Dear Woodville Elementary School Families,
I am hoping that this email finds you healthy and well, and enjoying the sunshine! With school fast approaching, I know that you have many questions about how school will “work” this fall as we begin the year in a remote learning environment. I appreciate your patience as our school (and school systems around the country) are adjusting plans to respond to the constantly changing environment brought about as a result of COVID-19. We have been hard at work as a district, and at the building, in putting together a solid plan for remote learning and the RPS Reopen with Love Guide is posted on the webpage and I will continue to communicate additional details and/or updates by August 31, 2020.
Below I have outlined a couple of important items:
Back to School Pick-Up Day
When students come to the school on their designated pick-up day and time they will receive:
- School Supplies (Student Learning Kits) that your student will need on hand at home
- Hot Spot Device
- The “Bell Schedule” that we’ll be following during remote learning
A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2019-2020 school year. Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities. Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Woodville is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.
First Day of School
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 8, 2020. This year we will start in the virtual environment. The focus of the day will be meeting the students in each class and orientating students and parents to the virtual environment.
As always, I pledge to do my very best each day for Woodville Elementary School. I consider it my home, and I will treat it and the students with great care. The times we live in are unprecedented, and we still plan for this year to be another excellent adventure for us all. We will learn, grow, work, and refine our practices together. Most importantly, we will have fun. We look forward to seeing the students, in both the virtual world and on campus. I cannot wait to see the creativity and the innovation of how we will learn this year. The triangle of success between parents, the school, and the students will only grow stronger as we move through the year. It is my privilege and an honor to serve you as your principal of Woodville Elementary School. I look forward to the start of school on Tuesday, September 8th!
Principal Shannon M. Washington
Attention Woodville Families!!
The RPS Lit Limo will be making weekly stops at Woodville Elementary on Mondays! Please take a moment to visit the Lit Limo for amazing reading materials, a chance to win prizes and say hello to Woodville's very own Mrs. Berry-Hale!! Take a moment and check-out the Lit Limo schedule and be sure to share it with your family & friends!!
Woodville Families & Community Stakeholders,
If you have not already done so please take a moment and review the Richmond City Public Schools Reopen with Love Guide. This guide shares a great deal of information that is vital to how we will reopen school for the 2020-20201 school year. Also, please see the link for Meal Distribution for RPS Students; as a change students will not need their lunch codes in order to recieve meals.
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!! We are so excited about kicking of a new school year; and even though things look a little different this year we are all excited about the opportunities that await our students this year.
Please click on the link below to read the Welcome Back letter to our students from our Principal, Ms. Washington. Our students will be recieving this class assignments in the mail beginning Friday, August 28, 2020.
If you have any questions please contact the main office at 804-720-4821
Greetings Woodville Families,
Please take a moment and review our daily schedules for each grade level using the link below. The scheduled listed for each grade level outlines our beginning and ending times for each day as well as our lunch time and the times alloted for each core subject area. If you have any questions please reach our to you son/daughters teacher.
Attention Woodville Community!
It's Back To School Time!! If you or someone you know has a child that will be attending school during the 2020-2021 school year please contact Woodville Elementary at 804-780-4821 to set up an appointment or ask questions regarding the registration process. All registration is done by appointment only.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
#ReopenWithLove - For the latest information on fall reopening plans and resources for families, visit the #ReopenWithLove section of our website. It includes the most current information about meal distribution, technology distribution, school supply kit distribution, and other critical information.
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.
New Student Enrollment - RPS is enrolling all new students for the 2020-2021 school year! Head to the Enroll RPS portal for more info & online enrollment. Contact your zone school if an appointment is needed for in-person support. Note - this process is NOT for transfers within the RPS system (i.e., students moving to a new school because of zoning changes or a change of address). If you have questions, email email@example.com.
"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras
Dear #RPSStrong Family, A huge thank you to everyone who submitted public comment about our schedules for Monday night's School Board meeting, and to the REA leadership for providing feedback directly to Dr. Epp today. We're using all of this input to make a few more adjustments to the draft schedules we shared on Monday. I'll circle back soon with updates. In the meantime, please feel free to continue reaching out to me with any additional thoughts. Don't forget to tune in for RPS Live! tonight at 7 pm on our Facebook page. I'll be joined by 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 Language Coordinator), and Yahusef Medina (RPS Bilingual Family Liaison) for a discussion of the heritage, culture, and diversity of the Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx community in Richmond. With great appreciation, Jason
Dear #RPSStrong Family, I am devastated to share that we lost two RPS students last night – one from Franklin Military Academy and one from Richmond Alternative School – in two separate tragedies. The students had connections to a number of other schools, including Henderson Middle School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Chimborazo Elementary School, and Huguenot High School. All of these communities are grieving this evening; please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. On behalf of RPS, I want to extend my deepest condolences to both students' families. As a parent, I can't bear to imagine the pain they are experiencing right now. I pray that the RPS family will do whatever is necessary to provide them with a glimmer of light amidst the darkness they now face. With great appreciation, Jason