Dear Miles Jones Families,
As we continue into this virtual year of teaching and learning, We will continue to build upon and refine our proven foundation of good work, honored traditions, and continued excellence in education. We will continue to:
Embrace New Opportunities. ……Unlock Potential… Continue To Inspire Excellence.
We ask that you continue to guide and support your child’s virtual learning by ensuring that he/she:
Attends school daily and log in on time, which is 9:15 AM, ready for the day’s learning experience
- Completes assignments given by teachers
- Read daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
- Shares virtual school experiences with you
- Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
- Knows that you expect him/her to succeed during our virtual learning semester
During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of Miles Jones with the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be world-class leaders. As Principal, my virtual office hours are from 8:00-4:30 PM Monday-Friday. Please feel free to schedule an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this an outstanding year.
The school instructional hours for K-2 students are 9:15-1:30 and students in grades 3-5 are 9:15-2:00. Be mindful that your student may have FLOAT or other activities after the end of the class' instructional day. Please check with your child's teacher to learn more.
Mrs. Sonya Shaw, Principal
Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helplne at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.
"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Don't forget to tune in at 6 pm tonight on the RPS Facebook page for our Civic Voices Town Hall about retaining, developing, and recruiting male teachers of color. Please note that RPS Live! will return next Wednesday at 7 pm. Switching gears, we're looking for volunteers to help distribute Winter Break meal packs from Tuesday, December 15, through Thursday, December 17. If you can help, please sign up here. Thank you! Finally, in case you missed them, check out these two articles about our 2020 REB Winners and the Richmond Alternative School Turkey Giveaway. Thanks to Kenya Hunter from the RTD for covering these stories!
Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share that one staff member and five students have tested positive for COVID-19: Huguenot High School – 2 students (not physically present this academic year) J.B. Fisher Elementary School – 1 staff member (last there on 11-20) J.H. Blackwell Elementary School – 1 student (not physically present this academic year) J.L. Francis Elementary School – 2 students (both were at a distribution event on 11-18) Please reach out to your primary care provider if you have any concerns, or contact the Richmond City Health District (RCHD) by calling their COVID-19 hotline: (804) 205-3501. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We will continue to work in close collaboration with RCHD to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community.