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  • RTC Care Drive

    The Richmond Technical Center (RTC) cares about its community. We are hosting a Care Drive collecting items that we will gift to those less fortunate than us.

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Supt. Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - July 30, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, It's hard to believe, but today is the last day of our virtual summer school, RPS SummerCamp@Home. I couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who made this innovative and exciting programming possible – from our incredible Academic Programs and Supports team to the wonderful partners we have at the YMCA and NextUp RVA. From all the feedback we've received, it sounds like RPS SummerCamp@Home hit the spot! But don't take my word for it. Listen to one of our parents, Meaghan West, who's this week's RPS Voice. Thank you for making the time to share you reflections, Ms. West! With great appreciation, Jason

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 29, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Don’t forget to tune in for RPS Live! tonight at 7:00 pm on our Facebook page (you don't need a Facebook account). I’ll be joined by Autumn Nabors, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Judy Deichman, Instructional Specialist for Library Media Services, as we chat about building RPS students' love for and proficiency at reading. Hope to "see" you soon! With great appreciation, Jason

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 28, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, At Monday's School Board meeting, we'll be sharing additional details about how our virtual semester will work. We'll be discussing food, technology, academics, and much more. In advance of that meeting, though, I'd like to address one question I've received from a number of teachers: namely, whether you'll be able to teach from your classrooms. After considering feedback from dozens of RPS educators – including those on our Reopening Task Force – I've decided that we will not be allowing this. Please allow me to explain. First, opening our buildings for staff to use would undermine our commitment to doing everything humanly possible to safeguard the health and safety of our employees. It's quite possible that allowing in-classroom teaching would lead to several dozen adults being in a building at the same time. This would increase the risk of transmission precisely at a time when everyone is making extraordinary sacrifices to lower it. Second...

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 27, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! As you can see, we have quite a few shout-outs today, which always puts a smile on my face. Let's keep them coming! Please take a minute this evening to submit a shout-out to someone in the RPS Family who's made a difference in your life. It will only take a minute, but it will have a huge impact! With great appreciation, Jason

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 23, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'd like to begin this evening by expressing my deep appreciation to the RPS students who organized, moderated, and participated in this afternoon's discussion about police in schools. Please join me in thanking Jazz Miles for leading this effort, Asia Goode and Kamari Branch for co-moderating, and Victoria Allen, Tanner Archer, Chaunte Early, Claire Hedburg, Nick Pollard, Corey Stuckey, Jordan Walker, and Deon Wright for sharing their perspectives. If you didn't get a chance to watch, I urge you to to do so as soon as possible. You'll find yourself inspired, informed, and challenged by these future leaders of our city. I was deeply affected by our students' comments. Their concern about having police in our schools wasn't about the individual officers, many of whom are beloved. Rather, it was about the institution of policing in schools. As one participant noted: "as Black and Brown students, we feel like we're seen as criminals before students." Click above to read more!

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 22, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I want to express my profound appreciation to everyone who's emailed me with suggestions regarding our upcoming virtual semester. We're sifting through all these great ideas as we craft our comprehensive reopening plan, which we'll share at the next School Board meeting on August 3. Thank you also to everyone who's submitted questions. They've helped push our thinking in a number of important ways. So...please keep sending your ideas and your inquiries. Leveraging the collective wisdom of the RPS Family is how we'll craft the best possible plan for our students, families, and staff! Click above to read more!

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 21, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Don’t forget to tune in for RPS Live! tomorrow evening at 7pm. I’ll be joined by Dr. Tracy EPP, our Chief Academic Officer, who will give a demonstration of, and answer questions about, our virtual instruction for the fall. Please also note that we'll have our fist student-led panel on policing in schools this Thursday, July 23, at 3 pm. I'm thrilled to share that RPS students Kamari Branch, Asia Goode, and Jazz Miles will be co-facilitating the conversation. Make sure to check it out on our Facebook page. As a reminder, you don't need to have a Facebook account to watch! With great appreciation, Jason

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 20, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Don't forget that we have a School Board meeting this evening at 6 pm. To watch, just go to our Facebook page. In addition to providing updates on our virtual opening, we'll be discussing RPS's relationship with RPD. As an extension of this discussion, we'll have our fist student-led panel on policing in schools this Thursday, July 23, at 3 pm. I'm thrilled to share that RPS students Kamari Branch, Asia Goode, and Jazz Miles will be co-facilitating the conversation. Please make sure to tune in! I also want to note that the next several editions of RPS Live! will focus on our virtual opening. This Wednesday, I’ll be joined by Dr. Tracy EPP, our Chief Academic Officer, to give an overview of, and answer questions about, our virtual instruction for the fall. I hope to "see" you there! With great appreciation, Jason

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