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Principal's Message

  • Principal Murray Jayem Family,


    Welcome to the last marking period of the 2020 - 2021 school year.  Wow, what a year! I am so proud of the work that our teachers, students and families have done in this virtual world! As we begin to bring this year to a close here are some things that I need to bring to the forefront. 

    First, I'm so proud to announce that together with our School Board Representative, Kenya Gibson, and their families, we have dedicated and renamed the Football Stadium after Coach Louis "Lou" Anderson and Gym after Coach Frank Threatts, Jr.  Please look for the unveiling of these spaces soon.  

    Second, it's testing season.  We will begin all EOC testing on May 1, 2021.  Parents, due to graduation requirements, EOC testing for High School Students is required.  While we understand that families may not be comfortable with the in-person test, there is the option to defer testing until next school year.  All students MUST register through the testing survey ( See the testing schedules below.  All EOC (SOL) tests will be offered in person.  Transportation will be provided.  Walk ins are NOT PERMITTED.  For more information contact your student's teacher and/or counselor.

    • April 24:  Workkeys Writing/Reading (Seniors Only)
    • May 1:  11 EOC Writing (Multiple Choice & Writing Sample)
    • May 8:  11 EOC Reading
    • May 15:  Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science
    • May 22:  Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
    • June 5:  Make-Up Testing/Expedited Retakes/EOC Writing Pt 2

    All AP Testing will be virtual.  Here are those testing dates.

    Fall 2020 - Semester One Courses

    May 18 (12pm):  AP Literature (Kitchen)

    May 18 (4pm):  Computer Science (Kelley & Freeman)

    May 19 (12pm): US History (Waltman-King)

    May 19 (12pm):  European History (Brittan)

    May 20 (12pm):  Government (Coleman)

    May 20 (11:59pm):  AP Art (Field) Submissions due to the online portal

    May 27 (12pm):  AP Biology (Chavis)

    May 27 (4pm): AP Environmental Science (Kern)

    June 9 (12pm):  AP Calculus (M. Williams)

    June 10 (4pm):  AP Stats (Loudermilk)

    Spring 2021 - Semester Two Courses

    May 21 (12pm):  AP Music Theory Live, In-Person Testing (Reynolds)

    June 7 (12pm):  English Language (Bailey-McRae)

    June 11 (12pm):  AP Biology (Chavis)

    June 11 (4pm):  Environmental Science (Kern)

    Thirdly, we are excited to announce we will celebrate the John Marshall Class of 2021 with two events:

    • Virtual Graduation will be held on June 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on the Richmond Public Schools Facebook Page.
    • In-person Diploma pick up will be held at the school on June 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Each family will have an appointment to complete their final Justice Walk and receive both their diploma and awards.

    Lastly, please tune in to next month's Tap In Thursday as we introduce Reopening Plans for the 2021-2022 school year.  Join us on our Facebook Live  (@Jayem4225/live).  Finally, the last day of school will be June 18, 2021.

    Let's finish strong and continue to Exceed Expectations with Excellence!


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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  • 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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