Barack Obama Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Moore

    Dear Students, Parents, and Staff of Barack Obama Elementary,

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! This school year will be unlike any other one that we have had before; spending the first semester learning virtually due to COVID-19 will be challenging and will cause a lot of changes to our normal back to school process. However, one thing that will never change is how hard the administration and faculty of Barack Obama Elementary will work to provide the best education possible for the students, or how deeply we care about the safety and health of your children.

    We’re excited to make the 2020-2021 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, challenging and rewarding learning experiences for each student in a safe and positive 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; this includes virtually. Numerous absences equal lost instruction time and we want our Obama Stars to be as prepared as possible. Please assist me 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 our top priority. The 2020-2021 Barack Obama Elementary Parent and Student Handbook will be posted soon and will outline our routines and procedures, and the only way to improve our systems is to consistently practice.  

    I know this school year will be challenging, but together we can have a great school year. Thank you to everyone for making Barack Obama Elementary the best school in Richmond!


    Mrs. Jennifer K. Moore

    Principal, Barack Obama Elementary


  • fall meal schedule

    Meal Distribution Routes for the Northside

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  • mask
    Mighty Mask Challenge – This summer, CoStar Group donated 90,000 masks to RPS students as a part of our 3rd Annual Ultimate Backpack Supply Drive. They're going to donate an additional 90,000 masks later this year, featuring the winning designs from the Mighty Mask Design Challenge. Students in grades K-8 are encouraged to submit a mask design that represents what they love the most about RPS. Masks designs can be submitted at:
    The deadline to submit your design is Sunday, September 27. For more information, please reach out to Christie-Jo Adams (
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  • Have you checked out the Lit Limo yet? This library on wheels is a great way to help our students keep up with their literacy skills and get a great book to keep! The schedule is here


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District Announcements

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 25, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Make sure to read all the amazing shout outs today; there are nearly three dozen! To close out the week, see below for a few pictures of our students' "classrooms" that families have shared with me. They've put a huge smile on my face, and I hope they do the same for you. With great appreciation, Jason

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

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'd like to begin this evening by acknowledging the pain coursing through our community yet again in the wake of the decision yesterday by a Kentucky grand jury not to charge any of the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor with homicide or manslaughter. Outcomes like this only tear at the unhealed wounds borne by so many within the RPS family. Please check on your colleagues, friends, and loved ones this evening. Please recognize that they may need extra time and space to process this latest injustice. And please be there for them, in whatever capacity they need. Thank you. I also want to take a moment tonight to express my profound gratitude to Karla Ramos (Manager, Office of Multicultural Affairs for the City of Richmond), Fernando Rodriguez (Communications Director, Richmond & Henrico Health Districts), Jannette Duhart (RPS Bilingual and EL Coordinator), and Yahusef Medina (RPS Bilingual Family Liaison) for a candid, insightful, and educational discussion on RPS Live! yesterday about the Hispanic/Latin-American/Latino/a/x community in Richmond and RPS. A big thank you as well to Carlos Hernandez, our interpreter for the evening. If you missed this episode, I strongly encourage you to check it out here. With great appreciation, Jason

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