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  • Daniela Jacobs Fox Family,

    What a strange time we are in. We ended last school year abruptly and retreated to our homes in order to keep our loved ones and community healthy. During this time, we experienced a time of “good trouble” as we began to grapple with ways to change our nation and community and rid the systemic racism and social injustices that exist in every facet of our lives. Our work is not over—we still need to protect the health of our community AND work for equity. I’m sure many of you are hoping to move past “these unprecedented times” to a place where we no longer have to isolate and we ALL can accept and love each other for who we are: human beings. It is now, more than ever, that we need to join together, set an example for our children, and welcome each other into our community.

    With that being said, it is time for us to reopen our schools in a way that we have never imagined here in Richmond, in Virginia, or in the United States for that matter. Yes, we are reopening our schools virtually, with love.

    The RPS "Reopen with Love" plan is our guide for working to make sure we are paving the way in ensuring the safety of our most precious commodity...the children. Every decision made from the district, down to those made here at Fox is being made out of love. Our children are going to be the ones that create a new future, that pave the way for new ideas, and solutions to problems we don't even know exist yet. Just think, we are living in this digital age because someone saw past that paper and pencil card-catalog system. Our children are going to be the ones that create the next bigger and better world!

    Click here to read the rest of my Welcome Back to School Principal's Message!

    Daniela Jacobs

    Principal, Fox Elementary School


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  • RPS Direct Update - September 23, 2020

    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

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 22, 2020

    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

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