Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Gordan April 2, 2021

    Greetings Oak Grove Bellemeade Elementary Families 

    This is Principal Gordon 

    We hope you are doing well. 

    We'd like to continue to encourage you to sign up for the free tutoring that RPS is offering! Also, the following information is important for parents who have students currently in 3rd through 5th grade in regards to the Spring 2021 SOL tests. Below is a link to a survey that will serve as a means to indicate your intent in your child's participation in upcoming state-wide assessments. We will be contacting each parent individually after Spring Break. 

    Spring 2021 In-Person Testing Intent Form-Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments are approaching and we want families to understand their options when it comes to testing. To review options and let us know of your intentions for the Spring SOL Assessments, please click here https://survey.k12insight.com/Survey1.aspx?k=SsRPPWTsYPsPsQsP&lang=0 and complete the survey by April 17, 2021. 

    Spanish Translation 

    "Saludos familias de la Escuela Elemental Oak Grove Bellemeade 

    Soy es el director Gordon. 

    Esperamos que se encuentren bien . 

    Nos gustaria animarle a que se registre para las tutorias gratuitas que ofrece RPS. Tambien, La siguiente informacion es importante para los padres que tienen estudiantes actualmente en los grados 3-5 respecto a las pruebas SOL de primavera de 2021. 

    A continuacion se muestra un enlace a una encuesta que servira como un medio para indicar su intencion en la participacion de su hijo en las proximas evaluaciones estatales. Nos comunicaremos con cada padre individualmente despues de las vacciones de primavera. 

    Formulario de intencion de pruebas en persona de primavera de 2021: las evaluaciones de los estandares de aprendizaje (SOL) se acercan y queremos que las familias comprendan sus opciones cuando se trata de pruebas. Para revisar las opciones y hacernos saber sus intenciones para las evaluaciones de Spring SOL. visite https://survey.k12insight.com/Survey1.aspx?k=SsRPPWTsYPsPsQsP&lang=0 y complete la encuesta antes del 17 de abril de 2021. 

    Sincerely,

    James A. Gordon, III

    Principal

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Announcements

  • Free Tutoring - RPS offers flexible virtual tutoring to K-8 students at NO COST to families. Families can pick from times before and after school to be paired with certified RPS teachers, including LIEP and Exceptional Education teachers. Click here to learn more and register!

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  • SOL Testing Survey - Click here to fill out the RPS SOL survey to learn about testing options and let us know your decision.

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  • Blue Sky Fund Activity Kits - Blue Sky Fund is offering free outdoor science activities in April and May to Elementary students!
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  • Technology Assistance at Oak Grove - Check out the flyer below for our In-House Tech support! Also be sure to stop by the Lit Limo on Wednesdays!
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  • Kids Run RVA Challenge - Let's get Fit! March 1st through May 31, 2021. Click here to learn more!

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  • Meal Distribution - Don't forget to stop by and grab your school meals! Click here to see the schedule!

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District Announcements

"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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