education Latonya Waller, Principal, Boushall Middle School Meaghan Rymer, History/Social Studies Teacher, River City Middle School Tiffany Sneed, History/Social Studies Teacher, Miles Jones Elementary School Chasity Rodriguez, RPS Hub Coordinator No Kid Hungry Grant – We're thrilled to receive a $150,000 grant from No Kid Hungry Virginia to extend our grocery delivery program to 150 of our most vulnerable families.

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