Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

Keeping The Dream Alive!

Principal Dabney

  • Principal Inez Dabney

    Hello, students, parents, guardians and stakeholders,

     As we continue to maneuver the ups and downs of virtual learning, I am so proud of the way our students and staff have met this challenge head on. If we are nothing else at MLK, we are resilient as a school community.

     Parents/guardians, please continue to encourage your child(ren) to be fully engaged in each classroom. We would love for each student to be on camera daily, however, this is an option for students. Our teachers continue to provide engaging and rigorous instruction to prepare of students for high school and higher education. I am truly amazed by the assignment and activities that our teachers have created in the virtual setting. The A.T.O.M. STEM Academy will be installing the SMART Lab by January 2021. This will allow the expansion of the STEM Program even further.

     Educating our students is a collaborative effort between students, parent/guardians, teachers, and the community. Just as the African proverb states, It takes a village to raise a child.

     As a school will we continue to support our students, academically, mentally and socially.  Students participate in Community Circles and mindfulness moments daily. This is one way for students to keep connected to their teachers and classmates. The new schedule offers a flex –time, where students will be able to receive additional support from 3:30 -4:30 pm, Monday –Tuesday and Thursday – Friday.  If any student needs support in any of these areas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email or contact the school.

     

    Until we return to the building, the staff and our community partners are here to assist our students as needed.

     

    Thank you for supporting MLK, home of the Mighty Titans!

     

    Sincerely, Principal Dabney

     

Announcements

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    Attention Titan Family, looking for something for your scholars to work on this month why they are home? Check out our interactive "July STEM Challenge (Click here to view) " for your scholar to complete at home. Such a fun and engaging way to continue learning over the summer. Stay tuned because August STEM Challenges will be distributed on Monday, July 26th.

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  • High School Credit Removal Request

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    • Family Engagement Survey - Please complete this short and confidential Family Engagement Survey one time for each of your students enrolled in RPS! This information will help as we prepare to reopen in the fall and continue to improve as a school system.

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    Come join us in celebrating our resilient 8th graders! The Moving On Cemeony will take place on June 16th, at Martin Luther King Jr Middle School. See this flyer for more information.

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    Do you have questions regrding your child's SOL Test??? If so Click Here

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    Link for 05/22/21:Click Here

    Link for 05/27/21:Click Here

    Link for 05/29/21:Click Here

     

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  • New Student Registration

    New Student Enrollment will be conducted at MLK every Tuesday and Thursday (appointment only) between 10am-12pm. Parents are  encouraged to call the school to set-up an appointment.

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    SOLs – SOLs are occurring this year, and if you choose to have your children participate, per the VDOE, they must do so in person. Please complete this survey to let your school know if you would like your children to test. To access the survey link, please use this web address: https://survey.k12insight.com/Survey1.aspx?k=SsRPPWTsYPsPsPsP&lang=0.

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    Preschool and Kindergarten Registration – This is just a reminder that we're currently registering students for PreK/K for the next fall. PreK is open to children who will be 3 or 4 by September 30, and kindergarten is open to children who will be 5 by September 30. Parents, let's set our babies up for long-term academic success by building a solid educational foundation by registering them for preschool and kindergarten. For a complete list of eligibility and documentation requirements and enroll your child, please visit our website at rvaschools.net/enroll.

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    Spring In-Person Testing Parent Intent Survey

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    Rising 6th Grade Course Selection (Click Here)

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    Is your child interested in attending college? Not sure where to start looking? Or how to begin the process? Well the answer is here! Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. For more information click here to the view the flyer!

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    Tutoring – Just a quick reminder that we're offering FREE virtual tutoring in reading and math for students in grades K-8. Use this link, for additional information: https://www.rvaschools.net/Page/8256

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    Attention parents, if you have a scholar(s) who has been patiently waiting to exchange their tablet for a Chromebook or they need to receive their  new ELA or  math materials the wait is over.  Every Wednesday, the "Swap Out" session at MLK  will be  from 10 am to 3 pm. SOCIAL DISTANCING is a MUST and PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE MASK!!!

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    New Virtual Bell Schedule *Effective 10/20

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    How Families Can Support Kids With PBL At Home

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Division Announcements

  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS, in partnership with the City of Richmond, will be providing FREE extended day programming for the 2021-22 school year! This programming will be available for all Preschool-5th grade students and includes academic support and enrichment. Please complete this survey for each student interested by August 11th.

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  • RPS SummerFest - You are invited to RPS SummerFest! Join us for food, fun, and fellowship as we prepare to Reopen With Love 2.0! Click here to learn more. We can't wait to see you at #RPSSummerFest!

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  • Reopen With Love 2.0 FAQ - We have gathered the most asked questions from our Regional Community Conversations and have the answers available for you in one place. Click here to check it out!

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  • 2021-22 Required School Immunizations - As of July 1, Virginia has mandated new vaccinations (unrelated to COVID-19) for any child attending school or daycare in the state. These are in addition to current vaccination requirements. Click here for more information or visit www.rchd.com.

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  • K-12 Summer School Bus Stops - Click here to view the bus stops for the 2021 Summer School session for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

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  • New Summer Meal Distribution - We are excited to share a variety of free meal pick-up options for our families beginning Monday, June 21st through the summer! Click here to find a site nearest you and to see an interactive map of sites!

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 3pm - 6pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so anyone 12+ can attend. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - July 22, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Summer Fest– Our first Summer Fest event is this Saturday, July 24! We can’t wait to see our students, families, and staff at MLK Jr. Middle School from 11 am - 3 pm. Please see the flyers below for all the details. Free Extended Day Program for Next Year – In partnership with the City of Richmond, RPS will be providing FREE extended day programming – including enrichment and academic support – to any preschool-5th grade families who wish to participate next year. Snacks and transportation will be included. If you're interested, please complete this survey by August 11.

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 21, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Mask Guidance – Despite today's announcement from the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education allowing for more leniency with mask-wearing in middle and high schools, at RPS, we will be maintaining our 100% mask-wearing policy for all students, staff, and visitors. We feel this is the safest course of action, particularly with the surging delta variant.

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