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  • Daniela Jacobs Fox Family,

    What a strange time we are in. We ended last school year abruptly and retreated to our homes in order to keep our loved ones and community healthy. During this time, we experienced a time of “good trouble” as we began to grapple with ways to change our nation and community and rid the systemic racism and social injustices that exist in every facet of our lives. Our work is not over—we still need to protect the health of our community AND work for equity. I’m sure many of you are hoping to move past “these unprecedented times” to a place where we no longer have to isolate and we ALL can accept and love each other for who we are: human beings. It is now, more than ever, that we need to join together, set an example for our children, and welcome each other into our community.

    With that being said, it is time for us to reopen our schools in a way that we have never imagined here in Richmond, in Virginia, or in the United States for that matter. Yes, we are reopening our schools virtually, with love.

    The RPS "Reopen with Love" plan is our guide for working to make sure we are paving the way in ensuring the safety of our most precious commodity...the children. Every decision made from the district, down to those made here at Fox is being made out of love. Our children are going to be the ones that create a new future, that pave the way for new ideas, and solutions to problems we don't even know exist yet. Just think, we are living in this digital age because someone saw past that paper and pencil card-catalog system. Our children are going to be the ones that create the next bigger and better world!

    Click here to read the rest of my Welcome Back to School Principal's Message!

    Daniela Jacobs

    Principal, Fox Elementary School


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  • RPS Direct Update - September 30 (PM), 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, It's been so wonderful to see pictures on social media of people wearing their new gear from the RPS Love Store! If you have a photo you'd like to share, please email it to me at jkamras@rvaschools.net so I can feature it in an upcoming RPS Direct. I'm delighted to report that we've already sold over 600 items, raising more than $2,000 for RPS families in need. Don’t forget to tune in for our weekly installment of RPS Live! tonight at 7 pm on our Facebook page and RPS en Vivo tomorrow at 5:30 pm on our RPS en Español Facebook page. During both, we'll be discussing an exciting new high school program called "Con Ganas." Hope you can join!

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 30, 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 Armstrong High School and was last at the school on 9-11. At the direction of the Richmond City Health Department (RCHD), we encourage anyone who was present at Armstrong High 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.

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