Richmond Community High School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Massenburg On behalf of everyone at Richmond Community High, I would like to welcome you all to the new school year! On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, we will kick things off!! Now, 20/20 is normally a term used to express clear vision. Clarity. Sharpness. However, this 2020 looks a little different and perhaps not the start we envisioned. There’s some uncertainty and probably a little anxiety—normal as we knew it has changed. So, while some things are a little fuzzy, what continues to remain clear is the strength of the Pharaoh spirit. Your administration and teachers have worked tirelessly throughout the summer on our school’s re-opening plan so that we can continue to serve each of you and promote a spirit of leadership, teamwork, and collaboration.

    With that in mind, our theme for this year is “Standing FIRM in Our Excellence.” 

    I am truly excited to welcome each of you to the 2020-2021 school year. And yes, things look a little different. Your living room may be your classroom, and your PC is your whiteboard, but our commitment to excellence remains the same. We will do our best to ensure each of you feel connected, challenged, and supported through rigorous, engaging, and quality instruction. The pandemic may have changed the way we teach and learn, but no task is too large for a Pharaoh. Our goal is not only to survive, but to thrive as we redefine and shape our new “normal.” We will work together to maintain our legacy of excellence and provide a virtual learning experience where each of you can grow and achieve. It is important that we approach this school year with same positive vibes we have in the past, and I challenge you all to continue to find ways to make this yet another incredible and productive school year. ALL IN, ALL ONE, ALL PHARAOHS! 

    Kenya Massenburg

    RCHS Principal


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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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  • RPS Direct Update - September 24, 2020

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share that an RPS employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is a staff member at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School and was last at the school on 9-3. At the direction of the Richmond City Health Department (RCHD), we encourage anyone who was present at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School on the date listed above to monitor their symptoms and reach out to their primary care provider if they have any concerns. Individuals can also contact RCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at (804) 205-3501. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We will continue to work in close collaboration with the Richmond City Health District to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community. If you have any questions, as always, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best, Jason

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