Barack Obama Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Moore

    Dear Barack Obama Star Students, Parents, and Staff,

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year, and welcome back to the Barack Obama Elementary School building! Last year was unlike any other we have had before; spending the year learning virtually due to COVID-19.  It was challenging, but I am so proud of the hard work that all of you did to make the year successful.  However, one thing that never changed was the support the administration and faculty of Barack Obama Elementary provided to our students and their families, and how deeply we care about the safety and health of your children.

    We’re excited to make the 2021-2022 school year one of our best yet as we welcome new families and continue fostering positive relationships with returning ones. At Barack Obama Elementary, we strive to provide productive, innovative, and rewarding learning experiences for each student in a safe and nurturing environment. 

    In order for this school year to be successful, parental support will be key to your child’s achievement. As the school year begins, I would like to remind everyone how vitally important it is for students to attend school every day. I know that the new daily schedule may cause some concerns initially, but numerous absences equal lost instruction time and we want our Obama Stars to shine.  Please assist us in this endeavor. The lines of communication remain open and we are readily available for assistance to ensure optimum success for students. 

    The safety of our children is and will continue to be one of our top priorities. The 2021-2022 Barack Obama Elementary Parent and Student Handbook has been posted and outlines our routines and procedures.    

    I know this school year will be look a little different, but together we can make it a great year.  We are so grateful to have the students back in person and thank you for making Barack Obama Elementary the best school in Richmond!


    Mrs. Jennifer K. Moore

    Principal, Barack Obama Elementary



  • attentionAttention parents of fourth and fifth grade students- Now is the time for enrollment in BOES music classes. If your student is interested in playing the harp in the harp ensemble, the violin, viola or cello in the orchestra, or the flute clarinet, saxophone or percussion in band, fill out the form and return to your child's teacher ASAP. 

    Harp Form

    Orchestra Form

    Band Form

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  • Here are the September Nutrition Menus for RPS Elementary Schools. 



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  • The 2021-2022 Bus Routes for Barack Obama Elementary can be found here. Please call the school at 804-780-4879 with any questions that you may have. 

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  • The BOES Parent Handbook is now available. 

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  • The 2021-2022 School Supply List is ready! Please contact the Main Office with any questions that you may have at (804) 780-4879

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  • Mrs. CrawleyA huge congratulations to Mrs. Dana Crawley, third grade teacher, for being named Barack Obama Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year. She is an amazing person and educator and we are so proud to have her at BOES. Congratulations, Mrs. Crawley!

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Division Announcements

  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS has reopened the parent interest survey for free Extended Day for the 2021-22 school year. Please complete this survey for each student interested.

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  • 2021-22 Bus Stops - Click here to see your school bus route for this year. This information may be updated to accommodate changing needs so please be on the lookout for Remind messages informing you of updates.

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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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  • Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 - Click here to view the updated RPS Health and Safety Measures for Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction. 

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  • Employee Vaccine Mandate - RPS employees, please be reminded that we now have a vaccine mandate requiring proof of full vaccination by October 1, 2021. Click here to learn more.

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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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Upcoming Events

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 20, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month – We're honored to celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15. Join our monthlong celebration via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and be sure to use the hashtag #SomosRPS (#WeAreRPS)!

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 17, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Tonight's updates: Mask Reminders – Parents and caregivers, please be sure students have their masks on when approaching and boarding the school bus. This helps ensure a safe and speedy boarding process. Please also make sure to send your students with a mask that fits their face. Adult size masks are not appropriate for small children, as they do not fit tightly (see CDC graphic below). If you need pediatric masks, your school can provide them. Thank you for helping keep RPS safe! COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate – RPS employees, please be reminded that you have until October 1 to submit full proof of vaccination or obtain a religious/medical exemption. Though I pray it doesn't come to this, please understand that any employee who does not meet the requirements of the mandate will face progressive discipline, including loss of employment.

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