Westover Hills Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Message

    Welcome to Westover Hills Elementary School, home of the Beavers! Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our school community, including our amazing students, our loving staff, our supporting families  and partners, and our exciting programs. 

    As your principal, I am honored to lead our school community to help provide an exciting and rigorous educational experience for our students. Our team is committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible support to learn and grow. 

    My vision for Westover Hills ES 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.

    Our skilled and devoted staff are committed to making a difference. They want to have a positive impact on your child and above all, they want to provide them with an engaging and joyful learning experience that supports them in becoming independent learners.  Our teachers are always working to get better at what they do through personal self-development and participation in a wide variety of professional development activities. They model life-long learning for our students and never settle for anything less than their best! Thank you  to our incredible staff for their amazing professionalism and incredible energy and their commitment to our students.

    Great schools always come back to the relationship between the child and the teacher. Be sure and find ways to engage yourself in school life – your child will notice and respond. There are numerous opportunities for parental involvement. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. May we all be present for the joy of learning, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the comfort that comes from belonging to a community. 

    To my students, staff, families, and community; I am so honored to be your servant leader. Thank you for the opportunity to work with such an amazing school community. 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.

    If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me via at aelkoub@rvaschools.net or 804.780.5002.

    Yours in service,

    Alison El Koubi

    Principal, Westover Hills Elementary School


  • Check out this week's edition of The Beaver Lodge, our family newsletter.  

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  • Starting Wednesday, June 16, we will be starting our weekly visits in our neighborhoods from 5-6pm. Come out for games, books, crafts, snacks….or just to hang out with some of our WHES team!

    June 16: Belt Atlantic
    June 23: Belt Atlantic
    June 30: WHES

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  • Join us this Thursday for our LAST morning celebration of the school year!

    9:00-9:20 a.m.

    Check the Stronger Together Google Classroom for the link.

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Division Announcements

  • RPS Love Parade - Please join us for our first annual RPS Love Parade on Saturday, August 21! Help us spread the love for our teachers and students as we parade from Community High School to Hotchkiss Field. Then stick around for the 15th Annual We Care Festival to learn about reopening and our new community-wide literacy focus.

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  • Healthy Kids Healthy Families Fair - Come out to our 1st Annual Healthy Kids Healthy Family Fair on Thursday, August 5 from 10am-4pm for free immunizations, physicals, and community resources. Click here to learn more about required school immunizations.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 - August 2, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague Jonathan Kenneth, a devoted Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT), after a lengthy health-related battle. There will be a celebration of his life this evening at River City Middle School at 6 pm. More information about Jonathan’s life and remembrances can be found here. Please hold those who are dearest to you close this evening, and let them know how much you love them. With great appreciation, Jason

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 29, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Southside Summer Fest – Don't forget to drop by Summer Fest this Saturday, July 31! We're providing shuttle service to/from three locations on the Southside. Shuttles will leave on the hour, between 11 am and 3 pm, from the locations listed below to/from the Broad Rock Sports Complex: Hillside – Rental Office (1504 Harwood Street) Southwood – Leasing Office (1200 Southwood Parkway) Belt Atlantic – Corner of Whythemar Street and Larchmont Lane Visit www.rvaschools.net/summerfest for more information.

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