G.H. Reid Elementary School

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    Principal Dear Families of G. H. Reid Elementary School,

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the G. H. Reid Family! As your principal, I am delighted to work with our dedicated staff and community to help provide an excellent educational experience for our students. We are committed to ensuring that your child(ren) receive the best support to learn and grow.

    My vision for G. H. Reid is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

    Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. There are numerous opportunities for parental involvement at Reid. Parents are invited to participate in our Annual Back To School Night, Family Nights, STEM Fair, Career Day, Parent Teacher Conferences, student performances, fieldtrips, celebrations, etc. Monthly G. H. Reid updates will be posted on our website as well as sent home with our students. We encourage our parents to take advantage of every opportunity to support our students by continuous communication with teachers and staff. Our partnership is so important to the success of our students.

    We thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your child. It is our goal to provide a safe and productive learning environment. I encourage you to stop in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year.

    Sincerely,

    Angela Delaney, M.Ed.
    Principal

Announcements

  • ** Chromebook Distribution Canceled

    G. H. Reid will be closed on November 19, 2020 due to no heat. Chromebook distribution will be rescheduled for a later date. 

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  • Congratulations Ms. Carter!

    Our amazing Kindergarten teacher Ms. Ragene Carter was featured on NBC 12 News for her "Acts of Kindness" (Click Here). Thank you Ms. Carter for your hardwork and dedication!

     

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  • How To Care For Your Chromebook 

    English (Click Here)

    Spanish (Click Here)

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  • *Impotant Dates
      
    October 26th     Student Early Dismissal- 12pm

    November 3rd    No school for students; Remember to vote!

    November 4th    Parent- Teacher Conferences - 1pm- 4pm

    November 11th  Parent- Teacher Conferences - 1pm- 4pm;                            Salute to all Veterans.

    November 25th-27th   Thanksgiving Break; No School

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    Student Supply Kit Distribution

    G. H. Reid Elementary School will host back to school events beginning on 9/3 to provide students with their #ReopenWithLove kits, including instructional supplies, materials and important information. To control traffic flow, we ask families to try to adhere to these times, however, you should come when is convenient for you.  Please see distribution times (click here).

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  • Stay Connected!  Follow Us on Facebook (click here)

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  • G.H. Reid Elementary School is excited to virtually welcome back students on September 8, 2020! Please visit the Fall 2020 Virtual Reopening Plan, RPS District Website and RPS Direct frequently for updated information and resources.

    Click on the links below for the following information:

    Enrollment

    Student Schedules 

    Technology Distribution

    Meal Distribution

    Student Supply Kits

     

     

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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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  • 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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  • Don't Wait, Vaccinate! - Up-to-date physicals and immunizations are required for all students. Learn more and schedule an appointment for free immunizations through the Richmond City Health District and area partners.

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - November 24, 2020 (PM)

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Well, I said "flood" my inbox with shout outs – and flood you did! Thank you for sharing more than 100 beautiful messages of appreciation for our teachers, administrators, support staff, partners, families, and students. (I encourage you to read all the way to the end, as the last one is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.) I can't express how much these words of support, encouragement, and gratitude mean to the recipients. On behalf of RPS, thank you to everyone who wrote in! Before I sign off for the holiday break, I also want to express my profound gratitude to our principals, teachers, and support staff. Since March 13, you have delivered more than 2 million meals, purchased and distributed over 20,000 Chromebooks, facilitated more than 30,000 community circles, and literally reinvented what it means to be a teacher – all with boundless love for our students and families. In short, you have demonstrated that RPS is capable of doing truly extraordinary things. This Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for you. With the deepest appreciation, Jason

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  • RPS Direct Update - November 24, 2020

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share that three staff members and two students have tested positive for COVID-19. The staff are from the Belt Boulevard Transportation Office (last there on 11-23), Armstrong High School (last there on 11-17), and the Academic Office in City Hall (last there in October). The student cases are from Ginter Park Elementary School and Thomas Jefferson High School (neither has been on campus this year). We encourage everyone to monitor their symptoms and reach out to their primary care provider if they have any concerns. They can also contact the Richmond City Health District’s COVID-19 hotline at (804) 205-3501. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We will continue to work in close collaboration with RCHD to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community. If you have any questions, as always, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best, Jason

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