Richmond Alternative School

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Principal's Message


    August 30, 2021

    Greetings Parents, 

    We’d like to WELCOME you to an exciting school year. I know you are eager to have your child return in person after being out of school for over 18months! While attending virtual school since March 13th your child participated in a variety of sessions with each of their teachers.

    Our THEME this year is:




    We are excited to welcome each student back to in-person learning September 8th. Below you will find a few updates as it relates to our RPS/RAS Re-Opening. 

    Our school schedule is 8:15am -3:15pm ( School doors open for students at/around 7:45)

    • Transportation as years past will be provided. You will receive a call regarding your child’s pickup and drop-off time and location. Please be on the lookout
    • Spartan Academy students are expected to be in FULL UNIFORM September 8th the uniform this year as the same: Black Polo/Khaki Pants
    • School supplies will be provided by Richmond Alternative School (No need to purchase supplies)
    • School breakfast and lunch will be provided to each student at NO cost daily.

    Richmond Public Schools has developed a detailed plan to address any matters relating to COVID-19. Richmond Alternative School will follow all RPS/CDC guidelines to ensure student/staff safety.

    *Students, Faculty and Staff are expected to wear a mask in doors at all times (accept when eating and drinking)

    *Classrooms, Common areas, Restrooms and Cafeteria will be whipped down consistently throughout the day. 

    *Hand sanitizers are strategically placed throughout the campus for use.

    *Our school nurse will be present to address any illness concerns students may have.

    As we approach the opening of school if your address or phone number has changed please give us a call at the numbers listed above.

    On September 4th RAS will be hosting a COMMUNITY COOKOUT from 11am -2pm on our campus. Please stop by we plan to distribute:

    *Student Schedules

    * PPE Book bags for students

    * Parents will receive a free Loads of Love Washing Voucher (to wash at our school laundry facility)

    *Adult GED Program will have information

    This will be an exciting time to come be a part of the great things taking place at RAS.  In closing if you have any questions please scan the QR code below and send us your questions.

    In closing we’re looking forward to an exciting school year! As well as the opportunity to reconnect with each one of you. Our doors are always open feel free to stop by.


    Principal Trotter                                                                    

    Ex. Director Martin

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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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