GWHS Faculty Don't Rush Challenge-Greek Edition
CONGRATULATIONS to the CLASS of 2020
On Friday, June 26, the faculty and staff of George Wythe High School invites the seniors of the class of 2020 to come and celebrate with your families our Drive-Up Graduation Ceremonies. This special event will require each senior/family to register for a specific time slot during our 8am to 3pm graduation celebration window. We are asking all seniors/families to register for a designated time during the week of June 15-19 on the George Wythe High School webpage.
Specific time blocks are arranged by alphabetical order of last name of the graduate:
A-Can beginning at 8am
Car-Fo beginning at 9am
Fr-Ji beginning at 10am
Jo-Po beginning at 11am
Pr-Ti beginning at 12noon
Tri-Z beginning at 1pm
Seniors will be allowed one car per graduate and their family. No second cars of family members will be allowed on school grounds. Seniors in their family car will enter the student parking lot on the Crutchfield Street and sign-in once arriving. To enter the parking lot graduates must be dressed in their caps and gowns.
The graduate, parents, and guest (limit three (3) guests and one senior per car) must remain in the car until it is time for the senior only to receive their diploma. Following the conferring of the diploma three (3) people are allowed outside the car, all must be wearing face masks to take a picture. All cars will exit through the Midlothian Turnpike side of the school.
- Blue Cap and Gown
- Black Shoes
- Black dress/Black Shirt (or black dress pant suit under your gown)
- No elaborate hairdos which might prevent caps from sitting squarely on your heads
- Blue Cap and Gown
- Black Dress Pants
- Black Shoes and Socks
- White dress shirt with collar
- Black Tie
Seniors can decorate their Caps but all decorations must be school appropriate.
Wrinkles in Gowns may be removed with a cool iron or steamed in the shower.
Again, Congratulations Class of 2020
If you have any questions please call 804-780-5037 or
Seniors!!! There is still time to purchase your cap and gown!
George Wythe Families,
We are excited to begin planning the 2020-2021 school year with you! Begin by reviewing the RPS Course Selection Letter with your child.
2020-2021 Course Selection (Click on the link below)
2020-2021 Course Request Forms (Click on the link below)
Online TutoringThe Public Consulting Group is offering free online tutorial support for senior students. They will be equipped to reach out to senior students in need of modules to fulfill graduation requirements. They will reach out to students to assist them and provide tutoring on any issues they may have as they progress on Edgenuity. The link is:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR G.W.H.S. SENIORS AND UNDERCLASSMEN ON GRADE COMPLETION, AP TESTS, AND FINAL GRADES
Seniors who were passing all their courses needed for graduation when schools were closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic do not need to complete any additional work. These students will receive their diplomas in June. Of course, we strongly encourage 12th graders to use the online platform to further their learning during this school closure. We also strongly encourage them to take the AP exam for any AP courses they are enrolled in.
Seniors who were NOT passing one or more courses needed for graduation when we closed must complete the relevant module/s on RPS@Home to receive credit.
Chromebooks will be made available to senior students who do not have internet access at home and need to complete modules online. Again, if you have a passing grade in your classes by the end of semester 1, you need to do nothing more. Your grade has been completed for the school year. Chromebooks will be distributed to seniors in need of modules to meet graduation requirements at George Wythe High School, beginning at 8:45 a.m. on April 14, 2020. Online registration for these Chromebooks must be completed prior to you receiving a Chromebook. To access the online survey, follow the following links:
Link to RPS@HOME:
Click on the “TECHNOLOGY ACCESS SURVEY” tab on the main page and follow the steps.
Please note that high school counselors will be contacting every senior to make sure they are aware of their graduation status and which modules, if any, need to be completed for graduation. Students can email school counselors if they need clarification of what classes need to be completed online to graduate. The school counselor assignments are as follows:
Last Name A-D
Dr. Z. Hines, Ed.D.
Last Name E-K
Ms. J. Connolly, M.Ed.
Last Name, L-Ri
Mrs. R. Mayes, M.Ed.
Last Name Ro-Z (Ro-Ta & Te-Z)
Mr. Aamir Cobb
Elizabeth Lahendro, LPC, PSC
9th - 11th Graders
To receive credit for the courses they were enrolled in at the time of the closure, these students need to complete one RPS@Home module for each class the student is enrolled in. (Please note that these modules will be posted to RPS@Home) The modules must be completed for a student to earn course credit.
Link to RPS@HOME:
Chromebooks for 9 - 11-grade students will be made available at a later date, to be announced. Only senior students will receive Chromebooks on April 14, 2020.
Students enrolled in AP Classes:
Students enrolled in AP courses should continue their studies and make plans to take the AP exams in May. The College Board is providing a virtual exam solution (and RPS has already paid for all AP students to take the exam so they have the opportunity to earn college credit). Resources are available on our RPS@Home website to guide students in continuing their AP coursework and exam prep. Students enrolled in AP courses will receive course credit when they take the exam. Students who do not take the exam will have an “I” on their transcript and will need to complete a learning module to earn credit.
Please review the AP.IB.DE Document at the RPS@Home Page / High School for more information.
Before Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 pm, please go to the following link to enroll to hear the head of the Advanced Placement program Trevor Packer share information about this year’s at-home AP Exams and how to help your child prepare to be successful on these important exams.
Link for Webinar for all AP Students and Parents:
December 26, 2019
As part of the CBS 6 Month of Giving, assignment manager Robert Hughes honored some hard-working head coaches from George Wythe High School in Richmond.
"There is a lot you guys do, both in the classroom and out of the classroom," Hughes told the honorees.
December 14, 2019
The TH-JAW Foundation is fashioned after the names of Richmond’s five primary high schools – Thomas Jefferson, Huguenot, John Marshall, Armstrong and George Wythe. The foundation’s mission is to help motivate and mentor student athletes at those high schools. The TH-JAW Foundation is working to enhance the lives of student athletes — male and female — across the city. Twice a year, the foundation puts on events — the City Summit for young men and the Queen City Summit for young women.
This year's Queen City Summit took place on December 14th. Check out our lady Bulldog athletes in action!
"RPS Direct" Emails from Supt. Kamras
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Please note that we have a School Board meeting this evening at 6 pm, which you can watch live on our Facebook page. The main topic tonight is our draft school reopening plans. If you can't tune in this evening – or if the discussion goes until the wee hours of the night and you don't last – don't worry! I'll make sure to provide a summary of where things are headed in my Monday RPS Direct (RPS is closed tomorrow).
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Please note that we have a School Board meeting tomorrow evening at 6 pm. You can watch it live on our Facebook page. As I shared yesterday, we'll be discussing two possible school reopening plans: Plan A A fully virtual option PLUS A hybrid option that includes 2 days of in-person instruction and 3 days of virtual instruction each week PLUS 5 days of in-person instruction each week for students with greater academic needs (e.g., certain students with IEPs and certain English Learners) Plan B A fully virtual option PLUS A fully in-person option Please note that the Board will not be voting on these plans tomorrow. They'll just be reviewing and discussing them.
Dear #RPSStrong Family, I hope you all had a restful July 4th weekend! I had the chance to do some hiking along (and in) the James River this weekend with my sons. Hands down, it was one of the best experiences we've had since moving to Richmond. To navigate the current in a particularly tricky spot, my eight-year-old grabbed my hand as the water rushed around our legs. After we both wobbled our way through, I said: "I'm not sure if I was helping you or you were helping me." To which he replied: "We were helping each other, Daddy." Indeed. Because RPS is never far from my mind, I immediately thought of the many difficult decisions we're facing about how to reopen this fall. At the end of the day, no matter what path we take, we're going to need to help each other through it.
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Since we're closed today, I wasn't planning on sending an RPS Direct, but I wanted to clarify what's happening with meal distribution on Monday, July 6. The RPS distribution will be closed, but the city's Parks and Rec meal distribution will be open (RPS will be open again on Tuesday, July 7). Please see below for locations and times of the Parks and Rec program. With great appreciation, Jason Click above to view meal schedules!
Dear #RPSStrong Family, This morning, I had the opportunity to tour the new River City Middle School on the Southside with Mayor Stoney, School Board Chair Owen, and School Board Vice Chair Burke. The school is stunning – and huge! See below for pictures of the main atrium, one of the science labs, the media center, the auditorium, the full-service kitchen, and the athletic fields. I'll admit I was borderline giddy when I walked through River City today. It's beautiful, full of all the amenities our children deserve, and primed for 21st Century learning. Our students will know that we love them very much when they walk through the doors this fall. Click above to read more!
Dear #RPSStrong Family, What a historic day in Richmond! Enormous gratitude to Mayor Stoney for taking decisive action this afternoon to remove the Stonewall Jackson statue from Monument Avenue. As the skies darkened and the rain poured, it seemed for a moment as if the Lost Cause was staging one final campaign to preserve the past. But the removal crew – and the hundreds of cheering supporters – remained. And in the end, the statue came down and the skies cleared. As I shared when we renamed J.E.B. Stuart Elementary to Barack Obama Elementary, changing names and removing statues doesn't eliminate any of the injustices encoded in our laws and policies – but these actions matter nonetheless. Click above to read more!
Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'm thrilled to announce that we've hired a new Chief Talent Officer! Sandra K. Lee is coming to us from Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) in New Mexico, which serves the Navajo Nation and the Zuni Pueblo. She officially joins us starting tomorrow. Before coming to RPS, Sandra served as the Director of Human Resources for GMCS. Among other roles, she has also served as a teacher and principal in both GMCS and the San Francisco Unified School District. Click above to read more!
Dear #RPSStrong Family, As a reminder, we have a special School Board work session this evening at 6 pm focused exclusively on our reopening plans. You can watch it live on our Facebook page and you can access all the data from the reopening surveys by clicking here. If you can't make it tonight, don't worry! I'll provide a summary in tomorrow's RPS Direct. I also want to take the opportunity this evening to acknowledge an Instagram account – BlackAtRPS – where Black staff members have shared their experiences with racism as employees of RPS. I take these accounts extremely seriously. To all who posted, thank you for courageously sharing your stories. RPS – like the rest of America – is not immune to the 400 years of racism that preceded George Floyd's murder. Those four centuries infect us all. Click above to read more!