Barack Obama Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Moore

    Dear Barack Obama Star Students, Parents, and Staff,

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year, and welcome back to the Barack Obama Elementary School building! Last year was unlike any other we have had before; spending the year learning virtually due to COVID-19.  It was challenging, but I am so proud of the hard work that all of you did to make the year successful.  However, one thing that never changed was the support the administration and faculty of Barack Obama Elementary provided to our students and their families, and how deeply we care about the safety and health of your children.

    We’re excited to make the 2021-2022 school year one of our best yet as we welcome new families and continue fostering positive relationships with returning ones. At Barack Obama Elementary, we strive to provide productive, innovative, and rewarding learning experiences for each student in a safe and nurturing environment. 

    In order for this school year to be successful, parental support will be key to your child’s achievement. As the school year begins, I would like to remind everyone how vitally important it is for students to attend school every day. I know that the new daily schedule may cause some concerns initially, but numerous absences equal lost instruction time and we want our Obama Stars to shine.  Please assist us in this endeavor. The lines of communication remain open and we are readily available for assistance to ensure optimum success for students. 

    The safety of our children is and will continue to be one of our top priorities. The 2021-2022 Barack Obama Elementary Parent and Student Handbook has been posted and outlines our routines and procedures.    

    I know this school year will be look a little different, but together we can make it a great year.  We are so grateful to have the students back in person and thank you for making Barack Obama Elementary the best school in Richmond!


    Mrs. Jennifer K. Moore

    Principal, Barack Obama Elementary



  • attentionAttention parents of fourth and fifth grade students- Now is the time for enrollment in BOES music classes. If your student is interested in playing the harp in the harp ensemble, the violin, viola or cello in the orchestra, or the flute clarinet, saxophone or percussion in band, fill out the form and return to your child's teacher ASAP. 

    Harp Form

    Orchestra Form

    Band Form

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  • Here are the September Nutrition Menus for RPS Elementary Schools. 



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  • The 2021-2022 Bus Routes for Barack Obama Elementary can be found here. Please call the school at 804-780-4879 with any questions that you may have. 

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  • The BOES Parent Handbook is now available. 

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  • The 2021-2022 School Supply List is ready! Please contact the Main Office with any questions that you may have at (804) 780-4879

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  • Mrs. CrawleyA huge congratulations to Mrs. Dana Crawley, third grade teacher, for being named Barack Obama Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year. She is an amazing person and educator and we are so proud to have her at BOES. Congratulations, Mrs. Crawley!

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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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Upcoming Events

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - September 27, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Food Update – I'm happy to share that all elementary schools and preschools will shift to hot lunches starting next Monday, October 4. All middle and high schools will do so later in the month. Please note that we will have vegetarian options in addition to the menu below. Click above to continue reading!

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 24, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Fall Friday! Tonight's updates: Richmond Virtual Academy (RVA) Waitlist Update – Please note the following: By next Friday, October 1, we will notify all preschool-5th grade families of their status – whether offered a seat or not – via the email address they used to register their student/s on the waitlist. In the interest of fairness, we are using a randomized selection process to identify students for the limited number of available seats. As I shared last week, there are unfortunately no more virtual seats for middle and high school students. Any family who is already enrolled in virtual can switch to in-person at any time by completing the Switch Pathways Form (Formulario de Cambio de Decisión).

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