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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update (PM) - August 3, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Summer Fest Recap – A huge thank you to the 1,500 students and families who came to our Southside Summer Fest over the weekend! The food, fun, and fellowship were fantastic :). We couldn't have pulled this off without our amazing village. BIG shout-out to: Communities in Schools of Richmond, the YMCA of Greater Richmond, STAY RVA, Sports Backers, Art 180, Girls for a Change, Celebrate RVA, Anthem HealthKeepers Plus, the City of Richmond, RVA Parks and Rec, The Market at 25th, Art for the Journey, Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond, Central VA Legal Aid Society, Child Savers, Carlee Beer (Hair Cuts), Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Peter Paul, Higher Achievement, Virginia Union University & VUU TRIO, Sacred Heart, RRHA, Virginia Organizing, Latinos en Virginia Centro de Empoderamiento, VCU Health, United Way - Virginia 211, GRASP, Richmond City Council of PTAs, Central VA Legal Aid Society, TestHere, YWCA, Department of Social Services...

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  • RPS Direct Update - August 3, 2021

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share the following COVID-19 positive test result/s: George W. Carver Elementary School – 1 student (last there on 7/29) Note: VDH and RPS nurses have completed contact tracing and have notified impacted students and personnel to quarantine, as necessary. Hospital Education Program – 1 staff member (not physically present this school year) J.H. Blackwell Elementary School – 1 student (last there on 7/28) Note: VDH and RPS nurses have completed contact tracing and have notified impacted students and personnel to quarantine, as necessary. Operating Office – 1 staff member (last at George Wythe High School on 7/29) Note: VDH and RPS nurses have completed contact tracing and have notified impacted students and personnel to quarantine, as necessary. Click above to continue reading!

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Division Announcements

  • RPS Love Parade - Please join us for our first annual RPS Love Parade on Saturday, August 21! Help us spread the love for our teachers and students as we parade from Community High School to Hotchkiss Field. Then stick around for the 15th Annual We Care Festival to learn about reopening and our new community-wide literacy focus.

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  • Healthy Kids Healthy Families Fair - Come out to our 1st Annual Healthy Kids Healthy Family Fair on Thursday, August 5 from 10am-4pm for free immunizations, physicals, and community resources. Click here to learn more about required school immunizations.

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  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS, in partnership with the City of Richmond, will be providing FREE extended day programming for the 2021-22 school year! This programming will be available for all Preschool-5th grade students and includes academic support and enrichment. Please complete this survey for each student interested by August 11th.

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  • Reopen With Love 2.0 FAQ - We have gathered the most asked questions from our Regional Community Conversations and have the answers available for you in one place. Click here to check it out!

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  • K-12 Summer School Bus Stops - Click here to view the bus stops for the 2021 Summer School session for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

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  • New Summer Meal Distribution - We are excited to share a variety of free meal pick-up options for our families beginning Monday, June 21st through the summer! Click here to find a site nearest you and to see an interactive map of sites!

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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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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 3pm - 6pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so anyone 12+ can attend. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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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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