Students Do Not Report
Friday, January 14:
Professional Development for RPS Staff
Monday, January 17:
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
MAP Testing Schedule
Tuesday, January 21 & Wednesday, January 22:
6th & 8th Grade Reading
Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January 24:
7th Grade Reading & 8th Grade Science
Monday, January 27 & Tuesday, January 28:
6th & 8th Grade Math
Wednesday, January 29 & Thursday, January 30:
7th Grade Math
Thursday, January 30 & Friday, January 31:
7th Grade Science
*Students will take the Assessment during that specific class period.*
SPECIALTY HIGH SCHOOL & OPEN ENROLLMENT
Tuesday, January 14th
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn about Open Enrollement.
Learn about RVA specialty schools.
Learn about application requirements and how to do the online applications.
Technical assistance will be given.
WIDA Parent Informational Meeting:
Parents of ELL students are invited to attend this meeting on Tuesday, January 14th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Dinner will be provided.
Dear RPS Family, I’m reaching out to share an important change in our school calendar: RPS will be CLOSED on Monday, January 27. Please allow me to explain. On that day, the Virginia Education Association (VEA) is hosting a “Fund Our Future” rally at the State Capitol to advocate for increased school funding. Based on data we collected last week, it appears that nearly 700 (about a third) of our teachers will be taking personal leave to participate in the VEA rally. We are proud that so many of our educators will be turning out to advocate for RPS and all of Virginia’s public schools. Unfortunately, however, it is simply not possible to secure enough substitutes for this many classrooms. As a result, non-participating teachers would face unreasonable class sizes that would make meaningful instruction nearly impossible and potentially create significant safety concerns. Given this – and after conferring with the School Board – I have decided to close RPS on Monday, January 27. Click the link above to read the rest of this letter.
Richmond Public Schools (RPS) is set to receive four electric school buses as part of Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric school bus deployment. Earlier this school year, RPS applied for the first phase of Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric school bus initiative. This initial phase aims to have 50 buses fully operational within their service territory by the end of 2020.
Seven Richmond Public School teachers were recently honored with the prestigious R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
“While the focus is on the safety of our students and families, we are also very intentional about creating safe and loving school environments through this pilot,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “Each crossing guard from the program works at that school, so they are already familiar with the school community, which empowers them to continue to build on their relationships with students and families.”
"Our parents are experts on their children. We believe that parents and teachers are co-educators, each just as important as the other,” said Dr. Shadae Harris, RPS Chief Engagement Officer. “All families have the ability to assist their child in their academic success and high impact family engagement strategies, such as home visits, can happen in everyone's home.”
“In alignment with Dreams4RPS, this training is a significant step for our division in ensuring that our teachers, support staff, and administrators have the skills necessary to effectively and compassionately serve all of our students who may have been impacted by trauma,” said Harry Hughes, RPS Chief of Schools. “Through a thorough understanding of trauma-responsive practices, coupled with our deep care and commitment to our students, we can work together to minimize the impact that this stress has on their lives so that they can focus their minds on learning.”