Richmond Community High School

A National School of Excellence

Principal's Message

  • Principal Massenburg Dear Pharaohs,

    As principal of Richmond Community High School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for an exciting year. We can’t wait to have our scholars back in our classrooms and to have the hallways filled with positive energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to ensure that all scholars feel welcomed by and connected to the Pharaoh family. Additionally, we strive to challenge every scholar to grow to their full academic and interpersonal potential and to become college-ready by the end of their educational career at RCHS. To support our mission, we have outstanding teachers who spend countless hours planning and creating learning activities to keep every scholar engaged. We believe that all scholars can and will be successful. This year our theme is Achieving Excellence Together: All In, All One, All Pharaohs! It is an expression of our shared dedication to the academic and interpersonal growth of all our scholars. We are fully committed—every step of the way—to working tirelessly with all stakeholders to provide our scholars with an educational experience that will shape them into global citizens, ready to embrace opportunities for continuous growth and leadership.

    In closing, I am honored to serve as the principal of Richmond Community High School. It’s truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and scholars truly work together to achieve excellence. I look forward to a great school year. Let’s make it a year to remember—Achieving Excellence Together: All In, All One, All Pharaohs!

    Your Partner in Education,

    Mrs. Kenya Massenburg

    RCHS Principal

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RCHS Announcements

  • Schedule-Change Form

    To request a change to your class schedule, please use the QR code below to access and complete the form.

    QR code for schedule-change form

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  • Class of 2022: Senior Portraits!

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  • CHILDHOOD VACCINE REQUIREMENTS UPDATE

    Dear Parents/Guardians of Rising 12th Grade students,

    To align with current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, the 2020 General Assembly passed House Bill 1090 which amends the minimum vaccination requirements for attendance at a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school, child care centers, nursery schools, family home daycare, or developmental center. 

    This legislation becomes effective July 1, 2021, and amends the Code of Virginia § 32.1-46.A.4 to require: 

    ● Two properly spaced doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). The first dose shall be administered prior to entry to the seventh grade. The second dose shall be administered prior to entry to the twelfth grade.

    For more information, please contact your school’s nurse. Also, The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has a list of frequently asked questions to address any concerns you may have. 

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  • Regional Childhood Immunizations / Regiones para inmunizaciones de infantes

    Please click here for information (in both English and Spanish) about regional childhood immunizations.

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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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School News

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 17, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Tonight's updates: Mask Reminders – Parents and caregivers, please be sure students have their masks on when approaching and boarding the school bus. This helps ensure a safe and speedy boarding process. Please also make sure to send your students with a mask that fits their face. Adult size masks are not appropriate for small children, as they do not fit tightly (see CDC graphic below). If you need pediatric masks, your school can provide them. Thank you for helping keep RPS safe! COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate – RPS employees, please be reminded that you have until October 1 to submit full proof of vaccination or obtain a religious/medical exemption. Though I pray it doesn't come to this, please understand that any employee who does not meet the requirements of the mandate will face progressive discipline, including loss of employment.

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 15, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, While we've been overjoyed to return to school despite COVID, we've also been heartbroken by another pandemic that plagues our community – gun violence. I'm devastated to share that, in the past 48 hours, five RPS students have been shot. We've also lost two students to other causes (unrelated to gun violence or COVID). These tragic events remind us of the grief and trauma that so many RPS students, families, and staff face daily. The RPS family is hurting tonight. Let us all pause this evening to check on one another, support one another, and extend grace and love to one another.

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