Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary School

Home of the Redd Lions

Principal's Message

  • Principal Wharton Carey

    Welcome to ED Redd Elementary School, home of the Redd Lions! Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our school community, including our amazing students, our loving staff, our supporting families and partners, and our exciting programs. 

    As your principal, I am honored to lead our school community to help provide an exciting and rigorous educational experience for our students. Our team is committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible support to learn and grow. 

    Our theme this year is our mission: to create students who can dream! We have high expectations of all our students and this year we will be focused on student achievement and development of good character.  

    Our skilled and devoted staff are committed to making a difference. They want to have a positive impact on your child and above all, they want to provide them with an engaging and joyful learning experience that supports them in becoming independent learners.  Our teachers are always working to get better at what they do through personal self-development and participation in a wide variety of professional development activities. They model life-long learning for our students and never settle for anything less than their best! Thank you  to our incredible staff for their amazing professionalism and incredible energy and their commitment to our students.

    Great schools always come back to the relationship between the child and the teacher. Be sure and find ways to engage yourself in school life – your child will notice and respond. There are numerous opportunities for parental involvement. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. May we all be present for the joy of learning, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the comfort that comes from belonging to a community. 

    To my students, staff, families, and community; I am so honored to be your servant leader. Thank you for the opportunity to work with such an amazing school community. 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.

    If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me via at swharton@rvaschools.net or 804.780.5061.

    Yours in service,

    Dr. Sherry Wharton-Carey, Principal

    ED Redd Elementary School

Announcements

District Announcements

  • Student Device Collection - All RPS technology devices, including Chromebooks, hotspots, tablets, and laptops will be collected after the last day of school (June 17, 2021) with the exception of those attending summer school. Click here to learn more. 

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  • Family Engagement Survey - Please complete this short and confidential Family Engagement Survey one time for each of your students enrolled in RPS! This information will help as we prepare to reopen in the fall and continue to improve as a school system.

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  • Meal Distribution Changes - Beginning Monday, June 7, 2021, RPS meal distribution bus stops will run on a reduced schedule and school-based distribution will be extended. Click here to learn more!

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  • Student & Family Community Conversations - We are excited to host our second round of Student & Family Community Conversations happening in June! Click here to learn more and register for these engaging and informative discussions. 

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  • Graduation 2021 - RPS will hold in-person graduation ceremonies at the Diamond!  Click here to view the schedule.

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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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  • Update to RPS Last Day of School - RPS will be closed on Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth, and the last day of school for teachers and students will be Thursday, June 17, which will be a 2-hour early release day.

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  • RPS 2021 Summer Programs - RPS is offering a variety of free summer programs for RPS students, the deadline for High School summer school registration is June 23rd at 12:00pm. Click here to learn more and register.

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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 11am-4pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is authorized for individuals age 18 and older. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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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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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - June 10 (PM), 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: RPS Live! Recap – A huge thank you to our 2021 Valedictorians for sharing their experiences and wisdom on RPS Live! yesterday. If you missed this episode, I strongly encourage you to check it out. It'll put a huge smile on your face and give you enormous hope for the future!Fall Reopening Community Conversations – The next round of our Regional Community Conversations begins this Sunday with our North Side community! We'll have doctors from the Children's Hospital of Richmond as well as some of our student leaders to discuss fall reopening. Check out the flyers below or visit www.rvaschools.net/conversations for meeting times and login information.

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  • RPS Direct Update - June 10, 2021

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share the following COVID-19 positive test result/s: Linwood Holton Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Please reach out to your primary care provider if you have any concerns, or contact the Richmond City Health District (RCHD) by calling their COVID-19 hotline: (804) 205-3501. Please also continue to wear your mask and stay physically distant if you are not vaccinated, and wash your hands.

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