Welcome to the official start to the 20-21 school year! This time of year brings on so much excitement! New beginnings, a fresh start, and opportunities for growth! This year is no different. We may be starting the year in an unconventional way, but it is still a start!
We know that we are trend setters! The Joy and Pride leads the way! So as we embrace our new virtual year, let's do it with:
Pride - Knowing who we are
Love - Why we do this work
Joy - Learning a new way of being
Patience - With ourselves and each other
Hope - Meeting our students where they are
Inspiration - What guides us to be amazing
Transformation - Never falling back into mediocracy
Excellence - Exceeding Expectations
Together we are Justices
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Jayem, let's get ready!
We will Exceed Expectations with Excellence!
We love you and there's nothing you can do about it!
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#ReopenWithLove - For the latest information on fall reopening plans and resources for families, visit the #ReopenWithLove section of our website. It includes the most current information about meal distribution, technology distribution, school supply kit distribution, and other critical information.
Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helplne at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.
New Student Enrollment - RPS is enrolling all new students for the 2020-2021 school year! Head to the Enroll RPS portal for more info & online enrollment. Contact your zone school if an appointment is needed for in-person support. Note - this process is NOT for transfers within the RPS system (i.e., students moving to a new school because of zoning changes or a change of address). If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This is another opportunity for our community to come together and support one another,” said Dr. Royal. “John Marshall is proud to partner with the Washington Redskins to support our students and families to build success.”
"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras
Dear #RPSStrong Family, A huge thank you to everyone who submitted public comment about our schedules for Monday night's School Board meeting, and to the REA leadership for providing feedback directly to Dr. Epp today. We're using all of this input to make a few more adjustments to the draft schedules we shared on Monday. I'll circle back soon with updates. In the meantime, please feel free to continue reaching out to me with any additional thoughts. Don't forget to tune in for RPS Live! tonight at 7 pm on our Facebook page. I'll be joined by Karla Ramos (Manager, Office of Multicultural Affairs for the City of Richmond), Fernando Rodriguez (Communications Director, Richmond & Henrico Health Districts), Jannette Duhart (RPS Bilingual and EL Language Coordinator), and Yahusef Medina (RPS Bilingual Family Liaison) for a discussion of the heritage, culture, and diversity of the Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx community in Richmond. With great appreciation, Jason
Dear #RPSStrong Family, I am devastated to share that we lost two RPS students last night – one from Franklin Military Academy and one from Richmond Alternative School – in two separate tragedies. The students had connections to a number of other schools, including Henderson Middle School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Chimborazo Elementary School, and Huguenot High School. All of these communities are grieving this evening; please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. On behalf of RPS, I want to extend my deepest condolences to both students' families. As a parent, I can't bear to imagine the pain they are experiencing right now. I pray that the RPS family will do whatever is necessary to provide them with a glimmer of light amidst the darkness they now face. With great appreciation, Jason