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  • STEM Resources from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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  • Corona Virus Resources from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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  • Virtual Learning Resources

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  • March 12, 2020

    Greetings Albert Hill Family,

    Out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling tonight’s performance of Bedtime stories as told by my dad who messed them up. We are extremely proud of Mrs. Vollmer, all student performers, and the stage crew who prepared for the show over the last few months. They had an amazing performance last night! We would also like to thank the Albert Hill staff who assisted, our PTA and wonderful parent volunteers who made this all possible.

    We ask for your understanding in this decision that we have made to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and community. Thank you for your continued support.

    In partnership,

     

    Tashiana Ivy

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  • COVID-19 CDC Fact Sheet / COVID-19 CDC Fact Sheet (Spanish)

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  • COVID-19 Message for Families / COVID-19 Message for Families (Spanish)

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  • Community Talks with Superintendent Jason Kamras

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  • Rezoning Meeting @ Albert Hill

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  • MARCH 4TH 5-9PM! CARYTOWN LOCATION

    • You will need to mention Albert Hill or show the printed or digital flyer when you make your purchase!
    • Online orders do not count – you must pay in the store. 
    • Catering orders can count towards the fundraiser, but the order must be placed 24 hours ahead and picked up during our fundraiser time frame (5-9 pm). The number for catering orders is 1-800-CHIPOTLE. The cashier needs to be alerted at pickup for the purchase to count for Albert Hill.

    Here is a link to the digital flyer.

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  • Rezoning – Please see below from some FAQs regarding rezoning implementation.
    • How do I find out what school my child is zoned for? Just click the button below and you'll be taken to a map where you can enter your address and see your zone for next year. Click on "View School Zones" and then make sure you've checked the box for "Board Approved" elementary, middle, or high school zones.
    What school am I zoned for next year?
    • What did the Board decide about "grandfathering?" The Board voted to provide any rising 5th, 8th, and 12th graders (students who will be in those grades NEXT year) with the option of remaining at their current school regardless of the new zones. (We will soon share the formal process for eligible students/families to exercise this option. Please do not use the Open Enrollment/Specialty School application platform, SmartChoice, to make this selection.)
    • If one of my children is “grandfathered-in” at their current school, can my other child/children remain at that school? No. Siblings must attend their zoned school unless they received their current placement through Open Enrollment in a previous year.
    • Will transportation be provided for students who are “grandfathered-in” at their current school? As is common practice in Virginia school divisions, transportation will not be provided for students who are “grandfathered-in” at their current school. 
    • Can I opt to send my child to a school other than the one to which they are assigned under the new zones? Students may attend a school other than their zoned school only by applying through the Open Enrollment or Specialty School Application process.
    • Will students with IEPs be “grandfathered-in” at their current schools? Students who have IEPs will not be "grandfathered-in" unless they are entering 5th, 8th, or 12th grade at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
    • Will IEP services for my child change if they are rezoned to a different school? No. Students will receive the services outlined in their IEP regardless of the school they attend.
    • How will RPS support the transition of students with IEPs? RPS staff will work with parents to ensure that students have smooth transitions to their new schools, including setting up "Transition Meetings" with the relevant special education teachers, as necessary.
    • How is RPS going to build community for students who are going to new schools? We will host a number of open houses and community-building events during the spring and summer to help introduce students/families to their new schools.
    • Where can I go if I want to learn more about the rezoning process? Please visit the RPS website at rvaschools.net/rezoning.
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  • Newborn Screening Event Opportunity - February 1

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  • Have you joined the PTA yet? Membership and donations allow the PTA to pay for teacher requested items like flexible seating options for our exceptional education classrooms and replacing dry erase boards that have worn out in Ms. McPhillip's classroom.
    It’s not too late. Join today at the link below!

    https://squareup.com/store/albert-hill-middle-school-pta/

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  • Richmond Math & Eureka Support for Parents – In an effort to ensure that our parents are provided with opportunities to experience Richmond Math and to learn about the resources incorporated within this curriculum, the C&I Elementary Math team will host Richmond Math Parent Nights. The dates and locations of these events will be forthcoming. In addition, Great Minds has developed a Parent Support Page with Parent Tip Sheets that include suggested strategies and models, key vocabulary, and tips for supporting learning at home; Homework Helpers that provide examples similar to those found within student homework sheets; and Featured Strategies & Videos that demonstrate common models that are utilized within the Richmond Math curriculum. Please click this link to access these helpful Parent Tips. 

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  • Did you know you can link your Kroger account to Albert Hill so that the school receives rewards from every purchase you make?

     Here’s how you do it -- first, open up your Kroger app. In the top right corner of the app, from the opening screen hit the four square symbol in the top right corner. Then press My Account, and then Community Rewards under the Loyalty tab. It'll ask you to sign in with your email address, and then all you have to do is search for Albert Hill.

     It couldn’t be easier to support Albert Hill!

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  • COVID-19 Update - April 1, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'm excited to share that we'll be rolling out the 2nd generation of our online learning plan, which we're calling "RPS@Home," on Monday. It will have a daily schedule of lessons for just about every grade and subject, with very clear directions for students and families. We're hoping RPS@Home will provide more structure so that families have less to figure out on a day-to-day basis. I'll have a lot more information about this in my Friday message, so keep an eye out for it! One important caveat: To be able to access RPS@Home, you're going to need a computer and internet access. That's why we're asking any RPS family who needs these resources to let us know ASAP by filling out this survey. Please spread the word!

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  • COVID-19 Update - March 31, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, As I have shared previously, given our unyielding commitment to educational equity, we're working furiously to provide computers and internet access to any RPS students who need them. If your child needs these resources, please complete the survey as soon as possible. We are advertising the survey in English and Spanish via texts, robo-calls, social media, traditional media, and – starting tomorrow – in-person at our food distribution sites. Still, we recognize that these communication channels don't reach everyone, so please share this information with your networks. Shout-outs! – Please keep sending them to me at jkamras@rvaschools.net! Click above to read more.

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  • COVID-19 Update - March 30, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, As you have likely seen by now, the Governor just issued a stay-at-home order for the entire Commonwealth. I've received several emails asking what this means for our food distribution program and our efforts to help students continue to learn. In short, these activities can and will continue. Both the plain text of the order (see relevant sections below) and guidance from State Superintendent Lane have confirmed this. Click above to read more.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - March 29, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I hope you were able to enjoy the suddenly summer-like weather today. I started on some yard work this afternoon and lost track of time, so I'm a little later than usual today. My apologies! Shout-outs! – Thank you so much for continuing to email me your shout-outs – even on Sunday. Keep 'em coming! We love Mrs. Baron (4th grade inclusive classroom at Fox) so much! She has parlayed her amazing classroom teaching into daily morning Zoom meetings, lessons, and homework to keep her students engaged and learning! Click above to read more!

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - March 28, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, My apologies for the delay this evening! I promised my boys I would spend some time with them on this beautiful day. We played basketball (I lost badly) and we built a mini pinball machine (I have to admit, it turned out much cooler than I expected). I hope you all got some time to enjoy the glorious spring weather with your loved ones. Since it's Saturday, I'm going with just shout-outs and FAQs. Unless there's any critical news, I think I'll do that tomorrow as well. So keep emailing me these wonderful affirmations of the extraordinary RPS team! Click above to read more!

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - March 27, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, First, a quick housekeeping note this evening. I received feedback that the red color I use to highlight important or time-sensitive information is hard for color-blind people to see. I was told that orange is much better so that's what I'll be going with from now on. I also want to address a few questions I've received about our effort to close the digital divide in our community by purchasing computers for students who cannot afford them. First and foremost, this is about equity. Thousands of Richmond families do not have the resources to purchase a computer for their children. As a result, they neither have access to RPS online learning materials – which we're enhancing significantly over the next couple of weeks – nor the countless others provided by organizations around the world. Click above to read more.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - March 26, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Before getting to the shout-outs today, I want to talk about health – mental health. This is an incredibly stressful time for us all. I've received messages from students who miss their friends, have anxiety about their grades and graduation, and are worried about their own loved ones getting sick – all while still dealing with many non-coronavirus challenges in their lives. I've spoken to parents and caregivers who are worried about losing their jobs, paying rent, and providing 24/7 childcare for their children. And I've heard from countless teachers and staff who have expressed how hard it's been to cope with the abrupt separation from their students while also dealing with their own family struggles. Sadly, things are likely to get even harder over the next several weeks. Given this, I have an urgent request: if you need mental health support, reach out. And please do so now. As I've shared before, there have been times in my life when I've needed such support. No shame in that. The only shame is not asking for help when you need it. Towards that end, I want to draw everyone's attention to three resources:

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - March 25, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Before we dive in today, one request: please let everyone in your networks know about my RPS Direct messages so that they can sign up if they're not getting them. Here's the link to do so. Thank you! Shout-outs! Please keep sending them to me at jkamras@rvaschools.net. They make my day, and I hope they make yours, too! Shout out to Coach G (Mr. Galloway) at Westover Hills Elementary! Each day he posts a fun video about fitness or nutrition on Class Dojo, and he really got through to kids in the last week of school with active lessons on germs and how they can be transmitted.

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