Chimborazo Elementary School

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    Hello Chimborazo families,

    My name is Mr. Peck, and I am currently serving my fifth year as principal at Chimborazo Elementary after serving as assistant principal for 3 years at Mary Williams Elementary in Prince William County. During my tenure as administrator, both schools have provided me with an opportunity to see leadership from multiple lenses and have enabled me to serve students and stakeholders of varying needs. Having worked in schools and school districts that are embedded in economically and culturally diverse communities, I have a greater understanding of the complexities and nuances that can help a school thrive or can inhibit progress. During my time as an administrator, my beliefs and knowledge base has evolved to understand that as an instructional leader, I must be competent and be an individual that others strive to emulate. I must be innovative and ensure that teachers are equipped with the pedagogy and research based strategies to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Given we are now teaching and learning virtually, these skills are even more prevalent than ever before. I am courageous and not afraid to take reasonable risks for the betterment of the students and staff I serve. I value communication and the importance of community involvement. I ensure I listen to the needs of the faculty and staff because teachers are the conduit through which many students are reached. As an effective administrator, I maintain a clear understanding of the people that work for me; develop their strengths, and work to solidify their weaknesses. I am able to make swift decisions when necessary and base them not only on research but on what is best for the holistic needs of our school and stakeholders. I am mindful of the impact I have in preparing students for a world that relies heavily on technology and in equipping students with the tools to be able to implement technology in their lives. Although leadership is vague and often situational, Peter Drucker once wrote that leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, and the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. I am mindful of these attributes in my own leadership journey.

    Prior to becoming an assistant principal, I taught for six years in Chesterfield County Schools, and spent six years in the United States Navy working on one of the world's most sophisticated radar systems. I was honorably discharged from the military in 2004 and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement medal. Additionally, I was named my command's Junior Sailor of the Year. I am blessed and thankful to be able to transfer my industrious work ethic and desire to Chimborazo where my breadth of influence directly impacts the students and teachers I work for.

    I have always worked arduously on my goals and ambitions. I am intrinsically motivated and enjoy challenges. I value the ability to influence belief systems and learn from those that do not have the same belief system I embody. In my professional and academic endeavors, I will continue to increase my breadth of knowledge and take advantage of opportunities to expand my leadership skills for the betterment of all of our students, staff, and families at Chimborazo. Author and Naval Academy graduate, Dennis Waitley once wrote, “The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.”  I will continually set the bar high for myself and our students and will work to meet the goals I have set for myself and for our children. We are four houses but one family and collectively we can aspire to amazing thing!

    Respectfully,

    David T. Peck

     

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Announcements

  • 2021-22 School Supply Lists - Click here to see the 2021-22 Chimborazo School Supply List for each grade!

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  • New Lit Limo Schedule! Daylight savings time has given us more light in the evenings to hand out books.  Click here for the new schedule.  Come on out and get books!

     a schedule of stops for the lit limo

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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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Division Announcements

  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS has reopened the parent interest survey for free Extended Day for the 2021-22 school year. Please complete this survey for each student interested.

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  • 2021-22 Bus Stops - Click here to see your school bus route for this year. This information may be updated to accommodate changing needs so please be on the lookout for Remind messages informing you of updates.

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 - Click here to view the updated RPS Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction. 

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  • Employee Vaccine Mandate - RPS employees, please be reminded that we now have a vaccine mandate requiring proof of full vaccination by October 1, 2021. Click here to learn more.

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

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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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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 20, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month – We're honored to celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15. Join our monthlong celebration via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and be sure to use the hashtag #SomosRPS (#WeAreRPS)!

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 17, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Tonight's updates: Mask Reminders – Parents and caregivers, please be sure students have their masks on when approaching and boarding the school bus. This helps ensure a safe and speedy boarding process. Please also make sure to send your students with a mask that fits their face. Adult size masks are not appropriate for small children, as they do not fit tightly (see CDC graphic below). If you need pediatric masks, your school can provide them. Thank you for helping keep RPS safe! COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate – RPS employees, please be reminded that you have until October 1 to submit full proof of vaccination or obtain a religious/medical exemption. Though I pray it doesn't come to this, please understand that any employee who does not meet the requirements of the mandate will face progressive discipline, including loss of employment.

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