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    Dear Jayem Family,

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone to the 2021-2022 school year!

    As we plan for a new normal with in-person instruction, our focus will still be to ensure that:

    • every child, every day is finding a way to feel connected,
    • every chiild, every day is being challenged by new learnings, and experiences,
    • and every child, every day knows they have a champion they can turn to.

    All of us here in the "Jayem" family have been diligently preparing for the return of our Justices, and we are looking forward to another year of excellence.  Our dedicated educators have been engaged in professional learning opportunities to keep their teaching skills honed, and our committed custodians have been meticulously cleaning and disinfecting our building.  While we know this school year will be different from previous ones, it will not dampen our dedication to providing an "A" rated education to our scholars! Here are three important updates as we prepare to begin the year:

    1.  Return to School:  Students are scheduled to begin the 2021-2022 school year on September 8th.  The high school schedule was recently changed to 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The school will be open for students to enter at 8:30 a.m.  All students must wear a mask daily. 

    2. Student Orientation:  This year our student orientation will be virtual.  Please join us on our Facebook Live at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2nd.  This orientation will introduce students to the Administration and Staff while also providing a tour of the building.  We will also be available to answer any questions and give you updates on our Health and Safety Plan for in-person learning.

    3.  Apply for AVID:  Freshman students will have the opportunity to apply for the AVID program which will be new to John Marshall this year.  The AVID elective, designed to prepare students for college and career readiness and success, will be offered to most ninth graders during the school day.  Those who submit the AVID application will be considered for the four year program.  The application is available online in the Class of 20225 Google Classroom. 

    Please visit the School Information tab on this webpage for the RPS Reopening with Love 2.0 Plan, and other pertinent information.

    Communication between home and school is critical, especially during a time when circumstances can change overnight.  I will provide information to parents via text, email, parent links, the campus webpage, Instagram (@JM_ Justices), Facebook (John Marshall High School) and Twitter (@JM_Justices) so please ensure your information is updated on Aspen.  If you need help updating this information, you can email the campus registrar, Ms. Ola Kennedy at, and she will assist you.  Here are some other important contacts that will help support you:

    If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact our main office at 804-780-6052.

    This school year will be a new journey for all of us, but please know that I am committed to keeping all stakeholders healthy and safe while we navigate through these unchartered waters together.  I look forward to another great year with you and your child!



    Principal Monica Murray



Division Announcements

  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS has reopened the parent interest survey for free Extended Day for the 2021-22 school year. Please complete this survey for each student interested.

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  • 2021-22 Bus Stops - Click here to see your school bus route for this year. This information may be updated to accommodate changing needs so please be on the lookout for Remind messages informing you of updates.

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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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  • Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 - Click here to view the updated RPS Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction. 

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  • Employee Vaccine Mandate - RPS employees, please be reminded that we now have a vaccine mandate requiring proof of full vaccination by October 1, 2021. Click here to learn more.

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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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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 17, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Tonight's updates: Mask Reminders – Parents and caregivers, please be sure students have their masks on when approaching and boarding the school bus. This helps ensure a safe and speedy boarding process. Please also make sure to send your students with a mask that fits their face. Adult size masks are not appropriate for small children, as they do not fit tightly (see CDC graphic below). If you need pediatric masks, your school can provide them. Thank you for helping keep RPS safe! COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate – RPS employees, please be reminded that you have until October 1 to submit full proof of vaccination or obtain a religious/medical exemption. Though I pray it doesn't come to this, please understand that any employee who does not meet the requirements of the mandate will face progressive discipline, including loss of employment.

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 15, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, While we've been overjoyed to return to school despite COVID, we've also been heartbroken by another pandemic that plagues our community – gun violence. I'm devastated to share that, in the past 48 hours, five RPS students have been shot. We've also lost two students to other causes (unrelated to gun violence or COVID). These tragic events remind us of the grief and trauma that so many RPS students, families, and staff face daily. The RPS family is hurting tonight. Let us all pause this evening to check on one another, support one another, and extend grace and love to one another.

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