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Principal's Message

  • Dear Swansboro Elementary Community,

    Nothing brings me more joy than positively impacting the life of a child! I see it as an honor to serve you as the incoming Interim Principal of Swansboro Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. As your school leader, I am excited about continually expanding my role as a lifelong learner, earnest to use my abilities as a professional and leader for our Swansboro Family.

    I have provided servant leadership throughout my educational leadership journey by building positive relationships with staff, students, and stakeholders. I am committed to expanding those experiences to impact Swansboro positively. I have previously served in Richmond City Public Schools and Henrico County Public Schools in various roles such as an Assistant Principal, Administrative Intern, Exceptional Education Team Lead, and Exceptional Education History Teacher. 

    As I transition into this role, I plan to spend much of my time engaging with staff, students, community partners, parents, and stakeholders. To ensure a smooth transition, I have spent time collaborating with Dr. Scott over the past few days and look forward to carrying the torch of excellence for Swansboro Elementary School. 

    My goal for Swansboro is to uphold the school’s mission and vision by academically developing students who pursue opportunities to learn and persevere so that they may become productive, involved, well-rounded citizens. While in partnership with you, I look forward to expanding the horizons of Swansboro with each of you. And, in the spirit of Swansboro school pride, I would like to incorporate the school social media hashtag #SwansboroFamily when posting online. Let us go about each school day caring for one another while responsibly teaching and learning. Thank you, Swansboro Family, for taking the first steps towards understanding my hope and dreams for our school community.

    I look forward to meeting, learning, and collaborating with each of you. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share via email at tsampson@rvaschools.net or contact me via phone at the school at 804-780-5030. 

    Best Regards, 

    Theron C. Sampson, Interim Principal



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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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 27, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Food Update – I'm happy to share that all elementary schools and preschools will shift to hot lunches starting next Monday, October 4. All middle and high schools will do so later in the month. Please note that we will have vegetarian options in addition to the menu below. Click above to continue reading!

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 24, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Fall Friday! Tonight's updates: Richmond Virtual Academy (RVA) Waitlist Update – Please note the following: By next Friday, October 1, we will notify all preschool-5th grade families of their status – whether offered a seat or not – via the email address they used to register their student/s on the waitlist. In the interest of fairness, we are using a randomized selection process to identify students for the limited number of available seats. As I shared last week, there are unfortunately no more virtual seats for middle and high school students. Any family who is already enrolled in virtual can switch to in-person at any time by completing the Switch Pathways Form (Formulario de Cambio de Decisión).

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