Overby-Sheppard Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal We are finishing the second nine week period and the first semester.  While this year has been full of challenges.  We have remained steadfast in our determination to ensure the success of our students.  That has come with emotional, social, and academic support.  If nothing else, this year has taught us that we must focus on more than the academic success of our students.

    I want to take a moment to thank you, our village, for partnering with us through these tough times.  Extending to all of us at Overby-Sheppard grace as we make the largest pivot in education that any of us have been forced to make.  I sincerely hope that you can see that we are giving it right back to you.

    With all that said, we have another semester.  The race is not over.   While some have been slow to adapt to this new situation, there is still time to finish strong.  

    During February, Black History Month, it is fitting to end with a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He once said the following:

    "If you can't fly then run, If you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." 

    Our Mission this year is to champion our students, families, and staff.  We want our students to know that we are here working beside them to not only finish the year strong, but hopefully inspire them to continue strong along this journey of education so that they can accomplish their dreams.  I personally want you and our staff to know that we believe in you and want to walk with you along this journey to support you in future endeavors.  Remember, it does not matter how you do it, but to keep moving forward.

    Your partner in education,

    Shayla D. B. Holeman

    #HiveNationStrong

     

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - March 8, 2021

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share the following COVID-19 positive test result/s: Albert Hill Middle School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Bellevue Elementary School - 1 staff member (last there on 2/9) Henry L. Marsh, III Elementary School - 3 students (not physically present this school year) Huguenot High School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Linwood Holton Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) River City Middle School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Woodville Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) 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.

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  • RPS Direct Update - March 5, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! I hope you all get a chance to enjoy the sunshine this weekend! Open Enrollment and Specialty School Results – If you applied, you should have received an email today with your results. If you received a seat offer, please remember that the deadline to accept is Friday, March 19, at 11:59 pm. Please don't wait until the very last minute, as we will not be able to make any exceptions to this deadline. Thank you in advance! If you have any questions, please email us at enrollrps@rvaschools.net. Mayor’s Youth Academy – RPS high school students, if you're interested in learning more about how government works and earning some money at the same time, check out the Mayor's Youth Academy summer program (flyer below). Black History Month – Woodville Elementary's annual Black History Living Museum celebrates key figures in African-American history through student presentations and monologues. This year, the theme was "Catalyst of Change". At around minute 9:30, one of the students does a presentation about our very own School Board Chair, Mrs. Cheryl Burke! Women's History Month – Thank you to Dr. Harrison-Jones Fears, the first woman, and first African-American woman, to serve as a superintendent in Virginia, for visiting with our students at John B. Cary Elementary School this week in celebration of Women’s History Month! Make sure to watch this story about the visit by Olivia Jaquith of WRIC. (Click above to read more)!

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