Dear Parents and Students,
First and foremost, I would like to say thank you to our students, parents, and community members for all of their support during these challenging times. We are so fortunate to live in a community that rallies together whenever there is a crisis. As we move forward with virtual learning for the remainder of the school year, we cannot stress enough the importance of student engagement in both synchronous and asynchronous learning. Course content is progressing and it is imperative for students to keep up with their school work. Parents, please be sure to periodically check your child’s progress on Parent Portal.
Put an I.O.U. for a special event or activity in his/her stocking. When students are asked to write about a memorable event in their lives, it isn't a special gift they usually choose to write about, but a particular experience they have had with someone special. During this season of the year we would like to say thanks to:
Thank you: Teachers for preparing and executing daily interactive lessons for your classes, for maintaining daily office hours in order to provide guidance and support for parents and students and for hosting daily/weekly online meetings so students can connect and collaborate.
Thank you: Parents/guardians for working diligently to facilitate the distance learning process for your child(ren) remotely in your home, in addition to your own work and other important responsibilities.
Thank you: District food service staff for preparing and distributing meals every weekday for all children, regardless of age, who are interested and/or in need.
Thank you: Transportation and paraprofessional staff for delivering meals to district neighborhoods every weekday, as well as delivering and picking up school work and supplies for students and families as needed.
Thank you: District technology staff for all of your assistance with technical support.
Thank you: City of Richmond for your support of our students, families and staff.
Thank you: Healthcare, emergency service and essential workers for your work every day and for your support of our communities.
As always, I encourage you to please continue to refer to the division website, our school website, https://www.rvaschools.net/WE page for additional information.
In closing, I want to reiterate our gratitude for your continued support and wish you and your family good health and good spirits throughout the holiday season. We will continue to work and learn with you and to support each other in distance learning and beyond. I feel confident that when we all return together, it will be with a greater sense of belonging and a renewed perspective on all of the values that make Woodville Elementary School such a special place.
Shannon M. Washington, Principal
Parents & Guardians,
Beginning Tuesday, February 2, 20201 our 2nd-5th Grade Students will begin taking their mid-year MAP Assessments! We need your help to ensure that our students do their very best on this assessment. Please see the attched letter that has also been mailed home sharing some information on how we can ensure our students perform to their maximum capabilities. If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher. Thank you for all of your continued support. Mid-Year MAP Testing Parent Letter
Woodville Elementary Support Staff will begin it's Lunch Bunch on Monday, February 1, 2021! This is an opportunity for students to socalize with friends, check-in with support staff, and participate in other fun activites. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We look forward to seeing you for lunch bunch!! Woodville Lunch Bunch
Greetings Woodville Elementary Community,
Happy New Year! Beginning January 4, 2021 from 3p.m. until 4:30p.m.; Ms. John our Music Teacher will be at Woodville to distribute instruments to the students who will be participating in band this year.
Ms. John will be set-up at the front entrace of Woodville Elementary near the marquee. Instrument distribution will be each Monday during the month of January from 3:00p.m. until 4:30p.m.
Please remember to wear your mask and continue practicing social distancing during instrument pick-up. If you have any further questions regarding instrucment please reach out to Ms. John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodville Community & Stakeholders,
Greetings! As many of you know the RPS School Board approved a revision to the daily schedule of students and teachers that took effect on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Please find the newly approved and revised schedule in the link below.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact your child's teacher. As always, we thank you for your continued support of the students, faculty & staff of Woodville Elementary. Woodville Elementary Revised Schedule
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!!
School Calendar Survey - RPS would like your feedback on the 2021-22 calendar and year-round school options as we consider new approaches to post-COVID instruction. Parents and caregivers should fill out this survey and RPS staff should fill out this survey.
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.
"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Make sure to tune into RPS Live! tonight at 7 pm for a discussion about two powerful films – Black Boys and Pushout – focusing on concrete steps we can take support and uplift – not push out – Black students. Our guests include: Dr. Tiawana Giles, Principal, Carver Elementary School Lamont Trotter, Principal, Richmond Alternative School Riddick Parker, Assistant Principal, Armstrong High School Tiffany Patton, RPS Behavioral Specialist Congratulations to Shea Dowling, 8th grader at Albert Hill Middle School and one of two winners of Congressman McEachin’s 2nd Annual Black History Month Essay Contest! And many thanks to First Lady Pamela Northam for “stopping by” to read to our students at Mary Scott Preschool today in celebration of National Reading Month! With great appreciation, Jason (Click above to continue read more)!
Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share the following COVID-19 positive test result/s: John Marshall High School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Richmond Technical Center - 1 staff member (last there on 2/23) Thomas Jefferson High School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Thomas H. Henderson Middle School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Please reach out to your primary care provider if you have any concerns, or contact the Richmond City Health District (RCHD) by calling their COVID-19 hotline: (804) 205-3501. Please also continue to wear your mask, stay physically distant, and wash your hands. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. Towards that end, we will continue to work in close collaboration with RCHD 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