Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

Keeping The Dream Alive!

Principal Dabney

  • Principal Inez Dabney

    Hello, students, parents, guardians and stakeholders,

     As we continue to maneuver the ups and downs of virtual learning, I am so proud of the way our students and staff have met this challenge head on. If we are nothing else at MLK, we are resilient as a school community.

     Parents/guardians, please continue to encourage your child(ren) to be fully engaged in each classroom. We would love for each student to be on camera daily, however, this is an option for students. Our teachers continue to provide engaging and rigorous instruction to prepare of students for high school and higher education. I am truly amazed by the assignment and activities that our teachers have created in the virtual setting. The A.T.O.M. STEM Academy will be installing the SMART Lab by January 2021. This will allow the expansion of the STEM Program even further.

     Educating our students is a collaborative effort between students, parent/guardians, teachers, and the community. Just as the African proverb states, It takes a village to raise a child.

     As a school will we continue to support our students, academically, mentally and socially.  Students participate in Community Circles and mindfulness moments daily. This is one way for students to keep connected to their teachers and classmates. The new schedule offers a flex –time, where students will be able to receive additional support from 3:30 -4:30 pm, Monday –Tuesday and Thursday – Friday.  If any student needs support in any of these areas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email or contact the school.

     

    Until we return to the building, the staff and our community partners are here to assist our students as needed.

     

    Thank you for supporting MLK, home of the Mighty Titans!

     

    Sincerely, Principal Dabney

     

Announcements

  • Principal's Corner

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    Link for 05/22/21:Click Here

    Link for 05/27/21:Click Here

    Link for 05/29/21:Click Here

     

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  • New Student Registration

    New Student Enrollment will be conducted at MLK every Tuesday and Thursday (appointment only) between 10am-12pm. Parents are  encouraged to call the school to set-up an appointment.

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    SOLs – SOLs are occurring this year, and if you choose to have your children participate, per the VDOE, they must do so in person. Please complete this survey to let your school know if you would like your children to test. To access the survey link, please use this web address: https://survey.k12insight.com/Survey1.aspx?k=SsRPPWTsYPsPsPsP&lang=0.

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    Preschool and Kindergarten Registration – This is just a reminder that we're currently registering students for PreK/K for the next fall. PreK is open to children who will be 3 or 4 by September 30, and kindergarten is open to children who will be 5 by September 30. Parents, let's set our babies up for long-term academic success by building a solid educational foundation by registering them for preschool and kindergarten. For a complete list of eligibility and documentation requirements and enroll your child, please visit our website at rvaschools.net/enroll.

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    Spring In-Person Testing Parent Intent Survey

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    Rising 6th Grade Course Selection (Click Here)

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    Is your child interesed in attending college? Not sure where to start looking? Or how to begin the process? Well the answer is here! Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. For more information click here to the view the flyer!

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    Tutoring – Just a quick reminder that we're offering FREE virtual tutoring in reading and math for students in grades K-8. Use this link, for additional information: https://www.rvaschools.net/Page/8256

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    Attention parents, if you have a scholar(s) who has been patiently waiting to exchange their tablet for a Chromebook or they need to receive their  new ELA or  math materials the wait is over.  Every Wednesday, the "Swap Out" session at MLK  will be  from 10 am to 3 pm. SOCIAL DISTANCING is a MUST and PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE MASK!!!

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  • Enroll RPS Link

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    New Virtual Bell Schedule *Effective 10/20

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  • PBL

    How Families Can Support Kids With PBL At Home

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District Announcements

  • RPS Virtual Elementary Teacher Recruitment Fair - Please join us Saturday, May 15th at 9:00am for our Virtual Elementary Teacher Recruitment Fair! During this time you will get the inside scoop on: - Recruitment Needs - Benefits - Licensure - School Culture AND SO MUCH MORE right from the RPS Staff! Register HERE!

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  • RPS Staff Reopening Conversations - We are excited to host a series of Staff Conversations to allow RPS staff to hear about fall reopening details and ask questions! These conversations are optional, you can also learn more about our reopening plans here

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  • #ReopenWithLove2.0 - RPS is excited to offer students the choice of in-person or virtual learning for the upcoming fall school year. Students choosing virtual instruction must complete the Virtual Enrollment Form (Formulario de intención de instrucción virtual) by June 1, 2021. Students choosing in-person do not need to do anything. Click here to learn more about reopening plans and your options.

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  • RPS 2021 Summer Programs - RPS is offering a variety of free summer programs for RPS students in Preschool through 12th grade. Click here to learn more and register.

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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 11am-4pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is authorized for individuals age 18 and older. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Student & Family Community Conversations - We, as many of our families, are eager to open our doors to our students and staff this Fall! In preparation, check out the virtual, in-person, and community events we will be hosting throughout the Spring and Summer to ensure our communities are prepared, informed, and excited to #ReopenWithLove2.0!

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Wellness Opportunities for RPS Staff - Don’t miss "Mindful Mondays" and "Be Well Wednesdays" with our partners at SCAN and BareSOUL! Check your RPS email account for previously sent registration links.

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  • #ReopenWithLove - For the latest information and resources for families, visit the #ReopenWithLove section of our website. It includes the most current information about meal distribution and other critical information.

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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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Upcoming Events

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - May 14, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Tonight's updates: RPS in the News! – Many thanks to Ronald Carrington of the Richmond Free Press for shining a spotlight on our amazing teacher of the year, Ashley Bland, and for featuring the work of our Engagement Office! More Facilities Updates – Not only are we making health and safety upgrades throughout our schools, but we're also working to ensure that our students return to beautiful spaces that are conducive to learning. Check out this gorgeous mural at Blackwell Preschool created by local artist and frequent RPS collaborator Hamilton Glass.

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  • RPS Direct Update - May 13 (PM), 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate Eid al-Fitr! Wishing you much happiness and prosperity! Tonight's updates: RPS Live! Recap – A huge thank you to Alana Gonzalez, Mary Gresham, Irvin Jackson, and Shawn Mooreer from our Operations Office for enthusiastically explaining all the health and safety investments we're making in our buildings for next year! If you missed the discussion, you can watch it here. Vision Screenings – Conexus for Children’s Vision is providing free vision screenings for kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, 7th, and 10th grade students tomorrow, May 14, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at Huguenot High School. If you have an RPS student who is not in one of these grades, please contact your school nurse for more information.Dear #RPSStrong Family, Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate Eid al-Fitr! Wishing you much happiness and prosperity! Tonight's updates: RPS Live! Recap – A huge thank you to Alana Gonzalez, Mary Gresham, Irvin Jackson, and Shawn Mooreer from our Operations Office for enthusiastically explaining all the health and safety investments we're making in our buildings for next year! If you missed the discussion, you can watch it here. Vision Screenings – Conexus for Children’s Vision is providing free vision screenings for kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, 7th, and 10th grade students tomorrow, May 14, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at Huguenot High School. If you have an RPS student who is not in one of these grades, please contact your school nurse for more information.

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