You can still enroll for the 20-21 school year!Tardy? No Biggie! YES, YOU CAN STILL ENROLL.Is your little scholar 3 or 4 years old?Do you know any 3 or 4 year olds?Are you looking for an engaging home learning experience?We still have room left in our free virtual kindergarten preparatory program for the 2020-2021 school year.To register today for Virtual PreK go to rvaschools.net/enroll.
New Eligibility for EducatorsChildren of Educators Eligibility (for this year only!)
If you need assistance with preschool enrollment, send an email to email@example.com. For more information, see "Enrollment".
- Preschool-aged children whose parents/guardians are Richmond City residents and public school educators (i.e. live in Richmond but teach in another public school in a different county), are now considered eligible to enroll in RPS Preschool!
- Preschool-aged children whose parents/guardians are RPS staff (but not necessarily Richmond City residents are now considered eligible to enroll in RPS Preschool! (Note: Children will be enrolled in a preK classroom or preschool center based on available space).
"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras
Dear #RPSStrong Family, I am heartbroken to share – yet again – that we have lost another student to gun violence. I no longer have the words to convey the sadness and anger I feel in the face of these senseless tragedies. So I'm going to channel my energy tonight into a plea for action. If you, or someone you know, is in trouble, please reach out for help: Mental Health – Call the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority crisis line at (804) 819-4100. Domestic Violence – Call the Safe Harbor crisis line at (804) 612-6126. Child Abuse – Call the Virginia Child Protective Services crisis line at (800) 552-7096. Suicide – Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. Let's also fight the darkness of this tragedy with light. Please flood my inbox with shout-outs tonight so that tomorrow's RPS Direct – my last before Thanksgiving – turns into one long love letter to our teachers, support staff, families, and partners. With great appreciation, Jason
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Just a few reminders tonight: All RPS schools and offices will be closed next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for Thanksgiving. Please note that we'll be providing double meals next Monday and Tuesday. For more information, please go to www.rvaschools.net/meals. Our surveys about the second semester are still open. If you haven't had a chance to weigh in, please do so using the following links: Family Survey in English, Encuesta de Familias en Español, and Staff Survey. As of 5 pm today, we're up to 2,447 staff responses and 4,913 family responses (English and Spanish). Don't forget that the deadline to apply for out-of-zone schools and specialty schools is December 1 at 4:30 pm. To learn about the different programs at our schools, check out our Virtual School Tour. The Lit Limo will be very busy tomorrow. We hope to see you! (Westover Hills Elementary School, 9 am; Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary School, 9:30 am; Miles J. Jones Elementary School, 10 am; G.H. Reid Elementary School, 10:30 am; J.L. Francis Elementary School, 11 am; Cardinal Elementary School, 11:30 am; Swansboro Elementary School, 12 pm; J.H. Blackwell Elementary School, 12:30 pm) To close out your week, please take a couple of minutes to watch this wonderful video of Bellevue Elementary School students singing "America the Beautiful" in honor of Veterans Day. Go, Dragons! With great appreciation, Jason