Fairfield Court Elementary School

A "Community of Caring" School

Principal's Message

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    Dear Fairfield Court Elementary Families,

    My name is Angela Wright and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new interim principal of Fairfield Court Elementary School. These are unprecedented times and with COVID-19 we know things will look different this year for students coming to school.

    Over the past 25 years, I have worked as a teacher and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. We, as a school team, will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.

    Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together. As the old African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at Fairfield Court Elementary, virtually. And of course I will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day. My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy and safe, so they may learn as much as they can be without being in the school house.

    Our counselor and social worker will be teaching the 2nd Step Program, which focuses on the emotional, social and academic aspects of the child. This has been my philosophy since I began my career teaching with in 1994. I also facilitated professional development and parent workshops. I then worked in Caroline County for twelve years as a teacher and administrator, continuing to reach and teach student leaders on the middle school level. My last three years have been at John B. Cary Elementary in Richmond, Virginia, before transitioning to Fairfield Court Elementary. But my greatest achievement comes not professionally, but personally, as I am the mother of two grown sons, Joshua and Caleb, who have carved their own path in the world as young black men. People often say I treat all children in my school as if they were my own. Please know I will work tirelessly to ensure all your children have the best possible experiences while at Fairfield Court Elementary. Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. 

    There are some upcoming dates that we want to make sure you are aware of to ensure all students at Fairfield will be successful!

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     Here are the 3 W's to reduce the risk of COVID-19

    Wear a Mask

     

    Wash Your Hands

     

    Watch Your Distance!

     

     

     

    Stay Coviid19 safe

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     New School Immunizations RequiredImmunizations

     

     

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    RPS Summer Learning Olympics

     

    In Person Summer School for RPS Students

     

    Kindergarten - Fifth Grade Dates: Monday, July 12 - Friday, August 13, 2021

     

    Monday - Thursdays are In Person

     

    Friday is ALL VIRTUAL

     

    FAIRFIELD COURT STUDENTS WILL ATTEND  CHIMBORAZO ELEMENTARY SHOOL FOR SUMMER LEARNING

     

    This program is FREE for RPS students.  

    CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO TUTORIAL OF HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE 2021 SUMMER LEARNING OLYMPICS

     

     

     

     

     

     

    FAVORITE THINGS

  • Virtual Elementary Grading

    Based on feedback from teachers, principals, and families about the challenges associated with assigning letter grades at the elementary level during virtual instruction, the Administration recommends that we suspend Policy 5-6.2 Pupil Evaluation and Grading) as it pertains to elementary grades, and instead adopt the following approach during virtual instruction:

    E Exemplary: The student demonstrates the skill at an advanced level; the student's performance exceeds standards/expectations; the student consistently produces outstanding work.

     

    S Satisfactory: The student consistently demonstrates the skill at an expected level for their grade; the student's performance meets standards/expectations; the student consistently produces quality work.

     

    N Needs Improvement: The student is inconsistent in demonstrating the skill and needs continued support; the student's performance is approaching standards/expectations.

     

    U Unsatisfactory Progress: The student rarely demonstrates the skill and needs continued support; the student's performance is below standards/expectations for their grade.  

  • Preschool and Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year is NOW OPEN

    CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

     

    RPS Preschool offers full-day, high-quality early childhood education to eligible 3 and 4 year old children living in the City of Richmond.

     

    Please upload pictures of child's original birth certificate, proof of income and two proofs of address to your application.  An up to date immunization record and physical (performed within the 12 months prior to the date of entrance) will be required for students to start school.

     

    Families of children with special needs are encouraged to apply.

     

    If you need assistance with preschool enrollment, send an email to preschool@rvaschools.net 

     

    For assistance in English call (804) 254-6181.

     

    Para asistencia en Espanol llama al (804) 254-6180.

     

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Division Announcements

  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS, in partnership with the City of Richmond, will be providing FREE extended day programming for the 2021-22 school year! This programming will be available for all Preschool-5th grade students and includes academic support and enrichment. Please complete this survey for each student interested by August 11th.

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  • RPS SummerFest - You are invited to RPS SummerFest! Join us for food, fun, and fellowship as we prepare to Reopen With Love 2.0! Click here to learn more. We can't wait to see you at #RPSSummerFest!

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  • Reopen With Love 2.0 FAQ - We have gathered the most asked questions from our Regional Community Conversations and have the answers available for you in one place. Click here to check it out!

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  • 2021-22 Required School Immunizations - As of July 1, Virginia has mandated new vaccinations (unrelated to COVID-19) for any child attending school or daycare in the state. These are in addition to current vaccination requirements. Click here for more information or visit www.rchd.com.

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  • K-12 Summer School Bus Stops - Click here to view the bus stops for the 2021 Summer School session for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

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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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  • 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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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 3pm - 6pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so anyone 12+ can attend. 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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Virtual Background

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Class DOJO

  • Stay Connected on Class Dojo!!!

     

    Fairfield Court Elementary School encourages positive skills, like perseverance and teamwork, with Class Dojo.  We'll also rely on it to communicate with one another: instantly sharing messages, updates, events,  videos and pictures.  It's simple, secure and gives parents a window into their child's school day!  We encourage all families to sign up for a parent account on Class Dojo! You can use it on any device: it's a simple, free, mobile app for iOS and Android, and can also be accessed from your computer at classdojo.com.

     

Technology Support

  • #ReopenWithLove #ReopenWIthLove

  • RPS will offer virtual tutoring at NO COST to all K-8 students.  Flexible times in the evening will allow families to schedule sessions.  This flyer gives more information.  

Calendar

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - July 22, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Summer Fest– Our first Summer Fest event is this Saturday, July 24! We can’t wait to see our students, families, and staff at MLK Jr. Middle School from 11 am - 3 pm. Please see the flyers below for all the details. Free Extended Day Program for Next Year – In partnership with the City of Richmond, RPS will be providing FREE extended day programming – including enrichment and academic support – to any preschool-5th grade families who wish to participate next year. Snacks and transportation will be included. If you're interested, please complete this survey by August 11.

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 21, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Mask Guidance – Despite today's announcement from the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education allowing for more leniency with mask-wearing in middle and high schools, at RPS, we will be maintaining our 100% mask-wearing policy for all students, staff, and visitors. We feel this is the safest course of action, particularly with the surging delta variant.

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