Bellevue Elementary School

The Castle on The Hill

Principal's Message

  • Principal

    The Bellevue Elementary School community has made great strides during this virtual school year. This has been an opportunity to utilize technology and lead our students and staff with tools for 21st century learning. At Bellevue, we are committed to making each day memorable and meaningful, and we believe when staff, parents and our school community work together, all of our Bellevue Dragons will benefit.

    At Bellevue Elementary School we recognize and promote the uniqueness of each individual child. Since each of our students has different strengths and needs, we promote a challenging atmosphere for learning through an integrated curriculum. Bellevue Elementary School is committed to excellence in educating and preparing students for their future contributions to society.  One way our vision is communicated to students is through the internalization of our school affirmation:

     

    I am Mindfully Me.

    Being Mindfully Me means…

    No one else can be who I can be.

    I matter; I’m unique;

    I am kind whenever I speak.

    I am helpful and it shows

    I practice self-control

    I stay focused, can’t you see

    I am delightfully, Mindfully Me!

     

    Bellevue is a community school and we practice the traits of “Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Trust and Family.” Help us to make the rest of this school year a successful one! If I can assist you in any way, if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me at vhines@rvaschools.net or 804-780-4417.

    Yours in service,

    Principal V. Tanaia Hines

     

Announcements

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - June 22, 2021

    Correction* Another fabulous graduation is in the books – congratulations to the Armstrong HS Class of 2021! Many thanks to Principal Bell and his team for running a beautiful ceremony this morning (before the rain :). We'll be closing things out tomorrow with George Wythe, Franklin Military Academy*, Richmond Community, and Thomas Jefferson. See you there! Tonight's Updates: Lit Limo – Can you believe the Lit Limo connected with over 12,000 RPS students this year? Take note of the schedule below the shout-outs so we can keep everyone reading this summer! VUU Youth Entrepreneurship Summit – RPS 11th and 12th graders, Virginia Union University is holding an entrepreneurship summit on June 24-25 just for you! Check out the flyer below and sign up here.

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  • RPS Direct Update - June 21, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, My apologies for coming to you later than usual tonight – we just wrapped up John Marshall's graduation ceremony at The Diamond! That was our third one of the day: this morning was Huguenot HS and this afternoon was Open HS. All three were all absolutely fantastic (see below for some pix of our valedictorians). Big shout out to Principal Gilstrap, Principal Carleton, Principal Murray, and our Chief Schools Officer, Harry Hughes, for planning and executing beautiful ceremonies! And, of course, congratulations to our amazing, pandemic-defying graduates.

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Division Announcements

  • High School Summer School Bus Stops - The 2021 Summer School session for High School students begins Monday, June 28th. Click here to find a bus stop nearest you.

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  • Armstong and Richmond Community Graduation Changes - Please be aware that the Armstrong High School graduation ceremony has been moved up 1 hour tomorrow (June 22) to 8:00am and the Richmond Community graduation has been moved to Wednesday (June 23) at 1:00pm. Click here for more information.

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  • New Summer Meal Distribution - We are excited to share a variety of free meal pick-up options for our families beginning Monday, June 21st through the summer! Click here to find a site nearest you and to see an interactive map of sites!

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  • Student Device Collection - All RPS technology devices, including Chromebooks, hotspots, tablets, and laptops should be returned to schools with the exception of those attending summer school. Click here to learn more. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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