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  • Principal Gaines

    Principal 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. Stacy Gaines

District Announcements

  • RPS Civic Voices Town Hall - Please join us on our Facebook page at 6pm Wednesday, December 2nd for our next RPS Civic Voices Town Hall! The event will be moderated by our very own Mr. Rodney Robinson and will feature RPS educators, community leaders, and advocates engaging in a discussion about recruiting and investing in male teachers of color.

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  • RPS Family Academy - With live workshops and a virtual resource library, the Family Academy provides RPS families and advocates the opportunity to connect with each other and get engaged with our childrens' education and future. Learn more and register for upcoming sessions here.

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  • Winter Break Meal Packs - RPS School Nutrition Services will be providing 5-Day Meal Packs including breakfast and lunch items before RPS closes for Winter Break from December 21st to January 1st! There will be no meal distribution during Winter Break. Click here to pre-order your Meal Pack by November 30th!

     
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  • Reopening Survey - RPS Families and Staff, please complete our Second Semester Reopening Survey by December 7th! The survey for families is available in English and Spanish, and we have a separate survey for school-based staff.

     
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  • Open Enrollment and School Applications - The school application window for open enrollment, specialty schools, and regional governor’s schools is now open! Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020 at 4:30 PM. To learn more about the application process, and to get started, visit the RPS Enroll Portal.

     
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  • #RPSLove Store - Show your #RPSLove and check out our new Bonfire store with t-shirts, hoodies, masks and more! All proceeds and donations benefit our schools, teachers and instructional assistants, and local racial justice, housing, and food support non-profits.

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  • #ReopenWithLove - For the latest information and resources for families, visit the #ReopenWithLove section of our website. It includes the most current information about meal distribution and other critical information.

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  • 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.

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  • Support RPS - There are many ways to support RPS and #ServeWithLove! Please consider volunteering, donating, or partnering with us, and for new and existing partners, don't forget to add your organization to our new searchable partnership database!

     
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  • Free Flu Shots - RPS is offering free flu shots on November 18th at MLK Middle School and December 2nd at Huguenot High School from 1pm-4pm. Learn more!

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ChildSavers Outpatient Therapy

Our RPS Lit Limo is rolling...

  • The Lit Limo is a neighboorhood book-mobile that is giving away free books to RPS students. Click here to find out when it will be in a neighborhood near you!

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LMBMS Holiday Spirit Week

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Chromebook Distribution: Monday, November 30th

  • We are swapping out tablets for Chromebooks as well as issuing them to newly enrolled students Monday, November 30th, from 9:00am-3:00pm.  When you arrive at the school, the process will be to remain in your car and drive to the front of the school.  You will wait in your car to exchange your tablet and be issued a Chromebook; please bring all parts of the tablet for exchange (tablet and power cord). Then you will be directed to walk-up to a station to log on prior to leaving. This is a mandatory step as your device will NOT work unless you have logged in on the campus server. Please have your student's ID number to assist in the process.  In order to keep everyone safe, please wear a mask, and only one person will be admitted to the walk-up station to log on to your device. We thank you in advance for your patience in our process to best serve you. Chromebooks are hard to come by please review the "Care for your Chromebook" flyer with your child, available in both English and Spanish.

    IF you are using a personal device at home, please email Ms. Varljen at dvarljen@rvaschools.net, and you will be added to a waiting list to receive a Chromebook when we receive another shipment. 

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Art Supplies Pick Up continued Tuesday, December 1st

  • Art Supplies: Students enrolled in Ms. Patino-Wright’s or Ms. Jamison-Webb’s art classes may pick up art supplies this Tuesday, December 1st, from 9:00am-1:00pm.  Please drive to the front of the school and your name will be checked off the roster to receive your supplies.

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Winter Meal Packs: Preorder by Nov. 30th

  • Winter Break Meal PacksRPS School Nutrition Services will be providing 5-Day Meal Packs, including breakfast and lunch items before RPS closes for Winter Break from December 21st to January 1st! There will be no meal distribution during Winter Break. Click here to pre-order your Meal Pack by November 30th!

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Fresh Food Giveaway December 4th

  • Fresh Food Giveaway: Please see the attached flyer here for information about fresh food distributions taking place in the greater Richmond area December 4, 11 and 18. 

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Reopening Survey due Dec. 7th!

  • Second Semester Reopening Survey: RPS families, please complete our Second Semester Reopening Survey by December 7th! The survey for families is available in English and Spanish.

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Attention 8th Graders: Register for Governor's STEM Academy

  • Attention 8th Graders:
    The Governor's STEM Academy at RTC is pleased to be included in the 'Common Application' process this year through Enroll RPS! 
     
    View our campaign video here  
     
    Visit us here for more information:  rvaschools.com/STEM

     

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New Learning Centers provide academic support

  • Facilitated Learning Centers: Is your scholar in need of supervision and structure throughout the school day? If so, the YMCA has partnered with RPS to provide academic support. The weekly rate for RPS students is $33. Families who receive SNAP or TANF can attend at no cost. 

    Peter Paul Development Center is running a facilitated learning center at Martin Luther King Middle School for 2nd-8th grade RPS students. The full-day option goes from 9 am until 6 pm, and is completely free for low-income families. To learn more, click here.

    The YMCA is running facilitated learning centers at Miles Jones ES, Holton ES, and Huguenot HS for K-8th grade RPS students. The full-day option goes from 7:30 am until 6 pm, and is completely free for low-income families. To learn more, click here.

    There are also many other facilitated learning centers not housed in RPS schools across the city. To learn more, click here.

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8th Grade Physical Education Requirements

Need Technical Assistance?

  • Students who have technical issues are encouraged to  email helpdesk@rvaschools.net. 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 rpstech.org

     

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LMBMS Help Desk

  • Still need tech assistance? LMBMS offers on-site technical support every Wednesday from 8am-12pm. Students and parents may come to the front of the school for technology help with Chromebooks or tablets.

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - November 30 (PM), 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! In addition to losing multiple games of football keep-away with my boys, I got some much-needed sleep. All ready for December! Please see below for a few time-sensitive reminders: Winter Break Meal Packs – TODAY is the deadline to reserve meal packs for Winter Break. You can place your order in English or Español. Open Enrollment – The deadline to apply for out-of-zone schools and specialty schools is TOMORROW at 4:30 pm. To learn about the different programs at our schools, check out our Virtual School Tour. Please also take a look at our Enroll RPS videos in our Family Academy Virtual Library. DonorsChoose Bonus – If you make a donation to a DonorsChoose project TOMORROW it will automatically be doubled. So a $20 donation instantly becomes a $40 donation! Teachers, whether you need extra books or a new piece of tech for your virtual classroom, now is a great time to create a project on DonorsChoose. Community members, if you'd like to support RPS teachers, please consider donating here! Civic Voices Town Hall – Please join us via the RPS Facebook page at 6 pm on Wednesday, December 2, for our next RPS Civic Voices Town Hall. The event will be moderated by our very own Mr. Rodney Robinson and will feature RPS educators, community leaders, and advocates engaging in a discussion about recruiting and investing in male teachers of color. Click above to continue reading!

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  • RPS Direct Update - November 30, 2020

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share that seven staff members and four students have tested positive for COVID-19: Academic Office – 2 staff members (last at City Hall on 10-28) J.L. Francis Elementary School – 1 student (not physically present this academic year) Maymont Preschool – 1 staff member (not physically present this academic year) Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School – 1 student (not physically present this academic year) Richmond Alternative School – 1 student (not physically present this academic year) River City Middle School – 1 staff member (last there on 11-17) Thomas Jefferson High School – 2 staff members (one was last there on 10-21) and 1 student (not physically present this academic year) YMCA Facilitated Learning Center at Miles J. Jones Elementary School – 1 staff member (last there on 11-24; as a result, entire site closed until 12-9) Please reach out to your primary care provider if you have any concerns, or contact the Richmond City Health District by calling their COVID-19 hotline: (804) 205-3501.

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