Chimborazo Elementary School

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    Hello Chimborazo families,

    First, I’d like to continue you to thank you in support of our virtual teaching and learning endeavors. You have been extremely supportive of our teachers, and I am thankful for this. I have seen continual progress across all grade levels, and your contributions are certainly a part of this progress. In grades K-3, we have been able to come significantly closer to completing PALS testing, and I appreciate your patience. Kindergarten will have one other small diagnostic during the middle of October, and grades 3-5 will complete Measures of Academic Progress Assessments which will scale how each student at Chimborazo compares to other students nationally in reading and math. This data is very useful as we work to support students in structuring small group instruction.

    This past month our PTA, led by new officers, conducted our first PTA meeting of the new school year. We discussed how to meet the students and teachers needs during this time, and considered events we can conduct in the coming months. I encourage you to attend and share any ideas with me or our PTA officers in the meantime to ensure we are enriching the academic experience for our students without compromising their safety or the safety of others. In this spirit, the University of Richmond's Women’s soccer team has reached out to me in respect to conducting monthly street soccer events, and although initially these will be asynchronous, our hope is to conduct monthly street soccer events that are structed outside that adhere to CDC guidelines and parameters outlined by our school board. When the end of the month approaches, I am also looking forward to Book Character Day on the 30th of October. Regardless as to whether you celebrate Halloween or not, I believe we can all agree that celebrating literacy and the characters we want our children to emulate is beneficial for our young scholars! Besides, dressing up is fun, and our kids love it!

     

    Lastly, I’d be remiss not to acknowledge the loss of our beloved Ms. Hendrick. She will and has had such a profound impact on so many of our lives and personifies the care, love, and selflessness that I strive for in my own life. There will be a sense of emptiness without her in the office and in our halls, but she will be commemorated, and a discussion with local artist, Mrs. Dinan, with administration has taken place to ensure there are lasting symbols of her contributions to remember her. Information has been shared on her viewing, which will take place this Sunday. In the meantime, I look forward to a great October as we continually reflect, refine, and show progress on multiple fronts. There are some large disparities between virtual and in person learning, however, that does not mean our high standards and expectations should waver for our students. We will continue to show resilience in the face of these challenges and the pride that being a Chimborazo Jaguar embodies.

    Respectfully,

    Mr. David T. Peck

    Principal- Chimborazo Elementary

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Announcements

  • New November Lit Limo Schedule: The Lit Limo is back!  Click here to see the new schedule. 

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  • New Master Schedule Starting 10/20: Click here to see the revised Master Schedule and here to see a breakdown of grade-level schedules.

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  • the side of the lit limo  The Lit Limo will be in the East End Monday! Every child who visits the Lit Limo will receive a book of their own, be able to participate in a read aloud, and sign up for a Richmond Public Library card.  Click here for schedules, maps and stops.

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  • Kindergarten Website is Live! Click here to check it out!

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  • Welcome Ms. Gross! We have a new Assistant Principal here at Chimborazo. Click here to learn more about her.

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  • We are constantly sharing the wonderful "happenings" and events at Chimborazo!

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District Announcements

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Update for RPS Employees - On Thursday, January 14, 2021, all RPS Staff should have received an email containing a registration link for the COVID-19 vaccine. Also please tune into a special COVID-19 edition of RPS Live! for staff on Friday, January 15 at 4:30pm on the RPS Facebook page.

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  • RPS Mobile Help Desk Temporarily Closed - Due to potential COVID-19 exposure, the Mobile Help Desk will be suspending services until January 25, 2021. For any technology needs, please contact helpdesk@rvaschools.net.

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  • RPS Family Academy - With live workshops and a virtual resource library, the Family Academy provides RPS families and advocates the opportunity to connect with each other and get engaged with our childrens' education and future. Learn more and register for upcoming sessions here.

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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 (PM) - January 22, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I have some important updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations scheduled for next week. Due to the national vaccine shortage, the Virginia Department of Health is rescheduling RPS employees who were previously registered for January 25, 26, 30, and 31. (See the FAQs below for more information.) Of note: If your appointment is on Monday, January 25, it will be moved to a new time on Friday, January 29. If your appointment is on Tuesday, January 26, it will be moved to the same time on Wednesday, February 3. If your appointment is on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (January 27, 28, or 29), there will be no changes. If your appointment is on Saturday, January 30, your appointment will be moved to the same time on Thursday, February 4. If your appointment is on Sunday, January 31, your appointment will be moved to the same time on Friday, February 5. If you were originally scheduled for next Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, or Sunday, you will receive an automated confirmation of your new appointment from “Acuity Scheduling” in the coming days. On Monday, January 25, RPS nurses will begin reaching out to everyone impacted by these changes to provide assistance. Click above to read more!

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  • RPS Direct Update - January 22, 2021

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share the following COVID-19 positive test result/s: Engagement Office - 1 staff member (last at Thomas C. Boushall Middle School on 1/14) Thomas H. Henderson Middle School - 1 staff member (last there on 1/11) Please reach out to your primary care provider if you have any concerns, or contact the Richmond City Health District (RCHD) by calling their COVID-19 hotline: (804) 205-3501. Please also continue to wear your mask, stay physically distant, and wash your hands. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. Towards that end, we will continue to work in close collaboration with RCHD to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community. If you have any questions, as always, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best, Jason

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