Richmond Community High School

A National School of Excellence

Principal's Message

  • Principal Massenburg Dear Pharaohs,

    Thank you for another successful school year. I can’t thank everyone enough for your endless efforts, energy, support, skills, and devotion in making the best out of this school year. Your hard work and dedication is not unnoticed, and I sincerely thank you. Special thanks to our teachers who, as usual, went above and beyond the call of duty to provide whatever was necessary to add to our scholars’ virtual school experience. Thanks and well done to an incredible group of professionals. I am so proud and lucky to be your principal.

    A shout-out to the parents: You made your homes our school during this virtual year. You attended virtual PTSA meetings, plays, community meetings, and coffee-with-the-principal sessions to stay connected. You read weekly newsletters and checked ASPEN for grade updates countless times. You sent countless text messages, phone calls, and emails to ensure your scholars were logged in their Google links. We appreciate you holding us down and supporting our vision. We ARE because of YOU! Thank you!

    A final word to scholars: Thank you for all your hard work throughout this school year. I am so honored to be your principal; you make me proud to be a Pharaoh. Your resilience was on full display daily. I am grateful for your commitment, your pursuit of excellence, and your unwavering achievement. Best wishes to all of you. I can’t wait until we reunite this fall. Everyone have a safe and happy summer break.

    Until next school year, be kind and spread love and please remember: “We are Pharaohs, leading the way while standing firm in our excellence……… All In, All One, All Pharaohs,”

    Respectfully,

    Mrs. Kenya Massenburg

    RCHS Principal

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RCHS Announcements

  • Class of 2022: Senior Portraits!

    Class of 2022! Appointments are now available for your senior photography session with @strawbridgestudiosinc! Book here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4BAEAE2FA3FE3-richmond1 
    #Expressions

    If you have any questions about Senior pictures, please contact the Customer Service department at customerservice@strawbridge.net or (866) 624-6229.
     
    Click here to see the flyer!
     
     
     
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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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  • RPS Summer Fest!

    RPS Summer Fest events will be held on Saturday, July 24 at MLK Middle School and Saturday, July 31 at the Broad Rock Sports Complex. Both events are from 11:00am-3:00pm. We will also have an RPS Love Parade in August. (The date for the parade is coming soon.)
     
    All RPS students and families are invited to come out to learn all about our fall reopening plans, enroll their children at RPS, meet with staff, and much more. Here are the flyers in English and in Spanish.
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  • New Student Orientation

    August 2nd - 4th (9-1pm) 
    August 5th (9-12:30pm) 
    Parent meeting (12noon) 
     
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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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  • Follow us on Instagram and Facebook: RCHSPharaohs

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Division Announcements

  • 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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  • RPS SummerFest - You are invited to RPS SummerFest! Join us for food, fun, and fellowship as we prepare to Reopen With Love 2.0! Click here to learn more. We can't wait to see you at #RPSSummerFest!

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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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  • 2021-22 Required School Immunizations - As of July 1, Virginia has mandated new vaccinations (unrelated to COVID-19) for any child attending school or daycare in the state. These are in addition to current vaccination requirements. Click here for more information or visit www.rchd.com.

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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 - July 22, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Summer Fest– Our first Summer Fest event is this Saturday, July 24! We can’t wait to see our students, families, and staff at MLK Jr. Middle School from 11 am - 3 pm. Please see the flyers below for all the details. Free Extended Day Program for Next Year – In partnership with the City of Richmond, RPS will be providing FREE extended day programming – including enrichment and academic support – to any preschool-5th grade families who wish to participate next year. Snacks and transportation will be included. If you're interested, please complete this survey by August 11.

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 21, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Mask Guidance – Despite today's announcement from the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education allowing for more leniency with mask-wearing in middle and high schools, at RPS, we will be maintaining our 100% mask-wearing policy for all students, staff, and visitors. We feel this is the safest course of action, particularly with the surging delta variant.

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