G.H. Reid Elementary School

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  • Principal Dear Families of G. H. Reid Elementary School,

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the G. H. Reid Family! As your principal, I am delighted to work with our dedicated staff and community to help provide an excellent educational experience for our students. We are committed to ensuring that your child(ren) receive the best support to learn and grow.

    My vision for G. H. Reid is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

    Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. There are numerous opportunities for parental involvement at Reid. Parents are invited to participate in our Annual Back To School Night, Family Nights, STEM Fair, Career Day, Parent Teacher Conferences, student performances, fieldtrips, celebrations, etc. Monthly G. H. Reid updates will be posted on our website as well as sent home with our students. We encourage our parents to take advantage of every opportunity to support our students by continuous communication with teachers and staff. Our partnership is so important to the success of our students.

    We thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your child. It is our goal to provide a safe and productive learning environment. I encourage you to stop in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year.

    Sincerely,

    Angela Delaney, M.Ed.
    Principal

Announcements

  • April 2, 2021

    Greetings G. H. Reid Family.

    Here are some important updates to add to your calendars:

    Monday, April 5-9, 2021 is Spring Break for students and staff. Enjoy your break and be safe!!!

    Monday, April 12, 2021----students and staff return from Spring Break; VKRP Assessments begin for Kindergarten students

    Corrections:
    There will be no mock exams as mentioned in previous parent link.
    MAP assessments for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will begin in May, not April.

    Picture Dates: (You will receive more information about pictures for all grade levels very soon. You will be required to sign up for an appointment, choose the picture package you would like, and pay on line. Please add these dates to your calendar. Once we receive the information, we will definitely share with you.)

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021---5th Grade Cap and Gown Pictures from 2:00pm-6:00pm

    Monday, April 26, 2021 and Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    Kindergarten through 4th graders will take pictures from 2:00pm-6:00pm on either day.

    Friday, April 23, 2021----Parent Teacher Conferences from 8:30am to 4:30pm

    For 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Parents:
    Please use the following link to complete a survey on your views regarding SOL Testing for the 2020/21 School Year. Your input is very important!!!

    https://survey.k12insight.com/Survey1.aspx?k=SsRPPWTsYPsPsQsP&lang=0

    As always thank you for being a supportive parent. Please enjoy Spring Break!!!!

    Principal Delaney



    2 de abril de 2021

    Saludos familia G. H. Reid.

    Estas son algunas actualizaciones importantes para agregar a tus calendarios:

    Lunes, 5-9 de abril de 2021 es vacaciones de primavera para estudiantes y personal. Disfruta de tu descanso y sé seguro!!!

    lunes, 12 de abril de 2021----students y personal regresan de las vacaciones de primavera; Comienzan evaluaciones de VKRP para estudiantes de kínder

    Correcciones:
    No habrá exámenes simulados como se mencionó en el enlace anterior de los padres.

    Las evaluaciones map para los estudiantes de 3º, 4º y 5º grado comenzarán en mayo, no en abril.

    Fechas de la imagen: (Recibirá más información sobre las imágenes para todos los niveles de grado muy pronto. Se le pedirá que se registre para una cita, elija el paquete de imagen que le gustaría y pague en línea. Por favor, agregue estas fechas a su calendario. Una vez que recibamos la información, definitivamente compartiremos con usted.)

    martes, 20 de abril de 2021---5º Grado Gorra y Vestido Fotos de 2:00pm-6:00pm

    lunes, 26 de abril de 2021 y martes 27 de abril de 2021

    Los estudiantes de kínder a 4º grado tomarán fotos de 2:00pm-6:00pm en cualquier día.

    viernes, 23 de abril de 2021----Conferencias maestras de padres de familia de 8:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m.

    Para padres de 3º, 4º y 5º grado:

    Utilice el siguiente enlace para completar una encuesta sobre sus puntos de vista con respecto a las pruebas SOL para el año escolar 2020/21. Muy importante!!!

    https://survey.k12insight.com/Survey1.aspx?k=SsRPPWTsYPsPsQsP&lang=0

    Como siempre gracias por ser un padre de apoyo. Por favor, disfrute de las vacaciones de primavera!!!!

    Director Delaney

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         G.H. Reid 2021 Teacher of the Year

    Mrs. Dargon

     

    Congratulations to our amazing Music Teacher Mrs. Danah Dargon! Thank you for representing G.H Reid E.S as our 2021 Teacher of the Year. (Click Here) to enjoy our very own talented and gifted Mrs. Dargon.

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  • 2021 RPS Virtual Tutoring Program

    RPS will offer flexible virtual tutoring options for students in grades Kindergarten-8 at no cost to RPS families! For more information (Click Here).

    ¡RPS ofrecerá opciones flexibles de tutoría virtual para estudiantes en los grados del jardín de infantes al 8  sin costo  para las familias de RPS! Para obtener más información ( haga clic aquí ).

     

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  • Javier Simmons    

    Congratulations to Javier Simmons for being selected as a grade K-5 category winner of the 2021 Virginia “Kids Safe Online Poster Contest”!!! His winning poster is now competing in the National Multi-State Cyber Security Awareness poster contest. If selected as a finalist, it can be seen in the 2022 National  "Stay Safe Online" calendar and may also be used in campaigns to raise awareness among children of all ages about internet and computer safety.   

    Awesome job, Javier! We are so proud of you and GOOD LUCK!!!!

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  • Congratulations Ms. Carter!

    Our amazing Kindergarten teacher Ms. Ragene Carter was featured on NBC 12 News for her "Acts of Kindness" (Click Here). Thank you Ms. Carter for your hardwork and dedication!

     

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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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