Lucille Murray Brown Middle School

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Principal's Message

  • Dr. Gaines  Welcome to the 2020-2021 virtual school year!  I am excited to serve as Principal of Lucille M. Brown Middle  School for the fourth year!  I am committed to ensuring that we focus on student success.  We believe that each  and every student has a gift to share with the world, and we work hard to unlock their highest potential. We  have high expectations of our students, and expect all students to uphold our school vision- to become caring  and respectful individuals who inquire, learn, reflect, and take action to better our global society!  I ask for your  continued support all through the school year to help us reach our academic goals. Your encouragement and engagement makes a huge difference. Please continue to be involved in your child’s studies, continue to build relationships with our teachers, and continue to engage with the entire Richmond middle school community!  Our children are counting on us!  It is a privilege to be a part of this community and I look forward to our continued collaboration! 
    Dr. Gaines   

Technology Collection

  • ALL technology devices, including Chromebooks, hotspots, tablets, and laptops will be collected from all students not attending summer school or participating in summer virtual tutoring.

    Please RETURN Student Chromebooks, chargers, hotspots, tablets, and laptops to any RPS school: elementary, middle or high school site. 

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School Office Hours

  • Our school office operates on a daily schedule as follows:

    • Mondays, Wednesdays: 12:30pm-4:00pm
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:30am-12:00pm


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Fall Reopening

  • Please note that we’re going to have two options for our students in the fall: 5 days/week of in-person learning OR 5 days/week of virtual learning. We strongly encourage everyone to come back in-person, but understand that some families may prefer or need to remain virtual for health reasons. To learn more about how the virtual pathway will work, click here for English and here for Spanish. If you want your student/s to come back in-person, you don’t need to do anything. In-person is the default option.

    But if you want your student/s to remain virtual, you’ll need to let us know by June 1, 2021 by filling out the 2021-22 Virtual Enrollment Form on our website – here in English and here in Spanish


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Meal distributions

  • Meal Distributions at our school will continue to operate daily from 7:30-10:00am and 11:30am-1:00pm

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Need Technical Assistance?

  • Students who have technical issues are encouraged to  email The Technology Services team will address issues remotely as much as possible.  When you email the Help Desk, please include the student's name, school, date of birth, and student ID number (if you have it). This will help speed things up tremendously. 

    You may also watch this tutorial and review the accompanying slide deck from Instructional Technology Resource Teachers (ITRTs) Nicole Pfister and Ashley Bland.
    For issues that require hands-on support, a mobile help desk will be available throughout the community based on the schedule below.
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RPS Tech Website

  • We have a ton of tech support resources in English and Spanish. To access them, just go to


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Lit Limo Summer Schedule

  • Lit LimoThe fabulous Lit Limo:

    Every child who visits the Lit Limo will receive a book of their own! 

    • Available for children 0 to 18
    • Receive a book with every visit for your home library
    • Literacy Tip sheets will be available for guardians

    Don't forget to follow the Lit Limo on Twitter & Instagram to keep up with all of the exciting adventures!

    If you are interested in donating books, reach out to Judy Deichman at!

    click here for our Summer Schedule. See you soon!

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  • Vaccine Information for RPS Families: Please see the flyers below.

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Weekly Parent Newsletter

8th Grade Physical Education Requirements

Summer Virtual Tutoring Initiative

  • Summer 2021 Virtual Tutoring Initiative: RPS will continue offering FREE virtual tutoring this summer for to RPS students in Kindergarten- 8th grade.  Please visit our website at for more information.

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LMBMS Yearbooks!

  • The 2020-2021 LMBMS Yearbook is complete! This year set a record for unprecedented times, however there were still sweet memories from our virtual learning experience that were captured and placed in our yearbook. Purchase yours today!- $20 for softback and $25 for hardback. Please use this link to make your purchase!

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Required Vaccinations

  • All rising 7th graders will be required to take the booster Tdap vaccination prior to the first day of school.  Effective July 1, 2021, rising 7th graders will also be required to have the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY, MCV4, Men B) vaccines prior to the first day of school.  See the following flyers for more information:

    Flyer in English and Flyer in Spanish

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Technology Collection

  • All technology devices, including Chromebooks, hotspots, tablets, and laptops will be collected from all students not attending summer school. Students will need their devices through the last day of school.

    • Chromebooks/chargers: Can be returned to any school site
    • Hotspots: Can be returned to any school site
    • Tablets: Can be returned to any school site
    • Student Laptops: Can be returned to any school site
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School Sports

  • School Sports: Hello Panther Parents! If you have a young athlete ready to compete, enjoy or learn one of our athletic offerings, please complete the interest form below for the 2021-22 Athletic Season. Practices start in July so please turn in your interest form and RPS physicals as soon as possible. Join with the Panther Athletic department to make this new school year amazing! Panther Pride!

    Panther Athletics Interest Form

    RPS Physical Examination Form

    For more information, contact Mr. Rennalls at


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Featured Student Art

  • Featured Student Art: This week, please check out abstract art with a complementary color scheme from 8th grader, Madison Harris and a self-portrait by 6th grader William Smith, respectively.

    Madison Harris

    Madison Harris

    William Smith

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Scholastic Standout Winner!

  • Congratulations to 8th grader, Fatma Sidi-Elemine, for being selected to be this year’s Scholastic Standout.  Students are nominated based on their academic performance, attendance, attitude toward school and leadership.

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RPS Summer Program

  • Sign-up for Summer Program has closed (May 28th), but you may go here to get on our waiting list.

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Virtual Tutoring Initiative

  • Virtual Tutoring Initiative: RPS Will offer FREE Virtual tutoring to all RPS families. Please visit the RVA Schools website for the tutoring options and register.

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ChildSavers Outpatient Therapy

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - August 2, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague Jonathan Kenneth, a devoted Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT), after a lengthy health-related battle. There will be a celebration of his life this evening at River City Middle School at 6 pm. More information about Jonathan’s life and remembrances can be found here. Please hold those who are dearest to you close this evening, and let them know how much you love them. With great appreciation, Jason

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 29, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Southside Summer Fest – Don't forget to drop by Summer Fest this Saturday, July 31! We're providing shuttle service to/from three locations on the Southside. Shuttles will leave on the hour, between 11 am and 3 pm, from the locations listed below to/from the Broad Rock Sports Complex: Hillside – Rental Office (1504 Harwood Street) Southwood – Leasing Office (1200 Southwood Parkway) Belt Atlantic – Corner of Whythemar Street and Larchmont Lane Visit for more information.

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